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3 December 2013
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New Year Countdown

December 2, 2013 Take the last 29 days of 2013 and reflect on your past relationship, friendships, career paths, personal strengths and struggles. After you reflect, pray for clarity! Then CLEAN HOUSE! Get rid of what is hindering you from success; that be so-called friends, family, girlfriend, boyfriend, dead-end job, dead weight, etc. It’s time […]

18 November 2013
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Can a Woman Change a Man?

Throughout history we have seen and heard of people changing the way people think, feel and act. This past weekend I saw a stage play titled, “Can a Woman Change a Man.” I hate to tell all, but Saturday was the last day to see it so I do not feel guilty about telling some […]

15 November 2013
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Dying to Be Thin…Is Gluten-Free All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

When we think of eating disorders, generally we think of the most common ones listed in the DSM IV: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.  By definition eating disorders are a group of serious conditions in which individuals are so preoccupied with food and weight that they often lack focus on other things. They […]

3 November 2013
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Switching from Negative to Positive Self-Talk

Self-talk is the inner voice in your mind that talks to you. Your internal voice can determine how you identify in each situation; it consists of conscious thoughts in addition to subconscious thoughts and viewpoints. Some self-talk can be reasonable, for example, ‘I need to cook dinner’, ‘I need to study’, ‘Today is Tuesday’. On […]

2 November 2013
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Professional Counseling or Pastoral Counseling

Do you need to see your Pastor or a Professional? Choosing the right counselor can sometimes be a tough decision. You may find yourself “stuck between a rock and a hard place” when it comes to choosing what kind of counselor you think would be best for your situation. Many times when we have problems that […]

National Domestic Violence Month 2013

Today is the last day of October National Domestic Violence Awareness month.  What is considered domestic violence?  The National Domestic Violence Hotline describes domestic violence as a “pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner”.   Whether it is sexual, emotional, verbal or physical […]

3 Types of Attachment in Marriage – Ingredients of a Healthy Marriage – Part I

Attachment According to Karyn Ellis secure attachment starts at birth and impacts how the child will develop and socialize with others outside of those first attachment relationships. Secure attachment relationships create the sense of belonging, healthy dependency, security and stability that allows the individual to be independent. How the caregiver interacts with the child, meets […]

You’re a Witch (clean version) – Chapter 1 of “Why You’re Not Married Yet”

I recently read this book called  “Why You’re Not Married Yet – The Straight Talk You Need to Get the Relationship You Deserve” by Tracy McMillan.  I’m all about sharing information and improving marriage.  So if I can help some folks before they married, I can maybe help some future marriages down the road.  (The […]

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