Talking about problems in relationships is hard – whether it’s a work relationship, romantic relationship, friend relationship, or family relationship. But if you are feeling angry or frustrated and the relationship “give and take” feels unbalanced, talking it through will be even more difficult. Here are some tips for talking it over well: Prepare Identify … Continue reading Give and Take (Part 3)
We’ve all heard that before, right? Over the past couple of years, the focus on self-care has increased in that more people are aware of it, and yet, we see so many cases of people that are stretched too thin, overcommitting and trying to fit just one more task into the daily schedule. Our society … Continue reading Self Care isn’t Selfish
The official Thanksgiving holiday may be past for this year, but is your heart actually less thankful today than last Thursday? We hope you enjoyed a fun celebration on Thanksgiving Day, eating delicious foods with family and friends. But every day is an opportunity to give thanks and celebrate the gifts we have! Whenever we … Continue reading An ongoing need for thanksgiving
“Okay, counselor, so, what if I’m in a relationship where I’m the only one giving anything? I give all the time. They need to give sometimes too!” Did you read Part 1 and find yourself thinking this way? Most of us have felt this way at least once in our lives! It is true that … Continue reading Give and Take (Part 2)
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Have you ever felt like you were putting more into a relationship than you were getting out of it? If you’re human… you probably have felt this way! It can be tempting to hold back and wait to invest in someone else until they’re already done something for you. But if we all waited, we … Continue reading Give and Take (Part 1)
"Where are you from?" If the thought of answering that question in one sentence puts you on edge slightly, you might have spent your childhood traveling from one place to another. For others, you may have been born and raised in the same place. When I was a child, I often wondered what it would … Continue reading Where have you been, Wanderer?
How do you handle the storms of life? We know they are inevitable, yet we often find ourselves ill-prepared and overwhelmed. Let’s take a look at how the disciples and Jesus handled a storm in Mark 4. As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they … Continue reading Success in the Storm of Mark 4