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Sleep Much

Many people struggle to get enough sleep! For some it’s the distractions from the day for others it’s the worries of tomorrow! Sometimes it’s just because we are so physically and mentally tensed we cannot relax well enough to sleep well enough! To get better sleep we need to take time to unwind from the day. What does that mean? It involves putting away everything that can distract or stress us at least an hour before we plan to go to sleep! So put all electronic devices on the charger, leave the work projects and reports in the office and do something to relax! Create a good bedtime routine in which you find ways to bring peace and calm to your body and mind. Soothing music, lavender tea a

Peace & Quiet

Have you noticed stress can be loud and often distracting? Things that are noisy and stressful get the most attention, don’t they?! Finding quiet peaceful moments can be powerful in that they can refresh us from the noise of the day. This could be sipping a cup of hot tea, reading a daily scripture or devotional. It can be as simple as taking a walk in the sunshine and taking in the scents from the flowers and trees in the neighborhood! What is your favorite quiet moment? Find those moments today!!

Get Away

Every day routines are hectic, busy and can be exhausting! Once in a while we need to steal away from the chaos and find rest. If you can take a week off that is great!! Find a great resort, bed and breakfast in a beautiful location and enjoy your time away! If a week is a stretch, at least find a weekend to get away from the stress. There are lots of resorts with spas you can go and rest for a few days! Whatever you decide to do I hope you find rest and relaxation to recharge your passion for life!

Dinner Time

What does dinner time look like in a fast paced society? It may look very different from fifty years ago due to longer work weeks and the fact that some families have dinner without at least one parent because of overtime, business trips or overseas military assignments! Dinner time is a great opportunity to sit down with your kids and talk about the day, check in with them about their feelings and ask what they need. It’s time that can be used to cultivate intimacy within your family! You can also involve the kids with setting the table and helping to clean up after! Make dinner time a family event and draw closer to those you hold dear!

Get Creative!

One great way to unwind from a busy week is to find ways to get creative with your family! Take out the crayons, markers and coloring books and have some fun with your little ones! Kids especially love crafts and painting! The messer it is the more fun they have!! It can be a great time to let go of the stress of the day and also be a wonderful opportunity for you to connect as a family! So unleash your creative skills and have some fun with your family today!

Family Time

Life is busy. As families we often hit the ground running from early morning to get everyone dressed and ready, we rush to school and work, we rush to appointments or after school practices and then we rush to get everyone to bed to start all over again. What we need to remember to make time for is family time. Family time should not be rushed. It’s time we can set aside after the busy day to build legos or solve giant puzzles with our little ones! It’s tough at the end of the day, but your family needs that time and so do you! It’s important. Trust me, it will help recharge you and draw you closer to the ones you love the most! Make time for your sweet family this week! You will be so glad

Marriage & Self Care

A major component of a strong marriage relationship is individual self care. Many couples forget to take care of themselves as individuals and find themselves exhausted with pouring into their marriage relationships. This is due to the fact that marriage requires a lot of hard work. So for one to be strong enough to pour into their spouse one has to take time to fill up on what they need. In a busy world do not forget to take time out to take care of you. This could look like many different things. Some people find small groups, book clubs or lunch with friends very helpful in getting encouragement and support. Diet and exercise is important to staying healthy physically and emotionally. Fin

Marriage & Forgiveness

Many marriage relationships are affected by the hurts of the past. Betrayal and emotional distance can tear a marriage relationship apart. At some point one person cries out for change, often demanding a divorce or by moving out of the house. The real issue is that they need change because the place they are is too painful. How do we move beyond all of this? There is no quick or easy answer. The process of forgiveness is a very long process because it always involves grief and loss on many levels. In the beginning the wound is raw and hurts so much that it is difficult for one to imagine how healing could ever take place. After a while the wound begins to heal, slowly, one can in small ways

Marriage, Love & Commitment

Healthy marriage relationships are all about staying committed to loving your spouse every day in some way. Marriage covenant is sacred and requires everything we have to maintain a healthy relationship. Marriage requires one hundred percent work, purposeful action, active listening and a whole lot more! Love is not a feeling but rather a decision to commit oneself to a relationship. This is a foreign concept to our modern fast food society. Lasting marriage relationships take lots of hard work, grace and kindness from both people. What ways can you show your spouse that you love them today? It may be a small note of encouragement or affirmation. It could be doing tasks that are normally don

Life After Trauma

Trauma can leave scars that are not so visible to the human eye. It can be overwhelming, stressful and scary at times. Those who have been changed by traumatic events live with an extreme amount of stress that often casts a dark cloud over everyday life. Flashbacks can be triggered and this often results in panic attacks followed by worry that it could happen again. People often worry about safety, may isolate from people, even those they love and struggle with anger. Due to these challenges it is important to find retreat to relieve the stress and anxiety. A retreat does not mean you have to stop your day completely. It can be small breaks even while you are still at work. There are lots o

Faith In You

Living with high levels of stress, struggling with anger, anxiety and unpleasant memories of a traumatic past can weight heavily on one's confidence. It can cause you to question everything and lose sight of the strengths and talents you possess. In difficult times it is great to find people who provide support and encouragement to you. Find time in your schedule to meet up with a friend for lunch or coffee or take a trip to the gym with a exercise partner. Surrounding yourself with people who care about you is wonderful because these are the people who can remind you of the positive qualities that are uniquely you! It is time to rediscover your beautiful characteristics! I hope you can find

Taming The Tempers

When you live with PTSD or trauma disorders managing anger can be a challenge. When we think of anger most people think of shouting or some other form of anger out toward others. Although many people have anger outbursts directed at others. Many people struggle with anger toward themselves or what we call anger in. They direct all their anger inward toward themselves. No matter where the anger is directed it can be destructive to anything in it's path. Which is the reason it is important to tame the anger. One way to do this is recognize the signs of anger. There are physical, emotional and mental signals that anger is rising. If one can identify the signals and take a pause using therapeuti

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