Temperament Strengths and Weaknesses

If you know temperament at all, you know that an article on "strengths and weaknesses" in terms of temperament, would need to be broken down by temperaments themselves, and then temperament blends that further compound the study. So for this article I will try and keep it simple, and in subsequent posts, will break down... Continue Reading →

Toxic Relationships Revisited

You Deplete Me: 10 Steps to Consider when contemplating exiting a Toxic Relationship Ideally, you shouldn’t need anyone to complete you. You should be whole going into a relationship, right? My guess is that those who feel like they are getting fixed are actually getting ripped off. That’s why they keep coming back, hoping that... Continue Reading →

Revisiting Root Systems – With Mark DeJesus

Whether you enjoy the process of working in a yard or not, caring for plants and soil takes persistent investment. You cannot automate the process by setting the soil and expect to arrive a few months later with a harvest. If you want strong crops, consistent attention, investment and maintenance must be cultivated. Ensuring that... Continue Reading →

COMPLEX PTSD #1

What is complex post-traumatic stress disorder? Most people are familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an anxiety disorder that results from a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or car accident. However, a closely related condition called complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) is becoming more widely recognized by doctors and therapists in recent years. CPTSD results from repeated... Continue Reading →

Compulsive Lying and Addiction

How Addictive Behavior Leads to Pathological Lying When you have an addictive behavior that is illegal or generally frowned upon by society like alcoholism, lying and deceit can become second nature. Addicted individuals don’t just lie to their loved ones; they also perpetually lie to themselves. Lying is actually such a common component of addictive behavior that... Continue Reading →

Pathological Lying

Pathological lying Pathological lying, also known as mythomania and pseudologia fantastica, is the chronic behavior of compulsive or habitual lying. Unlike telling the occasional white lie to avoid hurting someone’s feelings or getting in trouble, a pathological liar seems to lie for no apparent reason. This can make it frustrating or hard to know what to... Continue Reading →

Generational Transformation

Lily and son Julio It was several years ago when I was introduced to Lily. She was at a place in her life where she was beyond ready for healing in her life. She was a faithful church goer, always trying to do the right thing, etc. But she couldn’t get rid of the inner... Continue Reading →

Addictions and Rational Thinking

Rational thought is an important attribute of a functioning human. It is our logic and reasoning that make us stand out from all of God's creation Sadly, addiction can inhibit rational thinking in very detrimental ways. Many people wonder why someone with an addiction can’t just stop drinking or doing drugs. It turns out that... Continue Reading →

Out of Your Hands

Meaghan If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind, too. Throughout my years in recovery, I’ve spent a lot of time learning how to let things go: the relationship that failed, the job I didn’t get, the money I blew on things I didn’t need; the pain, guilt, shame, worthlessness, and... Continue Reading →

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