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Traveling the World

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

By Nancy Stoops

Ever since I was a very small girl I always knew that I wanted to travel around the entire world.  It really all began when I was seventeen I graduated high school a semester early and spent three months in Europe.  At that point I became addicted to wanting to see the entire world.  Now I have just two more continents to go.  The plan is to see Australia this year and then as I turn sixty go to Antarctica.  I know I will always continue to travel even though I will have literally made it around the world very soon.

There are many ways to learn and I have experienced most of them.  Travel is a very unique way to learn because you literally become part of what you are learning.  There is no better to understand a country or its’ culture than to become immersed in it.  I have gotten to know people from so many different cultures and have received blessings from a holy person within each of these cultures.  I have also been part of many wonderful ceremonies and traditions, one of which involved dancing with goats in a Peruvian village.  I will never forgot my African chief my Thailand monk, all my shamans and all the other wonder spiritual beings that I spent time with being blessed.  I has been my honor!

I also make sure that with each journey comes with a close up wild life experience.  I have walked, fed and swam with 4500lb tigers.  I have trained elephants, swam with sea lions, sharks, and mantas.  I have had the head of a cheetah in my lap for a petting session.  This year I want to hold a koala and feed kangaroos.  I love my life and travelling really enriches it.

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger.    For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909) 229-0727.  You may e-mail Nancy at stoopsshecter@earthlink.net.  You may purchase “Live Heal and Grow” and “Midnight the Therapy Dog”, Nancy’s books at Amazon.com.

 

Midnight the Therapy Dog

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

By Nancy Stoops

Midnight’s amazing story is now available at amazon.com.  My new book Midnight the Therapy Dog will make you laugh and cry and delight your soul.  The book is a beautifully illustrated story about how Midnight loses his family and himself for a while.  My friend April Cruz, a brilliant artist did the illustrations for this book.  Midnight never gave up and one day he was rescued by me.  At the age of two years old Midnight tested with me and we because a registered pet therapy team.  Midnight is now seven years old and has literally made thousands of people feel better.

Besides working in my practice Midnight also goes to St. Jude’s Hospital and the cancer center in Fullerton.  He even has his own I.D. badge with this picture.  Midnight also helps me at both of my support groups.  His story will inspire you to help animals in need and to never give up.  With the holidays so near this book would make a great present for anybody.  Please go to Amazon and look at this beautiful book.

This book talks about being a broken spirit and with love and care growing into a being that now helps others.  I am so very proud of Midnight and honored to be able to work with him.  This book is truly my tribute to him and to all the other wonderful animals that get rescued and to the wonderful people that rescue them.  If you are looking for a pet, rescue animals make the best pets.  Midnight is an example of what a rescue animal can become with the proper training and lots of love and care.  So go online or go to the humane society and rescue a pet and I bet they will rescue you as well.

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger.    For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909)229-0727.  You may email her at nancyjstoops@verizon.net .

 

Our Internal Dialogue

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

By Nancy Stoops

We all have a dialogue that lives within us.  It tells us how we feel about ourselves.  It can make us fly or it can literally paralyze us.  Our internal dialogue usually is created in our childhood and it comes from how we feel we are perceived by others, especially our parents.  We learn at a very young age to love ourselves or to hate ourselves.  We adopt a belief system about who we are and about whether we deserve life’s best or whether we deserve nothing good at all.  This belief system can literally create a successful human being or a human being that is always failing.

It is possible to change your internal dialogue if it is destructive.  I think it starts by writing down all of the lies that you live by and correcting them by writing down the truth for every lie.  It sounds so very simple but it is hard work to be so very brutally honest with ourselves.  The alternative is being paralyzed and never having the life you were intended to have or never becoming who God intends you to be.  The alternative is being cheated of all the wonderful that this life does have to offer.

I believe we owe it to ourselves to right the wrong; to correct the irrational belief system that haunts us and steals our joy and hope.  I believe everybody deserves to be who God intends them to be.  Every being has the right to be his or her very best.  How dare we allow anything else for ourselves?  Make today the day that you start to change that internal dialogue.  Make today the day you start to settle for nothing but the best for yourself.  Today become your child’s most effective model for well being and success!

This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T.  Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members.  Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger.    For more information about any of these services, feel free to page her at (909229-0727.  You may e-mail Nancy at nancyjstoops@verizon.net. You may purchase Nancy’s books Live Heal and Grow and Midnight the Therapy Dog at Amazon.com.