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Finding Your Purpose

We make decisions each day about what we will do and how we will carry ourselves.  Ideally, these decisions will be made based on the values we believe and accept as our own.  What happens sometimes is we lose touch with those values and wind up making decisions that are not congruent with our values and priorities.  When this happens (and it happens to the very best of us), we can find ourselves feeling depressed, anxious, trapped, or overwhelmed with stress.

People who find themselves in this position can do well to begin the therapeutic process with a skilled professional such as the clinicians available at this practice.  Together, we can explore what has brought you to this point and solutions to move forward and resolve the inner conflict you have been experiencing.  These steps are not always easy, but when you begin the journey, you will see the benefit of continuing.  You may be required to ask yourself some uncomfortable questions.  You may be required to analyze relationship patterns that have held you back.  The ultimate goal is restoration of the self and prioritizing the things in your life that help you feel connected and closer to living your best life.

If you are a person who has gotten off your path, be encouraged!  Know that there is a place for you, and you can find the answers that you seek.  We each have a living, breathing purpose to our existence.  Reconnecting to that purpose is the first step to realizing our potential and living a better life.  Once we can find that spark, that thing that gets us up every morning, we can once again continue to make the types of decisions that will be congruent with our values and priorities.  We can learn from our mistakes and continue on to a more fulfilled life.

 

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Taking Responsibility

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When we decide to do the work of counseling, we make a decision.  We empower ourselves and we take responsibility for our lives and actions.  Regardless of how we may have been hurt, victimized, or disappointed, regardless how we may have failed ourselves and others, the important thing is the moment when we make a choice to do something better.  We make choices each day, and our lives are influenced by these choices.  Having the personal strength to take responsibility and create change in our lives is one of the greatest powers that human beings possess.

Thought for the day

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“One way to practice is one step at a time, one breathe at a time.” – Shunryu Suzuki

When we participate in our compulsive disorders, such as drinking, smoking, gambling, shopping, and comfort food eating, it releases endorphins in the pleasure centers of the brain, which sets us up for addiction and therefore we repeat the behavior to feel good. If you feel that you are no longer in control and your life has become unmanageable because you are consumed by your compulsive behaviors whatever they may be there is always help.

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There are two primary choices in life: Accept conditions as they exist or accept the responsibility for changing them. ~ Denis Waitly

Within each of us exist the power to change the things we don’t like or find unacceptable. So often, I see individuals who are hateful towards others because they are unhappy with there own circumstances. Those individuals would better served if they took an inventory of their own life instead of ever one else.

Addiction

According to the surgeon general of the United State, C. Everett Coop in the 1980″s announced smoking is more addictive than heroin. As a former smoker, I am here to testify that quitting cigarettes was the hardest thing I ever did. It took nearly two years to change my life and live without cigarettes. I relapsed often, but got back on track immediately as my end goal was to win. I frequently cried because I missed it so much. Today I am nicotine and smoke free. I will be three years in August. I never thought I would be that person who couldn’t stand the smell of smoke. I never knew how bad my clothes, hair of breath smelled from smoking. I am so happy to be free of my addiction to nicotine; an addiction that controlled my life. I didn’t travel on airplanes because I couldn’t smoke. I didn’t go to movie theaters or attend lectures because I couldn’t smoke. In other words my addiction was controlling my life, and I told myself that I was ok with that because it was easier than quitting. If you want to quit and want to know what to expect, feel free to contact me. I will be happy to share anything that will help you be free. By the way, I also work with other addictions as well. We all need support.

Thought for the Day

Don’t let the fear of being judged or disliked stop you from being yourself ~ Sonya Parker

You are a unique creation of the Universe.  Different is not bad, it just means you have something else to offer the world of the mundane.   History has taught use that the great minds and great Spirits of the past were not always a part of the mainstream.  Brilliance is a star that shines all on it’s own.  It does not need the light of others.  Love who you are because you were destined to be great at who you will be.

Confessions of Depression

Depression can often overcome someone’s entire life; it weighs you down, it exhausts you and causes you to ache all over. As human beings we all suffer and struggle, we bleed and we cry. But the thing that people don’t always consider is that WE are HUMAN. Kevin Breel a young comedian who speaks directly to you, has suffered depression himself. Rather than letting the darkness overcome you, together we want to strive towards the light. You can get through this and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If you can’t see it now, we will guide you. Please click the link below to take a look at his video from TED talks.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3yqXeLJ0Kg

 

You are not alone, we are here for you.

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