Inner Commentary of A Dog’s Life

By Heather Dryden It’s a funny thing being human. When I watch our dog, I imagine a fairly straightforward relationship between his inner world and outer behavior. Itch, scratch. Hungry, snuffle for table scraps. Threatened, bark. No reflective inner monologue asserting the personal intention or social acceptability of scratching, eating, or expressing boundaries. Yet to […]

Gratitude

Savoring Life’s Blessings by Jama White When is the last time someone took the time to appreciate something that you did or said or just affirm who you are? Did it lift your spirits? Or make your week? When is the last time you stopped to watch a sunset or drank a cup of tea […]

Intimacy and The Soul

by Nate Sharp, MAMFT “There is no trick of a magician or spell of a witch doctor, no drug or mesmerism or bribery or torture or coercion that can compare in power with the force for change unleashed in the human breast through the touch of love.” –Mike Mason, The Mystery of Marriage “Our souls […]

Christian Faith in the Counseling Office

by Jay A. Spalding Richmont/Henegar Counseling Center was founded as a Christian counseling center. The Center seeks to hire trained counselors and psychologists who profess a Christian faith and practice in their lives.  These professionals (licensed or near license eligible), when interviewed, are asked to explain how they integrate their Christian faith and their practice […]

The Skill of Listening Well

by Jane Neall, M.A. Have you ever gone to a party and come away feeling lonelier that when you arrived? Being with people is generally seen as a way to stave off loneliness, but if those people don’t know how to listen well, time together may highlight feelings of invisibility. Recently a friend of mine attended […]

Am I a Failure?

by Lorrie Slater, PhD Failure is part of the human experience, be it on a test, in a relationship, marriage, or business, we all experience the pain of failure. I’ve heard it said that there is no such thing as failure but failure is an opportunity to learn what not to do and try something different. […]