Managing My Emotions

by Cestiny Crowther All emotion is important, even anger. Ponder with me…. If we were never supposed to feel any range of emotions, then they likely would never have come into existence. Each stage of an emotion has an appropriate time and place. We need to be aware when our...

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Struggle Forward

by Kristen Mitchener Struggle: this is a word I am familiar with. Sometimes too familiar. Sometimes way too familiar. Hourly I find myself asking, “Will my struggle always be real?” Talking with my counselor earlier this week, he said something very Oprah-esque. “You either struggle backward or you struggle forward.”...

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Creating a Nurturing Voice Within

by Kristin Mitchener In reading Beverly Engel’s Healing Your Emotional Self, I have remembered so many specific events from my childhood that had been lost for years. These were interactions with my mother that really affected me then. I can feel and smell and see my frustration and anger and...

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