A Road Map for Mourning


A Road Map for Mourning If you have experienced loss in your life, you know what it is to grieve. And while losses come in many forms, what I would like to focus on here is the death of a loved one. Wolfelt defines grief as, “the constellation of internal thoughts and feelings we have [...]

A Road Map for Mourning2021-10-03T17:25:56+00:00

Heartache & Hope


Heartache and Hope This time of year can be hard for many reasons.  2020 has been a year filled with sorrow, disappointment, and loss for everyone.  How do you navigate sorrow, disappointment, and loss in this pandemic world?  How do you care for your heart when expectations have not come through and loss has been [...]

Heartache & Hope2020-12-08T00:02:31+00:00

How do I talk to my child about suicide?


How do I talk to my child about suicide? This week kicks off National Suicide Prevention Week. As parents and caregivers, talking about suicide to your children can feel daunting or uncomfortable. There are many myths and incorrect information about mental health and suicide and leaving it up to our children to discover it for [...]

How do I talk to my child about suicide?2020-09-08T15:27:35+00:00

Easter:  The Hope of Victory


Easter:  The Hope of Victory Easter is here, and it feels different from recent years. There is a heaviness that cannot be ignored. The wake of the COVID-19 virus has put many of us in what seems an eternal “Saturday”. No, I do not just mean a day of the week, but rather the day [...]

Easter:  The Hope of Victory2020-04-07T00:57:25+00:00

The Permission to Grieve


The Permission to Grieve Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”  When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. And [...]

The Permission to Grieve2020-02-25T14:44:58+00:00



THE NECESSITY OF BEAUTY Practicing mindfulness can be the beginning of kindness to your heart, soul, mind, and body. Mindfulness is being present in the moment without judgement and without trying to change it.  It is the practice of observing/wordless watching through the senses.  It is focused attention and growing awareness through our senses.  If [...]

THE NECESSITY OF BEAUTY2020-02-12T21:38:09+00:00



Advent I ventured out to Michael’s yesterday to find a few frames featured on their sale. The parking lot was a puzzle of cars and people, all with little space in between. The speed was like the speed of video-game graphics! It was almost too much for this avoidant, solitude-loving, introvert. Our car inched and [...]


The Importance of PLAYING As Adults


The Importance of PLAYING As Adults Somewhere between childhood to adulthood we stop playing, We get so busy living life or numbing out in front of the television that we forget the benefits of play. Play is not just for kids. Tamis-Lemonda cited by Kesser explains, “play is being joyfully immersed in the moment, and [...]

The Importance of PLAYING As Adults2019-12-23T17:33:52+00:00

Happy Thanksgiving!


SureHope Counseling & Training Center wants to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! The act of thanksgiving is one of the most important acts to practice when in comes to mental health.  There is so much research that shows adapting a lifestyle of gratitude is helpful in healing from anxiety, depression and [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!2019-12-23T17:34:08+00:00

How to Manage Anxiety


See Mike Vaughn on Charlotte Today speaking about how to manage anxiety: https://www.wcnc.com/article/entertainment/television/charlotte-today/how-to-manage-anxiety/275-fe00b67b-8033-492d-9a8c-f9bf54ec4736

How to Manage Anxiety2019-12-23T17:22:50+00:00
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