Everything Happens For a Reason

Nathan HawkinsChristianity0 Comments

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!

Nathan HawkinsRelationship0 Comments

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

Grief: Moving on…

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Grief Counseling Grief is a natural response to loss. The more significant the loss the more intense our experience of the grief will be.  Grief may be associated with the loss of a loved one, a job, health, or divorce, which can distort our sense of direction or identity. Most losses prompt a need for some sort of change in … Read More

How Much Freedom Should We Give Our Kids?

Nathan HawkinsPARENTING3 Comments

How much freedom should we give our kids? Most parents will agree that it is better for children to play in the yard than to be on Ipad’s or videogames. However most parents these days will also tell you to always watch your kids when they are outside and then lament how much better it was when they were kids.  … Read More

Living with a “Ray Rice”

Nathan HawkinsNews, Relationship, Trauma0 Comments

Ray Rice a famous football player is in the news right now for punching his wife, rendering her unconscious and then dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator. I would not encourage you to watch the video of it…it’s out there. IF you have seen it consider that statistically it is VERY likely that this has been going on … Read More