Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Son of Man

The Christian minister, Charles Spurgeon, points out something interesting. 

Of all the rightful titles that Christ could have used to identify himself, He most regularly used "Son of man."

Spurgeon writes, "But behold the lowliness of Jesus! He prefers to call Himself the Son of man.  Let us learn a lesson of humility from our Savior.  Let us never become devoted to seeking great titles or proud degrees.  There is here, however, a far sweeter thought. Jesus loved manhood so much, that he delighted to honour it."

And further on, "Yet, there is an even more precious thought.  Jesus Christ called Himself the Son of man to express His oneness and sympathy with His people.  He reminds us that we may approach Him without fear.  We may take all our griefs and troubles to Him, for He knows them by experience.  Since He Himself suffered as the 'Son of man,' He is able to comfort us."

Source:  Evening by Evening:  Faith-Building Meditations by C.H. Spurgeon.

By a contributing blogger, David Mueller 


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   Diane Davidson                              Gammon M.S.

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Diane Davidson Gammon MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure



















Saturday, February 17, 2018

Weight Loss - Improving the Odds


Eating fruit may increase your odds of losing weight.  A couple of studies show that overweight adults who ate fruit “experienced greater weight loss than those who didn’t.”

Even though fruit has natural occurring sugars, the the sugar comes with water, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  These protect the body from disease, high “blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation.”

Researchers suggest incorporating fruit consumption into meals and snacks during the hours you are most active.

Source:  Eating Fruit Can Actually Help You Lose Weight. A Nutritionist Explains

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Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss (Including Miscarriage/ Stillbirth/ Infant loss)

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen.

Diane Davidson Gammon MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure

Friday, February 16, 2018

Type-2 Diabetes- Plant Based Foods Can Help

There may be hope for the person who struggles with Type-2 diabetes.

Increasing the amount of plant based foods can help to mitigate the progress of this disease.

"Adding just two different kinds of fruits and vegetable to your weekly groceries can reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes by as much as eight percent."

Plants tend to be "rich in nutrients and low in calories."  Incorporating them into your diet can help you shed weight and lower blood pressure. 

By a contributing blogger, David Mueller 


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 Monday through Saturday 
with evening appointments

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Email- Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss (Including Miscarriage/ Stillbirth/ Infant loss)

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen.

Diane Davidson Gammon MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure

Source:  Greens, legumes and unsaturated fats: How to reverse diabetes with food


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Grace to Survive Our Failures

When God saved us, He justified us and sanctified us.  But He let us struggle with sin for our remaining days on this earth.  He knows knows the terrible sin that remains within each one of us.

We sinful Christians are often quick to go to God to ask Him for the grace, power and strength to overcome temptation and sin.

But many times we still succumb to temptation and sin.

We’re left feeling defeated, perhaps shocked by our sin, even convinced that we’ve failed God and that He must be severely disappointed in us.

We might feel that way because we simply don't understand the magnitude of the sin that remains in our lives.

Instead of feeling defeated when we sin, perhaps we should be asking for the grace to survive our failures and to find joy and delight in the Lord in spite of our failed efforts.   

By a contributing blogger, David Mueller 


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   Diane Davidson                              Gammon M.S.

         Clinical Mental Health Counselor


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Email- Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss (Including Miscarriage/ Stillbirth/ Infant loss)

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen.

Diane Davidson Gammon MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure


















Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Developing a Successful Mindset

Your whole life is a result of your mindset and how you have set your mind.

If you deconstruct the word mindset, you have the words mind and set.

In one context set is an adjective of the word mind as in, You have a set mind.

In another context, set can be a verb as in, You will set your mind.  It is a process, something that you do.

A mindset is something that's static.  But sometimes a person's mindset does not work out well and needs to be changed.

If we're getting results in our lives that we don't like, we're going to have to change things by resetting or setting  so that we can develop a successful mindset.  We change our mindset by learning to set our minds.

By a contributing blogger, David Mueller 


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   Diane Davidson 

                               Gammon M.S.
         Clinical Mental Health Counselor


 Open Full-Time Days - Monday through Saturday
With Evening Appointments

615-556-8406

Email- Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss (Including Miscarriage/ Stillbirth/ Infant loss)

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen.

Diane Davidson Gammon MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure

















Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Free Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support Group

Free Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support Group every 3rd Tuesday evening. 


Registration is required. 

The next group is Tuesday, Feb. 20th at 7pm.

Call or text Diane Gammon at 615-556-8406 or email her at Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com to register or for more information. 

The dates for this group may be different at times. Please always contact Diane before coming to a group.

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 By Diane Davidson 
                               Gammon M.S.
         Clinical Mental Health Counselor 

Diane Davidson Gammon MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure.

 Open Full-Time Days - Monday through Saturday
With Evening Appointments
615-556-8406
Email- Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss (Including Miscarriage/ Stillbirth/ Infant loss)

 Have Hope! Renew Health! and...........


Monday, February 12, 2018

But Why Me? Ways to Get Past The Pain

Many of my clients who are going through a difficult time ask the question, "Why me?"

Most of them usually compare their life to others. The assume that others are happier, healthier, have more money, have nicer things, more friends, less problems and so on.

Many of the people that we compare ourselves to and often envy are not living this picture perfect life that we often dream up that they do.

Still yet, we wonder, why me? Why Lord do I have to endure this extreme physical and/ or emotional pain?

I give the same answer to everyone to asks. We live in a fallen world with illness, sadness, abuse, free will and hardships. And- everything who we think has a perfect life- does not.

The truth is that at one time or another- all of us will experience some type of pain or struggle. 

A lot of the times, people's struggles are hidden. But we all have them.

The best way to work on getting past the pain is to:

Demonstrate positive self talk every day. Tell yourself that you are okay over and over.

Take deep breaths.

Think of a peaceful and safe visual in your mind with you in the vision.

Count your blessings.

Let go of what you do not have control of.

Write out tiny steps of short term goals of what is in your control to make positive changes.

Seek support.

Pray to God. He loves you with an everlasting love.

Do what you can with where you are with what you have. 

Demonstrate self - care. Take a walk. Drink water. Eat healthy. Get plenty of rest. Do something that you enjoy.

Seek help. Talk to someone who cares/ who can help you.

Remember that emotional pain is temporary. 

Talk to yourself rationally that you have not been singled out but rather, that everyone goes through difficult times.

Tell yourself that you can and will get past your difficulties. 

Take one day at a time.

Focus on positivity and a better day coming. What you feed your mind will influence your emotions and your actions.

Forgive others and yourself and try not to compare your life to another person's life.

Try to enjoy the journey instead of focusing on the finish line. 

Learn and grow.

Be a blessing to someone else. 

Pray!

Call someone!

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 By Diane Davidson 
                               Gammon M.S.
         Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Diane Davidson Gammon MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure.


 Open Full-Time Days - Monday through Saturday
With Evening Appointments
615-556-8406
Email- Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss (Including Miscarriage/ Stillbirth/ Infant loss)

 Have Hope! Renew Health! and...........