All posts filed under: psychology

How To Develop “Thicker Skin”: Five Ways

Have you ever had someone tell you that you need thicker skin, meaning that you are too sensitive and respond to insult way too easy? If so, I totally get it! Before I continue, I want to suggest you embrace your sensitivity and all of the good things about it. If you are sensitive it means you are compassionate, empathetic, and that you care about all that brings goodness in this life. If you are too sensitive it means you can easily react out of your wounds. This is not all together a bad thing, so if this is you, don’t fret! It means that it points to where your wounds are and that can help you heal a lot. Here Comes the Story!  First, before I go further, you KNOW I have to tell a story. Yep, I have one for every message I put out there! When I was taking classes to become a medical assistant way back in the stone age, we used to use an orange to do injections on before …

About Dr. Jenine Marie

Message from Dr. Jenine Marie “My desire in life is to see others walking powerfully in their own purpose, success, complete happiness and fulfillment. I believe this is achieved through understanding the truth about who we are, who God is, and how our universe powerfully and faithfully works.  ​I created Jenine Marie Coaching and Ministries LLC in order to help others find true passion, emotional healing, spiritual understanding, success, and happiness in life. We ALL deserve to live a life of passion and excitement! Yet there are moments when we need guidance, training, and good counseling through the hard parts!” ​About Dr Jenine Marie Howry and “Serenity”… Through her own pursuit of personal peace and serenity through life’s journey, Dr. Jenine Marie has envisioned a place of tranquility and peace where her clients can find balance, wholeness, and gain understanding of self-love, personal esteem, and spiritual integrity. Her mission is to partner with holistic practitioners, spiritual counselors, and other healing professionals, joining them together in one place of experience she desires to call “Serenity”. “Serenity” will offer …

Advantages of a Highly Sensitive Person

Have you ever had someone say to you, “You are being so sensitive”, or ” You are just too sensitive of a person”? It almost sounds like an insult, doesn’t it? It’s like being sensitive is a bad thing to be. In all honesty it really is not all that bad. Personally, I think if I had the choice I would rather be around a sensitive person than one who is insensitive. If you are one of the many highly sensitive people in this world, you have some great advantages to celebrate! Advantages of Highly Sensitive People Good things that happen in life are experienced with more depth and can be even more euphoric. Sensitive people are more aware of things surrounding them and therefore can be more cautious. Laughter and joy can be even more intense and experienced more often and longer. All things mystical and spiritual are much more magnified and experienced more profoundly. Compassion and humility come more easily. Sensitive thinkers can more readily see things from more than one angle; like …

Woman To Struggling Woman

I remember having a neighbor who was a single mom of a couple teen aged kids. I could feel the stress without even knowing her because I was a single mom with five kids in years gone by. It is not an easy position to hold in this world. Single mothers get battered by society a great deal. People don’t always know this because we don’t always talk about it. I know I didn’t talk about it too much because I did not want to be judged for mistakes I knew I made and times I knew I fell short. Life was hard enough without any added judgement stress.  It’s a struggle. Anyway, the neighbor I am speaking of was obviously in a struggle all of the time and I know most of us could hear her struggle from across the street and down the block. Her lights were on from early in the morning until late at night and I wondered if this woman ever slept at all. I also heard the neighborhood speculations, …

Strength to Let it Go the Right Way

Sometimes it takes all the strength we have to just keep our mouth closed when our hearts so need to express how we feel. After all, it is not a good feeling to keep things that bother us inside, not to mention it harms our bodies. There are times when I feel I have mastered “being slow to speak” and wait for the better moment to speak when my thoughts will come out better. I don’t always succeed at  this goal though. I do know that when I do wait there is a special reward that comes with it. God never gives us direction without some sort of good result when we have achieved the goal. Sometimes that reward is peace, which is a huge accomplishment. If peace were an island I would book a sail boat to live there right now. Maybe the idea is to experience enough peace that we come to want it so bad that we will do anything to get it; even be slow to speak when the moment arises. …

Combining the Practical with the Spiritual to be Powerful

To be practical is to actually use something instead of just hold the theory of something. When we apply the practical to the spiritual we act on spiritual ideas or promises. Nothing spiritual can be used only in theory. Action is what makes the spiritual more powerful. Let me give you an example. A person can believe in love but without putting love into action by giving to someone out of that love, it is only still a theory but not an actual practice. Love is meant to be an action word and not a feeling. A person can believe in hope but without making an effort to step forward toward what is hoped for it is still a theory. There are miracles and things we do not “see” with our eyes but the Bible also tells us to “work out our salvation”. This gives us the understanding that action is desired in working along side the spiritual. Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. Belief is powerful. Yet, Abraham also …

Be in Control of Only What You Can

We often think or believe that if we can control, manipulate, or change the environment around us then our lives would be better. For some reason, as people, we tend to believe that our lives are a result of what is outside of us and not the inside of us. It is true that a favorable environment makes things a whole lot easier, and God loves to give us favor! It is awesome to have it easy, be around those who are like minded, and buzz through life that way. This will not always be what we get though. We live in a world of different people who make different choices, and create different environment around us. Bottom line, we will not always agree and life will not always be a breeze because of it. Our road to peace is paved with opportunities to change and control only what we can. That means we are given the gift to be able to work on ourselves. This does not always feel good but it is the …