“A Broken Body Isn’t A Broken Person”

This Tedx video is truly inspirational. Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal — until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.

Some of my favorite quotes from her speech:

“It wasn’t until I let go of the life that I ...

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Daring Greatly…in Order to Live Wholeheartedly

This TedxTalk was sent in by a friend–coincidentally at the same time that I was reading a book by the same speaker on emotional risk taking, vulnerability, and living fully. View Dr. Brown’s presentation here . Below please find the TedxHouston write up of Dr. Brené Brown’s background (author of: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead).

Dr. Brené Brown is a ...

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Intensive Hypnotherapy

Dr. Bruce Chalmer has been helping individuals, couples, and families for over twenty years. In this short youtube video, Dr.Chalmer describes Hypnotherapy, also known as clinical hypnosis, which is an effective treatment modality to help solve a variety of problems. View his youtube video here

What is Hypnotherapy?
As the name implies, hypnotherapy is a therapeutic method that involves the use of hypnosis. So what is hypnosis? ...

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Exercise…and the Brain!

Dr. Lisa Angstman, a colleague and friend of Stone House, has summarized excerpts from Dr. Ratey’s “must read” book titled: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain:

LIFE ENHANCING REASONS TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH EXERCISE:

Our culture wrongly treats the mind and body as if they are separate entities. To the contrary, a plethora of research within the last decade suggests the unitary nature of mind and body – it’s all one thing. The traditionally held belief ...

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Lessons From The Journey

Here is a contribution from an educator, friend and community member, Jennifer Coccetti. She reminds us of the importance of persistence, and shows us how the support of others can help us get through even the toughest of times. Her story also highlights the many lessons and gifts that come from our most difficult journeys. Thank you, Jen, for your inspirational story.

Two years ago, I began my journey. It all started with a bad case of the stomach flu ...

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Stone House Associates Celebrates Seven Years!

November 1, 2012 marks Stone House Associates’ seventh year anniversary in our South Burlington location, for a total of 17 years since our inception as Stone House Counseling in Winooski in 1995 (please see our history for more details). When we initially transitioned to Stone House Associates in South Burlington in 2005, we had four mental health practitioners. Currently, we have ten full time associates, each with extensive experience and training. As such, we are pleased ...

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MEMO

This writing was sent in by a parent prior to sending her child off to college. It captures the bittersweet sentiment of many a parent in the process of letting go.

Dear Bursar,

I wanted to include a little information about my son with this tuition payment. However, the memo line on the check wasn’t quite big enough, so I’ve included this note.

First I want to tell you that when we moved into our house, David was four. ...

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Emergency Straw

One of my primary objectives when raising my two boys was to instill a sort of calm.  No drama.  Nothing is serious–until it is. Today the universe handed me a reminder of the old objective.  I was digging around the glove compartment of my car and found the message: the straw.  It was bent and the wrapper was tattered but the memory was fresh.  In my previous life, I drove the boys to music lessons, football practices and games and many ...

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Stone House Joins Marathon

“Stone House Runners….and Friends” participated in the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon for the fourth year in a row. This year, Stone House teams included both a 5 person relay team as well as a 2 person relay team. The weather was gorgeous, the views were incredible, and the encouragement from those on the sidelines was fantastic! And I think we set a new team record for “fun per mile”! Congratulations to all the runners who participated! And a heartfelt thank ...

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