July 7, 2020
I remember the long Chicago winters with thick cloud cover and no sun for months on end.
When I would visit my family in N.M., I would look up and savor the open space, blue sky and bright sunshine.
I didn’t realized how much I needed the sunshine until I didn’t ha...
June 23, 2020
"What if” thoughts swirl around in my brain.
I know them to be worry thoughts, always relating to the future, the unknown, the uncertain.
As I notice these thoughts, my golden nugget response is:
“I’ll handle it!”
Then I reframe the worry thought in my head and some...
June 12, 2020
Every season of life offers gifts of companionship.
As humans our deepest need is love, companionship holds the hand of love.
They are a pair.
I have learned to trust and embrace gifts from God to meet my need of companionship, not holding back, just in case something h...
May 26, 2020
We tackled our mind chatter in the Teen Flourishing Skills Group this week!
First of all, we became silent and listened to our thoughts.
We noticed the kind of thoughts we were having and learned the difference between worry thoughts and judgment thoughts, both of...
Sunshine for the Soul
I'll Handle It