Why Me?

Wow! How many times have you asked God “WHY?!” Why me…why the good people… why not the bad people… why is a powerful word when it is packed full of emotions. When life has left you hurting it seems to almost be natural instinct to go to God in anger [...]

By |2019-11-06T23:25:30-06:00August 28th, 2016|Christian Counseling, Mental Health|0 Comments

Self-Care Ideas: Indulge!

The challenge of all challenges is SELF-CARE. This concept is believed to be out-of-reach or "not for me" because of the pictures we see blasted on social media of the all-white cottage by the lake surrounded by nature, relaxing in a hammock as the breeze blows and the sun radiates [...]

By |2019-11-07T22:55:51-06:00July 24th, 2016|Mental Health|1 Comment

PERFECTIONISM (The Death Trap)

PERFECTIONISM…. We have all heard this term. Some view it as a gift; others view it as a curse. What is perfectionism…is it good, bad, helpful, or deceitful? Society preaches a performance-based acceptance. For many, the very foundation of their self-worth is based on how well they are able to [...]

By |2019-11-07T23:15:20-06:00July 15th, 2016|Mental Health|1 Comment

Broken is Not Worthless

“Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.” Isaiah 61:7 When you hear the word “broken” what comes to your mind? Close your eyes [...]

By |2019-11-08T00:13:43-06:00June 16th, 2016|Mental Health|6 Comments

Finding Hope

Hope is an elusive word…what exactly is hope? Everyone likes a feel-good word, something that inevitably makes the light shine in the darkness. HOPE seems to give us that mushy feeling that life…as hopeless as it seems right now…well, it may just have potential to get better! Is hope real [...]

By |2019-11-08T20:37:56-06:00March 17th, 2016|Mental Health|2 Comments

Anger Becomes Us

 When I have asked clients to describe anger I hear words and phrases like hot, uncontrollable, rage, out of body experience, blackout, temporary release of tension, numb, exhaustion, explosive. When I have asked clients to give anger a color there has only ever been two colors given: black or red. When [...]

By |2019-11-08T20:57:24-06:00February 29th, 2016|Mental Health|0 Comments

Blocking Out Fear

THE ATHLETE. THE DRIVEN. THE COMPETITIVE. THE MOTIVATED. THE DETERMINED. THE FEARLESS. THE BRAVE. Athletes are a special breed of people making for an interesting topic in psychology. How can an athlete pick themselves up in the middle of death-gripping fear and make the decision to “feel the fear and [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:07:46-06:00February 7th, 2016|Mental Health|0 Comments

5 TIPS: Helping Others with Depression

Depression is very common. People experience depression for various reasons and at varying degrees. When people find out that I am a counselor they often share an anonymous story of a friend or family member and pose this question, “what should I do?” I wanted to provide a quick reference [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:16:05-06:00January 11th, 2016|Mental Health|0 Comments