Did you do your best?

Did you do your best?

As a parent to 3 kids, it’s easy to see the natural comparisons and rivalry that start from innate competition even when we don’t fuel it. Envy and coveting are instinctual from very young ages. When I see our kids comparing themselves to others, I often...
How to cope when life is stressful

How to cope when life is stressful

Let’s face it. Life is STRESSFUL! Too many commitments. Too many ideas of how you wish you could spend you time.Too many things needing your attention. The list never ends. Do you need help learning how to cope when life is stressful? Stress comes in all forms...
3 steps to help you be slow to anger

3 steps to help you be slow to anger

The Bible mentions the idea of being “slow to anger” many times. It’s used to describe someone with strength, a spiritual leader’s qualifications, and as an example of how we should be in relationship with others. We see the example given to us...
Traits of a healthy relationship

Traits of a healthy relationship

Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow! As everyone is focusing on love right now, I thought it would be best to look at some traits of a healthy relationship. I am thankful to say that my husband and I have been married for almost 19 years and have a great...
Instilling character in your kids

Instilling character in your kids

Being a parent can be so hard! There is so much to juggle between education and activities, let alone the idea that we are trying to raise them to be upstanding adults some day. Just thinking about it can feel like climbing a mountain! It can be hard to think about...
3 words to say that will improve your life

3 words to say that will improve your life

Are you overwhelmed and burned out? Are you barely keeping your head above water? Does a ‘good job’, ‘thank you’, or compliment feel like it could save your life? Are your expectations so high that you always feel like a failure? You might be...
Asking questions for connection

Asking questions for connection

My husband and I often joke that I am a “professional question asker”. My job as a therapist is to get to know and understand people on a much deeper level in order to help them with issues in their life. Many times in my work, I have to teach people about...