Self-Esteem: Time To Start Healing Yours

Self-Esteem: You Either Have Or Need To Get Some “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” Iyanla Vanzant Idyllic is not a word you would use to describe my childhood or the home that I grew up in. Granted, a childhood neighbour told me she had no idea that my life was less than perfect. My mother had her masters in pretence. In all

There Comes A Time When…

You Just Have To Take The Needle “There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise, you’ll never understand what it’s saying.” ― Sarah Dessen This might come as a shock to some of you but I hate going to doctors and dentists. Strange eh? Especially for someone who took such comfort in being a hospital Chaplain! My resistance to seeing any of these professionals has much to do with a terrible

Adele’s Pattern: Journey To Redemption – The End

Asking For Help The phone rang in Dr. Shapiro’s office. She answered it on the third ring to hear a shaky voice. “Dr. Shapiro’s office.” “Um… hello, uh… Dr. Shapiro, my name is Adele… I uh, I got your name from a woman who I go to church with and she says you help a lot with family therapy.” Adele began. She was ashamed of what this stranger would soon know about her. She was scared to fall down the rabbit hole any more than she already had. She desperately

Motivational Monday: Life’s Big Stuff Moments

How one event changed my life! Two powerful lessons learned from life’s BIG Stuff moments Well, it has been many years since this happened to me. Yet almost every day I approach almost every situation from the lessons learned from that life-altering event. So many lessons compressed in a few days. It seems like only yesterday it happened yet it was a few decades since that life-changing day. As the pain washed over me, my emotions flowed with it. First I was confused, annoyed and eventually, with the passing of time, some