Don’t Forget the Details

As we are going through life, making plans and hopefully executing those plans, it is incredibly important to pay attention to the details.  It is vital that we know what the details are if we really want what we think we want. When you are making plans for a vacation, what details do you omit?…

Being an Architect

All my life, I have heard that we are all the “architects of our own lives” and while I understood that saying at a surface level, it has only been more recently that I believe I am truly understanding it in a meaningful way, at least for myself. Take a quick look at the picture…

Random Acts of Kindness

As the world seems to get more and more out of balance, it is very important to remember things that help to get it back in balance.  One of those concepts is kindness.  T To be kind is to be gentle with others.  To be kind is to be thoughtful of others.  To be kind…

I Can’t Give You What I Don’t Have

Life is funny sometimes.  We want, or need something, and we keep trying to get it, often from a place, or person that doesn’t have it to give.  That’s sounds a little confusing and it is supposed to sound confusing because it really doesn’t make sense! Allow me to clarify my point.  I really want…

Critical Thinking: Becoming a Lost Art?

Is critical thinking becoming a lost art?  I teach classes for a local college and I often teach dual-credit classes, which means I work with high school seniors (sometimes juniors) who are getting ahead with their college goals, as well as traditional on-campus students.  Over the years, I have seen lots of things change in…

Why is it so Hard to Let Ourselves Relax?

I have specialized in stress management and relaxation since grad school.  That’s what my Master’s thesis was about, and back in the early 90’s, we didn’t even know as much then as we do today.  There are thousands of articles about the importance of being in balance and being able to relax in our hectic…

What is Being Authentic?

One of the buzz words in society today is authenticity, or being authentic.  We encourage people to be authentic, but what does that really mean and how do we go about it? To be authentic is to be to be genuine (or of undisputed origin).  Genuine is defined as being truly what something/someone is said…

Something New at Beacon

We are excited to announce a new online service at Beacon Professional Counseling and Relaxation Center.  Have you ever wanted to ask a coach or a counselor a question?  Didn’t want an appointment; didn’t want to be evaluated, didn’t even need an hour!  You just have a question or two and you would like a…

What Can 1 Penny Do?

I have heard people say for years that we should get rid of pennies because they just are worth much.  And for a time, I agreed with that sentiment.  But in the past year or so, I have changed my opinion on this subject.  I no longer agree with the idea that we should get…

We Grow Up When We Have To!

We are all born and start at 0, that’s something all living creatures share.  And we all grow up until we reach full physical maturity.  Physical maturity happens and we cannot stop it.  But this isn’t about physical maturity.   What I am talking about here is emotional maturity.  While the physical kind happens whether…