Stages Of Change
The process of change has been studied to identify five stages according to the transtheoretical model, “TTM”. The first stage, precontemplation allows for a person to be unaware of a need for change in their behavior. Examining the pros and cons of continuing a behavior may inform a person towards considering a need for change. […]
Instant Gratification – Death of Patience
“Patience is a virtue.” – from the poem Piers Plowman by William Langland (14th century). We live in a generation where we expect everything on our time, right here and now. If we are hungry, we can pull through a drive thru lane instead of taking time to cook a family meal. If we are […]
What Are Little Girls REALLY Made Of?
Every time I see a little girl, I find myself commenting on their cuteness and sweetness. “Oh, you have a pretty little dress on!”, “You are so cute!” “Look at those shoes!” “Those pigtails are adorable!!” Are these comments only solidifying the image-obsessed world we live in? Do we only notice our little girls for […]
Act of Kindness
I watched this video and wanted to share it with you. It really shows what a small token of kindness can do.
Ashamed of MY ANGER
Are you struggling with speaking out in anger when it comes to your children? I want to help you stop this because responding in anger has painful consequences for your child. We all get angry at our children, but it is important to learn how to control the expression of anger. When you feel your […]
What is Your Diagnosis?
We all have either received a diagnosis or know someone who was diagnosed. Wither it is a mental, psychological, physical or emotional receiving one can cause us to doubt ourselves and GOD. Our first reaction is to ask GOD why is this happening to us or to a love one. Instead of looking at the diagnosis as a sign […]
Positive Deflection Techniques for Strained Marriages
THROWBACK THURSDAY This post is a blast from the past. Check it out! Many people live with a spouse that is overly critical of them. On a positive note, the injured spouse can use these criticisms as a way to grow as an individual. If you use these techniques in a non-threatening way the criticizer […]
Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?–Brigham Young Listening is a lost art! It bothered me greatly that growing up I had to plead with my mother to put down the news paper and turn off the television to get her undivided […]