By Karen Soper Are you a perfectionist? Do you spend a lot of time “perfecting” your work so everything comes out the way you want it? Webster’s dictionary defines perfectionism as a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable. Most people experience an inner drive to improve their performance on some tasks, whether … More Perfectionism
‘Tis the Season At this time of year, it is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the season. There are seasonal foods, music and parties galore, and people are rushing about to get their Christmas shopping done and their decorations up. However, it is also easy to get lost in the … More Tis the Season 2015
Martin Luther King Jr. is quoted as saying, “All of us cannot be famous, because all of us cannot be well known. But all of us can be great, because all of us can serve.” Serving people is part of our everyday life. As children, we are required at times to do chores at home. … More Helping and Serving Others
There is one thing that we as adults want for our children, regardless of their age; it is positive and healthy peer relationships. As adults, we work to create an environment at home and at school that fosters these types of relationships and supports children as they practice the skills necessary to form trust, confidence, … More Healthy Relationships
Self-Esteem I remember watching a movie which depicted a long train chugging up a mountain side. As the coal-burning locomotive slowly made its way up the steep mountain, it released a large amount of black smoke, but when the engine went down the mountain, it released a smaller amount of smoke. During life, each of … More Self-Esteem
What is a good friend? By Kristofer Lundeberg, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Sanpete Valley Hospital Having a good friend is good for us in many ways. It can benefit us physically, socially, mentally, and spiritually. Having a friend that we can rely on and that can support us can help us through both the … More What is a Good Friend?