Blog

Choosing Friends

Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “you’re the sum of the five people you spend the most time with.” Think about this and decide who your five are. Take an inventory of their personality traits, good and bad, of how you feel when you’re with them, and, just as importantly, how you feel when you leave

Read More »
Blog

Caregiving Is Difficult

Some of us choose a life that involves caring for others when they are ill or injured. Nurses, doctors, rehabilitation therapists, and professional caregivers of any kind, are a few things that come to mind. Unfortunately, way too often, many people are thrust into taking care of a loved-one who has been diagnosed with a

Read More »
Blog

Seasons of Grief

This is dedicated to my daughter-in-law, Saige Schuller, who lost her father to cancer three years ago today, on September 11, 2015. A good part of our lives is spent accumulating and celebrating family, friends, material goods, jobs, houses, and other things that make life amazing. It’s tough coming to grips with the reality of

Read More »
Blog

Addiction Recovery

Last night I attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting as the guest of a good friend. She celebrated 18 years of sobriety and received her 18-year coin. What a beautiful experience as we listened to her grateful testimony sharing how A.A. saved her life. The many testimonies of people who had anywhere from a few weeks

Read More »
Blog

Relationships Can Hurt

There are times in our life where we feel hurt, misunderstood, disrespected, or put-down. Where do these feelings come from and what are we supposed to do with them? First of all, your feelings are just that—your feelings.  It’s what you do with your feelings (your behavior) that matters. Sometimes relationships you know, love, and

Read More »
Blog

Exercise Creates Health

A couple of years ago Time Magazine came out with a great article, “The New Science of Exercise.”  Here are just a few of the great take-aways: -If there was a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed. (This comment is

Read More »
Blog

Hold on to Hope

Where are you today? Are you living the life you want to live? Are you fulfilling your God-given mission and purpose in life? Do you have your core values, your dreams, goals, and your purpose statement written down and in plain sight? Or…are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, guilty for your past mistakes, or just plain hopeless? I

Read More »
Blog

Successful Parenting

My children are adults now, most with children of their own, so I can say that my daily parenting days are over.  I can also tell you that of everything I’ve ever accomplished, raising and watching my four children grow into stable, content, fulfilled, responsible adults has been my greatest joy. Parenting is not for

Read More »
Blog

Depression Stems from Dependence

If you depend on people to provide your security, prestige, and comfort in life, you are looking in the wrong place.  If you continue to control and fight for perfectionistic dreams you will soon realize that you are not in control of your own destiny and you will end up discouraged and depressed. When your

Read More »