We learn a lot from mistakes. But what about successes?

 Wendy Edwards, AMFT [perfectpullquote align="full" bordertop="false" cite="" link="" color="" class="" size=""]I reached a fairly ripe age without ever being called a risk-taker.[/perfectpullquote] And yet, 12 years ago, I decided to take a big one.  Many years beyond higher education, I joined a cohort of 20- and early 30-somethings in a Master’s Degree program at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena. I was warned the licensure process was a long one, full of much hoop-jumping.  But, ultimately, if I persevered,  I could become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California.   Seeds of...

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Resiliency: Transformation Through Life’s Challenges

by Christian Bonilla, MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist   What is resilience? I think we can all agree that life is amazing when everything is running smoothly.  However, life does not always work that way.  It is simply too unpredictable.  I became quite familiar with this fact thirteen years ago, at the age of fifteen.  The result of a diving accident at a lake left me paralyzed from the chest down.  Life as I knew it would never be the same.  Gone was my ability to play instruments and run for my...

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