Ten Ego Checks That Help Relationships

Ten Ego Checks That Help Relationships

When talking about consciousness or awareness, a major key is being able to control the ego.  In Freudian terms, the ego can get complicated, but when I discuss it all I mean is that part of the personality that acts by impulse in the function of demanding wants and...
A Break from Chaos

A Break from Chaos

  Today I attended a lecture on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy given by UTPB’s Assistant Professor in Counseling, Robert Zeglin, Ph.D., LPC, NCC.  It was last week that I registered for the lecture, and I remember thinking that I’d not studied REBT in-depth,...
Cooking and Other Unique Gifts

Cooking and Other Unique Gifts

I’m not really much of a cook. The men and women on all sides of my family seemed to have enjoyed it, but it really feels like a lot of energy to do it. Of course, I do so sometimes, but really only when I have to. I excel at boiling water, softening hard pasta,...
Reaching Out

Reaching Out

A friend of mine and I were discussing coping skills lately and doing our share of miscommunicating.  It seemed she was under the impression that I thought one of her coping skill, withdrawal, was a bad one.  When I learned this, I wondered to myself what could have...