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Emerging news

I was honored with an award from the MA Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (MA-NASW)  on April 4th, 2014.  The Emerging Leader award. You often hear people talk about their fifteen minutes of fame…well I was given two!  … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Groups

I have had the privilege of running supportive educational groups for people who hoard for the past eight years.  Research shows that group participation in a facilitated support group shows “much improvement” of the hoarding behaviors.* There is something so … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Thanksgiving gives each of us an opportunity to look around and re-evaluate what we are thankful for in our lives.  First thoughts for many people might go to family, friends and health, a roof over my head. After the initial thoughts what follows? … Continue reading

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Feel the Change in the Air?

There is something about the Fall that makes me feel refreshed, energized and ready to make changes in my life. Visually the colors move me, I love walking outside and seeing color and falling leaves.  The sensations of walking through … Continue reading

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Second Year in Business

I feel blessed to say that Reaching a Fork in the Road is still moving forward and keeping me busy…so busy that my web-site is in desperate need of an update.  I’ll have to get to that, one of these … Continue reading

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Film Screening and Discussion of My Mother’s Garden

November 2, 2011   Film Screening and Discussion at Salem State University to Address Issues of Compulsive Hoarding and the Impact on Friends and Families Salem, MA —     My Mother’s Garden, http://www.mymothersgardenmovie.com, a film by Cynthia Lester, tells the very … Continue reading

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Celebrating Year One…onto Year Two!

A Year in Review What an amazing first year I have had building Reaching a Fork in the Road.  I have spent some  time reviewing and reflecting on the year and wanted to share some of my favorite accomplishments (in no … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Fall

The last few months have been amazing.  The Fall is by far my favorite time of year, I love the crisp air, pumpkins and the yellow and reds of the trees in my neighborhood.  This year I had a little … Continue reading

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Refreshed

After a week in California I feel refreshed and ready for… another vacation?! How can that be?  How can that always be!!  I like work, I like home…the day to day- but there is something truly wonderful about having a … Continue reading

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Today is a new day

Well yes it is a new day… let’s see what has happened in the past two weeks (after 9 months of soul searching and planning) 1) Left my job at the Beverly Council on Aging 2) Started a new job … Continue reading

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