Fighting the Holiday Blues It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Is it really? For many, the holiday season is a somber time where we remember loved ones lost or the scarcity and pain in our lives. Here are some ways to combat the holiday blues. Reach out! As human beings we need to be with people. Making new
By: Colleen Andre, LMHC In August of 2016, Tamar Braxton was involved in a domestic dispute escalating to the point where police were involved. There is belief that the dispute led to a physical altercation, which some speculate was not a one-time incident. This is not the first occurrence where a celebrity makes news for domestic violence. We all remember the shocking footage of Baltimore Raven's
By: Mike Martinez I have often heard that we are our own worst critics. I’ve also heard that we talk to ourselves worse than we would talk to own worst enemy! Maybe it’s time to show yourself a little bit more love and respect. Here are 5 simple things you can do to improve your self-care, to enable a healthier
By: Janie Lacy “I'm so sick of that same old love, feels like I've blown apart — I'm so sick of that same old love, the kind that breaks your heart,” are the words from the popular Selena Gomez song titled, “Same Old Love.” Have you ever considered your pattern in love relationships? Have your relationships left you feeling empty,
Relationship doesn’t always happen or evolve easily. Even relationships that seemed to flow easily in the beginning eventually come to a place where there has to be some intentional effort made on the part of each person involved for it to continue to work. Reality is that personality conflicts, misunderstanding, or error in communication can get in the way of
The headlines for child abuse are glaring and unbelievable. One story in particular has stayed with me and I haven’t been able to let it go. In February of this year, a Detroit woman was arrested for murdering her two children and putting their bodies in a refrigerator. At her trial, she showed no remorse. Obviously, she is mentally ill.
No one goes into marriage hoping that it will end in divorce, at least I hope not. Divorce is never easy, but add children to the equation and you now have a whole new plethora of issues to face. How do I break the news of the divorce to my children? How do I keep my connection with my son/daughter?
Many people struggle daily to build and maintain a positive self-esteem. Some struggle more than others because they have not yet developed a true sense of self. It is impossible to have self-esteem without a sense of self. How can you feel good about yourself if you don’t really even know who you are? When developing your sense of self,
As the award winning songstress, Taylor Swift once sang, “It’s hard to fight when the fight ain’t fair”. Conflict itself is hard enough to manage, let alone when the cards are stacked against us. Without a clear set of rules, arguments can lead absolutely nowhere, or worse, they can send us into a downward spiral. The key is figuring out
I recall times during my marriage where I would look at my single friends in envy thinking she has it so good. If I could do it all over again I would stay single. Sound familiar? You are not the first woman to think if only I could trade in my husband or have a do over. I’ve heard friends