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...]

5 Tips to Help Free You from Anxiety

Over 40 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer with Anxiety.  That means there are a lot of people out there that have some of the same symptoms of anxiety that you do.  You are not alone! Take a long hard look at your life. What tweaks and changes could be made to assist [Read more...]

By |2019-01-24T12:46:49-06:00January 24th, 2019|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Balance, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Motivation, Resolutions, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Women's Issues|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Help Free You from Anxiety

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

Vulnerability: A Sign of Strength

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” – Brene Brown Vulnerability can be defined as allowing yourself to be truly seen by another. It is allowing yourself the opportunity to experience intense and positive emotions while also exposing yourself to the possibility of rejection. [Read more...]

By |2019-01-04T14:47:50-06:00July 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Depression, Life Balance, Motivation, Resolutions, Self-Esteem, Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on Vulnerability: A Sign of Strength

How to Let Go of Being Right

Do you or your spouse always feel the need to be right?  Do either of you need to have the last word during a conflict or get frustrated when the other doesn’t agree?  If I’m honest, I have to admit I’m like most people - being wrong isn’t always the easiest to acknowledge.  No one [Read more...]

By |2019-03-25T07:37:25-06:00July 3rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Communication, Couples Counseling, Empathy, Intimacy, Relationships, Resolutions, Stress|Comments Off on How to Let Go of Being Right

Silence is (Not Always) Golden

  80% of my job is to listen well.  Listening involves being silent and it is one of the best tools to implement in any relationship, especially your marriage.  There’s this great verse about silence located in the Bible. Proverb 17:28, “Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they [Read more...]

3 Benefits of Men Going to Therapy

For this blog I want to talk to the men, my apologies to the women, please feel free to pass along the info in this blog to the important men in your life. With that intro out of the way, let’s get straight to the point. I want to propose the question “How can therapy [Read more...]

The Perfectionism Paradox

I remember the first time I submitted a blog for Amy Wine Counseling. It was an absolutely terrifying experience. Thoughts of “what if people don’t like it” and “what if I say the wrong thing” swirled around in my head. Soon enough, I realized that it had been a significant amount of time and I [Read more...]

By |2018-01-25T16:13:46-06:00January 9th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Family, Holidays, Motivation, Personality, Relationships, Resolutions, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on The Perfectionism Paradox

Resolutions: It’s the Final Countdown!

At Amy Wine Counseling, our team is always looking for ways to increase our client's success. Our job is not to create goals for you, but to come alongside and help you create more attainable and achievable goals to ensure you can make the necessary changes to live your best life. As we approach the [Read more...]

By |2019-03-28T09:24:12-06:00December 29th, 2017|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Boundaries, Family, Holidays, Motivation, Relationships, Resolutions, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Resolutions: It’s the Final Countdown!

The Platinum Rule

Be careful who you ask to define the Golden Rule. You might hear, “The person with the gold makes the rules!”.  Any smart husband or wife would never define it as such, so let’s go with the more universal (and reasonable) definition of: “treat others how you want to be treated”.  This is a good [Read more...]