Are My Needs Okay?

Do you ever wonder if it’s okay to have needs? What is selfish and what is OK? I was interviewed by Jodie Stevens of 103.9 THE FISH about this important question. The answer YES…it is absolutely OK to have needs, and in fact is actually healthy because God placed those needs inside of us…they are […]

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Tips for Processing Emotions

Processing emotions is hard for MOST people. Very few of us have been taught how to work through our emotions in healthy ways, including grief. Most of us ignore them, push them down or blow up after letting them build up inside. We respond this way because we haven’t learned healthy ways to process our […]

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How We Tragically Misunderstand Jesus’ Command to Deny Ourselves

I’m so pleased to welcome Jill E. McCormick to share her wisdom with us today. Jill loves to help women and moms live a grace-filled life in a try-hard world. Welcome Jill! ~   ~   ~   ~   ~ Romeo and Juliet’s love story is a tragedy because of a misunderstanding. Romeo took the fact that Juliet’s […]

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Wisdom to Your Younger Self

I was recently asked to share what I would say to my younger self, knowing what I know now about living life. I’m grateful to Jeanette Schneider at loreandlittlethings.com to allow me to share with her readers. I thought it might be helpful for all of us to think about. All of us have gone […]

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Hints to Make Mother’s Day a Blessing

Mother’s Day is a little over a week away.  I’ve got a few hints that will help Mother’s Day go well this year. Mother’s Day is loaded emotionally…often filled with unmet expectations and disappointments. It is also a day that may bring pain for lots of reasons. Rather than ignore it, let’s look at it, and […]

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Learn to Give Without Resentment

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Do you struggle with resentment? Do you sometimes feel like you are the one doing all the giving and sacrificing, while others around you aren’t doing their fair share? If the answer is “yes”, then you are not alone. I learned this concept many years ago when I developed a tool to help myself with […]

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Include Yourself in Your Life!

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  Part of developing a compassionate relationship with yourself involves including yourself in your life That may sound strange. Let me explain. So often, for a variety of reasons, we often make decisions about how to spend our precious time, energy, focus, funds, and effort without factoring in our instincts, needs, and desires for our […]

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Pursuing Healthy Relationships #1 ~ A Strong Sense of Self

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Welcome! I’m Starting a Series Today Entitled: Pursuing Healthy Relationships…With God, Yourself and Others. I’ll be covering four important components of what it takes to have emotionally healthy relationships, and then apply what we learn to our relationships with God, ourselves and others.  I’ll also be sharing even more information during my every other week […]

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5 Critical Keys to Succeeding at Your New Year’s Resolutions

Want to Succeed at Your New Year’s Resolutions? Today it is my pleasure to have my friend and colleague, Susan Reynolds, MFT share 5 critical keys to help you succeed at your New Year’s Resolutions. You will be inspired by her personal story of success, and her practical tips. Hello, it is a pleasure to […]

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Warmth, Empathy and Respect…

Warmth, Empathy and Respect are so Important Two weeks ago I headed over to Western Seminary, Sacramento where I interviewed two students in the marriage and family therapy masters degree program. These students shared what they were learning in the program and how they were impacted personally and professionally in very positive ways. I have […]

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