Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness

What do you think of when you hear the word, self-esteem? Are your thoughts negative or positive? Personally, I imagine someone looking into a mirror. Self-esteem reflects a person's overall evaluation of his or her own worth. It includes beliefs as well as emotions such as pride, despair, and shame. The question I ask when discussing self-esteem is simply, how much do you value yourself...

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness2016-05-03T13:10:14+00:00

Get a Smaller But and End Your Excuses

We all have big buts! I’m not talking about the size of your backside. We all use the word “but” to make excuses. We use “but” to explain why we are not able to do things that we want to do. We use “but” as a way to blame others when we do something for which we need to apologize. We use “but” as a way to blame circumstances. Buts are big!

Get a Smaller But and End Your Excuses2016-03-01T14:45:29+00:00

14 Categories of Distorted Thoughts

Rational thinking is not always as easy as it seems. The truth is, we all have distorted thoughts in one way or another. If you don't think you do, guess what? That is one of your distorted thoughts!

14 Categories of Distorted Thoughts2016-02-18T12:07:53+00:00

Postpartum Depression: Interview with a Repeat Mother

Postpartum depression can linger around and make you miserable. Here are some tips from a repeat mother to help you cope and get through it faster...

Postpartum Depression: Interview with a Repeat Mother2016-02-15T13:29:54+00:00

Modifying Beliefs: You Can’t Always Believe What You Think

You cannot always believe what you think. We assume our beliefs are true. Challenge your beliefs with the evidence and see if the hold up. Often, we will find that our beliefs are not based in reality and are causing us to accept things that are not true...

Modifying Beliefs: You Can’t Always Believe What You Think2016-02-11T11:20:02+00:00

Searching for Significance – In Pursuit of Approval

We all want to be important. Sometimes, we can feel so unimportant that we spend a lot of time and effort searching for significance in harmful ways. We can confuse being important with other things that can ultimately bring about problems in our lives.

Searching for Significance – In Pursuit of Approval2016-01-27T12:49:10+00:00

Helpful Strategies for Coping with Grief

Coping with grief after the loss of a loved one can be difficult. Here is some information to help you through the process and work your way toward healing...

Helpful Strategies for Coping with Grief2016-01-19T10:34:09+00:00

Taking Control of Life When it Feels Out of Control

Have you ever felt out of control? I mean really! Things in life seem to be coming from every direction and there’s nothing you can do to stop any of them. Ever been there? I sure have. While I don’t particularly like that journey, I have learned to regain control. Taking control of life when it seems out of control is not always easy, but it is possible.

Taking Control of Life When it Feels Out of Control2015-12-17T17:03:13+00:00