Identity

Identity is defined as the distinguishing character or personality of an individual (Webster Merriam, 2022). Personality and individuality have a unique discrepancy. Personality is the “outward” appearance (mask) of what we display to others. Individuality is the essence or nature of the individual. This distinction explains to a degree why human nature does not see … Continue reading Identity

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

The visions we offer our children (people) shape the future.Martin S. II A minister’s (pastor’s) belief, implementation of Christian/psychology integration and definitional understanding of burnout and compassion fatigue, determines what self-care or stress management techniques are most effective. Defining the distinction of compassion fatigue and burnout is important. According to Hanley (2019) burnout is a … Continue reading Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Spirituality, Wisdom, Character in Discipline

How do spiritual disciplines help us grow, spirituality, and in wisdom and character? Ortberg says, the primary goal of our life as Christians is to become transformed spiritually. Our ministry has little to do with simply assisting people of where they will go when they die, or just getting to heaven. People's spiritual transformation in … Continue reading Spirituality, Wisdom, Character in Discipline

Spirit of Drink

I want to share an excerpt from the writings of Dr. Carl Jung that he wrote in a letter to Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Wisely, he states what a chronic alcoholic, who has lost hope is experiencing in the grips of alcoholism. "His craving for alcohol was the equivalent, on a low  level, … Continue reading Spirit of Drink

Anger

Anger defined is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. Living in today’s interconnected information world, there are countless opportunities to feed from the buffet of delightful entities, persons and media to generate this emotion.. How important is your mental wellness? When we view the word anger, it is part of the human scene. … Continue reading Anger

Humility

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.Carl Gustav Jung Humility is self esteem based in wholeness and fulfillment. Humility is the acceptance of myself and my shortcomings. I used to live two different lives, which forced my insides to be in conflict with my outsides. Until I … Continue reading Humility

Character

Thought and Character Silence is the cornerstone of Character. From the silence springs the thoughts that manifest. The aphorism, “ As a man thinketh in his heart so is he,” not only embraces the whole of a man’s being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out into every circumstance of his or her life.  … Continue reading Character

Flow of Life

CREATOR, I ASK YOU TO ENLIGHTEN ME WITH YOUR WISDOM. PLEASE STRENGTHEN MY CONNECTION TO THE ANGELIC REALM. THY WILL BE DONE.Laura Smith Some want to live a life that is filled with imagination, often misdirected, and leading to future problems. The lamp that burns within, cannot be extinguished. Listen to the voice that directs … Continue reading Flow of Life

Use F words

FEAR, FAITH, FORGIVE, Focus Limiting beliefs affect even the most successful people. The first step to overcoming fear is to face them. If you can not make it go away, then dance with it. What if fear meant Focused Energy Abandoning Reality? Maybe you’ve heard that fear is also False Evidence Appears Real. Whatever the … Continue reading Use F words

Goals

Be strong and of good courage. Act for the best, hope for the best, and make what comes...If death ends all, we cannot meet death better.William James Are you satisfied? A part of human nature is to be dissatisfied.  How many of us hope and wish for something better?  Why is it so difficult to … Continue reading Goals

Inner Voice

Are you listening to yourself? What is the inner voice? How vital is it to your life? Many psychopaths and maladjusted persons have developed an inner dialogue of hate, fear, lust, revenge, anger, resentment and countless other negative emotions unexpressed or expressed in daily existence. Notice, I used the word existence, because those toxic emotions … Continue reading Inner Voice

Expectations

An expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or be a result in the future. Given that definition, expectations are the reality in which I operate my life. Interestingly, the expectation is felt in the present moment. The event, situation, or circumstance has not even been established, and we momentarily feel the result … Continue reading Expectations

Focus

Focus What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become. Bruce Lee Focus is the central activity that runs my everyday experience. What I mean is that whatever I focus on, it becomes the lens in which I interpret my world. How do I control my focus? The mind is a world processing … Continue reading Focus

Today I Begin A New Life

The price of greatness is Responsibility.Winston Churchill A New Life The following is an excerpt from the best selling book by Og Mandino: "The Greatest Salesman In The World.” In this classic self help book, Og describes 10 scrolls which are important to overcome doubt, fear, procrastination and low self confidence. Why would I suggest … Continue reading Today I Begin A New Life