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Location Change. Calendar Change. Resolution Change.

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Christian Counseling, grief, Self-concept, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Location Change. Calendar Change. Resolution Change.

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...

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What’s in your Parent/Child CommunicaTION?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Blog, Parenting, Self-concept | 0 comments

What’s in your Parent/Child CommunicaTION?

When researchers look at the type of communication between parents and children they find that an inordinate amount of communication focuses on two types: … direction and correction. Studies have videotaped families, charting their communication. They found the bulk of communication revolves around the parent telling their children what to do and what not to do. As you are thinking about your home, you may be thinking… ”of course! I have to!” And to some degree you do. Children need direction and correction from their parents. We are...

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From Confrontation to Conversation: Thoughts on Listening

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Blog, Christian Counseling, Marital Counseling, Parenting | 0 comments

We often overlook the role of listening in our lives. There are many guidelines that people give for public speaking, but whoever heard of anything like that for public listening? We take it for granted and don’t think about the importance that it has in creating, healing, and maintaining relationships. True listening is an active process, one that requires focus and intentionality. We cannot really know what someone else is saying if we are only thinking about our next response. Listening is a gift you give to another person. It is saying...

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Maybe tomorrow we can all wear 42…..

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in anger, Blog, Christian Counseling, grief, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  At our practice, several of our counselors are certified to work with grief and trauma.  Our days are spent being present in the therapy room with another human who has been deeply wounded and is working towards new awareness as well as mental and emotional health.  As I have reflected on the conflict and tragedies in our country’s last few weeks, many of the tenets of the work we do daily continue to come to mind.  Our first step is to simply acknowledge the wound, without judgment.  We allow the wounded soul to speak from...

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“We Need the Armor of God”

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in anger, Anxiety, Christian Counseling, Depression, grief, loneliness, Self-concept, Suicide | 0 comments

As believers, we are constantly in a war. Not with flesh and blood entities, but in the spiritual realm. God provides us with the armor we need to fight these spiritual battles. He gives us the belt of truth, body armor of righteousness, shoes of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit. ” Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power! Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil. For we are not fighting against people made of...

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Mental Health Awareness

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  As far as we have come in removing the stigma associated with having a mental health diagnosis or need of any kind, I imagine most would agree that we still have a long way to go.  Instead of rehashing the stats on depression, anxiety and suicide in our country, which I do not think would come as a surprise to most, I wanted to share an interesting article that was sent to many mental health providers.  Thanks to Aetna for sharing this information: The happiest place on earth...

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Wings Like Eagles

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Blog, Christian Counseling, Depression, grief | 0 comments

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. This passage from Isaiah 40 has had a long,...

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Mother’s Day – A Day of Ambivalence

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in anger, Blog, Christian Counseling, grief, loneliness, Parenting | 0 comments

Mother’s Day is here again and families are preparing for a day of honoring and doting on their beloved mother.  Many will spend the day eating together and celebrating multiple generations of mothers.  Each represented mother will be showered with accolades for the many roles she has played and the many ways she has loved her children.  However, for some this day feels more like a day of suffering rather than celebrating.  While for some people this day reminds them of what they have – for others this day reminds them of what they...

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Life Lessons Learned On the Court

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Marital Counseling, Parenting, Self-concept, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 that can be applied throughout other aspects of their life.  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...

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Abandoning the “Should”

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in anger, Anxiety, Blog, Depression, loneliness, Marital Counseling, Parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Abandoning the “Should”

I leaned in close with anticipation as my sister whispered to me “the worst name to call anyone”.  As my older sister she held much more street knowledge than I, so I was eager for her wisdom.  I won’t tell you the word she passed on to me that day but I do remember her description of why it was so bad.  The person would feel condemned for something they were powerless to change. Well, if I could add a word to my streetwise sister’s bad word list, I would add the word “SHOULD”.  “Should” implies that there is a spreadsheet...

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