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Anger
Working Through Trauma

Laura Demetrician, M.S., LMFT

When trauma and pain occur, it is common for us to make vows for the future to protect ourselves from further pain...

Five Steps in Forgiving

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Forgiveness is not sympathy. Forgiveness is not denying unfairness. Forgiveness does not have to forget...

Righteous Anger

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry Ephesians 4:26 (NIV) Anger is...

Calming Down

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Self care may be difficult depending on the circumstances. However, here are simple questions to ask yourself when...

Is Life Tough?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

If life is tough for you….you have been honored to hone things inside yourself that others cannot fathom and God has...

Holding On To Hope

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." ~Romans 12:12 NIV When I was in...

Give IT Up!

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Is there something you'd really rather hang on to even if it's not the best for you? What is it? My friend does not...

Managing Emotions

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

Emotions can be difficult to manage. Sometimes they crash over us like gigantic waves, other times they aren't there...

Letting Go

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Many reading this will believe that letting go means the other person wins or they condone the behavior as ok. This...

The Power of Words

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

If you're like me, sometimes it can be easy to forget the power of words. Different words are powerful to different...

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Broadcasts

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #2 of 4, #3348

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine...

Standing Up For Yourself While Honoring Others, #1 of 4, #3347

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

Conflict can serve to deepen and strengthen relationships when handled well. In this four part series, Christine...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #3 of 3, #3346

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #2 of 3, #3345

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own...

Working Hard To Be Liked, #1 of 3, #3344

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

People pleasers work very hard to be liked and crave love and acceptance from others at the cost of their own...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #5 of 5, #3338

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #4 of 5, #3337

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #3 of 5, #3336

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #2 of 5, #3335

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this...

Honey, are you doing that to bug me? #1 of 5, #3334

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., CAPSW

We sometimes think that our spouses do things just to bug us, when it is really how they are hard wired. In this...

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