7 Tips: Beating Racing Thoughts

Racing thoughts are fast and repetitive thoughts about a particular topic.  They often occur when you are anxious, depressed, or stressed.  It seems like your mind is going 700 miles an hour with a string of thoughts that are blown out of proportion.   Here are 7 tips to help you calm your racing thoughts.  Breathe.  I […]

Fasting from the news is long over due.

I remember only a couple of years ago. I did not watch the news as much as I did in 2016 and 2017. I remember being Suzie-come-lately on major world events, while my family, friends, and clients found my cluelessness to be humorous. “You mean there was a Tsunami 3 weeks ago?” “Wait a minute, who is […]

You can’t heal what you don’t feel

Denial, rationalizations,  and addictions  are some ways in which painful feelings are avoided. These Defense Mechanisms may work temporarily; however, just  like sweeping things underneath the carpet, eventually you will trip and have to face them.  I believe that God uses our pain as opportunities for healing and growth.  We would not know what needs to be fixed if we did not […]

Stank and Stones: Using an example from David and Goliath to deal with anxiety.

(If I wrote a blog for everytime something amazing happens in therapy, this site would explode.  I have to give credit to an incredible client who came up with this phrase recently during a session, “Stank and Stone.”  This evolve after an example I use when discussing anxiety and worrying.) There are times in which […]

Christian-friendly “yoga-like” exercises for mental wellbeing.

As I was researching the whats and hows of yoga and mental health, I was set to publish the blog and wanted to find (as always, what the Bible says about it.) I always want to be responsible for the things that I promote because I have to be accountable to the Man upstairs at […]

What’s unComfortable about your Comfort zones

I want to take some time to motivate you to get uncomfortable. Can you take a moment to think of the comfort zones in your life and see if they are destroying you in some way? Here are some examples, but of course, if I wrote the full list, this article will be a lengthy […]

Jump in.

There you are pacing back and forth, contemplating if you are going to jump into the pool (of your dreams).  You have done your solid research as anyone would (you googled it).  You have asked all of the relevant questions:  What if I don’t make it (fear of failure); what if I do make it, […]

The gift of Now.

This morning we arose to a wonderful gift of Now.  Regardless of what happened up until this point such as the disappointments, the hurt, that perception of failure, and losses; we have now and there are possibilities and potential in the now.  Think of all the people that are living, thriving, succeeding, overcoming, and growing, because […]

Taming the beast within

Imagine you are having a nice run around Stone Mountain Park in Georgia.  You take a detour and decide to go on a trail.  There you are in the woods and you see a pitbull that is unleashed.  This is indeed a crisis and you are now in survival mode.  Should you flee or fight […]