Body Awareness: The Body as a Resource in Therapy (Part 1)

I've spoken to a number of people about the body awareness training I've received in body-oriented approaches to emotional wellbeing. One thing I've noticed is that people are often interested in the idea, but they sometimes get confused about what kinds of specific body-oriented strategies we might employ in a typical online therapy session for body awareness. In the past, I have often had a...

Think Bigger Even if it Scares the Heck Out of You!

No one ever expanded themselves or our world by thinking small. Playing the easy game does not advance you! Fear is one of the biggest issues that stop any of us from achieving the goals and life we desire to have. Think of fear as the darker side of life and love as the higher route to great living.

Start by loving yourself. Learn this concept quickly and work on it daily. We live in a...

Press Release: Virtual Therapist Network Putting Counselors Back to Work Helping Anxious Clients During COVID-19

For Immediate Release

Virtual Therapist Network: Putting Counselors Back to Work Helping Anxious Clients During COVID-19

Orlando, FL, April 20, 2020 – The Virtual Therapist Network (VTN), announced today it is helping put licensed counselors and therapists back to work helping people deal with the stress and anxiety that may have intensified due to abrupt changes in work, fear of contracting COVID-19 or infecting family members by offering new subscribers to the website their first month...

After the Storm: Healing from the Effects of Grief

We have all been recently affected by a global pandemic that just about brought our world to a standstill. My heart goes out to all of those who have suffered losses during the spread of COVID-19. I know the grief and the feeling of loss. It is not easy. The news media only barely touch upon that part of what is happening because of this virus. Every single time I see the death toll go up; I...

You See What You Want to See: A Reflection of Yourself

Truth: Everyone, I mean, EVERYONE has good things about them and not so great things. We all struggle with the SAME condition. It's called being HUMAN. If this were not true we could all pack up and just go home. Our mission would be done. But, our mission is not done. We are not perfect, and we are not ready for the purity of our spiritual home yet. As much as we would love to always walk in...

Online Cheating

Do I really want to talk about this one? Sometimes God nudges me in directions that I really don't want to go but it is necessary. This morning it happens to be online cheating. It comes up so much more often than most of us realize. Our techie age has created wonderful ways to meet people we otherwise would not meet, but unfortunately, it is becoming the number one mode of marital/relationship...

Moments of Decision's Past

Some moments in time are like dividing lines between seasons of learning, maturing, and growing. Think of those moments where your decisions might have been a bit more wise, clear, and spiritually discerning. Mind you, we don't live in the past, but we should reflect on it in order to learn. Over the last few weeks I have been in a mode where even in my dreams my past decisions have been...

Meditation for Lower Blood Pressure

This is no kidding! If you want to help lower your blood pressure then learn meditation techniques. It has been found those who practice meditation on a regular basis can lower their blood pressure and even lower the amount of medication they take. This interesting study was written in an article by Allison Aubrey, a correspondent for NPR News, called,To Lower Blood Pressure Open Up and Say...

Life Can Turn On a Dime

For something to 'turn on a dime' actually refers to a vehicle or something turning quickly without expectation and with precision. When we apply this to life, it has come to refer to a sudden shift in direction without notice or warning.

I think it was at least a decade ago, or more, I received a late call from a woman I had never spoken to before. She must have seen my advertising for my...

How To Trust In An Un-Trusting World

Trust is a very valuable thing. In the human world, we EARN the trust of others. In the realm of God, we can trust everything because God is faithful and never deviates from the true nature of who He is. What do we do in a world where it is so hard to trust? Can we ever truly trust anything outside of ourselves when humans are not perfect and can so easily make mistakes?

Trusting depends on...

How To Develop Thicker Skin: Five Ways

Have you ever had someone tell you that you need thicker skin, meaning that you are too sensitive and respond to insult way too easy? If so, I totally get it! Before I continue, I want to suggest you embrace your sensitivity and all of the good things about it. If you are sensitive it means you are compassionate, empathetic, and that you care about all that brings goodness in this life.

If you...

For Depression and Anxiety: Bergamot Essential Oil

These days it seems I am always looking for ways to naturally assist my body processes, contribute to better health, and overall ease in life. One very essential item I found I can not do without is Bergamot Essential Oil. This oil is extracted from a tree through cold pressing and has a delightful citrus type smell with maybe some spicy elements to it as well.

I first was attracted to...