Thinking Ahead

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December 1, 2017

Sometimes we hear our friends discussing their plans for “surviving the holidays.”  We understand their sense of pain and frustration: perhaps this is their first holiday without a loved one; perhaps they cannot afford what they want to give their children; perhaps the...

One of the perks of being born into a military family that lives on a military base is the opportunity to be introduced to the wide array of skin colors that people have.  The apartment building where we lived had 8 units. Only two sets of parents were both white; my p...

August 4, 2017

The Healthcare debate once again momentarily captured much of our national attention. Clearly, there are changes that are needed to the way we approach the question of healthcare for the sake of our citizens and our democracy.

Almost 20% of our national economy revolve...

June 15, 2017

In today’s world, professional helpers practice with many complex and complicated demands, especially when ethically challenging and difficult situations appear. Here at Rock Springs, we have our professional codes of ethics, such as counseling (ACA) and social workers...

As a busy working mother of two young children, I was thrilled when a dear colleague recently shared that even plants can be delivered directly to my door!  When my two boxes of baby plants arrived, I rushed outside after the kids’ bedtime to unpack them from their car...

February 1, 2017

In February, we usually celebrate romantic love and the legacy of historic Presidencies. Yet for more than half the population, it’s a tricky month here in the northern hemisphere: February carries both the depth of winter’s cold and a celebration of the often-sought a...

On the evening of November 8, 2016, I’d planned to stay awake for as long as it took to watch what was widely predicted to be the first woman in history win the race for President of the United States. But it had been a long day. I’d been up since 5 a.m. to teach early...

As a community of professionals dedicated to positive and affirming care, Rock Springs purposefully supports life-enhancing practices along with activities that promote mental health and social well-being. We mindfully seek healthy interactions among three fundamental...

In the wake of recent events, many individuals and families feel deeply disturbed by the verbal, emotional and physical violence directed toward women, people of color, religious minorities, immigrants, differently-abled, and toward the LGBTQ community.  In immediate r...

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