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June 2017 Archives

It’s not easy to live in today’s culture and be happy with your physical appearance. We are constantly being pushed towards having the perfect body. Three messages keep us way too focused on how we look: #1: I can never […]

You were not meant to be alone. Your physical and emotional states function best when you are in healthy connections with others. So what happens when a person lives in isolation? Isolation often brings anxiety based in the fear that you are on […]

Debbie feels anxious about the presentation she has to make to the board tomorrow. She is trying to get a good night’s rest, but finds herself tossing and turning, her heart is racing, and thoughts of failure run through her head. The […]

Turn on the news, look at a magazine, scan the Internet…do you believe you are getting truth? Some would say there is a crisis when it comes to truth. Even when we try to be truthful, it’s easy to embellish the truth. […]

Persevere: Not a word we hear often. But it is especially important in the face of suffering. And most of us have experienced some suffering in our lives. Whether it is a troubled child, a conflictual marriage, a chronic illness […]

Be fit. Eat clean! Sugar free, gluten free, non GMO, no pesticides, grass fed…This is the mantra of healthy living in today’s culture. But Mary took this clean eating strategy too far and put herself in physical danger. She found […]

Does food influence anxiety? Does diet matter when it comes to anxiety? Can anxiety be treated with food? Remember the saying, “You are what you eat.” Maybe when it comes to anxiety, there is some truth in this statement. While we […]

I was sitting at a restaurant the other day watching a family of two parents and two children. The kids looked like they were grade school age. During the 5 minutes of watching them out of the corner of my […]

Jenny loves Rick, but is showing signs of  codependency. She needs Rick’s approval and basis her sense of identity on his reactions. She feels she must care for him at all costs in order to be worthy of his love. When a […]

What’s happening on our college campuses? Are our freshman losing their religion and leaving the faith? A recent nationwide survey by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program says, yes. According to their data, the number of college freshman leaving the faith they […]