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Summer is Here! — Time for the 3-R’s

Traditionally summer has been a time to get away from the 3-R’s — you know — the ones associated with school. But this summer I am suggesting you take time to experience three of the R’s associated with Recovery. Typically when someone says they are in “recovery” we think they have had a physical disability … Continue reading

The Gift: A Parable

There once was a man who was given a rare and precious diamond. It was the most valuable gift that anyone had ever received since the beginning of time. Not really knowing what to do with such great wealth, the man decided to keep the priceless gem in an old shoe box — just until … Continue reading

My Business Model Totally Sucks!

OK. I’m a little slow sometimes, but I am starting to understand. My business model is totally wrong. I have completely missed the point of being in the counseling business. And here is the problem – My clients get “well” too quickly. It seems that most counselors see clients for 30-40 minutes, and then stop … Continue reading

Would You Believe It . . . ?

WOW! Who could have guessed? Certainly not me! One of my recent posts – Try This – I Dare You! – has inspired many folks to email me requesting permission to use this information in other settings – to which I have responded in the affirmative (as long as my contact information is included, of … Continue reading

Discover the New and Improved You! – Part Two

Wow! Is It Fast! The rate of renewal in our physical bodies is amazing. Radioactive isotope studies have shown that each of us literally replace 98% of all the atoms in our bodies in less than a year, every year. So at the beginning of a year, when someone wishes you Happy New Year, it … Continue reading

Discover the New and Improved You! – Part One

Have you ever considered the word New? Advertisers tell us it is one of the most important words in our language. Put the word New on a product package and sales improve. And if you use New and Improved, watch out! Unfortunately, the word new is used to deceive just as often as it is … Continue reading

Taking Charge of Your Well-Being: Making the Little Things Count

There is an old joke that has always been a favorite of mine. Q. Why do kindergarten teachers enjoy their work? A. Because they make the little things count. Almost everyone I know wants to do something about improving their level of health and wellness. But most people are not doing much about it, and … Continue reading

Unleash Your Power!

Believe it or not, you can control the way you feel. If you are able to make very simple choices, you can do this — simple things like choosing to smile, or choosing to frown. Either choice begins as a thought. Thoughts become neural-transmiters (chemicals) that send messages to muscles and those messages become actions (parts … Continue reading

Try These – I Dare You!

If you knew something that was easy and simple to do that would make a measurable, dramatic improvement in your health, why would you not do it? In my previous posting I actually dared you to do something that would make you feel better and improve your health. It was very simple and easy to … Continue reading

Try This – I Dare You! (p.s. – you’ll feel better!)

Every day, we each get to choose how we think about the world. Ancient wisdom encourages us to share Good News with each other, guarding against the negative thoughts in the world around us. It has been proclaimed, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). We are also encouraged to … Continue reading

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March 2023


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