Peace Partnership
3 June

Attributes of a Great Counselor (It’s Not What You Think)

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Average counselors help people fix problems. Great counselors help people discover wise principles that can fix any number of problems. They help you develop emotional muscle. After 17 years of helping people I’ve become pretty good at counseling.[1] Here are a few of my top attributes to look for in a great counselor. But first, […]

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1 May

Focusing on the What Instead of the Why

Have you ever experienced stressors, worries, and trials that leave you asking the automatic questions: Why? Why is this happening to me? Why do I deserve this? Why isn’t this over yet? I could go on and on but you get it. There is great merit in evaluating our choices and circumstances. It helps us […]

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2 Apr

Pills Won’t Solve Your Problems

I recently clicked on the link to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution titled, “ADHD Drugs Can Lead to Psychosis.” As a concerned parent whose child has ADD the headline caught my eye. Of course, after I followed the link, I saw the actual title of the article was “ADHD Drugs Can Lead to […]

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1 Mar

Why We Blame & How To Do It Better

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“It was the dog, mom. I swear.”“Me?! You’re the one who’s always messing around!”“It’s not my fault you can’t get your facts straight.” There are lots of “low level” reasons people blame. We blame to avoid consequences. We blame to make ourselves look better. We blame to make other people look bad. The list goes […]

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1 Feb

The Heart of Vulnerability

Vulnerability. Reading the word can incite a surge of anxiety in some of us. Many people have anxiety over going to counseling because of vulnerability. When we (finally) walk into the counseling office we have a few options. We can face our desire to avoid vulnerability head on, spend some time learning to meet our […]

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