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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 the blog link above to read helpful content. If you are in need of additional support, I offer online counseling and coaching. Email me to find out more: 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

Anna Update

Anna Update

I can't remember when I last posted about Anna so I figured it's time to write about her. She and her sweet dog are here in Colorado living with me and my husband. She is doing better now than she has in a long time. Her recovery from this second lung transplant was...

Thoughts Keeping You Awake?

Thoughts Keeping You Awake?

Having trouble sleeping? Are thoughts running around your mind and keeping you awake? One technique I find helpful is reciting verses in my mind. Perhaps you don't read the Bible but you know some positive statements. You could recite those. You'll need to put reins...