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A Story of a Sex Addict’s Daughter

Sex Addicts

*Permission was granted by the following individual to share her story. Her name has been changed to protect her identity.  For Jo, her father’s absence in her life was profound. He wasn’t physically absent.  But, he was not present.  He was an empty shell and Jo felt a wide divide separating them with no way to cross. […]

Does My Child Need Early Entry Kindergarten Testing?

Is My Child Ready?

I think my child is ready for early entry to kindergarten, but his preschool teacher is saying he’s not mature enough. My child has an early an early birthday and the teacher is recommending a transitional kindergarten. Should I hold him back? These are questions many parents of four and five year olds are asking […]

A Blessing Prayer for Creativity

God's Creativity

O Lord, As I open myself to your creative Spirit within me, I ask to be freed from the snares of the Devil that strive to keep me bound in fear and doubt. I ask for the intercession of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Mary, Undoer of Knots to bring forth the stones I need […]

Being Present with My Inner Monk and My Inner Artist in Prayer

Staying in the present will bring you instant peace and serenity.

Do you ever suffer from self-doubt? Do you ever wonder what God really wants from you in your life and if you are really doing God’s will? Do these thoughts ever wake you up at night or cause feelings of anxiety, fear or even frustration? I’ve discovered that if I bring myself into the present […]

Help for Building Stronger Families

We had a blast at our Ignited By Truth Catholic Conference exhibitor table last weekend sharing our counseling and testing services and our new products for building stronger families !

Triangle Psychological Services psychologists, Nancy Driscoll and myself, attended the annual Ignited By Truth conference in March of this year and introduced noogie™ at our exhibit table.  We had so much fun meeting new people and old friends. The most fun, however, was introducing our noogie™ products designed to help build stronger families.  I knew I was […]

Time To Relax and Let Go of Stress

Stay present in the moment.

Do you ever feel like you never stop?  Like you’re always rushing from one thing to another? Even if you love everything you do in a day, if you’re like me, you still long for some down time. Finding down time helps cut down your stress.    We all know how important this is. We hear […]

Small Success Thursday, Bringing a Vision to Life

I've got a great idea!

This is my first time participating in Small Success Thursday blog share.  Thankfully, I have some small successes to share this week.  Actually, when I look carefully, there are always small successes to be found.  So here are mine for this week. I’ve been dreaming about creating a Marital Retreat in a Box™, a […]

Self-Centered Thinking? Not Me!

Thinking too much

Growing up in an alcoholic family I can sometimes be self-centered and not even realize it. As is often said in the twelve step program, “it is cunning, baffling and powerful.” This self-centeredness often manifests with thoughts such as “That idea is stupid” or “I’m not a good parent.” The thoughts are usually something negative […]

Loving Others on St. Valentine’s Day


IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT! Please join me today in a St. Valentine’s Day Challenge 2014.  Choose to be loving toward everyone you come in contact with today.  It may not be easy, but it is simple! Here’s how to do the St. Valentine’s Day Challenge 2014 Challenge: Step 1: Make your commitment public by sharing something like […]

6 Mistakes Men Make in Marriage

Tree of Love

In my February 1, 2014 post, I wrote about 6 mistakes women make in marriage. Now we turn to men. Remember that love is a gift, a gift of the self and when giving a gift we usually consider the desires and needs of the person who will receive the gift. Because of our fallen […]