Reluctant Therapist

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It’s My Nature

As many of you know, I am a reluctant therapist. My reluctance? There are a couple of reasons: X-military career guy that was injured, retired, and diverted to the seminary.  Unemployed educated guy with a pregnant wife who got a job… Continue Reading →

I need PP next year

So this is the one time of year that we ALL contemplate. Like looking both ways before crossing the street; we collectively look backwards and forward. When I earnestly take a look at my life there is one thing I… Continue Reading →

Give ME Courage

I know a girl from Kansas that had three friends. One sought Prudence, one Love and the other Courage. Courage is the choice and willingness to confront  agony, pain, danger or uncertainty. Did you catch that? It is a CHOICE. Virtues are… Continue Reading →

Play the Depression Game and WIN

Depression is an opponent just like any other, YOU struggle to be the one that wins. The thing that makes depression such a deviant is that it steals your desire to play. Forget about winning, your desire to even play… Continue Reading →

It’s Time To Fight

 I think it is incumbent on anyone who can lift human dignity to the highest possible levels, maintaining one’s own and helping to raise that of others – Henry Rollins –  Many know I am a addictions counselor. I started… Continue Reading →

You R N Control!

Relational will comes in three flavors: voluntary, involuntary and non-voluntary. Voluntary will is an action taken with no outside influence. It happens when you take control, like when an argument is turning into a fight.          … Continue Reading →

Homework

This exercise will show priorities and their importance. You need five sheets of paper and a pencil. Write “Life” on the top of two, and “Spirit” on the others. Draw a circle on one life sheet and two more on two spirit sheets…. Continue Reading →

Rationale meets Emotion

There are times when my wife (Tori) and I are on the same page. This is a wonderful moment when our discussions flow, it is a time when see the same thing the same way. Then there are the other… Continue Reading →

Listen

“We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” -C.S. Lewis Mr…. Continue Reading →

Faithing the Facts

Faithing the Facts “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible”   — Thomas Aquinas Fact: If you are reading this right now, which is true, you’re intelligent. Fact: Intelligence is a… Continue Reading →

A little PP for you

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence”~ Albert Ellis In 1973, at the impressionable age of nine, I witness two things for the first time on T.V. The first wonder was a program about Chang and Eng Bunker,… Continue Reading →

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