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Heather doesn’t want to be constantly thinking about a relationship break-up she had, but she can’t seem to get those unwanted thoughts out of her head. She finds herself ruminating….”I should have done this, why did he do that, how […]

Tom noticed that he feels anxious most of his day. He can’t really put his finger on why, but tells me it’s an overall feeling. Tom suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). When someone feels a pervasive sense of anxiety on a […]

Waking up to the news of another mass shooting means there are families in grief, traumatized survivors and parents who are trying to make sense of this to their children and themselves. What do you say to your children when these […]

Giving opportunities exist on a daily basis in America. Someone goes through an illness and needs help with medical expenses, a family is homeless, or the church is sending an offering to an orphanage over seas. And lately, we have seen our share of […]

He was part of a clinical trial. Take this drug and your pain goes away. But he didn’t know if he was really getting the drug or if he was getting what is called a placebo–a pill that does nothing […]

I know someone who is amazingly creative. I admire his ideas and wish I could have more of whatever that is that makes him so creative. Maybe I can! Brain science is confirming that creativity is a skill that can be learned […]

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 […]

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 […]

When I was growing up, there was an embroidered picture that hung in my room. It was the Lord’s prayer…Now I lay me down to sleep…I would look at that picture, be reminded to pray, close my eyes and fall asleep. […]

Is this young man at risk for substance use?  Could he become one of the 12 million people in the U.S. who are problem drinkers? He’s 25 years-old. Comes from a divorced family. Parents had poor parenting skills and dad was […]