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How To Persevere

Written by Meaghan Heighway, LMHC-P “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’” (Mary Anne Radmacher) Hope is a precious commodity. As we start the New Year, we tend to see fresh hope, the gain of something we may have thought […]

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Making Fear Work For You

Written by Meaghan Heighway, LMHC-P “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” (Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933). At first glance, this popular quote seems ridiculous – you may be thinking, “I wish fear was all I am afraid of!” It’s true, in this modern society we have a lot which causes us to […]

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Reviving Hope

Written by Meaghan Heighway, LMHC-P “We spend January first walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives … not looking for flaws, but for potential.” (Ellen […]

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How Will You Respond?

Written by Meaghan Heighway, LMHC-P We have absolutely no control over what happens to us in life but what we have paramount control over is how we respond to those events.” (Viktor Frankl) I sometimes wish life came with a ‘how-to’ manual, a step-by-step guide for how to respond effectively when life hits a roadblock. […]

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Are Your Holidays Truly Happy?

Written by Meaghan Heighway, LMHC-P “I think holidays create so much pressure because people feel they should be having a good time.” (Colin Ferguson) Have you noticed that already, there are murmurings about the upcoming holidays? Slowly, signs are starting to creep into the media, about impending sales that will enable you to buy more […]

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The First Courageous Step

Written by: Meaghan Heighway, LMHC-P   “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)   Have you ever been in a conversation with a friend when you had the passing thought, “If you really knew me, […]

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Welcome to CCM’s BLOG

Written by: Meaghan Heighway, LMHC-P Welcome to our blog! Christian Counseling Ministries of WNY is a non-profit Christian organization which strives to help individuals with mental health issues and life transitions within a Biblical framework. We hope that this blog will be a resource for you, in providing monthly overviews on a wide variety of […]

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