Stress and Anxiety

Life events trigger your brain to release certain chemicals. Your brain is capable of releasing seratonins, dopamines, and panic inducing chemicals. When there is a great deal of daily stress, like being a parent, working, dealing with loss, etc. the brain is...

Take What You’ve Got and Be Thankful

The words stung and then floated off into the universe.  I was only in my 20’s, attending a gathering of friends one night when a 4 year old said those seven powerful words to me.  “Take what you’ve got and be thankful.” Wow!  Really?  It’s uncanny, sometimes, what...

Porn Ponderings

She thinks it’s cheating, he thinks it’s no big deal.  Neither are right.  The truth lies somewhere in the middle.  Honestly speaking, porn creates a lot of clients for counselors.  Since the widespread popularity of the internet, the availability and...

Hitting Rock Bottom

I had another one of those ‘moments’ this morning at church. The sermon brought up thankfulness. “Oh, sure!,” you might be thinking, “yeah, yeah, take what you’ve got and be thankful and all that . . . but my life is a hot...