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Does a “bit player” in your life hold sway over your emotions?

Since I began therapy in 2011, I’ve been able to be an observer in my own life. I can separate myself enough from whatever emotion I am feeling, to analyze my behavior and interpret it truthfully. I’ve learned that many of my troublesome behaviors come from some part of me trying to deal with my… Read more »

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What to do if you screwed up? Course correction.

I hope you are starting to believe that you are a unique treasure, and that you are looking forward to living in the expression of your significance. It doesn’t matter what you’ve been through, or how many mistakes you’ve made, today is a great day to start living authentically if you haven’t already. But what… Read more »

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Figuring out the real you – the beginning of authenticity

Being yourself is one of the best ways to honor God. He made you on purpose. If you reject your individuality by comparing yourself to others or trying to be like someone else, you are throwing the gift God has given you back in His face. But if you’ve been rejected, or made to feel… Read more »

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Things that keep you from recognizing your significance

Everything in the world seems designed to ensure we get mixed up about our unique purpose. Children are especially vulnerable to picking up the wrong message about themselves, but even into adulthood the human brain focuses more on negative input than positive. Did you know that it takes five positive messages to counteract a negative… Read more »

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When God says you need a Maine Coon, you ought to just go along with Him

One of my desires has always been to have a Maine Coon cat. All my cats have been domestic short hairs of unknown origins. And I’ve completely loved them all. Except for that one crazy one. He only stayed a couple of weeks, so who knows, I may have come to love him too if… Read more »