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Bill Nichols, is a Board Certified Christian Counselor, a Certified Professional Life Coach, a Certified Behavioral Counselor, a Certified Anger Management Professional and a member of NAMA – The National Anger Management Association. He has Certificates in “Sexual Addictions Counseling”, “Addictions and Recovery” and “Treating Compulsive Sexual Behavior”. He holds a Master of Religious Arts in Christian Counseling Degree, a Bachelor of Biblical Studies Degree and is a member of the AACC – American Association of Christian Counselors Bill has over twenty-five years’ experience in pastoral and professional Life Coaching & Counseling. He has organized and facilitated Anger Management Classes and directed Addictions Programs at various counseling centers in the Jacksonville area including The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center and The City Rescue Mission. Mr. Nichols has attended five different colleges and is a graduate of Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO, International College of Bible Theology in Sikeston, MO and Logos Graduate School in Jacksonville, FL.

Customs & Traditions… Good? Bad? Necessary? Nonsense?

Customs & Traditions … Are they Good or Bad? … Necessary or Nonsense? I think first we need to understand WHAT we mean by “customs” & “traditions”.  Here are some definitions I ran across which may give us some understanding: … Continue reading

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Are YOU a “Human Event”?

I have been a very successful counselor over the past several years helping individuals with anger, life controlling issues, and self-worth.  I am currently making a “shift” in my practice to “Life Coaching” so to help these who have been … Continue reading

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“GIVE and TAKE”

MANILA! … She is referred to as “The Pearl of the Orient”.   There are 22.5 million people in the “Greater Manila Area” … that’s more than the New York Area.   Manila ranks as the 5th largest metropolis in the world ( http://www.newgeography.com/content/002808-world-urban-areas-population-and-density-a-2012-update ) … Continue reading

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ANGER … AND APPLE PIE?

“ANGER SEEN AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE”? … Am I reading those headlines in the Florida Times Union Newspaper correctly?  WOW … what a statement!   Momma … Baseball/football … Apple Pie … Anger … ALL IN THE SAME MIX?   Strange … … Continue reading

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White Shoe Therapy

When my son passed away a few years ago I held up well until right after his memorial service.  I was there with him in the hospital during those final days … and even at his bedside when he went.  I … Continue reading

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DELIVERING MY MAIL ….. .. .

I have lived in the same home for over ten years.   During that decade I had a mail man who has delivered my mail regularly every day between 12:00PM and 12:20PM.   He is regular, consistent and reliable.  I cannot remember one time that my mail … Continue reading

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Are you on “Life Support”?

I had just finished a counseling session with one of my clients over Skype when I decided to go on Facebook to converse with a friend.  While we conversed I took that opportunity to check my email, Linkedin, and Twitter accounts.   After we had finished talking I … Continue reading

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MOVING BEYOND & BECOMING … .. .

Moving Beyond & Becoming …. .. .   What a powerful statement!   To MOVE BEYOND means to leave behind what you chose to leave behind … and BECOMING implies the process or journey of moving into something new. That is what … Continue reading

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JOY on the JOB

“Joy on the Job”? … HHmmmm … sounds like a contradiction.  One survey conducted in 2012 showed that “Only 19% said they were satisfied with their jobs. Another 16% said they were “somewhat satisfied.” But the rest, nearly two-thirds of … Continue reading

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THE MASK WE WEAR – THE MASK WE BECOME

The “MASK” is defined as: “a covering for all or part of the face, worn to conceal one’s identity”.   We wear them at Halloween, or other events and celebrations to disguise ourselves or to pretend we are something or someone … Continue reading

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