A few weeks ago, I introduced some ideas pertaining to how to handle clients who are questioning their sexuality. (CLICK HERE TO SEE THAT POST!) I discussed how praising or being pro “coming out” is just as dangerous and being anti “coming out.” The impetus for writing that post comes from a real experience I … More Family Friday: True Story of a “Gender Fluid” Child, Part II
I don’t know about you… but I get FRUSTRATED when I’m working out. I have some perfectionistic tendencies and if I cannot do a move properly, finish a set, or need to modify, I get pouty. Yes, therapists have irrational thoughts and moods too. Recently, I have been challenging myself to pursue strength training. And … More Workout Wednesday: Pushing Through Frustration
Have you met someone that is just always in a funk? Nothing is ever good… there is no hope… feels like a failure or mistake… always negative… can’t enjoy anything… wish they never existed… unable to turn things around… a total victim of this cruel life… OR… are you this person? My guess is that … More Mental Health Monday: How do People Change?
We live in a world of over-diagnosed ADHD. Focusing on the task at hand… especially if you are completely uninterested… is surely difficult. Everything is so fast paced and geared toward immediate gratification. The idea of waiting for something or having to endure and be patient are less viewed as virtuous and more viewed as … More Theme Thursday: Focus
I apologize for not posting this past Tuesday… I fell while running and it threw off my entire evening. Here’s the proof!!
Hello readers! I am so looking forward to sharing with you some ideas about faith in Christ truly enhances your lif e in a way that no other thing in this life can. I truly believe being settled in your spiritual beliefs and building your life on an eternal foundation brings the mental peace and … More Sacred Sundays – An Introduction
I think that everyone has heard the advice… “Never stop dating your spouse…” “Date night is important…” “Make sure to pursue romance intentionally…” We all know it. But we have to make it a priority. And not just the same-old-same-old dinner and a movie date. Changing things up and making them unpredictable is part of … More Family Friday: Date Nights and Pizza Review
Working out is something that many people have all the best intentions of doing, but something seems to always come up. I ended up staying at work longer. I didn’t have enough time between my last meal and the time I could work out. It ended up being bad weather. I ate junk at the … More Workout Wednesday: The Power of Planning Ahead
Hi all! In spirit of a day off work for Columbus -OR- Indigenous Peoples’ Day, I decided to also take a day to breathe. Taking time off from your regular schedule is important. Hopefully you have grace for me not making more of an impactful post today! Truth is… We are not nearly as important … More Mental Health Monday – Mental Health Days aka Days Off
Our culture is completely saturated with noise. I’m not talking about city culture… I am including all of modern society. So many people avoid silence every chance they get. Do any of these describe you: Listening to the radio in the car Playing music when you shower Having the TV on for background noise Netflix … More Theme Thursday : Noise and Depression