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Location Change. Calendar Change. Resolution Change.

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Depression, Emotions, Grief, Self-Concept, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Location Change.  Calendar Change.  Resolution Change.

In case you haven’t heard the news – Planting Seeds Counseling and Coaching has moved offices.  We’ve moved out of the house in the Historic District of Frisco into a newly constructed office in West Frisco.  As with any change… We let go of some things that we held fondly…  We let go of some things we were glad to see go. At the same time we are beginning to grab hold of some things… That are new and exciting while… Enduring frustrations over things that are perhaps not as we had hoped.  So is the nature of change…  Some things must be let go of in order to fully...

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Life Lessons Learned On the Court

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Marriage, Parenting, Self-Concept, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Life Lessons Learned On the Court

I love to watch my daughters play volleyball. Partially, the pride of a parent watching her children develop skills and have those skills tested in a game but also because I see the value of what they are learning about life and relationships.  Although I am relating to volleyball to describe these qualities, the concepts are transferable to most any team sport. 1) You don’t control the world. You can only do your part.  Winning or losing is affected not only by your personal performance but also the performance of your teammates and the other team’s performance.  Focus on your job. ...

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Mattering Matters

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Anxiety, Depression, Emotions, Loneliness, Marriage, Parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Knowing that we matter to someone else is a need we all share and one that when met produces pleasant emotions.  With the realization that we matter in the life of another person comes the sense that we are valued, loved, known, included and wanted.  Mattering is particularly important if that other person is someone that matters to you. Marcheta P. Evans and Thelma Duffey wrote in a recent Counseling Today article on mattering, “We know we matter not only when our words, needs and opinions are seen as relevant to the other person, but also when they are important and worthy of...

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The Gift of Emotions

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Emotions, Grief, Loneliness, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It has been said that “emotions buried alive never die”.  If you are like me, you might say “yep, that make sense” but with no real understanding of how this concept is lived out in your own life.  So let’s talk about emotions. Some Christian literature talks about emotions as something to be controlled.  Some language gives the impression that many emotions are meant to be eradicated. I’d like to present an alternative view.  Emotions are a gift from God.  We know that God gives good gifts but I get the mental picture of opening up a box of loneliness on Christmas morning...

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New Year Resolution

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s that time again when we make a commitment to do things better in the coming year than we had in the past.  For some that means taking better care of their bodies by eating better or exercising.  For others it is making a commitment to be better organized in terms of time, money or even in keeping the clutter from piling up.  I would do well to pick any or all of those.  However, this year my resolution is to increase three specific things: connection, rest and forgiveness.  Anyone who has failed at past New Year’s resolutions knows that sometimes intentionality is not enough to...

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