I Can, I Will, I Must!

This has become a very popular motivational phrase or mantra. It's affirmative in three specific ways that speak to the heart and soul of a person who struggles, yet desires to move on, and beat the odds, and excel, not merely survive and get by. As I took a closer look at it, I started... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready for the LIVES?

EIS LIVE MONDAY'S AT 6PM EST! Get ready for EIS LIVE! We are in pre-production! Shooting for a launch in about 2 weeks, "EIS LIVE!" will be broadcast LIVE on Facebook at 6PM Monday evenings. This will be a live broadcast featuring interviews with professionals in the field of counseling, relationships, addiction, trauma and many... Continue Reading →

Trauma and Abusive Relationships

Many times in my work in counseling, I find people in abusive relationships that they had a vital part in creating. It always takes two, but many times the brokenness, or trauma in one person, coupled with temperament propensities, (a combination of areas of brokenness), create a "neediness" in a person to have someone to... Continue Reading →

Abusive Relationships III

These of course are general and broad descriptions of forms of abuse. It gets deeper when you go deeper into the "techniques" and aspects of common forms of abuse. NarcissismVictimisationGaslightingEmotional Hostage TakingShamingNullificationDemoralizationDe-humanizationGuiltingCodependenceAnger/Rage The interesting thing about many of these tactics, is that they all have an element of Narcissism. It's all about the abuser. The... Continue Reading →

Acquiring Wisdom – Humility

Proverbs tells us: "Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!    Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!" Proverbs 9:9 "Teach the wise, and they will become wiser. Instruct those who live right, and they will gain more knowledge." What's the key to acquiring wisdom? Humility. If I don't perceive that I... Continue Reading →

Victimism, Narcissism, and Entitlement

nar·cis·sist/ˈnärsəsəst/noun A person who has an excessive interest in or admiration of themselves."narcissists think the world revolves around them" Victim mentality: is an acquired personality trait in which a person tends to recognize or consider themselves as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to behave as if this were the case in the face of contrary... Continue Reading →

Are You Serious!?

Are you serious about your life? Are you intentional about your life? Or are you simply going from day to day hoping for the best? There is a better way but where you start is important. How about here: Jeremiah 29: 10,11 (The Message) "I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans... Continue Reading →

Tolerance Vs. Grace

We tend to hold standards up for ourselves and others. Largely depending on temperament, the high standards we may set, will be more towards ourselves, or others first and more severely. In the context of working with others, it's tricky sometimes to hold a high standard and give grace to others when they don't meet... Continue Reading →

Paranoia vs. Peace

par·a·noi·a a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality. The word paranoia for me, immediately brings... Continue Reading →

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