Here is a contribution from an educator, friend and community member, Jennifer Coccetti. She reminds us of the importance of persistence, and shows us how the support of others can help us get through even the toughest of times. Her story also highlights the many lessons and gifts that come from our most difficult journeys. Thank you, Jen, for your inspirational story.
Two years ago, I began my journey. It all started with a bad case of the stomach flu ... Continue Reading →
Dr. Bruce Chalmer has been helping individuals, couples, and families for over twenty years. In this short youtube video, Dr.Chalmer tells you how he does couples therapy, with a seven-word formula. View here Continue Reading →
November 1, 2012 marks Stone House Associates’ seventh year anniversary in our South Burlington location, for a total of 17 years since our inception as Stone House Counseling in Winooski in 1995 (please see our history for more details). When we initially transitioned to Stone House Associates in South Burlington in 2005, we had four mental health practitioners. Currently, we have ten full time associates, each with extensive experience and training. As such, we are pleased ... Continue Reading →
This writing was sent in by a parent prior to sending her child off to college. It captures the bittersweet sentiment of many a parent in the process of letting go.
I wanted to include a little information about my son with this tuition payment. However, the memo line on the check wasn’t quite big enough, so I’ve included this note.
First I want to tell you that when we moved into our house, David was four. ... Continue Reading →
One of my primary objectives when raising my two boys was to instill a sort of calm. No drama. Nothing is serious–until it is. Today the universe handed me a reminder of the old objective. I was digging around the glove compartment of my car and found the message: the straw. It was bent and the wrapper was tattered but the memory was fresh. In my previous life, I drove the boys to music lessons, football practices and games and many ... Continue Reading →
“Stone House Runners….and Friends” participated in the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon for the fourth year in a row. This year, Stone House teams included both a 5 person relay team as well as a 2 person relay team. The weather was gorgeous, the views were incredible, and the encouragement from those on the sidelines was fantastic! And I think we set a new team record for “fun per mile”! Congratulations to all the runners who participated! And a heartfelt thank ... Continue Reading →
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”—Anais Nin
Perspective. It alters everything.
I have this sad, heavy heart feeling as my daughter returns to college for the remainder of her spring semester. As I clean up the house, I can’t help but smile, thinking of how I will miss seeing her coat hanging over the dining room chair (no use for a closet!) and her belongings strewn across the couch. I like the tidiness of the ... Continue Reading →
“You can observe a lot by just watching.” —Yogi Berra
I love to watch small children, especially since mine are nearly grown. They serve as a reminder of so many important principles.
Here are just a few:
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- Enjoy the journey, literally. As adults, we are often rushing from one place to another such that we hardly notice where we have been or how we got there. In contrast, young children can’t seem to just walk from one place to another. They must hop, ...