Monthly Archives: November 2013

Self Esteem

Scripture tells us that we are to love others as we do ourselves. There’s only one problem with that for a lot of people – they don’t actually love themselves. The one common factor I see when I talk with people is a significant dose of low self-esteem. In many cases it’s no self-esteem. I […]

Funtionally Dysfunctional

When I was growing up all I wanted to be was normal. With my dad in and out of jail and my mother paralyzed by Multiple Sclerosis and living in a nursing home my life was anything but normal. I always felt self-conscious around others, doing my best to put on a front of “normal” […]

Trust

If you’re like me just saying the word reminds you of all the times people broke your trust and you start to raise your shields to defend yourself from whatever comes after that word! I want to talk about trust today, but I want to do it with our defense mechanisms turned off so we […]

Self-Talk

Yes it’s true; I talk to myself. My wife gives me a hard time because I’ll be in the shower or just sitting around talking quietly to myself about stuff. Sometimes it’s practicing something I’ll say to someone, making sure my responses are appropriate. Other times I’m just chewing on a problem. I think that […]