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Forgiveness

  Have you ever been in an argument with someone and brought up an offense from ten years prior?  Maybe it is an offense you bring up regularly during arguments to remind them of the hurt they caused you.  If so, you are not alone.  Often one of the biggest hurdles in relationships is the [...]

Enjoying the Season of Giving

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." -Maya Angelou  The season of giving is here, yet it has become a society that seems to place so much emphasis on giving big gifts, giving expensive gifts, that  often people feel that they can’t keep up, and therefore have [...]

Managing Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a particularly challenging time for people who are coping with the loss of a loved one. Trying to find ways to endure the sadness often creates feelings of depression, lack of motivation, and disinterest in being around others. However, there are ways to allow your love for that special person [...]

Making New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

So it’s just about that time of year again when we begin to contemplate what we will promise to improve in our lives as a way of ringing in the New Year.  Yes, it’s time to decide on a New Year’s Resolution.  For many of us, we can’t even recall our previous resolutions, let alone [...]

Exercise and Anxiety

I have long been a proponent of exercise and the value it has in helping people to manage their anxiety.  Here is an interesting article from Science Daily that really states this case: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110712122403.htm Click here for more information on Anxiety Treatment. Tamra Hughes, MA, LPC  http://www.thcounseling.com

Growing Pains

As unpleasant as sadness and disappointment are to experience, it is often in the midst of those times, or immediately following them that one feels most inspired and philosophical about life. It is a time when, in trying to make sense of what has happened that has hurt or angered someone, or in any way [...]

Thankful List

This time of year is the perfect time to begin a list that encourages you to reflect on the people, places, things and experiences in your life for which you are thankful.  The following exercise may seem easy at first, but as time goes on, you will find that it challenges you to look for [...]

Taking Time Outs

Have you ever had an argument with someone in which you became so angry that you said things you regretted, "lost your cool," or "dragged in everything but the kitchen sink"? Or maybe you have been on the receiving end of an argument like that.  Either way, it is the type of argument that leaves [...]

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