Deborah has authored numerous articles since becoming a mental health professional and she is a contributor to various publications that feature emotional health and wellness articles. Here are some of the many works she has authored:

Words to Live By - Deborah's Blog

GALENTINE GRATITUDE

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People keep talking about the “word” they have picked for 2020 to live by, embrace and put into practice daily.  What a great idea that is for us to attach to our daily routines! I have tossed around several... Continue Reading »

AUGUST—It’s All About Our Girlfriends!

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Did you know that August 1 is National Girlfriends Day, or that August is National Girlfriends Month? Yep, it’s true!  This is the month we focus on what it means to share connections with other women.  Why is that so... Continue Reading »

Life with our Besties is the Best!

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What better time to celebrate our besties than in the month of June as we all focus on those special gal pals on June 8th —National Best Friends Day! How have your girlfriends enriched your life and added color to your... Continue Reading »

The Magic of Celebrations!

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In my new book on female friendship, THE HEALING POWER OF GIRLFRIENDS: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connection, I speak about one of the characteristics of a thriving friendship as sharing in each other’s joys and celebrations.  And,... Continue Reading »

The Three “R’s” of HEALING

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In my new book, The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connection, just released on March 8th, I share many tools and suggestions for how to navigate the channels of female friendship and glean the... Continue Reading »

In awe of “GIRLFRIEND FEVER!”

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I have had the honor and pleasure of spending this past week doing book events in Arizona and my home state of Texas! To say that I have been in awe of the unexpected level of passion and energy... Continue Reading »

Our Girlfriends—Our Anchors!

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We never know how our friends are viewing us, and we should not underestimate our ability to make a positive impact on others. A few years ago, I was having lunch with one of my dear, longtime girlfriends. She and I... Continue Reading »

The Lifesaving Gift of Friendship

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Many of us are still shocked by the recent deaths of two icons by suicide. The news underscores yet again how we do not always know the deep pain people are struggling with in their private worlds. How could... Continue Reading »

Articles

4 TYPES OF FRIENDS YOU NEED IN LIFE

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WHY IT’S GOOD TO HAVE FRIENDS (in case you needed reasons) The PLUM ThePlumOnline.com By Karen Asp Contributor: Deborah Olson, R.N., M.A., LPC, Author November 20, 2019 Friends serve an important purpose. “They’re the antidote to difficult times and loneliness,” says Wendy Satin Rapaport, Psy.D.,... Continue Reading »

Houston author publishes book on friendships

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The Houston Chronicle By Rebecca Hazen, Staff writer June 17, 2019   Deborah Olson, RN, MA, LPC, has recently published her first book, The Healing Power of Girlfriends: How to Create Your Best Life Through Female Connections. Olson, who has a background as a registered... Continue Reading »

Visiting Your Parents

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By Christen A. Johnson – Contact Reporter, Chicago Tribune Contributor: Deborah Olson, M.A. LPC March 2019 Visiting your parents but don't want to stay with them? Here's how to let them down easy. Q: You’re going home to visit your parents, but you... Continue Reading »

HOW TO FIND HOPE IN THE MIDST OF LOSS

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The past months have left many of us reeling from natural disasters and the following aftermath. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the numerous west coast fires, have left behind more than flooded or burned homes and... Continue Reading »

HUMANS: PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

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I recently took a bucket list trip to Sanibel Island, Florida. For many years I have read about this unique barrier island famous for its outstanding shelling. Since combing the shores for shells is one of my passions, I... Continue Reading »

BE PREPARED: CRISIS ABC’s

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We would all agree that part of the human experience is dealing with the unknowns that are lurking around the corner. Unfortunately, we cannot always predict these circumstances nor prepare for their arrival. Dealing with crisis can be stressful,... Continue Reading »

NOURISH TO FLOURISH: 7 TIPS FOR FLOURISHING

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Yes, eating a healthy diet packed with nutrients and vitamins is important for maintaining a healthy body.Yet, many of us neglect the vital ingredients needed to sustain our mental health. Simply put, we must nourish to flourish. In other words,... Continue Reading »

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