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Tidying Up Your Mental Health, Part Two
February 17, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey Attention all of you who have Haunted Hoarder House Brain: This week we are using the star of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo’s, ideas of clutter control and applying it to our mental health. Ms. Kondo’s theory is if an item does not “spark joy,” get rid of it. With that in mind,Read More
Tidying Up Our Mental Health
February 10, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I watched my first episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo last night. For those of you who don’t know, Ms. Kondo is a pint-sized Asian bundle of serenity that specializes in helping people de-clutter their homes. For a tiny thing, she’s making a big impact on pop culture. After watching herRead More
The Lie Eve Believed
February 3, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey Last week I discussed disappointment. This week I want to look at its antonym, contentment. While contentment may be the antonym of disappointment, I think it’s synonymous with joy and peace. It’s the feeling inside that says “I am satisfied and happy.” We all crave it, and when we have it, itRead More
Collateral Beauty in the Midst of Disappointment
January 27, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I have been embracing a healthier lifestyle. I’m counting my macros, embracing healthy foods, all of it. Then I went to the Dr. and my cholesterol had went up, and the scale barely went down. I was crushed. You can’t live on this planet and not be familiar with the feeling ofRead More
Eww, What’s That Smell?!
January 21, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey Over the past weeks, I have been challenging you to adopt a more grateful, positive mindset for 2019. If you have been taking me up on this, I bet you have discovered a positive outlook takes work. That’s because by the time we hit adulthood our perspective is infected by what psychologyRead More
My Fake Facebook Face
January 13, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I recently ran into an old friend I had not seen in a couple of years. As I gave her a quick hug and asked her how she’d been, she blew past my question and said to me, “I see you on Facebook, I know you are ALWAYS doing good.” As sheRead More
What’s in Your Tank?
January 6, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey What a privilege it is to get to write this article. Especially today, because the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and all seems right with the world. Later this morning I get to take a hot shower and go to church. Afterward, this beautiful day will certainly be warm enoughRead More
Staying off the Crazy Train in 2019
December 31, 2018 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey So long, 2018, hello 2019! There is something about a new year that gives a renewed sense of hope. It’s like our internal optimist rallies and says, “This year is going to be my year.” It can happen if you determine to make peace your top priority. As a therapist I knowRead More
Christmas in Mayberry
December 16, 2018 Grace ccmadmin People can grumble all they want about Southern Illinois, but I love it, and I love living in Marion! Especially at Christmas. My husband, Nathan, and I took some friends to the WBVN Very Merry Christmas concert last night. It reminded me of all the things I adore about this community. A packed auditorium filledRead More
Christmas is about Forgiveness
December 9, 2018 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I’m angry right now. A deep down hurt laced with anger, and it’s stuck in my craw. I’m holding a grudge and trying to justify it to God. It won’t work. Unforgiveness is never justified. I know I’m being stubborn. So I’m wrestling it out with God. Here are the rules ofRead More