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Career Mapping- The strategy you need to create positive career change

By Dwight Bain, Nationally Certified Counselor & Certified Life Coach

There is great power in having a road map to understand your ideal career. Think about how valuable it would be to have a detailed chart that maps out the combination of your unique life experiences with your education and skill set. Once you know your personal strengths, interests, motivations in combination with your personal career journey then you are literally set up to win at work; while experiencing positive change and growth on your way to a new level of career success. This information is valuable for students and seasoned professionals since it protects the limited resources of time and money in how to focus on the job to achieve fulfillment in life.

Most people don’t realize that we actually spend more hours of our life working than any other single activity. That’s why it’s more important than ever to know where you fit in your career, because if you are drifting and feel lost in your career, you lite…

The Yoke's On You: Slavery to Sin or Freedom in Christ

By Aaron Welch, LMHC, NCC

God has really been speaking to me lately. Yes, really. Amazing as it sounds for a man who has been a Christian for 31 years, I am just now learning that God still speaks to us, if we will only listen. For years, I don’t think I fully believed this…..that we could really hear the Lord’s voice. I just thought that God only spoke through the scripture….an attitude that results from being raised in “the age of reason” where anything of the heart is portrayed as na├»ve at best and, at worst, a trick of the devil. It never dawned on me, until recently, that this attitude does not fit the God portrayed in those very scriptures. A God that actually states, when choosing David as king, that He looks MOST to the heart, while man looks at the externals. A God who continued to speak to and through the disciples even after Christ ascended to His throne. The question I never asked myself is, “why would He stop now”? Well, I’m not sure why it took me so lo…
Career Mapping-
The strategy you need to create positive career change

By Dwight Bain, Nationally Certified Counselor & Certified Life Coach

There is great power in having a road map to understand your ideal career. Think about how valuable it would be to have a detailed chart that maps out the combination of your unique life experiences with your education and skill set. Once you know your personal strengths, interests, motivations in combination with your personal career journey then you are literally set up to win at work; while experiencing positive change and growth on your way to a new level of career success. This information is valuable for students and seasoned professionals since it protects the limited resources of time and money in how to focus on the job to achieve fulfillment in life.

Most people don’t realize that we actually spend more hours of our life working than any other single activity. That’s why it’s more important than ever to know where you fit in your caree…

Moving Beyond the Pressures & Problems of Life- A Stress & Burnout Recovery Guide

By Dwight Bain, Nationally Certified Counselor & Certified Life Coach

Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed with life? I sure have and you probably have at different times of your life too, since everyone feels pressure over problems in their life. However, problems and pressures are different at different life stages. For instance, a teenager’s greatest problem may be worrying that they don’t have a date for the prom, while a parent may worry that their daughter has a date with the wrong guy for the prom! Pressure for one person may be the feeling of panic from not having enough money, while pressure for another person is being overwhelmed by the amount of taxes they have to pay because of having more money than they expected. Increased stress comes from many different directions, often creating greater health challenges than we realize. Cary Cooper, a professor at Lancaster University in Great Britain, described it this way, “Stress as a health issue is probably the Black Pl…

Moving Beyond the Pressures & Problems of Life- A Stress & Burnout Recovery Guide

By Dwight Bain, Nationally Certified Counselor & Certified Life Coach

Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed with life? I sure have and you probably have at different times of your life too, since everyone feels pressure over problems in their life. However, problems and pressures are different at different life stages. For instance, a teenager’s greatest problem may be worrying that they don’t have a date for the prom, while a parent may worry that their daughter has a date with the wrong guy for the prom! Pressure for one person may be the feeling of panic from not having enough money, while pressure for another person is being overwhelmed by the amount of taxes they have to pay because of having more money than they expected. Increased stress comes from many different directions, often creating greater health challenges than we realize. Cary Cooper, a professor at Lancaster University in Great Britain, described it this way, “Stress as a health issue is probably the Black Pl…

Parenting Through Relationship

By John Wagner, M.S.
Certified Advanced Imago Relationship Therapist


So many parents think of the task of parenting as how can I discipline my kid and raise them so they can be responsible. The problem with that approach is we have forgotten the main ingredient of parenting. That wonderful ingredient I continually find in the role model of our Father and that is relationship. Dr. David and Teresa Ferguson in their book “Parenting With Intimacy” illustrates this concept to parenting in a powerful way. Some of their thoughts have been borrowed to illustrate the notion of relationship in parenting.[i]

Whenever you first entered into parenthood, God called you to be a wise steward of what and who He has entrusted to you. Perhaps we should look at parenting as discipleship and your kids are your dearest disciples. As we see in God’s Word there is far more to making disciples than discipline. All you have to see is the role model of Jesus and His disciples. I do not mean that discipli…