Category Archives: Motivational

Finding Your Destiny: Listening to your Mind, Body, and Soul

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In the world of counseling, I have the wonderful privilege to walk with people grappling with issues of life.  One of the gratifying aspects of the profession is when the issue turns to one of calling.  Even if you’re not actively contemplating this issue of authenticity, if you remain still long enough, your body, mind, and heart will tell you if you’re on the path towards integrity or one wracked with insincerity to self.

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Therapy Adventures: Capturing Your Core

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Have you ever been out in the wilderness and just marveled at the awe of creation? Some of our most memorable experiences are often intertwined with nature and being in contact with wildlife. Why is this? Part of this is evolutionary. We are human. We make up one component of the vast lifeblood in this world. Yet in our industrialized, and I dare say sanitized lives, we rarely get to experience the pure beauty, joy, and calling nature offers us.

As a psychotherapist, this is where I combine both the healing arts with the backdrop of nature as a means towards self-discovery, healing, and transformation. I have offered “therapy adventures” where I strip participants of their need for contact. Continue Reading


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 Many of us, especially Asians are prone to wait until all the pieces fit perfectly before we “pull the trigger” and make a major life decision.  Why is this?

In my personal life, be it relationships, career moves, or other areas that required a major decision or commitment, it’s always been easier to wait until I felt the stars aligned before venturing forth. Continue Reading

Mid-Life Masculinity: Rebirth or Insignificance?

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It’s pejoratively called, “the mid-life crisis” but the description is apt because if we (as men) don’t acknowledge the crisis for what it is, we can get consumed by the vortex of aging, insignificance, and hopelessness.  How do we embrace this transition so we come out on the other end with a renewed sense of purpose, vitality, and identity?  The issues can range on a number of fronts: aging, vocational calling or depletedness, and our spiritual identities.

Let’s start with aging.  Our bodies are not what they used to be.  Continue Reading

Is your “Calling” calling you?

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 “The kind of work God usually calls you to is the kind of work that you need most to do and that the world most needs to have done….The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” -Frederick Buechner, American writer and theologian

We live in a culture that lives in fear, the fear of failure and fear of losing our security.  It’s this fear that exacts a costly price on us as individuals.  Many work in careers that have no lifeblood to their core yet they do it because it pays the bills.  This is not an indictment for people who have to work to makes ends meet, rather it’s to encourage those with the gnawing sensation that they are missing out on their God-given destiny and follow their calling.  Your job may not be matching who you are and you’re letting fear of the unknown keep you in the status quo.  Critics may tell you to dismiss your vocational fantasies and deal with reality.  But what if God’s calling you to something more?

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