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Loving God’s Way

loving-gods-wayImagine your thoughts being filled with nothing but “happy thoughts”.  How would your life be different?  Seriously, just think about that for a minute or two, or even a lifetime.  Today is a good day to learn to focus on the positivity around you.  Today is an excellent day to open your heart to love.  Are you willing?

As a counselor, I have seen and heard many things in my life, and the one thing I notice to be universal to all those I have encountered is the desire to be loved…the alcoholic…desires to be loved; the abuser…desires to be loved; the abused…desires to be loved.  Commit today to open your heart and release the agape love that is trying so hard to be freed.  There is nothing like awe and gratitude for something beautiful to open the heart to gratitude in general.

We love nature.  We love pets.  We love things.  Today, is the day to get back to loving people.  We are all created in God’s image and we are all part of His big family.  We were designed to be relational, so be relational—in a healthy, happy, and positive sense of the term.

This will lead to a life of peace…a life of joy…a life of purpose and sense of being.  Open your heart today to love those around you and notice the positive difference in your life.  Be Blessed.  Be Whole.  Be You.signature

Help!—Someone I Know Is Battling Anxiety

anxietySomeone you know is struggling with fear and anxiety and you are unsure of how to help.  That is totally understandable.  Did you know that one of the first things you should do is seek professional guidance?  I know that may sound a bit crazy, but let’s think about this for a minute.  If you have a problem with your car and you do not know the first thing about cars, what do you do…you call a professional (or at least someone you view as a professional in that arena).  Perhaps your issue is with plumbing, roofing, or building a new home…you get the picture, right?  In essence, getting professional help for their fears and anxiety is very important.

In addition, here are a few key pointers to help you help someone else:

  • Encourage them to take one day at a time
  • Place focus on the here and now (not past or future)
  • Overcome negative statements with positivity (replace don’t with do)
  • Visualize their happy place (i.e. beach, mountains, etc.)
  • Pray for them and pray with them

Take refuge in knowing that our God is stronger than any fear we may encounter.  His Word is filled with ways to help us overcome the day to day trials of life.  Be consistent and persistent with the person you are helping and remember, when things are beyond your scope of understanding or area of expertise, seek professional guidance.

Do remember to reach out to LAE-LAH Inc. and schedule your COMPLIMENTARY phone consultation.  Be Blessed.  Be Whole.  Be You.  signature

Raising Healthy, Happy Children

healthy-happy-childrenToday we are experiencing an epidemic of overweight children.  What happened to kids playing outside all day until the street lights came on?  Why are our children no longer playing kickball, or climbing trees?  It seems as though every place we look, there is an electronic device attached to our children…cell phones, tablets, laptops, iPods, and the list is ongoing.  It is fair to say that an obese child will have a greater tendency to become an obese adult.  While the chubbiness may appear to be cute when they are younger, we all know that this is not the case as they enter into adolescence and adulthood.  Unfortunately, the children may develop an inferiority complex and other personality issues.

Let’s come together and help these children reclaim their lives!  How?

  • Prepare healthier meals together
  • Schedule physical activities for pleasure (i.e. bike riding, walking, swimming, sports, etc.)
  • Educate on the importance of health and one body
  • Shop for more fruits and vegetables to have as snacks
  • Listen, did I say listen…again I say listen

Take the time to talk with your children and take the time to actually listen to their responses.  Try to find out if your child is stress eating.  Pay attention to your child’s schedule and change in behavior.  We can help our children combat obesity, depression, and other conditions battling our children, in order to do so, we need to make ourselves available.

If you are unsure of how to talk with your child about a given topic, schedule your COMPLIMENTARY phone consultation with LAE-LAH Inc. and let us help guide you.  Be Blessed.  Be Whole.  Be You.signature

Preserving Your Marriage with an Autistic Child

autistic-child-and-marriage-strainUnfortunately, in modern times, many marriages end in divorce or separation. This statistic rises even higher when you mix in an autistic child. No matter how loving and understanding you both may be towards your child, the truth is that autism is a very difficult matter, and strain on the marriage is not uncommon. By trying to stay positive about your situation, and by working to keep your marriage healthy, you and your spouse can avoid marital problems and hopefully survive the trying times of raising an autistic child.

Ask yourself—why did I marry my husband or wife? When you ask this question often, you begin to focus more on the good of your marriage, as opposed to the strains on your marriage.  Raising children within itself can be stressful, now add an autistic child into the midst.  Often times when we are stressed, we have the tendency to project our frustrations on others—typically those closest to us.  This projection may be onto a spouse, a child, or another loved one.

Instead of focusing on the frustrations, you and your spouse need to take some time to enjoy one another the way you did at the beginning of the relationship.  This may require spending some time away from your child.  You will need this “adult” breaks every once in a while, so make sure you have a strong support system and reliable friends or family who can properly tend to your child during times such as these.

Do not attempt this journey alone, work together with your spouse to help your child, instead of fighting with one another. It is possible that your ideas will differ, but it is not the end of the world.  Work toward a unified front for the sake of your child and your marriage.  Be prepared to compromise and always seek professional consultations before making any medical decisions for your child.  Remember that you are giving your child the best opportunities available to them when you work together.

Lastly, seek help when you need it. Part of any successful marriage is spending some time apart to focus on individual needs, and it is no different when you have an autistic child. However, if you find that you and your spouse are not happy unless you are spending time alone, it is time to reevaluate the situation. A family or marriage counselor can help you and your spouse get back on the right track to a happy life together. It might also be beneficial to meet other couples raising autistic children.  Be Blessed.  Be Whole.  Be You. signature

Imprisoned by Your Past

imprisonedAre you allowing yourself to be captive to your past?  Do you feel imprisoned by your past thoughts and deeds?  Perhaps you believe you have nothing to look forward toward.  STOP—take control, and stop living a life of regret.

Consider the person who is in prison—no freedom to come and go as they please, living at the mercy of those around them, separated from the outside world, limited conversation with friends and family—what motivation is there for a person living under these conditions?  Acceptance.

When we accept the mistakes we have made in our past and learn to live and grow through them, instead of allowing ourselves to swaddle in them, we are able to release ourselves from the bondage the past can have on our lives.

Yes, life can be depressing at times, however, we do not have to stay in that state of mind.  We have the option to rise above.  Look for the inspiration in your life and let it empower you to get up out of the filth of the past and SOAR.  Just as a prisoner may find inspiration in the letters they receive from those on the outside, you too, can find your inspiration.  This inspiration may be found in your children, your spouse, most importantly, your Savior.  Christ did not die for us to live a mediocre life.

Learn to count the blessings, not the curses—functioning kidneys, clothed in your “right” mind, awakened on this side of the earth—we are surrounded by wealth.  Not monetarily necessarily, nevertheless, wealth.  Break through the chained doors of your past and reclaim your present TODAY.

For more information on breaking through, you may want to consider our Wellness Program.  Be Blessed.  Be Whole.  Be You.signature

A State of Contentment

contentAre you looking to achieve a better life?  Start by assessing what you have and where you are in life—then count your blessings.  Many of us overlook the fact that we are healthy; have clean water to drink; have friends and family; live in decent housing—what is wrong with us?  Starting today, make a commitment to enjoy the natural things in life, something as simple as the trees.  With all the building going on, our trees are constantly being cut down.  Why?  Because we want more!

One of the presenting issues in today’s society is the desire of wanting more—more than what we have, more than the next person—just more.  Unfortunately, finding ourselves content in our current state seems to be a rarity.

Did you know that it takes a lot of time, effort, and energy to strive for things beyond our control?

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This is self-defeating behavior because it leads to increased frustration and an ongoing longing for more—more peace, more joy, more love.  All of these things are found and received when one allows Christ to be their center.

Are you looking for personal, professional, or spiritual growth and development?  Schedule your COMPLIMENTARY PHONE CONSULTATION with LAE-LAH Inc. to begin.  Be Blessed.  Be Whole.  Be You. signature