Boundaries are tough love

You may have heard the term “tough love” when talking about how to leverage a person to enter recovery from an addiction. Boundaries are tough love and key to improving the family unit when faced with addiction. Oftentimes, this type of boundary and tough love are used in conjunction with Continue Reading

A Letter to the Dearhearts

Dearheart, this is already a difficult month. Many dangerous people exist in the world and it’s a challenge to feel safe. Your provoked fears may intensify other unfinished business which for most of the time lies dormant. Then, something no one had planned for occurs, and those deep rooted attitudes Continue Reading

Spring Ahead to Good Sleep

Except for Arizonians, a collective groan is being moaned this week as people hit the snooze alarm to compensate for the hour’s loss of sleep from springing ahead with Daylight Savings time. But even Arizonians cross-country travel, so they, too, can be heard calculating hours lost from time zone changes Continue Reading

Cigarette smoking can teach us about managing stress

You don’t have to give up all of your habits associated with cigarette smoking. In fact, you should keep some of them. Through tools, such as hypnosis and one-on-one coaching, you can give your focused attention on eliminating the harmful habits and strengthening the healthy ones. Cigarette smokers have a Continue Reading

Do you love yourself through stressful times?

In the stressful ups and downs of life, it’s good to love and accept yourself, no matter what. It’s easier to love and accept yourself when things are going well. When you are under stress, though, it can be challenging to offer self-love and compassion. Sometimes, people will move to Continue Reading

Your diagram for creative living through suffering

An agreement with the concept that God allows suffering or somehow meters it out through the fine science and art of not “giving us more than we can bear” is a cruel, malevolent description of God’s role.

What do you remember Elvis for?

Were you alive the day the king died? In an instance, Elvis Presley’s life (b. Jan. 8, 1935-Aug. 16, 1977) became a flash of remorse of how he could have been a dignified man in his later years. He could have been except for the sordid illness of addiction stealing Continue Reading

Find the courage to give up what was lost

I misplaced — or lost — my keys, despite my ever-so-good intention to slow down and be careful. Misplacing keys is common for me. Metaphorically, perhaps I’m afraid of unlocking closed doors to find only skeletons are on the other side. Practically, misplacing my keys causes loss of time and increased distress and anxiety. Continue Reading

Finding God in your Galilee

“He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.” Matthew 28:7 When I think about traveling and someone has gone ahead and arrived first they take care of details that I don’t have to. If we are staying at a hotel, they register us in. They Continue Reading

Have you forgiven or forgotten it?

You had a disagreement with another person and in your mind you forgave. You were able to forgive them because you ended your relationship with them. But did you really forgive them or did you just forget them? The answer to that question will be revealed next time you unexpectedly Continue Reading

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