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Tara R. Edwards, MA, NCC, LPC  Northern Virginia Psychotherapist Allow Sadness Enjoy Joy #grief #anxiety #depression #eatingdisorders #therapy #counselingwithtara #dmv #arlington

Curiouser and curiouser... Kitten Zelda’s first snowfall. Our first snowfall of the year and season. How do you feel about it? I’m imagining it depends on your commute - if you have one. Stay safe out there! And try to take a moment to take in the beauty and wonder of snow. #firstsnow #snow #curious #firsts #mycatzelda #nevzel #whereisneville #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #kittensofinstagram #counselingwithtara @counselingwithtara #counseling #therapy #dmv #northernvirginia #bebrave #youarenotalone #becurious

My little Pipster. Today, it’s been 8 months to the day that I had to put my Pippin down. He’s always in my thoughts, but he’s been bubbling up a lot more over the past week. Grief and loss is like that. It’s with you always, but changes. It can sneak up on you more intently when you least expect it. It’s bittersweet for me as I see some of Pip in Zelda. It makes me smile but also long for him alongside Zelda and Neville. Here Pippin sits near the window. I miss him every night I walk up my walkway where he used to look out for me every night - literally. I still look for him. And, wish his bro or sis would take up the charge. But even if they did, it wouldn’t quite be the same. 😻#mycatpippin #pipnev #nevzel #whereisneville #whereiszelda #pipster #missingpippin #grief #longing #bittersweet #myheart #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #counselingwithtara @counselingwithtara #counseling #therapy #dmv #northernvirginia #bebrave #youarenotalone #process

There can be real power in the question “Why not?” Don’t get me wrong - the question can certainly open up a Pandora’s box of reasons. But it can also be freeing, as in ok, I’m in. So, take a risk and grab onto a why not as an opportunity rather than a caution. Think of something that that you’ve been considering and apply the “sure” why not and see what happens. #whynot #takeachance #risk #courage #bebrave #startnow #counselingwithtara @counselingwithtara #counseling #therapy #dmv #northernvirginia #youarenotalone #discovery

Loving the fall of the fall leaves. Isn’t it inspiring to see such a spectacular way to go into hibernation? Nature doesn’t typically just fade away. Nature puts on a show. It’s a good lesson for us to follow - don’t apologize or sneak away into self-care. Consider it to be the renewal you need to be at your peak performance. #fall #leaves #autumn #nature #color #hibernation #selfcare #noapologies #renewal #november #inspiration #mondaymotivation #counselingwithtara @counselingwithtara #counseling #therapy #dmv #northernvirginia #oldtownalexandria #bebrave #youarenotalone #worthy

Feeling lost? Maybe in need of a course correction? Take a minute to ground yourself in the moment, in the present. Grounding can be done simple by putting both feet on the ground during a particularly painful meeting. Grounding can happening by intentionally take a deep breath in and allowing for a deep exhale. Grounding can be simply pressing each finger to thumb one by one. Grounding can help us recenter, reboot, and refresh. #direction #compass #center #grounding #lost #breathe #takeamoment #reboot #clarity #counselingwithtara @counselingwithtara #counseling #therapy #dmv #northernvirginia #bebrave #youarenotalone #help

One of my client’s recommend this book to me. I already had it on my bookshelf but sometimes we need a gentle nudge to get started. And, I’m so glad I did! @roxanegay74 gets real, vulnerable, and fierce in telling the story of her body. And, it’s a narrative we all need to hear. #hunger #roxanegay #nourish #vulnerability #trauma #bodyimage #truth #whatsyourstory #clientrecommendations #synchronicity #serendipity #loveoflearning #ravenclaw #booksofinstagram #counselorlife #counselingwithtara @counselingwithtara #counseling #therapy #dmv #northernvirginia #bebrave #youarenotalone #narrative

A therapist’s work is never done - for self or others. Commuting this week listening to the wisdom of Brene Brown - her latest book is called Dare to Lead and its a guide to how to live a more authentic life in the work place and roles of leadership. Remember we are leaders to someone. Please ignore the dust in my car! Clearly I need to make time for a little self-care for my car. #daretolead #brenebrown #authenticself #weareallleaders #wholehearted #commute #journey #loveoflearning #knowledge #audiobook #audible #ravenclaw #counselorlife #counselingwithtara @counselingwithtara #counseling #therapy #dmv #northernvirginia #bebrave #youarenotalone #listening

Paperwork is more fun with a buddy. Seemingly less productive but more fun! No HIPPA violations here as Zelda’s little head knew to be strategically placed. My little counselor kitten. #mycatzelda #nevzel #whereisneville #lapcat #laptopcat #productivity #paperwork #casenotes #scheduling #buddysystem #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #kittensofinstagram #counselorlife #counselingwithtara @counselingwithtara #counseling #therapy #dmv #northernvirginia #bebrave #youarenotalone #support

Today is the day to exercise your right to vote - if you have it. I am passionate about participating in the process, but recognize there are some people out there that do not feel their vote counts or matters, or some people who cannot vote due to immigration or legal status, or due to economic obligations. To me, those situations and beliefs underscore the importance of why my vote is precious to me. I vote because I can and it matters to me. #electionday #vote #voteifyoucan #getoutthevote #november #autumn #fall #tuesdaymorning #tuesdaythoughts #counselingwithtara @counselingwithtara #counseling #therapy #dmv #northernvirginia #arlingtonva #bebrave #youarenotalone #beheard

Gratitude work with clients. Serious, light, or humorous... gratitude is gratitude. What are you grateful for today? #gratitude #thankful #grateful #appreciation #whiteboard #november #mondaymotivation #autumn #mindset #counselingwithtara @counselingwithtara #counseling #therapy #dmv #northernvirginia #bebrave #youarenotalone #help

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