1. The Breakfast Club

    Have you seen the movie, The Breakfast Club?  It’s a movie from the 80’s and it’s a classic, in my opinion.  ☺  I was watching it the other day for probably the tenth time and was reminded of how real it was.  No, it is not a true story but it could be.  I remember watching it; thinking that that movie depicted high school students in such an accurate way.   In case you haven’t see…Read More

  2. Marriage Counseling – What’s It Like?

    What will marriage counseling be like? We’ve never been to marriage counseling, and we are not sure what to think. Really, we are nervous and a bit afraid. When couples first come in for counseling this, or something like this, is what almost everyone says. They don’t know what to expect, and they are not sure they really want to be here anyway. But their marital problems have grown to the poi…Read More

  3. Fear…it can steal a lot from us

    Fear is powerful. It steals joy, happiness, adventure and opportunities from us. Fear works its way into our minds and hinders us from living the life we were made to live. Everyone has experienced fear at one point in his or her life. Even those people who you think are “fearless,” they aren’t. At some point I bet they have been afraid. It is okay to be afraid but it is not okay to let fear…Read More

  4. What To Do When Your Child Needs Help

    Have you noticed your child struggling more than usual?  Are they struggling emotionally, socially, at school, with friends, at home?  You as a parent are an expert when it comes to your children.  You may not feel like it, but you are.  You know when something just isn’t right with your child.  When you notice that, what do you do?  Do you talk to them?  Ignore it and hope it goes away?…Read More

  5. 10 Things To Lessen Your Stress

    Who hasn’t felt stressed at one point or another?  Sometimes life begins to get stressful and we feel as through we have no control over it.  Even if we feel like we don’t have control over the stress in our lives, there is always something we can do to help ourselves.  Sometimes the stress is so significant that we feel like there is nothing we can do will help.  Try a few of these things…Read More

  6. Choosing To Live Your Life

    “Today I choose life.  Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain…To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but to embrace it.”  – Kevin Aucoin This quote is true in so many ways.  We have the privilege to choose how we are going to feel every morning we…Read More

  7. Setting Boundaries

    Have you ever watched “Everyone Loves Raymond?” If you have then what you see, and what makes it so funny, is a family without boundaries. Ray and Robert just can’t say no to their mother. Frank is a tough guy who is forced to be compliant if he wants to eat. Debra sees the craziness, but has been sucked into it and can’t find her way out. Even Amy gets lost in the enmeshed family whirlwin…Read More

  8. Change: Who Likes It?

    Typically, people do not like change.  Change is a dreaded six-letter word.  We like our routine.  We like doing what we want, when we want and how we want.  When something gets in the way of that and causes us to CHANGE something, many struggles and issues can arise.   This doesn’t go to say that everyone doesn’t like change.  Some people thrive off of change.  If something stays the s…Read More

  9. Connection In Marriage

    Many of us remember the funny scene in Princess Bride when the priest begins the wedding ceremony with the hilarious words..."Mawage...that dweam within a dweam." But that is was we want, a marriage that fulfills our deepest dreams of love and connection, and that makes all our dreams come true. And even though we may laugh at that cliché, deep inside, our hearts ache to be known by our closest c…Read More

  10. Seeking Help: is it a Strength or Weakness?

    "Everyone Has Scars, They Just Aren't As Visible As Yours." - Anne Eliot Everyone goes through struggles throughout their lives.  Life is not easy.  Relationships end.  We lose jobs.  We fail a test.  We lose a loved one.  We have money problems.  Our children are struggling in school.  They get bullied.  We get diagnosed with an illness.  We think we are ugly.  We are too fat or too th…Read More