Self-care

Five TED Talks to Spark New Thoughts in the New Year

We are at the beginning of a new year! Full of time when many of us make resolutions about how we are going to improve our minds, our bodies, and our lives. One of the ways we can do this is to constantly challenge ourselves.  Not only physically in the ...

Redefining the Practice of Patience

My sweet Izzy (my second oldest dog) doesn't seem to have much longer on this earth. She's the kind of dog that stares into your soul with the biggest smile and a constant tail wag, looking cute no matter what she does. She's also the kind of dog to literally ...

Vicarious Trauma

When we experience overwhelming volumes of information—especially information that holds an emotional charge—our bodies, minds, and spirit adapt to help us cope. At times, the way we cope may help in the moment but may have negative long-term results. While there are signs you or a person you know may ...
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Caring for the Mess-Maker

My toddler recently got the stomach bug. Even worse, he projectile vomited all over the rug in front of a friend that was at my house for the first time. Later that day, I was giving him a bath without having first finished cleaning up all of the accidents around the ...

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 ...

The Silent Killer

The UK began a campaign to combat obesity, heart disease, and depression in 2011. This campaign was not centralized around medication, physical activity or any other individualistic endeavor.  UK’s Campaign to End Loneliness is one battling what many health professionals believe to be one of the largest health concerns of ...
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Life Balance versus Giving 100%

Life Balance Imagine you have an empty cup and that you could fill it with five different kinds of juice to make a fancy juice blend. Now, pretend the 5 juices are work, family, self-care, spirituality, etc. Now, pretend that the cup represents you. If you tried to dump all of ...
Practicing Gratitude, Cypress Texas

Practicing Gratitude

Since 2013, my husband and I have had the tradition of keeping what we call a “Good Things Jar.” In January, we pick out a new jar and decorate it with the year. Of course you can create your jar any time of the year.  Throughout the year, we use ...
3 Common Myths of Christian Counseling

3 Common Myths of Christian Counseling

Some people might want to see a Christian Counselor because it resonates with their belief system, but what should you expect? Are we going to just read the Bible together? Will they judge me? Are they just going to tell me to pray about it? Let’s look at 3 of the ...
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