I have always been a big believer in seasons of life. I love the verses from Ecclesiastes 3:1-17...there is a season for everything under the sun. I heard a sermon once that explained that these different seasons described in Ecclesiastes are not “either/or”, but more like … [Read more...] about What to Do with Your Stress When Seasons Collide
You thought you weren't going to make it when your babies were newborns and you were sure that you would drop them on their heads or forget to feed them or hug them to death or flat out want to kill yourself if you couldn't get them to quit crying and go to sleep. You thought … [Read more...] about Where is the How-To Guide for Parenting Adult Children?
Becoming a counselor would not have been possible for me without first becoming a Christian. Everything in my environment growing up taught me to be independent. Our family was short on morals and money. To afford to hang out with my friends, I had to work a lot. My uncle locked … [Read more...] about A Before & After: How to Shift from Independence to Dependence
At home you have a routine. It may be sleeping in until noon or eating ice cream every night before bed, but it is your routine. If you are part of a family or team, over time your routines meld together like a musical harmony. Change creates short-term imbalance, disrupting the … [Read more...] about How To Reduce Anxiety In Your Daily Life
Where mental illness may be a science, I could argue that mental health is more art. We create our own mental health and we strive for it in as many ways as there are colors on a palette. For me, I am always looking for peace. Serenity speaks health to me. It could be a … [Read more...] about What is Mental Health Anyway?
Humans are messy and make mistakes. It has been that way since Adam and Eve. I guess it is the human flaw. But it is present in all of us. Trying to miss the mistakes in life is like getting through an unknown minefield. It isn't likely. Here are some things I … [Read more...] about Humans Are Messy And Make Mistakes