Full disclosure, I don’t always practice what I preach

Like many of you, I have been running myself ragged, trying to keep up with things. With a growing group agency, we recently moved locations and expanded our reach. To add to that, my coaching business is doing well with speaking opportunities. In fact, last week, I shared with a group of women in Chicago. It was amazing! As great as it all is, needless to say, it’s been hectic. I share often about listening to your body and for … Continue reading

3 surefire ways to deal with a negative co-worker

We all have bad days. There are days when the stresses really get to you and you need to vent. Whether it’s about your job, boss, or even a client, you need a ranting fest to get all those frustrated feelings out. That’s normal. Venting is helpful and can even be cathartic. What about those who are experts at finding a negative slant in just about any situation? You know the ones I’m talking about. The co-worker that, no matter … Continue reading

“Ghosting” ~ not just for the dating

Have you heard of the term “ghosting?” Here’s an online definition: “The practice of suddenly ending all contact with a person without explanation” The idea is that someone starts connecting with you and then, without warning, they stop. It is pretty black and white. You are talking and then you are not. When it comes to relationships, however, it’s not always black and white. And relationships are not always about dating. Ghosting happens in every relationship (i.e., friendships, bosses,  co-workers, business acquaintances, extended family). Here are … Continue reading

Self-Worth

The author of this is unknown, but I felt it bears sharing, enjoy! In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question: “What kind of man are you looking for?” She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking, “Do you really want to know?” Reluctantly, he said, “Yes.” She began to expound: “As a woman in this day and age, I am in a position to ask a man … Continue reading

Five Destructive Behaviors Masquerading as Love

Love can be a beautiful thing, especially when we understand it and how it works. Since love is experienced on an emotional level, however, it can confuse us as all those feelings tend to cloud our thinking. What if we believe it is love but in actuality, it is an imposter? Though it is very often unintentional due false ideas of love, it is only when we take a closer look that we are better able to see what might … Continue reading

Why teens think the way they do

Ask any parent or adult and we will say the same thing. We all want to raise our children to become happy, healthy, and productive adults. With that comes the ability to make good decisions, understand how to navigate the world, and most of all, how to handle tough decisions. However, in our effort to do what is “best” for our children, we can often unwittingly and unintentionally hinder them toward this goal. As a result, they learn to make … Continue reading

A “Christian Counselor” vs. a “Christian” Counselor

When we think of counseling, we often think of the stereotypical phrase “and how does that make you feel?”  Most of us understand that counseling is about getting in touch with our emotions.  But, when it comes to the healing process, it is important to recognize we are more than just our feelings. Though we are emotional beings, we are also physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual beings!  That being the case, it is natural to wonder . . . what about God … Continue reading

A story about Doubt

One day, Doubt, feeling confused, sad, and alone, set off to look for answers.  Finding Wisdom, Doubt asked “Can you please tell me the truth?” Excited to share, Wisdom spoke the truth.  But, upon hearing it, Doubt became unsure and asked again, “Wisdom, please tell me the truth, but can you tell me a little nicer?” Wisdom, still excited, shared the truth once more . . . gently.  But Doubt, becoming more anxious, asked again, “Please, Wisdom, can you tell me … Continue reading

What we want most in our relationships

I work a lot with couples.  It’s interesting and quite fun!  You can learn a lot about relationships when working with couples.  I try to help two very different individuals learn to live together and love one another, despite their differences. The thing is, if we are willing to do the work, it can be the most rewarding experience.  We learn to love another human being, all the while, allowing them to love us back.  Through the process, we hopefully grow … Continue reading