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Anxiety Symptoms and Self Care

By Sharon Wegman | June 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Anxiety Symptoms and Self Care

Anxiety rates are on the rise in the western world. In fact, in 2018 study on anxiety, it was determined that “1 in 5 five individuals deal with some form of anxiety and would be considered the highest prevalent form of mental illness in the United States”. Most people feel a lot of shame about…

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Summer: When the Kids are Home and Moms Go Crazy!

By Sharon Wegman | May 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Summer: When the Kids are Home and Moms Go Crazy!

School summer vacation has an immense undercurrent to it these days.  Below the surface of the joy that the children feel about summer vacation from school, there exists a hint of angst when parents think about children being home in summer.  It is rare though when a parent openly shares their negative feelings of shame…

Changing How We Relate to People by Understanding Ourselves

By Sharon Wegman | May 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Changing How We Relate to People by Understanding Ourselves

How do you relate with others?  Are you secure? Do you struggle with social anxiety?   Sometimes understanding the truth of how we relate to people is the first step to beginning to make the necessary changes in how we relate to people.  Most people fail to understand that attachment takes place in the first three…

How Your Past Influences Your Spiritual Walk

By Sharon Wegman | April 16, 2019 | Comments Off on How Your Past Influences Your Spiritual Walk

It’s common for people sitting across from me in the counseling office to talk about their inability to feel safe or connected to God.  Their walk with God seems very distant or is plagued with feels of guilt and shame. Some people are pretty clear that they want no part of God because of how…

Look for Beauty in Seasons of Death

By Sharon Wegman | January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Look for Beauty in Seasons of Death

We are in the dead of winter here in the Northeast. It’s cold, and the skies are gray most days, and there is not much joy in being outside UNLESS you look closely. When you search for beauty in the barren landscape, you can usually find it, but it doesn’t necessarily catch your attention as…

Healthy Sexuality in Marriage

By Sharon Wegman | January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Healthy Sexuality in Marriage

By Cait Beiler “Because sex isn’t properly introduced to us as a gift from God, an act of worship, and a holy binding act that should be celebrated in the right context, we know sex as something as scandalous and devious and guilt-carrying to desire.” – Moh Iso Yup, that’s right you read the title…

Coping with The Holiday Blues – Part Two

By Sharon Wegman | November 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Coping with The Holiday Blues – Part Two

In the last months, I have been impressed with God’s sunset shows.  I am not sure if it was that I was driving that direction at the time of the sunset or if it was because we had such a deary summer with lots of rain and clouds that I was aware of the sunsets,…

Coping with Holiday Blues- Part One

By Sharon Wegman | November 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Coping with Holiday Blues- Part One

The holiday blues are authentic for many people. When people sing the phrase, “ it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” for many people the words could be changed to “it’s the most triggering time of year,” or “it’s the most depressing time of the year.”  In climates where the weather becomes cold, and…

The Seven Cardinal Sins of Manipulative Parenting

By Sharon Wegman | October 30, 2018 | Comments Off on The Seven Cardinal Sins of Manipulative Parenting

How do you feel after someone has manipulated, guilted or shamed you into doing something for them?   You do not feel good about yourself. You feel shameful and have poor self-esteem after the matter. To compound matters, how do you feel when you have no choice in a matter, and you are not allowed to…

Characteristics of Successful Parents

By Sharon Wegman | October 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Characteristics of Successful Parents

Characteristics of Successful Parents Parenting is the toughest job out there.  It triggers more emotional reactions than we could ever imagine before walking out the journey of parenting.  Each phase of the child’s development triggers different responses from us, but the underlying theme is powerlessness.  Am I doing this right? Am I messing up my…