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Are You Ready to Change?

Are You Ready to Change?

When someone is trying to make a change in their life, whether it is losing weight, quitting smoking, or something else, most people focus on techniques. For example, what is the most effective diet and exercise strategy? Should I try one of these new drugs that are...
How to Anchor a Powerful State

How to Anchor a Powerful State

When trying to live a good life and have a positive attitude, we often reflect on our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. All three are important and have a huge impact on how we engage in our day-to-day life. Hard to Shift Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors Sometimes...
Remember Growth is a Process–For You and Others

Remember Growth is a Process–For You and Others

One of the people I follow on Twitter posted the following Tweet the other day: My 3rd grader teases my 1st grader, calls him a “little kid.” He forgets that two years ago, he was that same little kid. Growth is a Process This tweet struck a chord with me because I...
Is Deconstruction a Bad Thing?

Is Deconstruction a Bad Thing?

The other day, Joshua Harris made two important announcements via social media. First, he was getting a divorce. Second, he didn’t think he was a Christian anymore. I Kissed Dating Goodbye If you didn’t grow up in an Evangelical Christian church in the 90s, you may...
How to Train Your Dog (And Yourself)

How to Train Your Dog (And Yourself)

A few years ago, I visited some friends who lived in Western Michigan. It was summer, so we spent a beautiful day at the beach, hanging out at Lake Michigan. One of my friends brought his dog, and I was amazed at how well behaved the dog was. The dog would run far...
Try Again Tomorrow

Try Again Tomorrow

Sometimes the best thing we can do is hang it up for the day and try again tomorrow. A Bad Day This happened to me the other day. For some reason, it just seemed like everything was a struggle. I was feeling stressed about finances and our house renovations. Then, I...
7 Steps to Change Anything in Your Life

7 Steps to Change Anything in Your Life

People come to counseling for a variety of reasons, but the one constant is that they usually want to change something in their lives. Something about their life is not how they want it to be, and they have an idea that it could be different somehow. If you think...
3 Questions to Ask When You Feel Bad

3 Questions to Ask When You Feel Bad

People seek help for all sorts of problems. But at a basic level, most people who seek help are unhappy or feeling bad about something in their life. They want to figure out a way to live a life that is more satisfying and meaningful. In this blog post, I want to talk...
John Wick and the Importance of “Doing You”

John Wick and the Importance of “Doing You”

The latest John Wick film comes out this weekend. I love all the John Wick movies. One thing I love about the films is they don’t try to be something they aren’t. They are action films, period. The John Wick movies know what they are trying to accomplish,...
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