self care

Non-Traditional Addictions: Busy Addiction

Non-Traditional Addictions: Busy Addiction

Do you ever find it difficult to sit still and just "be" without having to do something "productive" with your time? Does idle time without having a "schedule" or having something planned make you anxious? When you have "down time", are you able to just relax, or do you need to be busy and doing something?

Seeing Yourself in a New Way Part 4

Seeing Yourself in a New Way Part 4

One of the things we help teach our clients is how to "reframe" something in their life from a negative to a positive.  This could be a characteristic of them, their spouse, or a behavior they do.  Most people become attracted to another person based on something specific, and end up in a marriage

Seeing Yourself in a New Way Part 3

Seeing Yourself in a New Way Part 3

Isn't it interesting to hear how other's view themselves? I would have never imagined that Tamara or Christy wanted to be any different. I LOVE their personalities. I think it is a special gift when we can see something we once saw negative in ourselves and now see it as positive.

Introverts Part 5

Introverts Part 5

This week, Imagine Hope is discussing what it means to be an introvert.  

Some people assume that being an introvert means that you are shy.  That is not necessarily true!  Introverts can be very outgoing and sociable people.  In fact, many times, introverts love people-- learning about others, doing things for others, and can be very loyal, caring and loving individuals.  As Christy mentioned on Monday in this weeks earlier blog series, the difference with introverts is that, usually, they need to "re-fuel" their emotional, mental, spiritual and physical "tank" by doing things that are more solitary and self-reflecting.

Why is Your Husband Not Attracted to You? Part 4

Why is Your Husband Not Attracted to You? Part 4

This week we have been writing about some general things we often hear husbands feel challenged with in their marriages. Many times, women will feel this sense of unhappiness from their husband, and get the general feeling that he is no longer attracted to her. Of course these are all general and don't happen in every marriage. But we do hear a lot of the same struggles from men. We thought it might be helpful to share them with women. 

SMART Goals - Part 3

SMART Goals - Part 3

This week we are talking about how we can work on setting goals for the new year in a SMART way.   Today I will be discussing how we can be more effective in setting goals that are ATTAINABLE/ACHIEVABLE.   Goals are meant to help motivate us to meet a standard for self-improvement or for improved performance.  In thinking about ways we can make our goals more attainable, I have identified of a number of questions we can ask ourselves in the process of setting SMART goals, and in particular, focusing on making them more attainable.

Fall Book Recommendations - Tammy

Fall Book Recommendations - Tammy

One thing I absolutely enjoy in life is learning. I love reading and absorbing all the information I can from various authors. If you find yourself in a leadership role (if you have a job, a relationship or are a parent, then you're in a leadership role!) then I HIGHLY recommend this book.

The Power of the Other by Dr. Henry Cloud

Self Care: Natalie

Self Care: Natalie

It's the end of my work week and it's been a challenging one to say the least. It can be easy to feel empty when we have been taking care of  kids, our relationships, our marriages, and our careers all week. This blog was a great reminder to me of why self care is so important.  Tammy had such great ideas. Here are things I intentionally do to take care of myself.