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

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

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

Beautifully Imperfect

 Can I just be real for a minute? I am not even sure if this qualifies as a blog, a journal, or hate mail, but if you’ll hang with me for a second I am about to get very real about something that is on my heart. Last night I [...]

By |2019-11-09T18:29:56-06:00October 12th, 2015|Identity|0 Comments

The Dark Abyss

Let’s take an imagination train into your mind…. It is dark. It is hopeless. It is self-loathing. It is isolated and afraid. It is sad. It is guilty. It is full of shame. It is so many emotions you could never sort them out. You desperately try to think your [...]

By |2019-11-09T18:44:42-06:00September 18th, 2015|Mental Health|0 Comments

Look in the Mirror

Are you in a rut? Is your world feeling a little blue? Are the people in your life constantly negative? Do you feel critical and grumpy most days? LOOK IN THE MIRROR! We tend to deflect the reasons for a negative life onto the things and people around us, but [...]

By |2019-11-09T18:54:14-06:00September 5th, 2015|Self Talk|0 Comments