Men’s Issues

Finding Stability in Chaos

Currently, I am in a very hectic stage of life and finding stability can be difficult. I’m trying to balance working as a private practice counselor and finish up my dissertation for my doctoral program. Both are wonderful phases to be in, but difficult to do together. I’ve come to ...

Marriage Isn’t A Problem

Raise your hand if you’ve ever read a marriage help book. (I have.) You know the ones – The Five Love Languages, His Needs Her Needs, Love and Respect, Sheet Music, etc.  They are great books! If you’ve never read any of the ones I just mentioned I’d recommend them, ...

Fighting for Your Marriage

Fighting Fair So often, I hear people talk about how they wish they had a perfect relationship, where they don’t fight with their partner. I can understand that. Fighting isn’t something I particularly enjoy, either. In retrospect, to me fighting doesn’t make me feel like I’m failing in my marriage. ...
Self-Care Sarah Howard

Who (Self)-Cares?

What is self-care and why does it seem so complicated? What is your automatic response when you think of the term "self-care"?  If it's a positive response, than you are probably very good at implementing it! (Great job!) But if it was something like a yawn or an eye roll...it ...
5 Ways to Get the Biggest Impact Out of Counseling Cypress, Amy Wine, TX

5 Ways to Get the Biggest Impact Out of Counseling

Making the decision to enter counseling is an important one, and can often be a difficult phone call to make. Your counselor is aware of this, and considerate of the sometimes intense emotions that have going into your reaching out for help. Counselors sometimes find themselves in your very shoes—making ...
Amy Wine Counseling Sarah Henry

Tips for Managing Burnout

We all have those moments in our lives when we hit a wall:  in our job, in parenting, or in school. We feel tired, overwhelmed, and just plain “over it”. So, we take a break. We may spend time with friends or go on vacation and come back feeling rejuvenated, ...
Working Out Anxiety and Other Tips

Working Out Anxiety and Other Tips

What Does my Anxiety Look Like? Although I look fairly confident on the outside, I tend to struggle with anxiety pretty heavily. So, when I say I joined a new gym this week BY MYSELF, I’m also saying I stepped way outside of my comfort zone and simultaneously raised my ...
An angry child yelling

7 Tips for Parenting an Angry Child

At one point in my life, I was a parenting pro.  Then I had kids and quickly realized all the books and magazine articles I read didn’t quite prepare me for an angry child (or child in an all-out rage).  Maybe you’ve had a similar experience.  In those situations, a ...

It’s Time to Take Care Of You!

It's Time to Assess and Take Care of Your Own Needs! I knew from the day I got married that I would never be a stay at home mom.  All the odds were against me: type A, busy body, planning and scheduling my day to have "no plans", but from ...

Are You Married to Your Best Friend?

Why Becoming Your Spouse's Best Friend is the Ultimate Marriage Goal After being married about a year, my wife and I were interacting with a lady at a retail store - talking about marriage and such - when she abruptly asked, “Are you two like, best friends or something?”  When ...
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