“You Are on the Fastest Route And Your Route is Clear….”

May 6, 2016 No comments yet

Thank God for Google Maps.  Honestly, I don’t know how I ever was able to manage my coming and my going without it.  The sweet, gentle guiding voice that manifests itself from my phone somehow calms my inner directional fears, gives me hope that I will somehow make my destination in the timeliest manner possible, […]

Body Love

December 23, 2014 No comments yet

Do you ever stop to think about the extraordinary things that your body can do? My theory is that most of you do not think about what your body can do, instead you probably think about what your body can’t do. You live in a world that is constantly bombarding you with messages about how […]

Ten Forms of Distorted Thinking

December 3, 2014 No comments yet

Things aren’t always as they seem to be.  We frame our perceptions of things based on what we believe, to be true.  Aaron Beck, the psychiatrist who brought us the Beck Depression Inventory, created this list of various ways that our thinking gets twisted.  The truth becomes hard to discern when we engage in these […]

Art Journaling for Therapy

August 22, 2014 No comments yet

Clients who visit my office have a lot of thoughts and ideas about what is going on in their lives.  Many will “journal” their experiences and growth.  Writing down thoughts and feelings uses a different part of the brain than talking about it to friends, family, pastors, and therapists.  Drawing and sketching likewise uses still […]

Moms and Anxiety

July 14, 2014 No comments yet

Proverbs 12:25 states “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”  Have you ever felt weighed down by anxiety, related to being a mom?  Below you will find some handy tips on managing anxiety and releasing the weight, from your motherly heart. Deep breathing: slow down and take a […]

Sleep Hygiene Tips

July 14, 2014 No comments yet

In a given week I hear many complaints about some type of sleep related problem. Sleep problems can be caused by many things ranging from a current worry, a recent injury, a mental health condition, or a specific type of sleep disorder, of which there are nearly 80. In many cases, following some sleep hygiene tips […]

The Power of a Well Developed Goal

July 11, 2014 No comments yet

Feeling like you’re stuck in a rut? Tired of not making headway in revising your life? One of the basic reason’s therapy is successful is that is based on goals designed by the client. The power of the well developed goal is that it should empower you to competently create change in your life. Ever […]

It’s Snowing – AGAIN!

February 12, 2014 No comments yet

Winter in Central Indiana is often a dreary time.  The days are short and the nights are long.  Sometimes, the weather is fairly mild compared to other places.  On a good year, the weather is warm enough to give us a lot of cold rain that doesn’t affect our drive to work that much.  But, […]

Causes of Teen Stress

January 17, 2014 No comments yet

SOME OF THE DIFFERENT AREAS THAT CAN CAUSE TEEN STRESS: The Changes of Adolescence — Developing faster or slower than most of one’s friends can cause tensions because the teenage years are a time when being like others and liked by others is so important. As the teen transitions and hormone changes take place, teens can […]

How to Approach the Holiday Season

December 4, 2013 No comments yet

  The holidays can be a wonderful time to connect with family and friends and enjoy each other’s company and fellowship. It is a time to enjoy favorite holiday recipes, holiday decorating, and festivity. The holidays can also be a time of stress, confusion, and pain. Often times we may find ourselves in one of […]



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