Entries by randym

5 Quick Tips to Be a Great Public Speaker

I have heard said that the number one greatest human fear is public speaking, and the number two human fear is death. To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, this means that more people would rather be the deceased at a funeral than the person giving the eulogy. As someone who has gone from a deathly fear of public speaking, to […]

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Who Needs Religion?

By Randy Moraitis, MA, BCPC, CPC While in a counseling session recently with a young couple, one of them was heard to say that they really have a problem with organized religion. That got me thinking. Sometimes I have a problem with organized religion, too. And I am a licensed and ordained pastor. The truth is that many […]

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The Low Down on Depression

By Randy Moraitis, MA, BCPC, CPC Depression is real. Depression is one of the greatest afflictions and killers of our time. According to the National Institute of Mental Health 18.8 million Americans have depressive disorders each year. That is nearly 10% of the adult population in our country. Depression is real, depression is prevalent, and […]

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Apology Accepted?

By Randy Moraitis, MA, BCPC In my last blog post concepts from the book The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman were discussed. Here we look at a later work by Dr. Chapman (along with Jennifer Thomas) called The Five Love Languages of Apology—How to Experience Healing in All Your Relationships. The main premise in […]

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Christmas Facts and Fallacies

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC 1. What’s up with mistletoe? Mistletoe, the only plant to rival roses for inspiring kisses, was originally used by Druid priests 200 years before the birth of Christ in their winter celebrations. They revered the plant since it had no roots yet remained green during the cold months of […]

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What’s In Your Tank?

What’s In Your Tank? In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), one of the most popular and effective martial arts, there is this concept of the “tank”. BJJ is a very physically and mentally taxing activity. Often times how well you do is determined not only by your skill or your strength, but by what’s left in your tank. Everyone starts out […]

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5 Quick Tips for a Healthy Marriage

5 Quick Tips for a Healthy Marriage 1. Pre-Marital—if you are thinking about getting married, pre-marital counseling is a must! A very high percentage of the married couples who see me in crisis did not go through pre-marital counseling. Pre-marital counseling will set your marriage up for success by flushing out potential issues and giving […]