Each one of us is wonderfully and beautifully made. We have all been blessed with gifts that we are encouraged to share with those around us. The truth is we have value and worth, even when there are times we feel that the world tells us differently.
Starting May 15, 2018, Sioux Falls Psychological Services is offering an Art Group for adolescents and teens ages 12-15 who struggle with anxiety or depression. Art therapy gives the opportunity to express feelings for which we do not have the words.
“Oh, I’ll do that later.” This is a phrase that most people can identify with. Everyone puts things off sometimes. Some people will even say that they perform best under pressure. Granted, an approaching deadline can at times motivate or enhance performance, but this response may also be a way of justifying putting things off urgent and important tasks.
We all want to be happy. According to the World Happiness Report, the United States dropped significantly since 2007, from 3rd to now 19th among 34 countries. It seems as though the Nordic countries are the happiest countries on the planet. In my search to learn more I found a central theme, it is the human things that matter. John Helliwell in his report in the Los Angeles Times wrote, “The material can stand in the way of the human.”