November 10, 2018

Who are you? Take just a minute before reading any further and try to answer that question. Most basically, you might respond by giving your name, but does this really explain who you are? Maybe you refer to one or more of your familial roles such as, "I'm a...

As a psychologist and counselor, I've discovered something interesting over the years as I work with people in various stages of life and in varying degrees of emotional upheaval. At the heart of most behavioral and emotional "dysfunctions" are lies. Lies that tends to...

Does it seem like disappointment lurks around every corner? Whether it's with your job or co-workers, your spouse or other family members, your appearance or your bank account, we are all familiar with feelings of disappointment. Repeated let downs can lead to all kind...

It has been said that pride is at the root of every sin. Not only does pride underly every sin, but pride, in and of itself is sinful. The book of Proverbs is filled with statements that highlight the wickedness of pride. 

"Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and pe...

February 9, 2018

The self-esteem movement, although not entirely a new concept, really began to surface in the late 1960's. American philosopher and psychologist William James first coined the term "self-esteem" as far back as 1890, defining it as "a ratio that is found by dividing one...

January 16, 2018

Let's face it, our world seems to be a pretty fear-filled place. As I said in a previous blog, anxiety is just a fancy clinical term for the word fear. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental i...

December 14, 2017

In Part 1 of last week’s blog post, I explored a few of the identifying factors that provide evidence that someone is truly on the road to change, rather than just simply sorry. If you’ve lived on this planet for any length of time, it’s likely that you’ve been frustra...

December 8, 2017

In one of my previous blog posts, the topic of forgiveness was discussed. The conclusion was that not only are we commanded to forgive others, but that we benefit from doing so. One of the issues that often arises from the topic of forgiveness is reconciliation. In the...

December 1, 2017

Have you ever been driving down the road and the check engine light comes on in your vehicle? It's an unsettling sight, isn't it? At the same time, isn't it nice that your car, for the most part, will alert you to a potential problem? Imagine if that wasn't part of the...

November 17, 2017

We have all heard that we should forgive others, that it's not only the right thing to do, but that it's actually good for us. While it's true that forgiveness leads us to a healthier mental and physical state than does holding onto anger and bitterness, it's ofte...

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