The F.E.A.R. acronym that I grew up to was Fudge Everything and Run (non-explicit version). It was plain and simple… run and hide from anything that was hard and possibly life transforming. After all, I was comfortable in my bubble of no hurt or pain. Was I being realistic though? Of course not! Who can […]
Healthy and Unhealthy Ways to Manage Stress!!!
In a previous blog I discussed the signs/symptoms of stress. While perusing the web, I came across this interesting article that discussed positive and negative ways of coping with stress. The article is on Helpguide.org titled Stress Management and written by Melinda Smith, M.A. and Robert Segal, M.A. The article uses life stressors to make […]
The Warrior Reminder
The Warrior Reminder i am awake my mind is free i am creative i love myself my willpower is strong i am brave i practice patience i don’t judge folks i give, not to receive i don’t expect i accept i listen more than i talk i know i’ll change i know you’ll change i”ll […]
My Money Is Your Money
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh (Genesis 2:24). So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate (Matthew 19:6). In marriage there really shouldn’t be my, his, or her money. […]
Self-Care for Parents
Parents are professional care-takers of their children but often fail at taking care of themselves. Some parents even feel guilty if they spend any time honoring their own desires and passions. They may spend all their energy investing in their children’s passions and interests even at the expense of their own well-being. The truth of […]
Emotional And Personal Intelligence
Reflecting on the value of emotional and personal intelligence as a Christian while reading the book The Power of Personality and How it Shapes Our Lives by John D. Mayer (2014), the question came to mind: What should my motivation be for looking at my own personality or that of another, in essence “sizing up another […]
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Physiological
Abraham Maslow is a well-known psychologist in 1943 whom developed the hierarchy of needs. The hierarchy of needs describes levels that individuals take in order to fulfill a desired need. There are five needs within the pyramid form, in ascending order: physiological, safety, social, esteem and self-actualization. In order to transition to the next need, […]
Is It Really Love….Online???
I was talking with a couple of my girlfriends a few weeks back……(two single…one divorced the other never married) and two married. The topic for most of this conversation was dating and how to find a “good man.” They turn to me, since I have been married for almost two decades, (yep the longest in […]