I’m trying my hand at keeping plants alive. So far, I’m 6 months into my new role as “plant mom” and everyone is still alive, which is a record for me. I’ve been known to let even the desert plants shrivel up, which is honestly a talent in itself. But this time was different. … [Read more...] about What You’re Missing By Avoiding Creativity
“You can’t talk yourself out of problems you behave yourself into.” Exactly. I read this quote out of Stephen Covey’s book, Seven Habits of Effective People where he describes his concept of an emotional bank account. It stood out to me because I have had to … [Read more...] about Broken Trust Is Not Easily Restored
The beginning of the school year is exciting and full of possibilities. Before you dive into your schoolwork, take a step back and look at the big picture. Do you have what it takes to succeed in this world? Maybe you have asked that question. We knew what we had to do to get … [Read more...] about Improving Your Odds of Success
The Pattern: Argument Amnesia Ask yourself this question: How often do my spouse and I argue about something, and then the next day I can’t remember what triggered the argument? I certainly remember the tension and the anger or distance I felt, but I … [Read more...] about Why Couples Do Not Recover from Arguments Well
Anxiety can be a beast to deal with. It can masquerade as stress, control, worry, or anger; and shows up as headaches, stomach pain, hypertension, and sleeplessness. It might be difficult to read if symptoms are medical, or a persistent and unrelenting bout of anxiety. Anxiety is … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My Anxiety Go Away?
If you’ve never been to counseling before, it may seem scary and unknown. In fact, there’s a chance that the uncertainty of therapy is what has kept you from pursuing it before. What are your perceptions of what counseling is like or the kinds of people who go to counseling? Take … [Read more...] about What To Expect When You Go To Counseling