We have all been told at one time or another to “breathe” and it may have seemed like our concerns at the time were being brushed off by the giver of that advice. We should all be experts at breathing by now, since we’ve been doing it from birth and it’s automatic after all. You may ask, why […]
The Importance of a Father
A father is the most important person in a girl’s life. He is the one that shows her how a man is supposed to treat, love and provide for her. Every girl wants to feel so secure and loved in such a way they can tell a boy, ” If you hurt me I am going to tell my DADDY!” So why […]
“Like a Girl”
I recently attended Women to Women conference regarding women working with men who batter. It was awe-inspiring that there were quite a few of us female facilitators for a Battering Intervention Prevention program (BIP). Sitting at a small table of 10 ladies maximum, we discussed our roles as women facilitators of men’s battering groups. The […]
The Power to Say “No”!
Why do people find it so hard to say “No”? It is as if we will receive severe consequences for stating a simple two letter word. However, stating “no” to someone, is the start of setting boundaries of what is acceptable for you. Setting boundaries is important to protect ourselves, including those closest to us. […]
Sad, Maybe Mad, But not Bad!
Depression is often confused with being only sadness, worthlessness, hopelessness, tearfulness, and emptiness. However, with children and teens depression has many faces. Children and adolescents who cause problems at home or school are often defiant to the rules, argumentative with parents and teachers, hostile towards siblings and peers, skipping classes, running away from home, engaging […]
If you are dealing with chronic pain, it is important to recognize the connection between your thoughts and emotions in reaction to the pain. The gate control theory of pain theorizes that negative emotions lead to an increase in experience of pain. Deep breathing and visualization can provide an alternate experience from the reaction to […]
Where is Your Money Going?
Do you find it hard to keep an account of your money? I remember getting paid on the 1st of the month just to become broke by the 2nd after paying all of my monthly bills. How can you manage your money and get out of debt? Money is one of the leading causes for divorces or breakups. […]
The Joy Effect
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22) Joy and happiness are contagious. Laughter is medicine that boosts your immunity, improves your mood, and relieves stress. The Bible says in Proverbs 15:30 that “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to […]