February 21, 2019

Grace, forgiveness, trust and reconciliation are words full of meaning which are often misunderstood by those who use them and those who hear them.  I remember sitting in a Sunday School class in my church and hearing someone say to forgive we just “had” to trust.  The...

February 21, 2019

A while ago I saw a commercial for a medication used for eczema.  In the commercial the people who suffered from eczema were asking for people to look at them instead of their disease and see them for who they are.  Sometimes when we are struggling with depression we b...

February 21, 2019

The most common concern I hear from couples in counseling is communication.  I usually start any discussion on communication with an acronym I learned in grad school called LUVER.   LUVERing is all about truly listening and if you really want to get someone’s attention...

February 21, 2019

Have you ever stopped doing something that you wanted to do?  Have you even stopped doing something you thought or knew was good for you? As evidenced by my neglect of this blog over the past 6 months, it is clear that I have had that experience.  And today as I am try...

February 1, 2016

This past week has brought two significant losses in my life.  On Saturday we learned that my husband’s uncle had passed away and on Thursday I learned that one of my grad school professors had passed away on Monday.  My thoughts and heart have been turned to both of t...

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