Sunday, September 16, 2018

Becoming Me Again: A Workbook for Sexually-Abused Kids and Teens

Sexual abuse of children is a much publicized phenomenon of our time. It can happen to kids and teenagers at any time and any place: A doctor's office, a church, and even in their own home.

If you know anyone who has experienced this challenge, Becoming Me Again: A Workbook for Sexually Abused Kids and Teens, by Dr. Sharon Ridella-Mehlos, can help. This work is not a lengthy scribe of theory. This is a must-use book for parents, family agencies, therapists, children, and teenagers. 

Some teenagers are speaking out about being sexually abused. Unfortunately, some still find it difficult to speak about this painful experience. For those who have yet to find their voice, their negative experiences may influence the way they experience life as adults. 

According to Dr. Ridella-Mehlos, a clinical psychologist, in every classroom are secrets of abuse, even though there may not be any evidence of victimization. Abuse also goes on behind closed doors of a home, making what should be a safe place, a place of dread and fear. So, it is not uncommon for many kids and teenagers to suffer in silence. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

What's Your Excuse For Not Achieving Your Goal?

Do you have a dream or desire that you want to accomplish? 

Do you want to write a book? 

Travel to another country? 

Go back to school to get a degree? 

If so, how are you moving forward to accomplish your goal?

Achieving a goal takes a lot of planning and hard work. However, the hardest thing you may have to do is to change your way of thinking. If you do not have a winning mindset, if all you’re use to is failure, it may take you longer to see your dream come true.

Your current mindset plays a very big role in the direction you take and whether you succeed or fail. 

So, you have to ask yourself: "Am I really ready to do whatever it takes to see my desires become reality? Or am I going to make excuses to stop my progress?"

What’s Your Excuse?

It’s a lot easier to come up with an excuse instead of pushing forward to get things done. Do any of these excuses sound familiar to you?:

• “I don’t have the money to launch something new.”
• “I can’t give up a regular paycheck.”
• "I tried this before and failed.”
• “I’m not smart enough.”
• “My family and friends won’t understand what I’m doing.”
• “I can’t do that.”
• “I’m too young.”

These excuses—and well as others you may come up with—place the blame on someone or something else other than yourself so that you do not feel bad about taking action.