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Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark
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Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark has a passion for writing and human nature. Having a practice of Marriage & Family Therapy since 2002, she has enough material to combine the two, including her profound experiences as a therapist in a women’s prison program. With a holistic approach, and a specialty in adults with childhood trauma, she has personal and professional experiences in many unique methodologies that support individuals with healing deeply from the inside out. She has a private practice and has cofounded Caldwell-Clark Counseling, founded the No Stress Foundation, and is just a dissertation away from completing her doctorate in Holistic Psychology. Aimee believes in creating a strong sense of community and has a desire to give back and pay it forward. She grew up in NY and now lives in coastal San Diego with her husband and two young girls. She writes constantly – everything from poetry, children’s books, novels, and scripts. Her goal is to retire early and exclusively as a writer – fulfilled and living life with centeredness, joy, and lots of silliness.

Entries by Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

What a 7-year-old Can Teach us About Gender Identity

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 2:41 PM

Have you ever had a new perspective formed through the teachings of a child? I'm not talking about a small thing, like whether brown and black can really go together, but on a huge topic like gender identity? Well, I did. After 4 years of knowing inside she was a...

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Healing Vigilante: Stop Making Resolutions or Excuses, and Just Make Quiet Time

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2016 | 3:48 PM

Happy New Year! How's 2016 going?

For me, I'm uncomfortable. My body has random aches every day. I haven't made time for myself. I've gotten caught up in the daily logistics, and haven't taken the time to enjoy life. I haven't exercised, meditated, or done yoga like I used to....

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Healing Vigilante: 8 Seconds of Bliss -- Get Your Amma Hug On

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 7:12 PM


An Amma hug (darshan) is eight seconds of bliss. It's eight seconds of receiving incredible, unconditional love. It's collapsing into someone's arms, whose sole purpose is to be there for you. Whose intentions are to be very, very present and give...

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Healing Vigilante: 7 Things We Can All Learn From the Movie Inside Out

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 5:00 PM

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This is a cute movie - colorful, silly, good storyline. Well-played, Disney. Throw Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, and Mindy Kaling into the mix and there's enough money to feed a gazillion hungry kids (hint, hint). BUT - let's...

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Healing Vigilante: Thanking a Stranger Who Helped Drastically Change My Life Story

(2) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 10:59 AM

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Aimee. She had just turned 5. She was petite with mousy brown hair and crooked bangs she had proudly cut herself. Her mother was about to step out and she couldn't wait to run upstairs and grab the stash of...

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Healing Vigilante: 7 Profound New Year's Resolutions from An Imprisoned Addict

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 11:53 AM

In my 42 years of life, I've heard and made many (unfulfilled) New Year's resolutions. None were as profound as the ones I witnessed as a therapist at a women's prison and rehabilitation program. They were there with their children with most of them looking at their last chance for...

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Life Lessons From My Kids' Everyday Existence

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 10:40 AM

Who needs the Dalai Lama, Bandura, a psych degree or self-help books when you have a toddler? Raising daughters through their first five years has taught me more about being a parent, and a human, than anything else. Here are some life lessons I've learned simply from the everyday existence...

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Healing Vigilante: 7 Things Parents Absolutely Need to Know About Red Ribbon Week

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 1:59 PM

I am new kindergarten mom. I believe in community and wanted to become involved right away. I got lucky and became the coordinator for Red Ribbon Week (RRW). I had a lot to learn, because although RRW has been around since 1980, I really didn't know much about it. I...

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Healing Vigilante: A Crappy Parenting Moment Turned Awesome

(5) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 2:13 PM

Ugh. I just had the third shouting match this week with my 5.375-year-old, Olivia. I am supposed to be the adult and a therapist. I am trying not to go into the C.A.J.E (Criticism, Assumption, Judgment, Evaluation). If I do evaluate it, the only healthy approach is to...

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Healing Vigilante: How Did You Grow From 9/11?

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 12:21 PM

I remember, and will never forget 9/11/2001. I was asleep and I heard my flip phone buzzing over and over again. I picked up a call, or maybe it was a message, from a friend in New York. She told me quickly what was happening - a plane had flown...

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Healing Vigilante: Robin Williams' Suicide Was a Choice

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 1:25 PM

(I write, with respect, a response to Matt Walsh's article: "Robin Williams didn't die from a disease, he died from his choice")

"Joy and love. There might not be much else for us on this Earth, but these are the only two things that matter anyway. These...

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Healing Vigilante: Do Something Other Than Nothing

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 3:45 PM


"I can't," said Rosa.

"You can't, or you won't?" I asked.

"Uh both."

I looked carefully at Rosa, who seemed irritated. She was pretty but with such a hard edge. The lines engraved in her face told the world...

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Healing Vigilante: The Number One Way to Not Forget Your Child in the Car? Be More Present

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 6:08 PM


I pretty much suck at debating. Even when I have a strong opinion about something, when someone shares their opinion I usually smile, throw out a peace sign and say, "Good point, man, good point," or something like that. So I tend to...

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Healing Vigilante: 3 Quick Steps to Get Out of the C.A.J.E (Criticism, Assumption, Judgment and Evaluation)

(2) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 12:42 PM

Growl like a tiger if you have ever been stuck in the C.A.J.E. It is a very frustrating place to be. It takes you out of the moment and gets you focused on the "what ifs" and "how comes", or in a...
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Best Father's Day Gift Ever? A Break From Being a Father

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 8:20 AM


This gift is for those fathers who are currently in the thick of child rearing and father-dom. You know who you are... your off time is dedicated to making sure the kid(s) eat, get dressed, cleaned, get to bed, get to their soccer...

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To the Superhero Who Saved Me From a Fire

(4) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 1:51 PM

In 1978, we lost our home to a fire, which I started with matches. I was home alone for a brief, yet obviously tragic time. Although I have resolved much of the experience, there is one big thing that feels incomplete. The...
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Healing Vigilante: 7 Real Lessons We Can All Learn from the Jay Z and Solange Elevator Video

(3) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 4:44 PM

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Are you wondering what to teach your teenager when headlines are overtaken by things like the Solange Knowles-Jay Z beat down? Or how to rid your own mind of useless celebrity information that you have been inadvertently exposed to? If you are...

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7 Profound Gifts to Honor a Mother That Cost Nothing

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 2:49 PM

A gentlemen named Gary Chapman* created something called the "5 Languages of Love": words of affirmation; acts of service; receiving gifts; quality time; and physical touch. On Mother's day, gazillions of dollars are spent via gifts, candy, flowers, etc., to let mothers know how special they are, satisfying primarily the...

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Healing Vigilante: 7 Steps to Set Your Intentions and Stay on Your Path

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 3:02 PM

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While working as a therapist in a women's prison program, I was faced with a lot of adversity. In just my first day, I was antagonized, criticized, and judged by an inmate and two...

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Becoming the Healing Vigilante: Part 2

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 8:13 PM


"You know what they say, if their lips are moving, they're lying," Barbie snapped at me.

Introducing antagonist number three -- in just my first day. Barbie entered the scene like a powerful gust of resentful wind, with a condescending...

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