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Celebrate Love

Written by: Meaghan Highway, LMHC “Just as hate can’t conquer hate — but only strengthens and reinforces it — self-judgment can’t stop self-judgment.” (Kristin Neff) Love is in the air – or at least, romantic love has been thrust into the limelight this month. Everywhere we turn, we are met with frothy pink hearts and […]

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Purposeful Living

Written by: Meaghan Highway, LMHC “Lord, when I feel that what I’m doing is insignificant and unimportant, help me to remember that everything I do is significant and important in your eyes, because you love me and you put me here, and no one else can do what I am doing in exactly the way […]

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Not for the Faint at Heart

Written by: Meaghan Highway, LMHC Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James Baldwin Having a child can be one of the most rewarding and bewildering challenges anyone can face. What an honor – to be entrusted with nurturing a soul throughout […]

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How to Improve Communication

Written by: Meaghan Highway, LMHC “Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.” (Lawrence Clark Powell) Communication. Since beginning of time, we have often struggled to communicate effectively with our fellow human beings. This can be especially obvious when issues in communication arise within the marital relationship. We each want to be […]

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Simplicity in Action

Written by: Meaghan Highway, LMHC “A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with … but how efficiently we can put first things first… When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on […]

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Conflict Within Marriage

Written by: Meaghan Highway, LMHC “Imagine a wall that’s green on one side and red on the other. You stand on one side and only see green. I stand on the other side and only see red. We’ll both be right about the color we see, even though we disagree on what color the wall […]

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Self Compassion Part 3

Written by: Meaghan Highway, LMHC “We become what we repeatedly do.” (Sean Covey) In this three-part series about self compassion, we’ve identified: that we are made in the imago Dei (image of God); that we are capable of great things; and that there are concrete steps we can take to become aware of our thoughts, […]

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Compassion: Part 1

Written by: Meaghan Heighway, LMHC-P “A moment of self compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” (Christopher K. Germer) Everyone speaks to themselves daily, but most of the time it’s not a conscious decision. How we choose to speak to ourselves can have tremendous […]

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Processes of Forgiveness

Written by Meaghan Heighway, LMHC-P “Study the past if you would define the future.” (Confucius) Forgiveness is a huge concept, which people have struggled with throughout history. Particularly if you practice the tenets of Christ, there is a certain expectation that you will be more forgiving, because it’s the ‘Christian thing to do.’ Unfortunately, it’s […]

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Mental Health Triage

God never intended for us to “do life” alone or isolated, rather, He intended for us to live in Christian community. Christian community moves us beyond the self-interested isolation of private lives and challenges us to go beyond superficial social contacts that we let pass for “Christian fellowship”. The Biblical ideal of community provides us […]

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