Thoughts for the day…

Like so many, I was intensely saddened to learn of actor Robin Williams’ death by suicide a few months ago.  I honor Williams’ life and will be forever grateful for the joy and other emotional experiences he allowed me.  Perhaps, I am most grateful that his gifts are permanently recorded and will be shared with…

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Spring (Mental) Cleaning

Today, after a very busy month of exciting changes and challenges, I emptied my email inbox (which contained over 120 unanswered/pending messages at one point).  It’s not like I didn’t try to respond to some of these emails, but there were times when I answered one email and two more appeared in its place, as…

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Thanksgiving at the Creek

Happy Thanksgiving from Magnolia Creek! Yesterday was such a great day at Magnolia Creek. Our clients got to play games, go on a mindful walk around the lake, write down and share about what they are thankful for and attach each thing to a Thankful Tree, and share a traditional Thanksgiving meal together. One of…

Family Workshop at Magnolia Creek

Eating disorders are a family disease; as such, family involvement in the treatment process is a vital part of recovery for all members of the family.  Additionally, research shows that rates of recovery are significantly higher for clients whose families participate in the treatment process.  Magnolia Creek’s Family Workshop is a three-day, intensive process.  …

We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far. Magnolia Creek is doing something a little different this week. During our Community group on Monday, the clients suggested that Magnolia Creek have a “Spirit Week,” complete with themed days and celebratory activities. What better way to demonstrate fun and fellowship! Today is…

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My Perspective

At Magnolia Creek, our goal is to meet the needs of every client who walks through our door. In order to make sure that we’re accomplishing that goal, we perform regular self-assessments, including statistical analyses. Because I’m a little bit of a nerd, I always enjoy this particular part of my job. I was particularly…