Our children need to love themselves and they need to learn to extend that love to others. When children love others, they are empathetic. Instead of reacting to others, they learn to respond by reading the emotional states of others.
There are a lot of buzz words these days. “Whole person care” is one of them. But, what does that mean?
Think of the brain and mind as two different entities. When brain is left ungoverned by the mind, then you are in a state of autopilot. At such times, you are more likely to be rigid and to behave from old, familiar emotions and thoughts.
Whether at work or play, we still need to be aware of the potential for any relationship to become sexualized.
I plead with you not to dim the light of the truth that you have immense worth. If you are working to recover from emotional exhaustion, you must keep your bulb lit and never let it go out or allow others to put it out.
There’s something important to remember in the quest for strength and courage, and that’s a spirit of kindness. Too often we teach our children the verse, “Be kind one to another” (Eph. 4:32 RSV), and then we forget the admonition as adults. True forgiveness and kindness are cut from the same cloth; it is impossible …
Have you ever noticed how relaxed you can feel after you’ve done something physically strenuous? It’s possible to relive a little of this feeling by engaging in progressive muscle relaxation.
When people are burdened by fear, worry and anxiety, they struggle to live productive, happy lives. These same feelings propel them headlong into excessities.
We should not be ashamed of failure. What may appear as failure could actually mean we had the courage to try something different.
Healthy people are growing people, and people do not grow healthy in isolation. The following questions can help you recognize if you are creating and maintaining healthy relationships.
To help you determine your current level of stress, answer the following questions based on the past six months. Keep a tally of the number of points for each yes answer.
It is so important, as you work toward taking charge of your life, that you begin to insist on dealing with reality instead of perception. As I’ve counseled people, I’ve been amazed at how deceptive people can be to one another. But the person you and I are best at deceiving, above anyone else, is …