Angela Ponivas

Honest, direct communication should be given

Honest, direct communication should be given By Angela Ponivas Special to The News Messenger Have you ever struggled to speak honestly and directly? I did for years, and occasi ...

Keep the romance alive for a successful marriage

I have several friends in their 40s and 50s who are going through a divorce or are recently divorced. One of my friends stated, “We were busy raising our kids, working and some ...

Lighthouse appreciates support

It is getting increasingly difficult to run nonprofits. The economy has affected the sustainability of many. Costs continue to rise, including the costs of insurance, supplies an ...

Connectedness makes us healthier and happier

My husband asked me, “What are you going to write about this month?” I replied, “I’d like to write about the importance of connectedness.” I chose this subject because ...

Strive for good self-esteem throughout life

Strive for good self-esteem throughout life By Angela Ponivas Special to The News Messenger Self-esteem affects so many aspects of our lives. Self-esteem affects interact ...

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 ...