Category Archives: Dr. Mike’s rants

The Weeds In Our Lives

Living in the mountains has some incredible advantages. The views, nature in all it’s glory. I live on the side of a mountain that has plenty of wild flowers. My place has some of the finest wild flowers this side … Continue reading

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The Power and Poison of the Tongue (2)

How many of you have said something that you regret? I will be the first to raise my hand to let you know that I have and kicked myself for it. Many of us say poisonous things out of anger … Continue reading

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Refuse To Be A Victim

Growing up in an alcoholic home was challenging to say the least.  The verbal and physical abuse that my sister and I endured will be forever be etched in my mind. This is a story of how two siblings learned … Continue reading

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In The Wilderness Alone

Have you ever wondered why it seems like a rain cloud hangs over your head as you go through your “wilderness” experience? Have you ever wondered, as you lie in bed at night, where you can find help? I think … Continue reading

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When To End An Argument

Just last week, a couple called and set up an appointment to discuss their relationship problems. The issue they were having was communicating with each other. We all have those days that no matter how hard we try to get … Continue reading

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Boundaries in Love (Part Two)

Boundaries in Love We have talked about boundaries in our life and how necessary they are. They have to be established long before you being to date. Some of the boundaries you might want to consider are: is this person … Continue reading

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Boundaries In Dating Realtionships

During counseling one day I worked with a young woman who couldn’t see that she was in another unhealthy dating relationship. She had her ups and downs with a man she had dated for several months. She complained that he … Continue reading

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Getting The Last Word

“I told you I was right! I warned you to slow down and you got a ticket! Ha!  So there!” he sarcastically said.  “Maybe if you would fix the car you bozo, I wouldn’t have to floor it make it … Continue reading

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When Kindness Goes A Long Way!

I watched the busy crowd at Wendy’s wait in line to order their food. While watching the workers behind the counter I noticed how rushed they were. The people waiting in line were chattering about the fire and the friends … Continue reading

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The Death Of Common Sense!

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines common sense as, “The sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts”. Common sense. What happened to it? Where did it go? Can we find it again? I see so many … Continue reading

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