I Need to Make a Decision!
When God created us, He gave us the ability to choose. He could have designed us to act, react and interact according to how He wanted us to. However, he thought it might be best to give us options and choices. Remember Adam and Eve? God placed them in this world and gave them access […]
Are You Aware of the Happiness Secret? (Part 2)
If you read last week’s blog article regarding the Happiness Secret, Steven K. Scott, author of The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon’s Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness, pointed out five barriers that prevent us from being truly happy. This week, we will look at four ways to overcome these barriers and achieve […]
A No Regrets Life Principle 4: Leave Boldly
So this is my final week in my journey to a no regrets life. While reading the book One Month to Live I have revisited the importance of living with passion, loving others, and learning from my experiences. This week my final principle to a no regrets life is “leave boldly”. In reading this final […]
To Label or Not to Label, That is The Question !!!
For years there has been an ongoing debate over the pros and cons in regards to the effects of labeling individuals with mental health disorders/disabilities. From a therapist stand point, labeling is essential. It helps in defining the condition/ disorder which aids in ensuring proper treatment measures are taken. It provides insight […]
Gottman’s Sound Relationship House, Part 3
This is the third part in a series on John Gottman’s Sound Relationship house. The first part was about “Building Love Maps” (found *here*) and the second was about “Sharing Fondness and Admiration” (found *here*). The third level of the house is called “Turn Towards Instead of Away.” “Turning towards” means showing interest in the […]
Am I Being Abused?
The first step to getting help is recognizing that there is a problem. Often people in abusive relationships do not see that the relationship is unhealthy. There are honeymoon periods where things seem great and they enjoy spending time with the person they’re dating. However there are moments filled with violence, verbal aggression, intimidation, and […]
Being Single is not that Bad
There are many things to love and enjoy about being single. Being single is not a bad thing. However, as with anything, being single is not always fun or easy. There are cultural and societal pressures/judgments/beliefs associated with being single that often weigh heavily on single people. In our culture there is a very real pressure, whether […]
Are You Aware of the Happiness Secret? (Part 1)
“A joyful heart is good medicine; but a broken spirit dries the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 Did you know that being happy has amazing health benefits? Research has shown that people who are truly happy have reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and susceptibility to illnesses. Also, happy people’s recovery time is quicker from illness […]