Posts by tayla.scott

Conflict Resolution for Couples

Conflict Resolution for Couples

When we’re young, we dream about what our future relationships will look like: a fairy tale romance, a perfect life with a soul-mate who understands us, sympathizes with us, never argues, and loves us unconditionally.   However, when we grow up, we have to face a different reality—that no relationship is all rainbows and butterflies all the time. Relationships require hard work, and all couples fight and disagree. But disagreements don’t mean that a relationship is doomed. In fact, conflict is an opportunity for a relationship to grow stronger, as long as both partners are willing to work on their communication and conflict resolution skills.   Why is there...

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How to Support your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

How to Support your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

  It’s a parent’s job to teach their children, encourage their children, and prepare their children for everything the world might throw at them when they become adults. But what happens when adulthood finally arrives? Some parents find it difficult to let their children go into the world as young adults, and some parents find that their children aren’t as prepared as they had hoped.   Start preparing your child early Adolescence ends and young adulthood begins in the “early to mid-twenties when a young person becomes psychologically, socially and economically independent,” states Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. in a Psychology Today article. So it’s best to start...

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Explaining & Exploring Self-Esteem

Explaining & Exploring Self-Esteem

As we approach the New Year, we reflect on the year that has passed. What major life events happened this year? Was the year filled with joy and confidence, or was it filled with the sadness and uncertainty?  Did low self-esteem or a sense of inadequacy prevent you from living life to the fullest?   What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is how we view ourselves, value ourselves, love ourselves and judge ourselves.  Our self-esteem may be high or low depending on how we feel about ourselves. Will you apply for that new job? Will you ask that person out on a date? Will you plan to go to the beach instead of staying home? Will you attend that co-workers birthday party?...

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Struggling with Addiction During the Holiday

Struggling with Addiction During the Holiday

  The holidays are meant to be a joyous time where family, friends and coworkers come together to exchange gifts, celebrate, feast, and party. But these festivities can be problematic for the millions of Americans who struggle with addiction. For them, it might even be the worst time of the year. During the holidays people struggling with addiction are more likely to relapse, overdose, or commit suicide.   Why are the holidays so hard for people struggling with addiction, and what can people do to help themselves during this high stress season?   First, it’s helpful to understand what an addiction is. Bev Mueller, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)...

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Finding Forgiveness

Finding Forgiveness

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”    – Paul Boese   Forgiveness is vital in relationships but it can be difficult to achieve, especially if you feel you’ve been wronged by your partner. Every relationship faces difficult hardships; some have bitter disagreements over family or money, while others try to heal after an act of infidelity. Ultimately, it is our ability, or inability, to forgive that makes or breaks our relationships. Robert Muller, a former United Nation employee, famously said, “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” This...

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