Seeking Authentic Relationships

Feeling isolated or lonely? Ever considered what loneliness does to the human condition? You are in good company. After recently reading several articles on loneliness in America, I was shocked at the findings that clearly show how isolation impacts our physical and psychological health. One article states: “Since the 1980s, the percentage of American adults […]

The Exercise Effect

By: Casey Caldwell How often do you exercise? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Not at all? We hear about and see the physical benefits of exercise on a regular basis, but do you know what all it does for the insides of our bodies, particularly our brains? Exercise* is a large piece of the puzzle of overall […]

Children Don’t Come With Instruction Manuals

By William E. McGee We know that it is easy to become a parent; those of us who are parents know that it is not easy to be a good parent. It’s rather cliché’ these days for parents to remind each other that their children did not come home with an instruction manual. Whether they […]

Henegar Happenings

Shortly after the New Year, 16 members of the Henegar Counseling Center (HCC) as well as 5 of Richmont’s staff gathered to learn the life-saving techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to utilize an automated external defibrillator (AED). They were trained to assess the need for CPR and perform compressions, breaths, and AED procedures. […]

Three Signs You are Setting Healthy Boundaries

By Laura Kemp What is a boundary? The root word of “boundary” is “bound.” A boundary is a limit, a line, an expectation. Boundaries function to keep us safe and protected, to keep the good in and the bad out. The lack of boundaries leads to danger, pain, and hurt. Even Isaac Newton knew about […]

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. […]