Are you feeling burned out? Try self-care.

I just made it through a season where at moments I felt like I was on the verge of burnout. It just felt like a period of time when really big stuff…stuff bigger than usual was being juggled, and I was doing my best not to drop everything. Some of those things...

Mumford and Sons and the Apostle Paul on Boundaries

“Roll away your stone, I’ll roll away mine Together we can see what we will find.” I have had this lyric from Mumford and Sons playing around in my head for the last couple of months. Probably because those two lines remind me a lot of the concept of...

Mindfulness — Taking Time to Breathe

“Breathe…just breathe. Slow down and breathe.” I find myself repeating this phrase quite a bit in my life, but in two very different contexts. One is in my office when a client is about to be overcome by anxiety and they feel like they are about to...

Baby Steps to Self-Care

Last week I began talking about this issue of self-care in our lives. But what usually happens when I talk about this issue is that we try to take on too much too quickly. We get all excited about changing our lives — not only for ourselves — but so that...

Finding Ultra — Conversations on Self-Care

Last Friday I briefly touched on the topic of self-care because I think it is a super important issue. I know that in my work just as a marriage and family therapist, that one of the main issues that keeps couples in an endless loop of conflict is their inability to...

Writings on Marriage, Katy Perry and Grace…

Here’s a list of three pretty distinct articles that I wrote or contributed to in the last month. Check them out and let me know what you think. Transform Your Marriage at the Start Marriage Right blog. Katy Perry’s Comments Prompt the Question: How Strict...

The Influence of Technology in Our Lives

“The technology is rewiring our brains,” said Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse and one of the world’s leading brain scientists. She and other researchers compare the lure of digital stimulation less to that of drugs and alcohol than to...