Perfectly Flawed

I took a vacation to the Florida beach last month. It was great to get away and be with great people. On this trip, I tried something new – near shore fishing. My husband usually goes fishing on our beach trips but I never have. But this year, the boat had my required...

What Do We Do?

Venturing into counseling for the first time can be quite stressful just in and of itself. For most people who decide to seek counseling the first time, the unfamiliar process can feel stressful in addition to whatever stressors are already happening. If you are...

Being a Tulip

Jan. 30, 2016 Thoughts about creativity and how it relates to vulnerability have been running through my head lately.  These two go hand in hand.  It is impossible to be creative and not be vulnerable.  Being creative is risky.  Sharing a new idea in a meeting or with...

His Truth, Her Truth, and THE Truth

His Truth, Her Truth and THE Truth. Marriage counseling can be tricky business sometimes. People come in with the idea that the counselor will be a mediator or negotiator for their arguments. Boy, is that a wrong idea! One thing I have learned in marriage counseling...

Fight Fire with Fire…or Not?

Fight Fire with Fire…or Not? When fighting fire with fire, remember that firemen use water. When I first read this truism, I thought, “That’s funny.” But, then I thought about the deeper meaning of it, the life application. Let me tell you a story. About 24 years ago,...