Las Vegas Trauma

Nathan HawkinsCounseling, Trauma0 Comments

The tragic shooting in Las Vegas affected anyone connected to the event. This means if you watched it and could empathize, had family there, were in Las Vegas at or near the time or were actually there then you are affected.  Personally I was on a flight out just hours before everything happened. My mind often drifts wondering “did I … Read More

“Fake it Till you make it!” ~Have Faith

Nathan HawkinsCounseling, Relationship, Sex1 Comment

I often find myself telling people “just fake it till you make it.” Although this seems a little insincere the truth is that it is based in some solid neuroscience. The way knowledge makes its way into our hearts for change is through faith. Faith is risk. Often times we know what we need to do, or agree with our … Read More

“Our Greatest Need”

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Kristine Langridge, our new Licensed Pastoral Counselor here at Life Encounter Counseling shares the following. Be encouraged! The greatest need in our lives often goes unnoticed. We pray for a miracle, for answers, for relief, the cries of our heart go out to the Lord. These tend to wind up being secondary needs to God though. He is always looking … Read More

Everything Happens For a Reason

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As I sit here thinking about the Thanksgiving and Christmas season I have a few thoughts. These thoughts are based in belief and therefore biased by nature. I would challenge you to read through either way and “translate” it to yourself if need be. I often hear “I know everything happens for a reason but…” The truth is everything does … Read More

Online Counseling

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Online Counseling What if your therapist was just a click away? No more office appointments, no more sitting in traffic, and zero potential for that awkward encounter in the waiting room. Online counseling is an up and coming trend, which is easy to fit into a busy schedule. It allows people to stay in the comfort of their own homes … Read More

Parenting Through Vacation

Nathan HawkinsPARENTING, Teens0 Comments

Parenting Through Vacation We think of vacation as fun and something we look forward to. We often have vacation routines. We all have body clocks. We all have what we are already used to.  Your kids are used to school and you are used to your daily routine that DOESN’T include the kids. You have your ideas about the summer … Read More

You Love your Friend but you’re Exhausted!

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You love your friend but your exhausted… You’ve known and cared about your friend for awhile now. You honestly do want to help but you also are done hearing about their issues and you feel guilty for wanting to avoid them. This isn’t the first time you’ve felt like this and it likely won’t be the last. But what do … Read More

Marijuana

Nathan HawkinsNews, PARENTING, Teens1 Comment

I just thought I would write a quick blog on the topic of marijuana. Is it bad for you? Yes it is a known carcinogen and will give you cancer. It also is addictive and has contributes to schizophrenia somehow still not quite fully understood and the withdrawal process can cause anxiety and paranoia. Can it be good for you? … Read More