Peer Counseling

Supervisors and Managers: Connecting with Employees

Supervising employees can be one of the most rewarding and challenging endeavors for supervisors and managers. Supervision requires the development and cultivation of a new set of skills that need to be practiced to be successful. The daily activities (the daily grind) of completing the job duties can become a daunting task for many supervisors […] Read More »

WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?

The term “spirituality” gets thrown around quite a bit, although it lacks a universally accepted definition. I am going to discuss some of what I’ve learned about that term in the hope that it might be embraced as a practical way of improving our lives. It also benefits us in our resiliency to the challenges […] Read More »

AT WHAT COST?

Every day, law enforcement officers and deputies arrest people for driving under the influence of alcohol. That individual gets put through the process of being booked, going to court for arraignment, experiencing a trial and possibly being convicted. This is probably no surprise to anyone reading this. But did you know that every week, there […] Read More »

LEADERS LEARN TO LISTEN

The quote “Leaders are born, not made” is a disastrous statement. Leaders are developed over time with life experience and training in their field of choice. When we make mistakes, and we all do, we learn from them and pass that knowledge on to others. This is the growing stage, and leaders all learn and […] Read More »

Good Grief…

“Every time we make the decision to love someone, we open ourselves to great suffering, because those we most love cause us not only great joy but also great pain. The greatest pain comes from leaving … the pain of the leaving can tear us apart … Still, if we want to avoid the suffering […] Read More »

ROCK BOTTOM

Many of the recovering alcoholics I know thank their lucky stars daily that they gained their sobriety when they did. Even still, most of them wish they had sobered up sooner. They also almost unanimously subscribe to the belief that everyone quits drinking only when they are ready. Thankfully, not every alcoholic has to hit […] Read More »

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?

Imagine this scenario: You’re working a ton, yet somehow money is still tight. Your spouse is constantly on your case, so you’re arguing all the time. As a result, you’re spending more time with your friends, which leads your kids to be upset with you for not being around. Oh, and did I mention that […] Read More »

A DECISION MUST BE MADE

As our days get harder and harder, it is more important than ever to decide who and what we believe in. In the book of Joshua, we read that Joshua had been successful in leading the children of Israel. Under his leadership, they went from squabbling refugees to a cooperative nation. They learned that victory […] Read More »

Understanding Who is in Your Relationship Circle

After working two shifts straight, your close friend calls and instantly starts to talk about his marriage and work. This is the third time this week he has called, but he never seems to answer your call promptly when you need an ear. Not only does he vent about his problems, but he also asks […] Read More »

WHO ME? SO WHAT IF IT’S TRUE?

Everyone reading this is well aware that alcohol consumption is legal (as long as you are at least 21 years old) and socially acceptable. Some might even say it is a part of the law enforcement culture. So, drinking is not inherently wrong or bad. However, we also all know that it can be. While […] Read More »