Some Autumn Humor!

Despite global warming, the temperatures here in central Illinois are finally beginning to chill. It’s raining as I sit writing this piece, and a chilly wind is blowing. I thought it would be a good morning to celebrate autumn by posting some jokes and funny gifs. Try not to...

International Association of Peer Supporters Day

The power of peer support cannot be expressed in simple terms. Who better to aid a person who is severe mental pain than someone who has been there themselves. Peer supporter is a growing field, enabling many who have achieved success in dealing with their own emotional disorders to...

Embracing Change

Change is a part of life none of us can escape. From the day we are born until the day we die, we will face changes in our lives. Some of these transformations will be ones we will easily embrace, others not so much. To be terrified of change...

I’ve Met With Some Success!

I’ve had some major success lately and I wanted you all to know about it. I wrote an article about the misconceptions clients sometimes have about the abilities of their therapists and it was published in a major therapy journal! The MedCrave Addiction Medicine and Therapy Journal published my...

In Case You Missed It!

Below you’ll find a picture of the key concepts learned from the Who Moved My Cheese Video I posted the other day. What lessons!! If you haven’t watched it yet, you really should take a few minutes and do so. It is marvelous!     [wpvideo uhh2rf89]...

Escaping from the Cage of Childhood Trauma

I’ve spent a lot of time trapped in my own morass of emotions. True, the traumatic things that happened in my childhood first put me in the quagmire of self-pity and fear I have lived in, but later in life I chose of my own volition to remain there....

Free PDF of Ebook of My Blog Posts from 2014-Present

The posts included in the following ebook are from my early days writing this blog through the beginning of September 2017. I thought you all might enjoy having a copy to read at your leisure. I shall be publishing new ones every six months. Just copy paste the link...

When Your Locus is Out of Control

Locus of control is a state of mind where we place our belief in how the outcomes of our lives internally or externally. Looking for someone else to make us happy is external locus of control, and a recipe for disaster. Looking inward for control over our lives and...

I Need Some Fun, How About You?

I have returned to college and have been working extremely hard on homework this week. One of my classes is extremely tough and quite frankly, I could use a few laughs! So, I decided to construct this blog post full of funny stuff. Some of the jokes are DID...