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Christmas Gift Ideas

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Holidays, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Christmas Gift Ideas

I love giving gifts! It is one of my favorite parts of the holidays. I love spending time looking to the perfect gift for every person on my list. Something that tells them I put thought into what they would like and what would make them feel special. There is something special about seeing someone open a gift that you put a lot of thought into. However, as much as I love gift giving there can also be a lot of stress associate with it. The idea of shopping and facing the crowds of crazy shoppers. The money that can be spent can make you feel like your budget is out the window! The idea of...

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Taking Back the Holidays (Ways to cut out stress)

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Holidays, Mental Health | 0 comments

Taking Back the Holidays (Ways to cut out stress)

It seems like lately the holidays have become increasingly intense and stress-filled. There are so many expectations, demands, and pulls on our time, energy, money, and other resources. It is so easy to get wrapped up in all the demands of the holiday season and the internet doesn’t help. I have said it before, and the holidays are no exception, but sites like Facebook, instagram, and pintrest only help to make the stress worse. We are constantly seeing images that others post of perfectly decorated homes, amazing gifts, and perfect holiday meals. Combine that with all the other...

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Preparing for the Holidays

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Holidays | 0 comments

Preparing for the Holidays

Is anyone else slightly freaked out by the fact that the holidays are quickly approaching? I was scheduling clients last night and realized that Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away! Two weeks! We haven’t even made plans for Thanksgiving yet! I normally love the holidays. There is so much joy and magic. The food, the family, the decorations, the traditions, the music, the giving, Christ’s birth. There are so many good things about the holidays and traditionally it has been one of my favorite times of year. However, I told my husband the other day that I am already feeling a sense of...

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The Importance of Self-Care

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Mental Health | 0 comments

The Importance of Self-Care

As I write this I am finishing up a late afternoon lunch out…by myself…and thoroughly enjoying it. You see this isn’t something I do often. Eat a quiet lunch, while it is still warm, take time to people watch, to think, and/or read. A typical day for me consists of running my kids around in between clients with very little time out for me. But that’s a problem, for me, and likely for you. We live in a society that keeps us jam-packed. Running from one thing to another with very little down time. In addition, many of us feel guilty when we take time out for ourselves,...

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Using Technology to Revive– Not Destroy– Your Marriage

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Relationships | 0 comments

Using Technology to Revive– Not Destroy– Your Marriage

Every year, thousands of couples seek marriage counseling to help improve their relationships.  And with all the new technology popping up over the past few decades, we’re seeing new trends in why couples seek help.  Social media allows people to connect in ways and at speeds that weren’t possible until recently, but that opportunity comes with a responsibility.  Many affairs begin by people being secretive or irresponsible with their connections with people.  Communication between spouses is jeopardized when each person is more focused on their phone or TV screens instead talking to...

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Living Life in Community

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Relationships, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Living Life in Community

The other day I posted this quote from Albert Einstein on our Facebook page “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Who knew Albert Einstein was also so emotionally intelligent? You see, I agree with this quote…we are made to live with and for others! The problem is our society tells us otherwise. Our society tries to convenience us of one of two lies. The first lie is that we already to have a strong support system. We are so easily “connected” to the world around us that it creates a false sense of community. We can share our joys,...

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