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 I originally made the change in our diet due to my husband’s cholesterol.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 […]
Even though communication, or lack of, is one of the biggest culprits for divorce; finances/money have to be in the top 105. When someone has been taking care of themselves and budgeting for themselves for a period of time, it sometimes can be difficult when one becomes two and that has to be one. You […]