Tag Archives: Coping Skills

Losing Control

I remember hearing a story, many years ago, from a concerned mother about her very angry son. She recounted many outbursts, but one in particular has stuck with me because it showed how different people perceive anger. During an initial … Continue reading

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Fear of the Unknown–The Practical Side

Are you waiting on something? An answer? A test result? News from the bank? A new job? I think everyone is waiting for something. Whether it is big or small there are always things on our horizon we are thinking … Continue reading

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What You Do Next

Did you ever have one of those days where you woke up thinking that everything was just fine, only to have something totally unexpected happen that changed your life forever? Well, it happens to people all the time. It happened … Continue reading

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Feeling “Under the Weather”—The Practical Side

Have you ever been to a tanning bed? This topic came up in conversation with a friend of mine last week.  I told her I had only been to a tanning bed a couple times in my life (no judgment … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of Stress – The Practical Side

Do you know anyone who would say they are not stressed? I can honestly say I do not know any one person who does not have stress in at least one life area. Stress can be good when it helps … Continue reading

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Married to Your Counselor? –The Personal Side

I believe it takes your whole life to achieve your destiny. I feel there are things we are supposed to accomplish in each season of life. And, we “achieve” our destiny only when we finish the race of life and … Continue reading

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Married to Your Counselor? –The Practical Side

Life is full of changes. This week I learned that a friend of mine has been promoted and will move across the country soon. A few days after that, my phone rang and I was told a family member’s cancer … Continue reading

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Care for the Caregiver — The Personal Side

For the personal piece on caregiving, I wanted to share some advice from a dear friend. My friend of many years—let’s call her Lily—is caregiver to a young son who is currently struggling with two different types of mental illness.

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Finding Hope in the Waiting Room of Life — The Practical Side

Everyone is waiting on something. A vacation, a new job, a spouse, a baby, a relationship to mend. We are all, in a sense, in a waiting room—life’s waiting room. We are in one room—one place—waiting on the next thing … Continue reading

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What Are You Planting? — The Personal Side

I recently heard someone say that “if you are not getting the harvest you want, there is something wrong with the seed you are planting.” We have to “plant” (or spend time investing in) what we want to get.  And … Continue reading

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