How Mental Trauma Can Manifest Physically

How Mental Trauma Can Manifest Physically

For many people in the mental health profession, the story is tragically familiar. A person who is struggling with mental distress or psychological trauma may begin their wellness journey by going to a doctor to address physical symptoms, but their search yields...

Why Should I Forgive?

Why Should I Forgive?

Forgiveness frees us to live in the present— so that we are not continually reliving our past resentments. The person who wronged us continues to harm us repeatedly until we release the anger and desire for revenge. Releasing our anger and bitterness is good for the...

Seven Myths Regarding Forgiveness

Seven Myths Regarding Forgiveness

1. We should always attempt to “forgive and forget.” It is important, for the sake of healing, to remember a serious injury. We must resolve our losses, not bury them. Also, it is important to protect ourselves from being injured in the same way again. 2. We should...

What is the Difference Between Hate and Anger?

What is the Difference Between Hate and Anger?

​It is possible to experience both hate and anger when our heart has been deeply wounded by another. However, there is an enormous difference between the two!. Hate is our natural response to hate a person who has deeply wounded us. Hatred is often at the core of the...

Forgiveness Defined

Forgiveness Defined

Forgiveness defined: The elimination of all desire for revenge and personal ill-will toward those who have deeply wronged or betrayed us. This elimination usually brings inner peace of heart and the freedom of not having our lives defined by injuries we have suffered....

How to Help a Loved One Who Struggles with Addiction

How to Help a Loved One Who Struggles with Addiction

Watching a loved one go through the challenges created by addiction can be particularly challenging. Powerful emotions and feelings can often only make the situation worse despite the best intentions. Approaching someone who is struggling with addiction in a positive,...

Overcoming Negative Thoughts to Fight Depression

Overcoming Negative Thoughts to Fight Depression

As one of the most common mental health challenges in today's world, depression is becoming a daily struggle for more and more children and adults every year. One of the most troubling aspects of a life with depression is the development of a vicious cycle between...