Ways to Stay Balanced During the Holiday Season

Ways to Stay Balanced During the Holiday Season

Trees, decorating, Christmas cards, parties, school programs, family gatherings and traditions, wrapping, baking, shopping and MORE shopping. It’s exhausting to even think about all the ‘to do’s’ during the holidays. Because of this, it’s hard to...
Say I Love You Through Gift Giving

Say I Love You Through Gift Giving

It’s Christmas time again and finding the perfect gift is on everyone’s mind. This year, try gift giving that says I love you to your friends and family by matching it with their love language. Ever heard of the 5 love languages by Gary Chapman? This book...
Refocus on an Attitude of Gratitude

Refocus on an Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude. There are days I lose sight of it more than others. When life is crazy busy, I find myself saying, “I wish I had…” so much more than I say, “I’m so glad I have…”. I don’t always have an attitude of gratitude....
Ways Gratitude Benefits Your Life

Ways Gratitude Benefits Your Life

My family has a Thanksgiving journal that we write in every Thanksgiving season. For almost a decade, we’ve listed the things each member of our family is thankful for that year. It’s a fun way to focus on the positives in our lives and reflect on the joys...
Don’t Forget Thankfulness

Don’t Forget Thankfulness

As we enter into Thanksgiving month, I think about all the “traditions” people have to count their blessings and claim a mindset of thankfulness for the month. Doing this is a great practice that helps fight discontentment, depression, and gives you new...
Steps To Rebuild After An Affair

Steps To Rebuild After An Affair

Affairs shatter relationships. Everything breaks and a couple has to sort through all the pieces to see how and if they can rebuild after an affair. Many find the rebuilding process to be hopeless and the relationship ends. But others find a long path of healing to...
Are you growing emotionally?

Are you growing emotionally?

We are all growing. Everyone should be able to look back and see a place from the past that looks different now. I work with a lot clients who struggle with this when it comes to growing emotionally. This is usually because they have trouble measuring it. We can see...
How do you use your words?

How do you use your words?

Words can be uplifting and degrading. They can be inspiring and painful. Words can cause a smile and tears. There are many difference ways to impact people with how you use your words. The tongue can be used for positive or hurtful communication. The Bible warns us a...
Is fear making you an overprotective parent?

Is fear making you an overprotective parent?

I love the movie Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo, where a father’s love fights to keep his son safe. But there’s a strong parenting lesson we all can learn about fear’s impact on parenting. Marlin, Nemo’s dad, was so fearful of Nemo getting hurt that he...
Do you have healthy coping skills?

Do you have healthy coping skills?

We can’t control that life will throw us a curve ball when we least expect it. But we do have a choice in our reactions to it and if we chose healthy or unhealthy coping skills. Healthy coping skills will help carry you through, build you up, and re-focus you...