Tag Archives: family

Depression and the Holidays

We want the perfect family gathering where everyone laughs, gets along and make lasting memories of joyous fun. Unfortunately, reality sets in and people are stressed because they are overworked, underpaid and trying to make the holidays a wonderful experience for all. […] Continue reading

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Life Lessons from a Hospice Chaplain

Here is a thought provoking article I’d like to share with you! Enjoy! I am a hospice chaplain.  I visit people who are dying – in their homes, in hospitals, in nursing homes.   And if you were to ask me … Continue reading

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How to Make your Marriage Last in an Uncertain Economy

o many Orlando couples are facing uncertainty in their financial security. Secure jobs have been lost, benefits and health care are hard to find and those who have jobs are being overworked and underpaid. This hardship is affecting marriages all over the state. How can couples get along with less money and less freedom to spend money on leisure activities?[…] Continue reading

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How to find a good Orlando Therapist

Since I am a licensed counselor in Orlando I’ve been asked many times by friends to recommend a good therapist.  Since it is unethical for me to work with close friends and family members I try to help them find … Continue reading

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Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for elderly parents also can threaten the emotional health of caregivers and their families. Being the “parent of your parent” can unlock your family’s hidden dysfunctions — “You were always Mom’s favorite!” — and reopen old sibling rivalries and conflicts: “You’re trying to kill our father!” […] Continue reading

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Feeling Alone During the Holidays

When people are struggling they seem to perceive their situation as worse during the holiday season. We expect our holiday to be perfect and when it isn’t we are very disappointed if not depressed. How can we avoid this?[…] Continue reading

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Depression and Job Loss

Unfortunately, many people aren’t coping and are becoming depressed. They start to feel hopeless and helpless. Depression can be a very debilitating disease if left untreated. However, depression is also something that can be helped. […] Continue reading

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People That Care Too Much

If you answered yes to any of the questions above you might want to take a closer look at what might be happening to you. You might be suffering from something called “Co-dependency”. This is a learned behavior passed down from one generation to another. […] Continue reading

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5 Best Ways to Find a Job

How do you compete and land the job with 500 qualified applicants who want the job as well?[…] Continue reading

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8 Ways to Start Over After Losing Your Job

How do we help others or ourselves when there is a need to begin again, following a tragedy, major loss or failure? After discussing this informally with a few friends who have been released from local jobs I have learned all recognize the need to grieve.[…] Continue reading

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