• Let's Talk About Gratitude

    Why do we do the things we do? What motivates us?   I have found that the usual force behind what I do is how I feel about myself. Am I grateful for what I have going on in my life? How do I look at what I have; as a gift or as a burden? I should be looking at what I have, not at what's

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    People in Our Lives

      We really find out who our friends are when we get to a very hard spot in our lives.   Have you ever really needed a friend or parents help reached out and no one was there? Have you ever needed someone to be there for you counted on them or relied on them only to find out

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    Trust

    Trust must be earned We all go through life with only one chance to acquire trust. Trust must be earned through experience with others. As we grow, we are molded by our experiences and our hopes, dreams, and fantasies. What we choose to do, how we choose to do it, and what we do with what we have

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    Still Small Voice

    We all go through life looking to be validated; and with that, we look for hope, peace, love, grace, and friendships. We all look to the future, to a time when things will be as we want them. We want to have it be different from our now, as we all believe that everything will be better "when"!

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    Letting Go: Part 2

    So, once we let things go, how do we leave them go??? Most of us are able to let things go, but right after that, we take it back. So, we end up worse than when we started because when we let it go, we get relief, but right after that we take it all back again. And, we all know what that does to us.

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    Letting Go

    We all have trouble with letting things go. It really doesn't matter whether it's people places or things, letting them go is tough. I think it's so tough because we set expectations on everything we do, everything we get involved with comes with an expectation that it's all going to work out OK,

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    Suicide

    Suicide !!!!! OK, so I know this is a touchy subject. Especially when its adolescents that we are talking about. There are differences between adolescents and adults behavior before the actual act or attempt, but a lot of the reasons are the same, thus the initial behaviors are also the same. There

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    Balance

    Balance is the perfect union between all things going on in your life at one time. It also includes all things involved in your life. The marriage between what is going on, and how I feel about it. What is happening, and how much effort we're putting into the situations in our lives determines if

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    Grace

    OK, so lets talk about what grace really is, then we can set up how to use it or how to give and receive it. Grace definition: polite good will. Attractive qualities or behavior. The free and unearned favor of God. A persons favor. A period officially allowed for an obligation to be met. So, I

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    So, you have been looking for a therapist. You've searched for counselors/ therapists on line, you've gone on Google to check them out, and now you're ready to pick one. How do you choose who is best for you? That is always the most important question. Because, if you get the wrong therapist, you

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