Reducing Pain’s Power

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Charlie Brown and Lucy were standing in the back of the classroom.  The dialogue (to the best of my memory) went something like this:

Charlie Brown:  Where were you yesterday? I saw your desk was empty.
Lucy:  I was homesick.  I had a cold.
Charlie Brown:  There were a lot of empty desks.  There must have been a lot of kids with colds yesterday.

Changing Seasons

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Letting go can be hard. Often we hear the people in our lives telling us to “just let it go.” But it seems so difficult for the person holding on. Andrea Mathews, LPC, NCC shares,” we tend to believe that the reason we hold on is because of what someone did, or didn’t do, because of the loss of someone.”

Too Much is Too Much

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Anxiety is a common experience.  Some anxiety can actually be helpful in certain situations.  A bit of anxiety gets us to wear a seatbelt in the car, or a life jacket in the boat.  Anxiousness about getting a ticket may keep us within the speed limit. 

Sexual Violence

Monday, September 5th, 2022

Sexual assault is a common occurrence. Pew Research done in 2018 indicated that “Some 44% of Americans say they have received unwanted sexual advances or verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. About six-in-ten women (59%) say they have experienced this, while 27% of men say the same.”