Purpose for Our Pain Aug 27, 2022
Of all the things I have learned through the years as licensed clinical counselor, one thing has proved true time and time again. Pain takes a turn when there's purpose in it. A turn for the better. Sense from senselessness, hope to go on, and much, much more.
 
How do I know this to...
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PLEASE DONT PRICK ME breakthrough relationship skills toxic Aug 12, 2022
Oh no, not again. Do we have to? Any child's typical response to something they don't enjoy. Please don't make me! Can I skip it, just this one time? Please, please, please! Can't you choose so and so?
 
How convicting, to see this reaction in our own hearts, when dealing with prickly...
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YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT MIMI May 28, 2022
You're gonna love it....You get to give them back. That's what I heard over and over again when people found out I was gonna be a Mimi - AKA - G-mom for the 1st time.🤔
 
And I just didn't get it. Honestly, I had no clue what they meant. I never had wanted to give my kids up. I adored being...
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I JUST NEED IT TO MATTER Apr 18, 2022
Have you ever said - or thought - I just need it to matter? Well, I have. Friend, I so have. I was, in fact, just saying it the other day, while driving in my car, having just dropped off my grandson. Perhaps it was nostalgia. Memories of youth flooding in.
 
But, then, while driving,...
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PAIN FILLED ROADS breakthrough christian faith healing michelle rene hammer overcoming pain relationship skills toxic turning leaf counseling Mar 08, 2022
Road trips don’t always go as planned. Sometimes the unexpected happens and we need to re-route our course. We have a flat tire and our travel is delayed. We see a road closure ahead and we are forced to find a new way. We have a car accident and our travel is halted. At time like these...
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Resting in Grace mindset and goals Jan 23, 2022

Despite the best of intentions, sometimes things don't work out quite the way we hoped or planned.  It's inevitable. We live in a fallen world.  So many aspects of life are out of our control.

So why do we give ourselves (or others) such a hard time when things are, well, should I say,...

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An Ever-Changing World - A Very Unlikely Christmas breakthrough Dec 25, 2021

As I sit here writing, the house is unusually quiet. Not our normal Christmas Eve hustle and bustle.  We have COVID-19 to thank for that gift. And this is Christmas 2021.  My husband and I are isolated from one another and everyone else we love. He is sick and that's protocol.  The...

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Then & Now - How? BOUNDARIES breakthrough Oct 08, 2021
How did I get from there to here? 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- BOUNDARIES.
 
And I can't wait to share all the deets with you in my newest, upcoming book -
 
BOUNDARIES for EVERY BELIEVER: Living Life as God Designed -
(8 Essential Keys...
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Is There a Better Way? breakthrough Sep 08, 2021

Is this all there is?  Is this as good as it gets?  Will my life ever be the same?  How will I ever go on without so and so?  These and many other questions ring loudly in my practice day in and day out.  I am well acquainted with the suffering of this life.  I have...

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HAVE THE DISEASE TO PLEASE? breakthrough mindset and goals relationship skills Aug 20, 2021
How often do we get caught up - in the trap of doing for others - at the expense of ourselves? Certainly, for many of us, more than we care to admit. But, do we realize there is a term, a word for this re-occurring, painful behavior and the term is Co-dependency? Co-dependency is the disease to...
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Between Our Ears The Struggle Appears mindset and goals Jul 16, 2021

As a clinical coach, I have found this to be completely true. "Between the ears lies the problem and the solution." After all, if we aren't thinking about something, whether consciously or unconsciously, can it even bother us? Nope.

Our thoughts. They dictate much of what we believe about...
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"I Just Need A Break" - Famous Last Words breakthrough Jun 19, 2021

Have you ever thought, "If I could just get a break"?

Are you stuck in hurtful, even toxic relationship patterns and you can't seem to get out of them.

As women, we help everyone else to a fault, but we need to help ourselves too.

I'm Michelle Rene', Michelle Rene' Hammer and I get you because...

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