Stay balanced this holiday season

Stay balanced this 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...
Give Gifts By Love Languages

Give Gifts By Love Languages

Yes thanksgiving is on Thursday, but that means it’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping. Finding the perfect gift is on everyone’s mind. This year, try to give gifts that say ‘I love you’ to your friends and family by matching it...
A Mindset of Gratitude

A Mindset 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 a mindset of gratitude,...
Thankful for pain

Thankful for pain

Have you ever been grateful for a hard time after you’ve gone through it? Is there a moment you can look back and see growth and change that happened because of pain? Have you ever been thankful for pain? In this Thanksgiving season, I challenge you to look at...
Practice thankfulness

Practice 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...
Double standards in parenting

Double standards in parenting

“Do as I say not as I do”… double standards in parenting can make your parenting journey very difficult. Kids are always watching and are like sponges absorbing what we teach them- intentionally and unintentionally. It’s important to pay...
The healing impact of therapy

The healing impact of therapy

You may be skeptical of the healing impact of therapy if you’ve never tried it. How can an hour a week or every other week be healing? Well I will confess it is NOT because I’m a miracle worker, but it is because of God’s healing power that can work...
What are your internal voices saying?

What are your internal voices saying?

We all have internal voices in our head. Some cause us to doubt. Others help us cope. Some are abusive, while others help us see a new lens in life. Some voices are liars that filter information to steer away from truth. Who are you listening to? In my job, I get to...
How do you make meaning of things?

How do you make meaning of things?

Do you like puzzles? I do! Honestly that’s a big part of my job. I puzzle piece together what I hear people say and how they feel to help them understand what is happening. I make meaning of things people don’t naturally see and use it to enhance their...
I am known

I am known

These 5 things are very special to me. They bring me to tears each time I look at them. Some might look at them and think they are just simple Christmas ornaments. When I look at them, I see that I am known by my husband. These simple gifts tell me that he knows me....