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

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

Anxiety of Emotion

Emotion. It can be many things. Emotion is joy, celebratory, excited, happy, peaceful, love. Yes, emotion is all of this. But what happens when emotion is deep? Or painful? What happens when emotions break past your threshold of tolerance and penetrate your very soul? What happens when emotions break us? [...]

By |2019-11-08T00:24:48-06:00May 14th, 2016|Anxiety|0 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

Magnified Perspectives

Close your eyes for a minute and picture yourself. What do you look like? How do you describe yourself? Are you critical of yourself? Do you love yourself? Are you accurate in your description or is your view of yourself distorted? Too often we are hypercritical of ourselves and describe [...]

By |2019-11-10T23:18:13-06:00December 30th, 2015|Self Talk|0 Comments

Elf on the Shelf

It’s that time of year again….social media is blowing up with Elf on the Shelf posts! Most people by now know the story behind these vintage elf dolls… they are the eyes and ears for Santa Clause. Each night as the house quiets down and everyone sleeps, the elf flies [...]

By |2019-11-08T21:27:12-06:00December 15th, 2015|Holidays|0 Comments

Happy (stressful) Holidays

Happy (stressful) Holidays The Holiday Season is marketed with lights, laughter, giving, cheer, favorite foods, snuggly clothes, romance, blissful family gatherings… but when will we turn on the television a see a commercial that advertises the truth of the holidays? I want to see an ad that shows families arguing, [...]

By |2019-11-09T18:19:33-06:00December 6th, 2015|Holidays|0 Comments