7 Tips: Beating Racing Thoughts

Racing thoughts are fast and repetitive thoughts about a particular topic.  They often occur when you are anxious, depressed, or stressed.  It seems like your mind is going 700 miles an hour with a string of thoughts that are blown out of proportion.   Here are 7 hacks to help you calm your racing thoughts.  Breathe.  I […]

Fasting from the news is long over due.

I remember only a couple of years ago. I did not watch the news as much as I did in 2016 and 2017. I remember being Suzie-come-lately on major world events, while my family, friends, and clients found my cluelessness to be humorous. “You mean there was a Tsunami 3 weeks ago?” “Wait a minute, who is […]

You can’t heal what you don’t feel

Denial, rationalizations,  and addictions  are some ways in which painful feelings are avoided. These Defense Mechanisms may work temporarily; however, just  like sweeping things underneath the carpet, eventually you will trip and have to face them.  I believe that God uses our pain as opportunities for healing and growth.  We would not know what needs to be fixed if we did not […]

My Funny Therapy: “God…is this evidenced-based?”

(Only with the permission of my anonymous client am I publishing this article)   This is from my session with a client that is also a Christian therapist. (Background: I am a Christian, not all of my clients are Christians, however that does not stop me from praying for them and for God’s guidance during […]

Stank and Stones: Using an example from David and Goliath to deal with anxiety.

(If I wrote a blog for everytime something amazing happens in therapy, this site would explode.  I have to give credit to an incredible client who came up with this phrase recently during a session, “Stank and Stone.”  This evolve after an example I use when discussing anxiety and worrying.) There are times in which […]

Frog in boiling water phenomenon

If you were to put a frog in a pot of water and heat the water; the frog will adjust as the temperature of the water increases. The frog will continue to adjust as the temperature continue to climb. Suddenly, when the frog gets the notion that it is finally time to get out of […]

Christian-friendly “yoga-like” exercises for mental wellbeing.

As I was researching the whats and hows of yoga and mental health, I was set to publish the blog and wanted to find (as always, what the Bible says about it.) I always want to be responsible for the things that I promote because I have to be accountable to the Man upstairs at […]

Choosing God No Matter What

  Whenever we make the real choice to accept Jesus, to surrender to Him, to live by His commands, to serve, and to be a witness to His greatness. WE ARE ASKING FOR TROUBLE (seemingly). With all the peace and the joy that may come with turning your life over to God comes the testing […]

Trusting God

Trusting God may be difficult to do when we think He is to be blamed for things going wrong in our lives. “How can a God that allows this pain that I am experiencing be trusted?” If I trust Him, what if He does not do it my way? I have been trusting Him, and look […]