The Traumatized Brain: Why Trauma Causes Triggers

The Traumatized Brain: Why Trauma Causes Triggers   Life happens to all of us. Throughout scripture we see where we are guaranteed to face trials, tribulations, and persecutions. Knowing this only serves to normalize our experiences, it does not prepare us for unexpected life experiences and it does not prevent [...]

By |2019-11-05T17:42:49-06:00September 26th, 2018|Trauma|1 Comment

Negative Belief Systems: The Joy Robber

Negative Belief Systems: The Joy Robber I want to tackle the concept of negative belief systems and the joy robber that they are. Negative belief systems are created from life experiences. More on that topic here (The two sides to every life story: The significance of self-talk). Here is how [...]

By |2019-11-05T18:11:10-06:00June 14th, 2018|Identity|2 Comments

3 Myths about Christian Counseling

“I don’t know about counseling…” and Christian Counseling? Can’t I just go to a pastor for free? Doesn’t science contradict the bible? …  Ahhh, yes! I hear this ALL the time! Here are a few common myths about Christian counseling!   Yes, I love pastors and their calling! They are [...]

By |2019-11-05T18:34:19-06:00January 25th, 2018|Christian Counseling|0 Comments

Childhood Abuse Awareness: The Impact Childhood has on Adulthood

The experience of childhood abuse is far reaching. The United States is ranked as one of the leading industrialized nations for childhood abuse with nearly 700,000 children having reported abuse each year. Abuse can occur in many forms including physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, and neglect. Those who experience childhood abuse [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:44:12-06:00April 6th, 2017|Abuse, Trauma|1 Comment

The Broken Path

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. [...]

By |2019-11-06T20:57:41-06:00November 21st, 2016|Christian Counseling|3 Comments

Introversion: Your Superpower

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 [...]

By |2019-11-06T22:47:57-06:00October 1st, 2016|Identity|0 Comments

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