Filling the Nest After It’s Empty: 3 Needs for Empty Nesters

Have you planned for an empty nest? It might be smart to start thinking about it. If you have already launched your children out of the nest, how’s your marriage? When I meet with empty-nesters in my practice, I ask about how they are making it through the transition....

3 Simple Steps to Self-care

Self-care is a buzz word in the mental health community, and it is being used more and more. With our ever-increasing busy lives, we often neglect the need to care for ourselves. Although self-care is crucial to our wellbeing, it is undervalued in our society. When we...

5 Steps for Making a Smooth Move

For many, summer brings transition. This transition can be a welcomed break from busy routines, but for others, summer time can bring a move. Some may look forward to moving, while others may be dreading it. The thought of leaving behind the friends and family you...

3 Ways We Can Simply Our “Complicated” Relationships

Walking through the halls of a church a few years ago I saw a poster for a class and in big letters it said, “It’s Complicated” and then in smaller letters, “A class on relationships.” This struck me because while I know relationships are complicated, I wondered how...

3 Practical Steps for Renewing Your Mind

By Misty Tafao We all struggle with negative thoughts. However, it is what we do with those thoughts that matter. It becomes a problem when we allow ourselves to maintain negative thoughts. When we are constantly thinking negatively, it can impact our mental,...

3 Ways to Renew Yourself Daily

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV) Do you ever find yourself getting up in the morning and feeling like it is just another day? Same bed,...

Renew Your Vows

Vows with Power: Adding Commitments to Your Marriage After the New Wears Off By: Summer Smith, LCSW March 18th, 2018 was one of the most special days of my life. I stood in a beautiful chapel, in front of my family and friends, and exchanged vows with the man of my...