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I am….

 
I am….
Kind, compassionate, fun, organized, energetic, creative….
I am…
A loser, ugly, a failure, depressed, worthless, a burden….
I am…
A girl, a boy, a mother, a father, sister, brother….
 
 
I sometimes ask my clients to finish this statement, “I am…”.  The answers above are...

Effective Communication

Many clients that I have come into contact with have seemed to struggle with a very basic relationship skill – communication. This seemed to pose a problem for them with developing and maintaining healthy relationships. It has become apparent to...

Helping our Children Heal through Divorce/Separation

Moving Past the Pain
 
Children can show the impacts of divorce/separation in a variety of different ways. Some children will act out in anger. Others may experience sadness. Sometimes our children can withdraw, or at other times they may pretend as...

Barriers to Acceptance

Acceptance is a powerful tool. It enables us to let go, to move forward, to refocus, to feel empowered, and perhaps most importantly, to find a sense of peace within our own reality. That being said, acceptance is a word...

I Need to Get Motivated

“I need to get motivated.” We have all heard of that phrase before. We have likely even said a version of it to ourselves. During many points in our life, we often find ourselves stuck – or even perhaps frozen...

Job’s Friends and Jesus Weeping: Ways We Block Intimacy Part II

Job 2:11-13; John 11:32-36
 
Another way that we block intimacy is by judging and blaming others. Rather than looking at ourselves and taking responsibility for creating what we want or don’t want, we focus on others and how they need to...

The View

As I was running outside last week, I was admiring all of the beautiful houses and yards to my right and the amazing view of the river valley against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.  At one point I came...

The Power of Positive Reinforcement

 
What is Reinforcement and why is it important?
 
Have you ever thought to yourself “why do I keep on doing that?” or “why does this keep on happening?” We can often relate to these questions with situations that trigger us, with...

Getting to Contentment

There are countless self-help books on how to attain happiness. For many people suffering from mental illnesses like depression and anxiety, the idea of getting to a state of happiness can seem too far-fetched.  So I have a proposition: take...

“They used me, I am so upset”

Many of us have experienced manipulation at one point or time in our lives. Sometimes, we were the ones who manipulated others, such as asking parents for their car when we said we had to rush to a friend whose...