Every Day is a Friday (1) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Every Day is a Friday (1) By Dr. Michael Brooks I love Fridays, in fact, I look forward to them. I think about my time with my family, friends and what we will be doing on Friday evenings. I love evening meals with family and friends, spending time talking about their day and how their week has been. I hear about their tough days at work and at home. Then I realize how blessed I am. I love my job, in which I am very passionate about. I can’t believe how happy I am about helping others in need. It drives me to be the best that I can be. I love helping people in difficult situations and finding solutions for their problems, this is one of my joys in life. To continue reading this article go to the following link below:
Every Day is a Friday (1) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Facing Your Giants (1) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Facing Your Giants (1) By Dr. Michael Brooks As I was walking out of the grocery store to put my grocery cart away, I turned and suddenly stood face to face with the old town gossip just two feet away. I and many others have been talked about by this woman in our small community. My mind raced as I looked at her and as she stared at me. I froze, I wanted to tell her off, yet my mouth prevented me from exposing the town gossip. I would have enjoyed doing this, but couldn’t bring myself to be like this woman. Why? I had every reason to let loose on her, right? I mean, she had attacked me and lied and gossiped…. To continue reading this article go to the following link below:
Facing Your Giants (1) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Are You Addicted to Facebook? (3) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Are You Addicted to Facebook? (3) By Dr. Michael Brooks This week we will continue with “Are You Addicted to Facebook”, I will provide tips on how to take action and make changes in your life to avoid the pitfalls of addiction to Facebook. Do you have many friends on Facebook but you’re still lonely and feel abandoned by friends in your sphere of influence? Is your personal life a struggle, and you just don’t fit into any group of friends? Have you found one or more Facebook friends and believe they are your best friends? On Facebook do you pretend to be someone that you’re not?

Are you looking at Facebook when you should be sleeping?

Does Facebook interrupt your sleeping patterns, you go to bed at a certain time and a friend texts you from Facebook and you spend hours at texting them, knowing you have to get up early for work. To continue reading this article go to the following link below:
Are You Addicted to Facebook? (3) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Are You Addicted to Facebook? (2) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Are You Addicted to Facebook? (2) By Dr. Michael Brooks This week we will continue with “Are You Addicted to Facebook”, there will be tips on how to take action and make changes in your life and avoid the pitfalls of addiction to Facebook. Here are some of my tips in recognizing if you have a Facebook addition (FA).

Is Facebook controlling your life?

You wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, you take your cell phone to the bathroom with you and check your Facebook status, you read your posts to see if someone has commented or liked one of them. You look for New Friend requests and approve or disapprove these requests, after reading their profiles. To continue reading this article go to the following link below:
Are You Addicted to Facebook? (2) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Are You Addicted to Facebook? (1) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Are You Addicted to Facebook? (1) By Dr. Michael Brooks I walked into a restaurant a few days ago, and as I waited in line to place my order, I looked around and saw most everyone on their cell phones sitting at tables eating. There were entire families on their phones; there were couples not engaged in speaking with each other but sitting across the table from each other texting. This is becoming a problem for many individuals who are either addicted to their phones or at the beginning stages of addiction. I hear people talking about FaceBook and the things they read on it. Let’s face it, many people post their dirty laundry (dark secrets) and wonder why they get attacked by followers and complain when others give them advice they don’t want to hear. To continue reading this article, go to the following link below:
Are You Addicted to Facebook? (1) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Internet and social networks replace live communication. Facebook is a real threat to many relationships within the family – horizontal

Are You Serious, You Want a Divorce? (4) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Are You Serious, You Want a Divorce? (4) By Dr. Michael Brooks We are continuing our article on “Are You Serious, You Want a Divorce?” Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of divorce and possibly save your marriage. There are several tips that can help you along the way of deciding what your next steps should be. I am reminded of a friend whose husband was married to his business and the corporate world. He rarely was ever home, when he was home he’d bring home his work and have his heard buried for hours in spreadsheets and his laptop. They had three children in sports programs that required running them around on weekends. To continue reading this article go to the link below:
Are You Serious, You Want a Divorce (4) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Getting Away From it All (2) By Dr. Michael Brooks

Getting Away from It All (2) By Dr. Michael Brooks

This week we will be talking about boundaries and how to use them. See if any of these complaints sound like the ones you have struggled with!

I was looking back and thought that’d I share some of the complaints from clients whose spouse brought home their work, see if any of these resonate with you.

  • Please leave your work at the office; we hardly spend any time together
  • All you do is stay in the office downstairs; you hardly see the kids or me
  • What’s more important, your work that you bring home or the kids and I?
  • We had dinner planned with our friends tonight, are you kidding me that your boss wants you to work from home tonight? This dinner has been planned for over a month.
  • Your children don’t ever get to spend time with you, why? Because you’re always doing your work at home
  • You’re always on the cell phone with your boss when we go out for dinner, can’t you turn that *#%^!! Cell phone off?

For those of you who are married to your job, I want to give you a word of advice. STOP, repeat STOP, stop bringing your work home and start to become the spouse and parent that your family needs you to be.

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