What Is It, What Happened, How Do I Fix It?

What Is It, What Happened, How Do I Fix It?

“Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger.” – Lonerwolf   Jerry and Connie had been seeing each other for about six months. Jerry wanted to take their relationship to the next level. He wanted to move in with her. In fact, he was so insistent that it made Connie wonder why he was pushing…

Why Am I So Insecure and Fearful

Why Am I So Insecure and Fearful

“Nothing Holds You Back More Than Your Own Insecurities.” – askideas.com Connie Thinks Back Connie, a woman in her late twenties, had left Cincinnati about a year before and moved to Knoxville, TN where she took a job in a little boutique on Market Square. She rented the upstairs apartment above the shop. When the…

How To Release Your Negative Emotions

How To Release Your Negative Emotions

“The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” – William James Amy Confronted with EFT Amy and her friend Pam had arranged to meet at Market Square for lunch. Pam arrived early and was sitting…

Thoughts: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Thoughts: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

“Remember – writing saves lives; and lives are saved by writing! Enjoy becoming a better you through your journal journey.”- Jackee Holder Jennifer Jennifer sat thinking back to her very stormy childhood. She remembered night after night hearing her parents fight in their bedroom. Often, the next morning, when she went out to go to…

Be Your Own Encourager

Be Your Own Encourager

“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.” –  Unknown Jenny Needs Encouragement Jenny, a junior attorney in a large law firm in Western Tennessee, recently discovered how to be her best friend instead of her worst enemy by not allowing the negative thoughts to stay…

How To Create Your Life On Purpose

How To Create Your Life On Purpose

“It is very important that each of us think through what meaning fulfillment has for us. The danger of not doing so is that years from now we will say: “I have climbed the ladder of success, only to discover the ladder was leaning on the wrong wall.” – D. Quinn Mills: How to Live,…

What Is Self-Compassion And Is It Biblical

What Is Self-Compassion And Is It Biblical

Self-compassion is not self-pity, where we wallow in the shame of what we have done. It is not self-complacency, where we just accept where we are. Instead, it is the idea that we can be kind to ourselves when we fail and treat ourselves with the caring support we would give another who is struggling….

How To Gain Control After You Blow It

How To Gain Control After You Blow It

Develop the mindset that says, “I cannot fail.” Move away from past failures. This is a new day and there is a fresh mindset. My Test I was downtown Knoxville stopping at a restaurant for a commercial pickup. The streets were packed with cars, scooters, and people walking from store to store taking advantage of…

Dealing With The Silent Temper Tantrum

Dealing With The Silent Temper Tantrum

“Few realize how loud their expressions really are. Be kind with what you wordlessly say.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes The Silent Treatment Franklin was a special kind of guy. He did have a good heart until he didn’t. If he got into one of his moods, watch out, the silence was deafening. I can…