Foods to Help Lower Cholesterol
We go to the doctor for an annual check up or due to an illness…….usually if a problem is detected, the first solution is medication. Sadly, we are in an era where medication is the solution for most symptoms. Don’t get me wrong….sometimes medication is necessary but often times it is a lifelong Band-Aid solution. When my husband’s cholesterol was […]
Self-esteem: The Conductor of Emotions
Self-esteem is a very important aspect of everyone’s life. It is such a vital part of a person existence, yet at the same time too much or too little of it can be detrimental. Self-esteem is often used as a controlling tool. People prey on those who have low self-esteem because it is easy. Having […]
Change of Perspective on Mental Illness
The part about counseling that I look least forward to is the diagnosis portion. No matter how many times I have challenged clients to view the diagnosis as a separate thing from their personality, it never fails – many of them view themselves as the diagnosis. Sometimes the clients will use the diagnosis as a […]
Happy Wife….Happy Life!!!
For the past six months I have been cooking/eating healthier. Which means my family has been eating healthier as well. I originally made the change in our diet due to my husband’s cholesterol. It was not extremely high but it was out of normal range. In efforts to lower his cholesterol, I made a change for […]
I don’t have (e)x-boyfriends — I have (wh)y-boyfriends.
I am a peculiar individual… with that being said up front, I can not stand the term, ex-boyfriend. It correlates too much with the word exterminate (as I would with pests) or ex-nihilo (meaning literally nothing). I would never wish to exterminate my former relationships or disregard what we had. Instead, I prefer to call […]
“The fabric of our lives” is the slogan for Cotton Incorporated. A very true statement, especially for my husband and I. We recently celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and there are many threads that are coming together to make us. As I review the past two years of marriage with the person that I love, […]
Counseling vs Advice
Many people believe that counseling is a quick fix. Although counseling has taken strides in the science and mental health community it is still worlds behind the other sciences. I have learned that when education people on the importance of counseling and advice. So many people come to counseling with a ‘fix me’ attitude. As […]
A Mother’s Love
God has already described a mother’s love for her children and family better than I ever could. “She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.” Proverbs 31:27 (Amplified Bible) She gets up while it is still night; she provides food […]