Self-care is not a new concept. I am aware that I need to take care of myself in order to take care of others. So, why is it that the things I need to do to accomplish this always get put on the back burner? Think about it, if you have a million things to do in a day, what … [Read more...] about We Cannot Pour from an Empty Pitcher: The Practice of Self-Care
This is Part 2 of a blog series about cultivating your child's inner voice. So, recently my first-grade son comes up to me one evening and says, “Mom, I am terrible at spelling, and I just want to quit doing it!” I was actually a bit surprised by this revelation because I … [Read more...] about Cultivating Your Child’s Inner Voice Part 2: Value Effort Over Outcome
I’m sure, if asked, we parents would agree that we want our children to grow up with a healthy sense of self-confidence and self-worth. Evidence on the adverse effects of negative self-talk and negative self-image are well documented as predecessors to depression, anxiety, and … [Read more...] about Cultivating Your Child’s Inner Voice: Part 1
I wish I could write about the solution to the hectic insanity of the holiday season. But even if I did, no one would listen. It started to long ago for each of us. A small child watches Christmas shows learning about Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, and the promise of presents. … [Read more...] about Will This Christmas Be Different?
“I’m going to see my counselor,” is not a sentence we often hear people speak. We usually want to keep that part of our lives private. No one needs to know our business. No one needs to know that I am imperfect. No one needs to think that I don’t have it all together. There’s … [Read more...] about Book Your Counseling Appointment Before the Breaking Point
He is the silent, but not forgotten, character in the true Christmas story. Not one word of his is recorded in Scripture. Not one word. We know little of his life outside of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. His presence does not result in awe and fear … [Read more...] about Six Lessons on Manhood from the Silent Voice of Christmas