Goals in Therapy

Goals It is important to define some goals for your therapy: What would you like to accomplish? Are you struggling with depression or anxiety? Are you grieving a loss that's been hard to get over? Having a general idea of what you would like to get out of therapy is...

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Yes goals are important

Goals Are Important It is important to have goals in your life. Coaches, therapists, and authors tell you that you must set goals. Goals are important in the sense that they give you direction in life. It is better to have a simple, or not so important goal, than...

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Show You Love Somebody

I found this list online of 101 Ways to Show You Love Somebody. It was produced as a project in schools somewhere in the Britain. The ideas of course have to do with romantic love, but most could be showing anyone close to you that you love them. Some ideas involve...

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The importance of having somebody listen to you.

This culture that we live in does not really encourage us to talk about emotional pain. It instead teaches people to suppress your feelings. People tell one another not to whine about problems or not to dwell on them. We tell people to get over it and to be strong,...

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What is true forgiveness?

When we are hurt by others, our natural response is to strike back, lash out hurt the others as we have been hurt. Yet, in the Lord's Prayer Jesus tells us "forgive those who trespass against us". Jesus gives us two very good reasons for forgiving others. First, that...

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Forgiveness is a decision

Forgiveness is a decision Forgiveness is a decision that we make. It is a choice of the will. It is not a feeling. We do not need to feel forgiving or loving. We cannot expect that the next time we see the person we forgive that we will like them and want to give them...

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Get your mojo back

When you're get up and go has got up and went when there's no more pep left in your step, sometimes the best thing you can do is just stop trying for a while. Moving forward feels great, but movement takes energy. When's the last time you took a break without feeling...

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Don’t Be Luke Warm

Not too long ago and I was sitting in my car flipping through the radio stations and I came across catholic radio which was relatively new at that time and I thought this is what I need to hear so I gave it a listen.

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Help for Anxiety

When it comes to anxiety there are many methods that are used to help reduce symptoms and deter an anxiety attack. Some common therapeutic strategies are: cognitive behavior therapy techniques, distractions and diversions.

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Praying together as a couple

Most of the Christian couples that I know do not pray together. I know one Christian man who flat out refuses to pray together with his wife.

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Want to pray more, think Nike!

Let’s get basic, very, very basic about prayer. The single most important piece of advice I know about prayer is also the simplest and also the pitch line for Nike: Just do it!

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Change is scary

Every phase of life requires a new set of muscles and the ability to adapt to the demands of our changing world. It is vital to stay flexible so that the changes in life don’t rip us apart, but instead reveal our faith in God.

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Tips to Beat the Holiday Blues

Usually the holidays conjure visions of happiness and joy with family, friends. However, the holiday seasons are not always that way for many people

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Tips on fighting Depression

Step one: Move. A depressed body at rest tends to stay at rest—and get more depressed. Force yourself, while you are not in the mood, to get out of that bed or off that couch. Wash a dish. Do some laundry. Go for a walk. Motion tends to elevate mood.

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Thy will be done or My will be done

With so many professionals out there, how do you pick the right person to work with? The single most important factor is to find someone who understands and shares your core value base. For us Catholics, that would mean someone who is a practicing Catholic, living a life true to the Magisterium of the Church. You want someone who not only knows, but cherishes, his/her Catholic faith.

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