Does Loyalty Help World Peace?
As human we are naturally wired to have a sense of loyalty. Loyalty builds relationships that last for long periods of time. Loyalty also allows us to know who to trust and who to steer clear from. The question I have though, is why dos loyalty have to be so closed minded? For example if […]
Helping Hand or A Hindrance!!!!
In one of my current jobs……….due to the high volume of clientele and veteran clients…… I have began to ponder is a “helping hand” really a helping hand or is it a hindrance? In this particular line of work, we assist several individuals as well as families sometimes in a financial capacity. In general, these are low income […]
Who’s Your Counselor’s Counselor?
As I near the end of collecting my state LPC-Intern hours, I have realized the importance of the question: Who’s your counselor’s counselor? At first, I found it easy to compartmentalized the traumas that I was hearing on a daily basis from my clients and not allowing their stories to effect me. However, after two […]
I recently read an article entitled 10 Things Your Daughter Should Know by the Time She’s 10. These 10 simple girl power commandments-if you will- will help your daughter navigate through life. The 10 girl power commandments for little girls are as follows: 1. How adored she is. No matter what you disagree on and […]
The Confederate Flag: Is Change Possible
Living in the South, I often hear individuals of the majority say that the Confederate flag symbolizes their heritage. Whereas, most minorities see this same flag as a symbol of hatred. I guess it depends on which end of the whip your ancestors had contact with that aids in one’s perception. I was recently […]
YOU Have To Love Yourself
The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself. – Sahaj Kohli Such a powerful reminder that no matter who you invite into your life, no matter how much their love soothes the pains of the past, you still have to make it a priority to love yourself. […]
The Cost of Professional Counseling
Many people in our society forgo the cost of counseling in a effort to save time and money. Can you put a cost on your mental and physical health? Can you place a cost of the emotional well being of your children? Can you place a cost on your marriage? Most of these things cannot […]
Abstinence or Contraceptives
Sitting in my house on Friday enjoying the cool weather I was watching a movie on Lifetime called The Pregnancy Pact. It was about a small town that was going through a pregnancy epidemic. At a particular school, a group of 5 friends had made a pact to become pregnant at the same time. Now […]