Peace Partnership
29 May

Love Is Not A Victory March

I don’t know much about Leonard Cohen, but I do know he was on to something when he wrote the song “Hallelujah”.  My favorite verse, “Love is not a victory march, it’s a cold and broken hallelujah,” echoes as a very genuine and realistic depiction of love for me. When I was working on my […]

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23 Apr

The Blinding Bias

I think most people come into counseling having hit rock bottom. They realize somewhere along the way things went wrong, and they can’t see a clear way through the storm of life they’re currently experiencing. However, there is always an exception to the rule. The person blinded by his or her own biases is one […]

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25 Mar

Don’t Exhaust Your Children

An undisciplined child is not just exhausting to parents. They zap energy from all those with whom they come into contact with. They drain their teachers, their grandparents, and even the grocery store clerk. A child who does not know or respond to boundaries will grow into an adult who is selfish, overbearing, and ultimately […]

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25 Feb

Forgiveness Is Not Forgetting

Believe it or not, forgiveness is something counselors deal with on a daily basis. When most people think about counseling, they consider the consequences of their own personal behavior. They come into the office saying, “There is something wrong with me.” While our behavior often reflects internal battles, understanding forgiveness can go a long way […]

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18 Dec

Great Expectations

Expectations are funny things aren’t they? Somewhat of a two-edged sword, a solid expectation can lead your team, company, or marriage to the next level. But a misguided or faulty expectation can just as easily make life very painful, leading to failed relationships and disillusioned family members. A healthy individual is able to look at […]

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