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

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

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

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

Finding Peace

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 [...]

By |2019-11-06T22:19:17-06:00November 15th, 2016|Anxiety|1 Comment

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