3 Unexpected Ways to Breakthrough Bad Habits

  As the New Year rapidly approaches, you may be hoping that 2016 brings more joy, peace and prosperity than 2015. You may even be saying “Good riddance” to this year and eagerly awaiting the New Year and all that it promises to…

4 Keys to Handling the Trouble Makers in Your Life

    By Kris Reece: Author of Build a Beautiful Life Out of Broken Pieces   The mental health community calls it Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The church calls it…

7 Things You Need To Do When You're Angry

By: Kris Reece, Counselor, Author, Speaker Whether you are hot under the collar or a full blown pressure cooker, everyone feels anger.  It is the most common emotion we all share.  We can feel it from the rising of our body temperature…

What Your Reactions Reveal About You

Why is it that some people react to situations with such peace and calm, while others make you wonder (or perhaps say out loud), “What is wrong with you?” We all have the same built-in defense mechanisms and they are there for a reason. They…

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…