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Stay the Course…

Three years ago, I made a career switch. When looking back, it does not seem so long ago. During my first semester, I was excited about the material we were covering, the curriculum ahead of me, and the classmates I was sharing this experience with. However, May of 2019 seemed like a destination that was [Read more...]

By |2019-04-23T09:21:58-06:00April 23rd, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Stay the Course…

The Power of Connection – Part 2

Two weeks ago, I discussed Brene Brown’s, The Power of Vulnerability. This week, I’d like to expand on a concept that Brene Brown introduced – the relationship we have with ourselves. Self Love Prior to listening to Dr. Brown’s audiobook, I was constantly looking at the relationships my clients have with their parents, their spouses, [Read more...]

By |2019-04-04T09:07:14-06:00April 4th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on The Power of Connection – Part 2

10 Self-Care Tips and Practices for Maintaining Sanity

Self-care is a vital part of maintaining your mental health. However, it is always overlooked. Sometimes, people do not even realize that they need it. Often it looks like, “well everything is fine the way it is. I don’t need to take any time for myself because I am too busy.” Here are a few [Read more...]

By |2019-03-26T09:12:24-06:00March 26th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on 10 Self-Care Tips and Practices for Maintaining Sanity

The Power of Connection – Part 1

Brene Brown expertly addresses her lifetime of work researching shame, vulnerability, courage, connection, and empathy in her audio book, The Power of Vulnerability.  Her words effortlessly transition between personal reflection and case studies. She revealed that our connection to others relies on one’s ability to become his or her authentic self. As a counseling intern, I [Read more...]

By |2019-04-04T09:07:31-06:00March 21st, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Communication, Coping Skills, Intimacy, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on The Power of Connection – Part 1

Harry Potter and Numb Feelings

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” Coping When I read this quote, I think about coping mechanisms. A coping mechanism is something that you do in order to help deal with stress. Some harmful coping mechanisms include: self-harming, risk-taking behavior, binge eating,  isolating yourself, or numbing [Read more...]

By |2019-03-14T12:19:26-06:00March 14th, 2019|Anxiety, Coping Skills, Grief, Life Balance, Mental Health, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Harry Potter and Numb Feelings

Video Games

I had the pleasure of having dinner with a good friend and his wife. Now, full disclosure, he is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He is also married with two children. His oldest son was a complete gentleman. He engaged in the conversation and was just completely great to be around. During our conversation, [Read more...]

Harry Potter and the Meaning of Suffering

“Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human… the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.” Emotions While this may seem counter intuitive, sometimes the way we know we are prospering as humans is through our ability to feel and experience [Read more...]

By |2019-03-28T07:38:54-06:00February 28th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Harry Potter and the Meaning of Suffering

Breaking Out of that Slump

Several years ago, I bought a book on solution-focused therapy. I found a lot of great techniques that could be utilized by most counselors AND clients. However, there was something in the book that has always held my attention. The authors write an example of an athlete who was battling through the longest slump of [Read more...]

By |2019-03-28T07:52:50-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Intimacy, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Breaking Out of that Slump

Your Spouse Is Inadequate

When I’m working with couples, I often encounter two different mindsets. The first sees them self as an empty vessel waiting to be poured into by their spouse. The second sees them self as a full vessel eagerly waiting to pour into their marriage. This blog addresses the former. This expectation (conscious or subconscious) that [Read more...]

Givers, Takers, and Matchers

The best lessons for marriage can sometimes come from resources unrelated to the topic. For example, Adam Grant wrote an intriguing book called Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. This book is intended for a business audience, but I also believe there are crossover elements for intimate relationships. His theories detail 3 categories of [Read more...]