Angela Ponivas

Self-esteem important to possess at an early age

Self-esteem affects so many aspects of our lives. It affects interactions in relationships, affects our achievement levels and affects our own sense of happiness and well-being. ...

Change is constant – learning how to adapt is the key

Today, the world as we have known it is changing at a rapid pace. Counseling has become a necessity for children and adults alike. The issues vary, but in most cases, everyone ...

Planning makes days easier

It’s a New Year, and when a new year begins, I feel renewed hope on the inside for what the year may hold. However, I also understand that I can make choices to help it be a be ...

Try to achieve mindfulness every month of the year

There is a clinical term called “Mindfulness.” It means learning to live in the present moment, more on purpose, intentional and without judgment. In the last year, I’ve lo ...

Ten ways you can make the holidays as unstressful as possible

For most Americans, the holiday season begins with Thanksgiving and continues through New Year’s Day. The holidays are intended to be a joyous time of year and there is beautif ...

Depression happens to 24 million Americans

The news can oftentimes be very depressing. In the past, I might have tried to ignore some of it by choosing to turn off the television or choosing to not read the newspaper but th ...

Explaining the seven stages of grief

Last month, a great woman and community leader, Becky Romness, passed away. I had the privilege of attending the “Celebration of Life” ceremony that honored Becky. I understa ...

Intimacy into me you see

Last month, I wrote a column on how to love yourself into healthy relationships and provided the dynamics of what a healthy relationship looks like. The week after the article ran ...

Healthy partners lead to healthier families, community

People who come to the Lighthouse realize that things are not working well in their lives. Often times, they are struggling with relational problems. A couple of months ago, I qu ...

Got addictions? Lighthouse counselors here to help

The Lighthouse counselors recently at-tended a training on gambling addiction prevention and treatment. Afterward, we met as a team and made an interesting observation that, at th ...
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