Grant Me The Serenity

Grant Me The Serenity

The Serenity Prayer is commonly linked to 12 step programs and is used by many as a coping tool. It says: “God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.” When we truly...
Breaking Parenting Cycles

Breaking Parenting Cycles

Dysfunctional patterns happen in families. No family is perfect. Oftentimes parents will follow down the same path they saw in their family of origin without even realizing it. Some family traditions and patterns are great to pass down to the next generation, but some...
Get To Know Each Other … Through Conflict!

Get To Know Each Other … Through Conflict!

Every relationship has conflict. Many people think it’s a bad thing or a sign or things going down hill. The truth is that it’s normal and can actually be a way to know each other better if it’s down in a healthy way. Have you ever thought of...
A Daily Love Meditation

A Daily Love Meditation

Several years ago my friend and I challenged each other to do a daily love meditation. We read I Corinthians 13 in the Bible every morning for a week before we started our day to see what difference it would make. I noticed that filling my mind and meditating on this...
7 Ideas For Long Lasting Self-Care

7 Ideas For Long Lasting Self-Care

When most people think about self-care, they think about a bubble bath, working out, and eating healthy. Don’t get me wrong- those are great things that I even do to take care of myself. But they’re mostly a temporary relief from the stress. There are...
A Divorce Prevention Strategy

A Divorce Prevention Strategy

America’s divorce rates are sad. 50% of first marriages, 67% of second, and 74% of third marriages end in divorce, according to the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. We need a divorce prevention strategy! Why do so many marriages end in divorce? I see...
Do you have a fear of being loved?

Do you have a fear of being loved?

I’ve heard and sung this song hundreds of times and just the other day I actually listened to the lyrics. I was so struck by the truth they speak. So many of my clients hide their pain and lack vulnerability and authenticity with others. It’s like they...
Common Parenting Fears To Fight

Common Parenting Fears To Fight

I remember the day we brought my son home from the hospital over 10 years ago. I felt so ill equipped. I knew enough to get by, but not enough to feel confident and combat the parenting fears that were headed my way. Even though I’ve been a mom for over decade to 2...
Love Yourself Like Jesus Does

Love Yourself Like Jesus Does

I talk about love a lot with people. How to love a spouse. Loving as a parent. How to love someone who’s hard to love. Love can be a difficult thing to master- especially when you read I Corinthians 13! I also talk to many of my clients about what it means to...
Ways to Be in The Moment

Ways to Be in The Moment

We ask the question often, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” We dream about the future. We plan for retirement. We play the “if only” game and wish the grass was greener. Do you focus so much on the future destination that you forget...