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I Got Divorced. Who am I?

By |2019-11-06T20:45:25-06:00February 18th, 2017|Divorce, Identity|

Marriage unites two lives bringing together two people who create daily habits together, they marry into one another’s families, they share time with friends, and possibly even children (together or blended). You identify as a spouse, you share private information and develop hobbies and past times together. It’s beautiful, until [...]

The Broken Path

By |2019-11-06T20:57:41-06:00November 21st, 2016|Christian Counseling|

No parents are perfect, but sometimes parents are painfully imperfect. Sometimes parents directly instill fear, neglect, lovelessness, worthlessness, rejection, self-hate, abandonment, and anger that children live with. When these hurting children grow up to be adults they struggle. The challenges we face in childhood become the struggles of our adulthood. [...]

Learn to Cope During Holidays

By |2019-11-10T23:25:26-06:00November 19th, 2016|Christian Counseling, Holidays|

I have learned over the years of counseling that the holidays are packed full of emotions. For most it is a mix of pleasant and unpleasant emotional experiences adding to the frustration and complexity of the holiday season. STRESS DEPRESSION ANXIETY LONELINESS GRIEF FAMILY DYSFUNCTION EXHAUSTION OVERWHELM GUILT SHAME   [...]

Holiday Busters

By |2019-11-06T21:56:46-06:00November 18th, 2016|Holidays|

For many the holidays bring a lot of stress. Let’s keep it real: the holidays are awesome when you’re a kid, but as an adult, the holidays turn you into a not-so-joyful person. There is a lot that goes into the holidays from preparation to execution. I’m not here to [...]

Finding Peace

By |2019-11-06T22:19:17-06:00November 15th, 2016|Anxiety|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAkQRdF227E I want to open this blog with an exercise: Before you read any further, what is your definition of peace? Write it down and think about it. Make sure you are satisfied with how you have defined, experienced, and expect peace to look and feel in your life. How [...]

Introversion: Your Superpower

By |2019-11-06T22:47:57-06:00October 1st, 2016|Identity|

Introversion is not something that is widely celebrated or even understood. When was the last time you read a job description that said something like “do you like to isolate, live inside your own head, and feel overwhelmed by other people? Well, this is the job for you!” I don’t [...]

Mind the Gap

By |2019-11-06T23:16:02-06:00September 24th, 2016|Christian Counseling|

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 This is a scripture that has been pulling at my heart lately. Time and time again we are attacked that “there is no way [...]

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