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Estate Planning: How to Take Care of Your Loved Ones

Estate Planning: How to Take Care of Your Loved Ones

What better time to plan and prepare for your future through estate planning than right now?

I recently sat down with an estate planner and wanted to share insights I’ve gained in hopes to encourage you to examine the benefits of planning to take care of your loved ones once you’ve passed on. There are many false beliefs about estate planning that can become barriers to beginning the process.  You don’t have to be wealthy and it does not have to be a long, complicated, expensive process.

One of the biggest barriers to estate planning is denial.  Most of us think “it won’t happen to me.”

I was a happily married wife and mother of a 6 yr old son.  One night after a routine dinner and bath time with our son, my husband had a heart attack and died.  He was 27yrs old and I was a 29 yr old widow and a single mother. “It happened to me.”

Believing that this set of circumstances would never be my own did not prevent this tragedy from happening.

At GROW counseling, we can assist you with processing the mixed emotions that commonly accompany your decisions for estate planning.  We can help identify when the timing is right for you and guide your next steps to professional help.

Thank you, Thompson Legacy Law for a very insightful meeting.

Written By: Porsha Jones, LMFT

Your Child & A Scar – How to Help Address Differences in Appearance

Your Child & A Scar – How to Help Address Differences in Appearance

Recently, I had a mom contact me with a specific scenario in which she needed help for her daughter. Her elementary aged child had recently had surgery and was refusing to go out in public due to her new, very visible, scar. The young girl was worried how people would react to her new appearance…

Create Your Own Luck

Create Your Own Luck

“You’re so lucky!” This phrase gets thrown around a lot when others share good news, big plans, or positive things in their lives. We are quick to attribute positives to luck, while we may be more likely to attribute negatives to our own personal shortcomings. While there are some situations and blessings that just drop into…

Stress & Heart Disease

Stress & Heart Disease

Stress can be poisonous. We’ve known that for a long time, but a recent study linked emotional stress to heart disease in a new and interesting way – via the amygdala. A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School scanned the brain, bone marrow, spleen and arteries of 300 people over the course of 4…

Defense Mechanisms & Coping Skills – Regression – Part 3

Defense Mechanisms & Coping Skills – Regression – Part 3

As I mentioned in previous blogs, defense mechanisms like denial, are unconscious responses to overwhelming stress in our lives. Although they serve an important purpose, if left unchecked, protective instincts from defense mechanisms can inhibit the development of healthier coping skills. Today, we are going to dive into the topic of regression. Nowhere is this…

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