Monthly Archives: March 2012

Honesty is the Best Policy

Written by Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW

 Live with integrity:  Make sure your behaviors match your values.  Recently I wrote a post, Every Behavior Has a Consequence, and in that post I said the following:  When you choose to lie, you choose to be doubted.  Do you want to be doubted?

Think about that for a moment.  No one wants to be doubted, but how many people are always truthful?  Some, yes.  All, no.

We all make mistakes; it is part of being human.  But when we do, how do we handle it?  Do we handle it will integrity?  Do we handle it with courage?  Do we admit it?  Do we apologize?  What do we do? Continue reading

Depressed? What can I do to help my mood?

Depression (emotion )

Depression (emotion ) (Photo credit: Andreas-photography)

Written by Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW

Attention: You do not have to be struggling with depression to benefit from this article.  Anyone can benefit from the practices that follow.

While medication may be necessary, you have to do more than just take a pill.

 After spending the last several days in Washington, D.C. attending wellness workshops with 3,500 other mental health professionals, I thought I would take a moment to share a few practices that were reviewed.

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Be the Best That You Can Be

Written by Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW

I can’t believe that she said that to me.  Do you know what he did, after all that I have done for him?  She never has a nice thing to say to me.

 The only person that you have control to change is you. You can’t change another person unless he or she wants to change. When someone acts cruel or unkind, you can allow it to ruin your day, your week, or even your year, or you can rise above, refusing to give the offender that much power.  It is your choice.

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Overcoming Adversity and Finding Joy in Life

Written by Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW

To spare oneself from grief at all costs can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness. - Erich Fromm

Margie had a view on life that helped her bounce back from the many hardships that she encountered throughout her journey here on this earth.  She was a very spiritual woman and had no doubt that the trails that she faced in life were placed before her for a reason.  She viewed her time on earth Continue reading