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 Welcome to Journey Forward for Life! So often it seems we have little support in our quest to be a better person; we feel alone. Not here! Journey Forward for Life is a community of people who are committed to growing toward emotional balance and ultimately enjoying this messy, complicated and amazing thing called life.

COVID-19/Corona Virus UPDATE:

Don’t let this time swallow you up and spit you out!

I have posts and “Lives” on Facebook with ways you can Thrive during the pandemic. Click on my blog page to read helpful content. I am also facilitating Zoom Groups for a max of 8 people on Tuesdays 5-6:30p MDT and Fridays 9-10:30a MDT for $30. If you are in need of additional support, I offer online counseling and coaching. Email me to find out more or sign up: karen@journeyforward.net

Services

Counseling Services 

For the couple or individual who want traditional counseling. Areas covered: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anger, Depression, Recovery, Relationship Issues, and Career Issues. I equip you with understanding and tools so you can manage your mood, improve relationships, change unwanted behavior, and capitalize on your talents. Read More

 Marriage Intensive 

The Smalley Marriage Intensive provides concentrated time to work on and solve issues in your marriage. Learn to break down the walls of unforgiveness and bitterness. Build practical skills to improve communication, resolve conflict and rebuild trust, no matter what has happened. Safe and confidential.  Read More

Workshops & Courses

Workshops and Courses are a supplement for times when you want a bit more guidance or want to delve more deeply into a topic. The workshops are offered through video content you can watch on your own. You can also participate in group video chats to ask specific questions you might have.  Read more.

Journey Forward Workbook 

Tired of making the same mistakes over and over again? Are your relationships sub-par? Do you have moments of clarity when you realize the way you are functioning in life is not getting you what you want? The Journey Forward Workbook is designed to help you stop living in autopilot and start taking control of your life through Awareness, Thought and Emotion Processing, setting Boundaries, Self Care, developing healthy Community, and changing your Neural Pathways.  Created by Karen Thacker and illustrated by Kaiulani Paulus, this beautiful and insightful workbook has the potential to be the catalyst to life long positive changes. This just might be the moment you actually begin to Journey Forward! 

I love the adult coloring aspect of this resource. It allows me to not only feed my soul but my creative side.   ~ Susie 

Blog

It Might Be You

It Might Be You

Are those around you starting to drive you bananas? When we are stuck together for awhile it tends to bring out the worst in others...and us. If you're frustrated with another, you might not need to look very far to find the root of the problem. It might be you!...

Masks & Boundaries

Masks & Boundaries

Are the rule breakers affecting you? I'm noticing two camps forming. This seems very common on any issue. I see those who embrace the rules and those who don't. Then within each camp are two camps: those who concern themselves with what others do and those who don't....

Done With This?

Done With This?

Tired of the same story new day theme we are living right now? Even with some areas loosening restrictions, most of the loosening (if you even have that) isn't different from what we've been doing. We're still being guided to wear masks, limit outings, and minimize...