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So far Dorian Carter has created 12 blog entries.

A Letter to Yesterday

Dear Yesterday, To be honest, I don’t know where to start with addressing you. We have had so many ups and downs. I guess you have taught me some positives. You taught me how strong I could be in the midst of chaos. You taught me how I can persevere in the toughest times and [Read more...]

By |2019-02-05T10:23:45-06:00January 22nd, 2019|Anger, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on A Letter to Yesterday

Helping Helps

A new year is here and we all have resolutions. These resolutions include a lot of personal goals. For example, being more sociable, getting a better job, or more physically active. We think about the possibilities of life that could benefit us in the present and the future. However, volunteering never crosses our mind. The [Read more...]

By |2019-01-09T13:31:21-06:00January 9th, 2019|Antisocial, Anxiety, Communication, Coping Skills, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Resolutions, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Helping Helps

Loving Freely

This is a concept that’s hard for people to understand and equally hard to write about. The truth is that most people love in a way that’s comfortable to them. We protect ourselves by letting people get just close enough but not close enough to hurt us. We hide behind layers of ourselves to hide [Read more...]

By |2018-12-28T14:01:11-06:00December 28th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Coping Skills, Couples Counseling, Intimacy, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Loving Freely

Living Positive

If you turned on the news today, you would be told that the world is dangerous and unhappy. All hope is lost, you’re not safe, and you’re in danger of everything. It is true, we live in an imperfect world where danger is real. You may have to search for hope and will have to [Read more...]

By |2019-04-23T09:30:29-06:00November 26th, 2018|Coping Skills, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Living Positive

Self Love

We are constantly taught how to love others. Many people emphasize what love should look like. People encourage others to love the way the Bible says. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 New International Version (NIV) states that, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It [Read more...]

By |2018-11-19T14:47:14-06:00November 8th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Self Love

Figuring Out Life

We often find ourselves on auto-pilot or in survival mode after we go through drastic life changes. The world is just passing us by as we go through the motions of life while on auto-pilot mode. We aren’t living our best lives and are just meeting the bear minimum requirements of life. This often leaves [Read more...]

By |2018-10-31T07:40:47-06:00October 24th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Mental Health, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Figuring Out Life

Back On The Market

Have you recently found yourself single? If you were in a long-term relationship, the dating scene is probably completely different than when you left it. To some, the dating scene is a scary place. There are so many options for dating and finding the mate that you want to spend the rest of your life [Read more...]

Rediscovery

Life is long and we go through so much stuff that, at times, we have to rediscover ourselves. Everyone has their own reasons for rediscovery. Some people have lost themselves in their jobs, being a parent, divorce, or have just never found themselves. This is very common because a lot of people define themselves by [Read more...]

By |2018-10-02T09:22:40-06:00September 30th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Mental Health, Motivation|Comments Off on Rediscovery

Who Are You?

Once upon a time I worked for an organization that helped provide mentors for children. My responsibility was to interview potential mentors and their potential mentee. Of course, they both had to go through an interview process.  My favorite question of the interview was when I asked the mentor and mentee to describe themselves. I [Read more...]

By |2018-10-11T08:07:56-06:00September 6th, 2018|Anxiety, Mental Health, Personality, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Who Are You?

Living My Best Life

One of today’s new popular sayings is, “I am living my best life.” Everyone has their own idea of what it means to live their best life. As I have grown older, what I consider my best life has changed. I define it by my outlook in the following areas of my life. Spiritual Having [Read more...]

By |2018-10-02T09:33:54-06:00August 29th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Family, Gratitude, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Relationships, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on Living My Best Life