The Powerful Connection Between Prayer and Mindfulness

In the frenetic, fast-paced world we live in, mindfulness has become increasingly important. When we... In the frenetic, fast-paced world we live in, mindfulness has become increasingly important. When we talk about being mindful, we’re talking about the ability to be fully in the present moment, aware of our surroundings; where we are, whom we’re with, and what we’re doing....[ read more ]

The Power of Boundaries

Healthy boundaries in friendships

Relationships can only be healthy when both people have the space to be themselves and maintain personal integrity. Sadly, many people find themselves in relationships, romantic and otherwise, with people who do not respect boundaries and feel entitled to have their needs met regardless of the other person’s. These people most likely grew up in households that were unsafe and...[ read more ]

The Power of Healthy Self-Esteem!

Self-esteem refers to a person's beliefs about their own worth and value. It also has to do with the feelings people experience that follows from their sense of worthiness or unworthiness. Self-esteem is important because it heavily influences people's choices and decisions. In other words, self-esteem serves a motivational function by making it more or less likely that people will...[ read more ]

The Power of Self-Compassion

Are you familiar with the term self-compassion? Did you know that self-compassion is an opportunity to nurture or care yourself when you’re not feeling good about yourself in the moment? Think about the last time you failed, made a blunder or noticed something about yourself that you didn’t like. What was your reaction? Did you judge or criticize yourself? Or...[ read more ]

The Power of Story Telling…

Everyone has a story to tell and it consists of experiences, both positive and negative, that shaped us into the people that we are. Your story is unique and is not quite like anyone else’s. It was melded together by events that span across your lifetime. From joy to suffering and pain to triumph and to everything in between these...[ read more ]

The Power of Unknowing

I didn’t see this coming!  On December 31, 2019 no one could have predicted what lay ahead in the New Year. From uncontrollable wild fires that ravaged the Australian ecosystem to a Ukrainian flight crash in Tehran, Iran, killing all 176 passengers on board to the Coronavirus Pandemic touching every continent on earth besides the Antarctic. Nor did we know...[ read more ]

The Transformative Power of Gratitude

Several years ago, a friend introduced me to a novel idea that would eventually change my life – A Gratitude Practice. I was told that incorporating a daily ritual of reflecting upon what I am grateful for would transform my perspective about my life and the world we live in. Of course I was not a believer. And like myself,...[ read more ]

Getting To Know You…

Hello and welcome to my first blog! I am so excited to offer you a space to be inspired, educated and get up-to-date information from the world of mental health.  As a licensed professional counselor, and sole owner of Sanders Counseling Solutions, it is my desire to offer you support and the necessary tools to equip you on a journey...[ read more ]

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