Author: Sandra Stanford

What Should I Do About Body Shaming?

May 13, 2020
“I’d rather be dead than red on the head” was a chant I heard regularly as a kid growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. “Carrot Top” became an unwelcome nickname. I...

A Journey Worth Taking

July 1, 2019
Brene Brown is a shame researcher who opines: “If you put shame in a petri dish and douse it with secrecy, silence, and judgment, shame grows exponentially.” And it can...

What is EMDR Therapy?

August 23, 2018
EMDR Therapy is helping me lessen my anxiety and is building my confidence. My client was smiling as she said this to me after one of her sessions. Words like...

Spring Cleaning

May 3, 2018
There is something about the spring season that feels fresh and new. Perhaps it’s the pruned trees with new buds of flowers beginning to blossom. Maybe it is the feeling...

Being Intentional in Your Marriage

September 29, 2017
There was a sense of excitement in the room. Ten couples had signed up for a weekend Marriage Retreat and the first session was about to begin. Preparations had been...

8 Steps to Listen Well

July 3, 2017
“How do I get my spouse to listen to me?” is a common question I hear from couples who come into counseling. There is frustration and a desire for connection....

Maintaining Happily Ever After

October 26, 2016
It’s Cinderella’s fault. This idea of happily ever after. She meets her handsome prince, they sing, dance and then ride off into the sunset with the words “And they lived...

Dealing with Hurts

August 15, 2016
Friday morning I woke up feeling excited. I had prepared a teaching for a group of ladies and could not wait to get to the meeting to share with them....

Discomfort Zone

April 8, 2016
One of my favorite episodes from the “I Love Lucy” show is when Lucy is attempting to dance with a group of professional dancers. She goes left when the other...

A Simple Statement

January 21, 2016
It was Christmas morning and my daughter, Anna Beth, handed me a small jewelry box wrapped in holiday paper. Immediately I knew it would be a charm for my bracelet....
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