SureHope Easter


The Hope of the Resurrection Luke 24:6 – “He is not here; He has risen!” Easter season is finally here! As I’m writing this post, I’m sitting outside in the warm sun, looking at the flowers, and feeling a gentle breeze. I’m sure I’m not alone in my love of this season and all it [...]

SureHope Easter2019-04-10T20:38:27+00:00

Encouraging Words to Support Developmental Disabilities


Encouraging Words to Support Developmental Disabilities Almost every human being at one time or another has encountered an individual with a developmental disability. Developmental disabilities are not always obvious at a glance although some are.  While some people are drawn to those with disabilities, others may feel uncomfortable around them. Human beings are often uncomfortable [...]

Encouraging Words to Support Developmental Disabilities2019-04-08T12:31:47+00:00

Americans are Sleep Derived! Sleep Hygiene: The Importance of Sleep and Mental Health


Americans are Sleep Derived! Sleep Hygiene: The Importance of Sleep and Mental Health This is National Sleep Awareness Week. Sleep Deprivation, A problem most Americans can relate to. Sleep problems have become a major concern within the medical and mental health communities: It is estimated around 40 million people per year suffer from chronic, long-term [...]

Americans are Sleep Derived! Sleep Hygiene: The Importance of Sleep and Mental Health2019-03-19T14:21:50+00:00

Eating Disorder Screening


Eating Disorder Screening This past week was National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The goal of this week each year is to raise awareness for eating disorders and help reduce the stigma of this mental health issue. This year, there was an added focus of bringing awareness to how eating disorders effect all people regardless of [...]

Eating Disorder Screening2019-03-05T13:21:20+00:00



Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that is important. According to Zisook & Shear (2009), mourning the death of a loved one or the ending of a relationship can be the most gut-wrenching and painful experience an individual will ever face. “Shock, anguish, loss, anger, guilt, regret, anxiety, fear, loneliness, unhappiness, [...]


Chocolates Anyone? Marriage Counseling.


Chocolates Anyone? In the words of Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” Sometimes marriage can feel the same exact way! Some couples may find themselves 2 months into marriage while others may be 25 years married before thinking, “What in the world did I [...]

Chocolates Anyone? Marriage Counseling.2019-02-11T13:25:16+00:00

Hidden in Plain Sight


Hidden in Plain Sight National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The National Hotline for Human Trafficking reports N.C. ranks in the top 10 states in the number of trafficking reports. Since 2007, the NHTH has identified 2,949 victims of human trafficking in the state. Click the link here to see the 2017 NC State [...]

Hidden in Plain Sight2019-01-28T11:15:52+00:00

A Rose by Any Other Name — No Name-Calling Week


A Rose by Any Other Name -- No Name-Calling Week How many times have you heard the word “bullying” over the last few years? Personally and professionally, it has become a buzzword, often misused and misunderstood. This week is no name-calling week, an effort to keep bullying out of our schools and communities and realize [...]

A Rose by Any Other Name — No Name-Calling Week2019-01-23T00:03:26+00:00