Everyday Heroes On The Northeast Corridor

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Everyday Heroes On The Northeast Corridor

I embarked on train 83 hoping to achieve the common Washington goal of being in two places at once. I loved my daughters' play and would not have missed it for the world. I also love my friends and wanted to celebrate their upcoming marriage. However, my experience on train 83 that evening reminded me that sometimes we cannot be in two places at once. Sometimes we are so busy rushing for point A to point B that we fail to appreciate how many people around us make extremely difficult jobs look easy. My two hour trip took five hours and involved more stops on the Marc train that I would like to count. And I developed a new level of appreciation for everyday heroes along the way. (I missed the engagement party but made it in time for the after-party which was even better).

Elisabeth LaMotte, LICSW is a therapist and founder of the DC Counseling and Psychotherapy Center. Follow Elisabeth @elisjoy.

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Elisabeth LaMotte

Counselor/Therapist

Social worker, psychotherapist, blogger and author of "Overcoming Your Parents' Divorce"

Location: Washington, DC
Credentials: LICSW, MFT, MSW
Specialties: Communication Problems, Dating/Being Single Support, Divorce/Divorce Prevention
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