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 Living in the NOW

December, 2010
In This Issue
From the Positive Perspective....Living in the NOW
Quote of the month:
 The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it."
by  Richard Bach, American writer, Author of  "Jonathan Livingston Seagull",
b. 1936.

My Philosophy 

 My therapeutic philosophy is a combination of believing that discussions of the past can help you to understand where you have come from, which allows you to be able to define where you are today, which further aids in the creating of goals needed to help you reach your full potential. 

 I will treat you with compassion, understanding and respect, knowing that asking for help is not an easy thing to do.

Life is not always easy.  It doesn't come with a manual.  But it usually does come with an instinct to seek help when it is needed.


I welcome the opportunity to help you work through current issues and to look at your future with a sense of hope and purpose.


Let me begin by wishing all of you a very happy, safe and healthy holiday season and may the New Year bring you only the best that life has to offer.


Thank you for your continued support of this newsletter and please pass it on to a friend.


Please email me if you have any suggestions for future newsletter topics.



Maryellen Dabal, MA, LMFTA

420 N Carroll Ave Suite 140

Southlake, TX 76092


From The Positive Perspective.......

As we prepare for leaving town to visit relatives or prepare for company in our own home, take time to stop and enjoy where you are right now.  Enjoy the line that you are standing in at the mall or the smell of the crisp air as you walk to your car while leaving work.  Take the time to reflect on what is good about right now...this moment....this very second in time. 


In this busy world that we live in, we often neglect taking the time to live in the moment and just say thank you for NOW.  Thank you for letting me live on this earth one more day.  Thank you for the gift of family around me.  Thank you for allowing me to share my talents with others.


By always thinking ahead we can tend to miss what is good in our life right now.  The "planner" in me tends to forget this sometimes.  It will take my husband or one of our daughters to remind me to walk away from the computer...go outside and meet the new puppy that has joined our neighbor's family or to stop everything and look at the funny pose our cat has gotten himself into.  The dishes will be there when you get back.  The emails will still be there 10 minutes from now.


Enjoy now....appreciate about now...


It helps to look at it from the positive perspective......


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I wish you well...