Saturday, April 29, 2017

Reflecting Back.......... And Looking Forward

My mother passed away 24 years ago today. 

She was my best friend and my favorite person in life. 

My favorite holiday was HER birthday because I loved to show her how much I loved and appreciated her.

She died from pancreas cancer. She died in my arms in my home as she and I and my brother were all singing together. We were singing "Do LORD"- which one of the lines is... I took Jesus as my Savior- you take Him too.

My mother told me that she would always be in my heart.



My mother taught me to be true to myself and not to be concerned of what others thought of how I should live my life. She taught me not to live by other's approvals but to be my true self in life.


I am thankful for what she taught me and I have lived this way with hearing her sweet angelic voice in my head. 

I want to encourage you all to live the same. Live how you believe that you should instead of worrying about getting approval from others. BE YOUrself!


My mom saw good in everyone. She also taught me to do the same. Just because someone has made mistakes in their lives does not mean that they are not worthy of forgiveness and grace.

 
We all make mistakes and we are all a work in progress. 

Hurting people hurt people.

Instead of getting upset over someone's words and/ or actions, try understanding what they may be going through.

I will continue to hold on to what my mom taught me and to treasure my memories of her.

Sometimes when I live my life, I think that I am also living for her- making the most of life in her memory.

So I will continue to live life to the fullest with being true to myself and answering to myself and to God.  

Join me in living the same!

I grew up with believing that I could do anything in life. Even if you did not grow up like this- you can still live the same as I am. Choose not to be a victim, but to live life victoriously!


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Blog 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.

Weekly Support Groups for Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Trauma for Adults of all ages and teenage Girls.

Registration is required for each meeting. 

Email Diane:
Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com to register or for more information  

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

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss
  

 


  





 





 






Monday, April 24, 2017

Don't Give In To Fear


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Blog 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.

Weekly Support Groups for Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Trauma for Adults of all ages and teenage Girls.

Registration is required for each meeting. 

Email Diane:
Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com to register or for more information  

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

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss
  

 


  





 





 


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Are You Too Busy? What Is It Robbing You Of?

Are you so busy that you feel overwhelmed?

Do you have anxiety because you feel like you have too much on you? 

When you have too much on yourself, you cannot give your best.

Are there things in your life that you can give up that are not productive but that you are having a difficult time letting go?

Examples could be- staying up took late to watch Netflix, Being on Facebook too much, Wasting time worrying about things in which you have no control of, And- taking on too much to perhaps avoid dealing with issues in your life that you are avoiding.

Is it robbing you of peace? Sleep? 

What decisions in your life are preventing you from inner peace and/ or preventing you from getting adequate rest?

What can you change?

What are you willing to change?

What are you refusing to change and why?



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Blog 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.

Weekly Support Groups for Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Trauma for Adults of all ages and teenage Girls.

Registration is required for each meeting. 

Email Diane:
Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com to register or for more information  

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

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss
  

 


  





 





 


Monday, April 17, 2017

Free Grief and Loss Support Group- Tues. April 18th (Every 3rd Tues.)

Join me for a free support group for grief and loss. 

It can be a loss of any kind. I am writing about infant loss to include it. But the support group is for any loss.

The loss of a pregnancy-- is a great loss --- no matter how far along a mother was in her pregnancy. 

Some people do not understand this and therefore, they are not able to be supportive. 

There is support available.

 Free Loss / Grief Support Groups

Groups are on-going and open-group
to help anyone who has suffered a loss of any kind including a loss due to miscarriage/ stillborn/ infant loss 

For mothers and fathers as well as other family members and friends


What:
Support Groups for Miscarriage and Infant Loss



Where:
Michael Loftis Counseling      
       2670 Memorial Blvd
               Suite A
  Murfreesboro, TN 37129

When: Every 3rd Tuesday evening of each month


Time: 7:00pm- 8:30pm
 
Support Groups are FREE
Registration is Required
Contact Diane Gammon by calling or texting (615) 556-8406 or email Diane at Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com. 
to register

You can attain hope and healing!

Diane received her Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University with a specialization in Trauma and Crisis Counseling.

Diane is under the clinical supervision of Michael Loftis L.C.S.W. as she pursues professional licensure as a LPC-MHSP. 

Diane is a thriving survivor of 5 miscarriages as well as losing an infant daughter.
She uses her personal experiences 
of hope and helping 
along with her education and counseling abilities 
to help others 
who have suffered such a loss.  

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Blog By 
                Diane Davidson Gammon M.S.
             Clinical Mental Health Counselor 
              Diane is clinically supervised 
                 by Michael Loftis LCSW

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

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)
  
 

Your Thoughts- Let God Renew Them

Ephesians 4:23 says, “Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes” (NLT).

You’re not going to change your feelings and actions until your thoughts and attitude change. 

This is why a daily quiet time is important. 

The time you spend intentionally studying God’s Word and in prayer is the spiritual renewal in your mind.


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Blog 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.

Weekly Support Groups for Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Trauma for Adults of all ages and teenage Girls.

Registration is required for each meeting. 

Email Diane:
Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com to register or for more information  

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

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss
  

 


  


Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter

“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
   Diane Davidson Gammon MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure.

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 By 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)

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


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Co-ed Adult Depression/ Anxiety Support Group -Mental Health Monday

The next Co-ed Adult Support Group -Mental Health Monday



Monday, April 17th

Support Group for Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Trauma for adults of all ages.

Registration is required for each meeting. 

Email Diane:
Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com to register or for more information 
   Diane Davidson Gammon MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure.

CLICK HERE For Living With Hope Counseling Facebook Page AND "LIKE" IT!
 


 By 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)

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Depression- Natural and Easy Tips To Help

Here are some ways that you can help to decrease your depression:

Exercise temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins and it rewires your brain to help you feel better.

Set short and long term goals and make a vision board for you goals and dreams.

Discard negative thoughts.

EAT HEALTHY!!!!!!!! You cannot feel good when you are only putting junk food into your body!

Get sunshine everyday! It will give you the vitamin D that your body needs and will help you feel better physically and emotionally. 

Seek support. Talk to someone. 

Drink water throughout the day in between meals.

Do something FUN!

Talk to yourself positively.

 Pray!


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Blog 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.

Weekly Support Groups for Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Trauma for Adults of all ages and teenage Girls.

Registration is required for each meeting. 

Email Diane:
Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com to register or for more information  

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

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 

Free Support Groups for: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Hopelessness, Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, and Grief and Loss