Counselor’s Corner: Accepting What You Cannot Change

by stephanie reck   We can prevent a lot of frustration, disappointment, and stress by letting go of what we cannot control. I want certain people in my life to be different, and for many years I tried unsuccessfully to change them. I thought they needed my help to change, so I gave everything to try andContinue reading “Counselor’s Corner: Accepting What You Cannot Change”

Don’t Let Go When a Loved One is in A State of Addiction

by Jennifer Rubino Champion   For some time now, I have been angry, yes angry at someone I love because they have retreated backwards into their drug addiction. I have watched them as they physically morph back into the thin, unhealthy person they were before. They drop off the radar and never appear at church; they neverContinue reading “Don’t Let Go When a Loved One is in A State of Addiction”

Counselor’s Corner: When People Violate Your Boundaries

by stephanie reck   Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone passes those limits. We have all had people in our lives that have violated our boundaries, whether it’s a family memberContinue reading “Counselor’s Corner: When People Violate Your Boundaries”

Take No Offence

by Chris Gambrell   In today’s world, we seem to offend people rather easily. We’ve possibly offended or hurt someone’s feelings, whether it was intentional or not; sadly, people sometimes say and do things that are careless, blunt, insensitive or even mean-spirited. While we can’t control the intentions or behavior of others, we can determine how weContinue reading “Take No Offence”

When to Let Someone Back in Your Life that Has Hurt You

by stephanie reck   Relationships can be complicated, especially when there have been times of hurt and pain. How do you know when it may be time to reengage in a relationship that has caused you pain? In this article I will explore when you will know when it’s time to let someone back into your life,Continue reading “When to Let Someone Back in Your Life that Has Hurt You”

Good Things Take Time: 7 Things You Should Never Rush

by Divine Akorli   We live in an instant gratification society. Immediate notifications, light-speed Twitter feeds, instant internet connections…and an irrational frustration upon delay. We are a species who could find out that a convenience exists, begin to enjoy it, and 5 minutes later become dissatisfied when it does not meet our expectations. We spend most ofContinue reading “Good Things Take Time: 7 Things You Should Never Rush”

Relationships Matter Most

The CEO of a California mega firm PIMCO, a $2 trillion investment fund, resigned upon receiving a note from his daughter listing 22 milestones he had missed in her life. His most recently reported annual income was $100 million. His 10 year old daughter’s compelling list of the special moments where he was absent inContinue reading “Relationships Matter Most”