Why Owning Your Flaws Can Boost Your Happiness

By: Kris Reece, Author of Build a Beautiful Life Out of Broken Pieces Have you ever encountered someone who acts like they don’t do anything wrong—ever? They never admit to making mistakes and have a justification for everything that doesn’t…

How Much of Your Past is Holding You Back?

Are you an eternal optimist—no matter what goes wrong, you feel that it will all work out in the end? Or are you feeling trapped, seeing no way out of your troubles and losing hope? We all have hopes and dreams but many have given up on achieving…

The Secret to Making Good Decisions

By: Kris Reece, Counselor, Coach, Speaker Each of us has an innate ability to sense danger and respond—otherwise known as the flight or fight response. Our decision to stay and fight or flee is based upon a very strong emotion—fear. This…

You Were Never Meant to Fit In

A sense of belonging is one of our greatest human needs.  From our earliest childhood moments, we just want to be a part of something.  We want to fit in. Think of the school-aged girl looking to be a part of the popular clique, or the young…

How to Not Repeat Past Mistakes

How to Not Repeat Past Mistakes We all know the pain of having made mistakes. We can be quite good at looking backwards and trying to determine where we went wrong. But it’s less common to be able to avoid making those same mistakes again…

Fabulously Flawed

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect”  Matthew 5:48 Perfectionism is practically a positive word in our society, worn by many as a badge of honor. But much like magic weight loss pills, how can we know in our head…
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What's My Temperament?

What’s My Temperament? You’re familiar with personality tests, yes? They’re nearly impossible to get away from, whether they are humorous Facebook quizzes or bestselling books offering detailed strengths analysis. While they are fun…

What Are You Giving Your Power To?

Whatever season you are in in your life, there are thoughts and feelings that drive you daily. Perhaps you are climbing the corporate ladder and stress is pounding at your door, perhaps you are a mother to 3 small children under the age of…

Stop the Step-Family Denial, Stop the Stress

Have you ever known a person who refused to see the truth about himself? Who, instead of facing the truth and embracing change, ran from place to place or from person to person, trying to find assurance that he was “okay” and didn’t need…

Why and How to Stop Complaining (Or, Get Your “But” Out of the Way)

As believers and followers of Christ we know one thing: God operates on Faith.  Yet we use that term so loosely now that it has lost meaning, much like the word love--how can the same word be appropriate whether you say, “I love my husband”…