Laura Ketchie | Counselor

Laura Ketchie, LPC is a counselor who specializes in women's issues. Her favorite verse is: "...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4:8-9

National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month: Lessons Learned From “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

     Clark W. Griswold “loses it” at the end of the movie, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Weeks of preparing for the perfect Christmas is foiled by a squirrel in the Christmas tree, difficult family members, and the expectation that he would receive a Christmas bonus that would pay...

Are You a Feelings Junkie? 3 Warning Signs That You Are Being Controlled By Your Emotions

     Many times, we don’t take time to slow down and reflect on what is happening. We just go along blindly letting our emotions take us captive. Take the following feelings and scenarios into consideration: 1.  “I Don’t Feel Good Today So It’s Going to Be a Bad Day.”...

Hold the Phone! Five Alternatives To Smart Phone Use And a More Satisfying Life

 Are you finding your life increasingly dissatisfying? If so, how would you compare your satisfaction with life prior to having a smart phone? 1.) Have a meal tech-free. Remember the days when families actually sat together, around a table, dining and talking about their day? There was face-to-face human connection. Having...

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