Who are you?: Identity after Trauma

Who are you? Identity after Trauma Life takes each of us through natural significant developmental stages of transitions (infancy, toddler, childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, retirement, etc.). Each of these transitional stages requires us to develop a new part of our identity. This can be complicated by a plethora of decisions [...]

By |2019-11-05T16:38:39-06:00July 28th, 2019|Anxiety, Identity|0 Comments

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

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

I Got Divorced. Who am I?

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 [...]

By |2019-11-06T20:45:25-06:00February 18th, 2017|Divorce, Identity|0 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

Mind the Gap

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 [...]

By |2019-11-06T23:16:02-06:00September 24th, 2016|Christian Counseling|0 Comments

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

Do NOT Be Normal

Okay, here is a quick 1, 2, punch! Stop comparing your life to everyone else’s around you, you are not them… YOU ARE UNIQUELY YOU! If I could challenge you with anything it would be to replace the word normal with the word healthy. “Is my relationship normal?” but listen [...]

By |2019-11-07T22:34:56-06:00August 19th, 2016|Identity|0 Comments