Can you control others?


In my recent blog about the 5 most frustrating things in life, I started with the frustration of our inability to control others. The fact is you can not make people love or respect you; but we spend too much time trying to do this very thing. In what ways do we attempt to control others? Are any of these avenues healthy? “Control and manipulation are not love; the outcome is a life of imprisonment ultimately leading to deep-rooted feelings of resentment.”  ― Ken Poirot The truth is the only person you can control is yourself. Why do so many people [...]

Can you control others?2019-12-24T11:45:45-05:00

The 5 Most Frustrating Lessons in Life


Life can be frustrating! Where do you get most frustrated? Comment below! In this blog, I highlight some of the most frustrating things that people deal with. Come back for my upcoming blogs that address what you can do about each problem.  You Can't Control Others Let’s face it, sometimes people are just plain disappointing. Friends cancel arrangements at the last minute or family members are critical because they are stuck in their own point of view. As a result of people's behaviors, you feel frustrated, let down, or rejected. As much as we try, we cannot control how others behave. [...]

The 5 Most Frustrating Lessons in Life2019-12-12T08:10:45-05:00

What Can the Overly Empathic Learn From the Grinch?


Most people are aware of the story of “The Grinch who stole Christmas”. The lesson is pretty clear, Christmas isn't all about the gifts or giant overly decorated trees. Conversely, it's about something more important than that -- the holiday spirit is about family and the people you love. The Grinch was reclusive and mean-tempered, with a heart "two sizes too small", and he took from others without a care in the world as to how it would affect them. In essence, he was the “villain” of the story.  This villain turned hero when The Grinch's small heart grew three sizes [...]

What Can the Overly Empathic Learn From the Grinch?2019-11-22T10:24:08-05:00

Green Eggs and Ham – How do you know you like something if you don’t try it?


Green Eggs and Ham - How do you know you like something if you don’t try it? “You will never know how much you can accomplish until you try. Never stop trying. Your miracle will come in undefined moments.” ― Lailah GiftyAkita This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates. ____________________________________________________________________________ Green Eggs and Ham - How do you know you like something if you don’t try it? In the classic book Green Eggs and Ham, Sam persistently tries [...]

Green Eggs and Ham – How do you know you like something if you don’t try it?2019-11-15T14:28:04-05:00



Hello! My name is Rachel Collins and licensed clinical therapist that works with depression, anxiety, couples, families and teenagers. I am passionate about mental health The truth is I have never thought of myself as a writer! Words don't flow out of me as easily as I would like but when I started working in the mental health field, I found a new passion for writing. I love exploring topics and creating analogies to help people understand how people feel or what they struggle with. I am a fun seeker I believe we should all be in touch with our values [...]

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