Action Creates Mood

“What are you in the mood for? Chinese food? Pizza? Mac and cheese?” Everybody, at least in our culture, has had this experience. In ordinary everyday situations, we let our mood – which has to do with emotions… Read More

Why We Suffer

You know what they say about life. There are two things we can be sure of: death and taxes. However, suffering seems to be an inevitable part of the whole experience also. But, let us not despair. Talking… Read More


All people have their own ways of handling emotions. Some people deny their feelings or stuff them down, while others wear them openly. Some people seem by nature unemotional, whereas others are live wires. Some view emotional people… Read More

Your Full Potential

“No one ever lay on his death bed thinking, “Gee, I wish I had spent more time at work.” If you have attended a funeral, you know what a eulogy is. Have you ever wondered about yours? Everyone… Read More

Who Are You?

Have you ever known an adult who just hasn’t been able to settle down? He moves around, can’t keep a job or sustain a relationship. He is restless and unfocused. This sort of person might even  be heard… Read More

Imagine Possibilities

“Where there is no vision, the people perish …” – Proverbs 29:18 When we are frustrated, unhappy or confused, and we know something has to change, what is required in order to make that change? Is it will… Read More


“Pessimists may be right, but optimists are happy.” Hope is the expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. Some people dare to hope. Others refuse it. The refusers say things such as, “I don’t get my… Read More

Guilt and Shame

To be guilty means that one is responsible for doing something wrong. When a person says he feels guilty, he is saying he is experiencing an emotion akin to sadness, disappointment with oneself, and a sense of shame. … Read More


In general any person who seeks counseling is feeling badly and understands that something must change. If he is honest, he will also accept the fact that it’s often something about himself that must change: his way of… Read More

Staying Positive

You may know the old saying about the daily news business: “If it bleeds, it leads.” That is how the news business operates. On any given day news reports focus first and foremost on a tragedy. The more… Read More