Back Pack Story

April 12, 2015
Hosted by Dr. Rita Huang

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Episode Description

Stress often happen when you take on problems that belong to someone else, such as trying to change someone's behavior, trying to be friends with everyone, trying to manage other people's feelings, or even trying to solve their problems. Living this way demands energy you do not have, and you end up not even being able to handle your own problems. This analogy represents those who tries to carry problems for others and ends up losing themselves. The real-life scenarios illustrates the meaning of the Back Pack story, and represents three types of individuals, the People Pleaser, Back Pack carrier, Rescuer Back Pack carrier and Co-Dependent Back Pack carrier. You will see how much stress, pain and agony you bring yourself when you take on the affairs of someone else. At the end of the show, you will learn ways to change this life style and live a more healthy and happy life.

Stream in the Desert

Stream in the Desert

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Human problems are very complex and at times quite difficult to resolve. When you get stuck in your struggles, you may feel you’re in a desert-like place with no hope of healing or escape. Dr. Rita uses light-hearted and practical analogy stories she created from her counseling sessions to give hope to those who are in pain. You will find these real-life scenarios easy to identify with, and at the end of each show, tips are given to help you deal with your own painful circumstances.

Presented in a light-hearted and fun fashion, these stories are sure to capture your attention and bring you to a place of healing. We hope you come back and listen each week and you can even contact her if you like. Dr. Rita looks forward to hearing from you and is always willing to listen and pray with those who are struggling.

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Dr. Rita Huang

Dr. Rita Huang

Dr. Rita Huang, M.A., M.Ed., Ph. D., Psy.D. is a nationally certified psychologist. Her two Masters and two Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Child and Adolescence Psychology and Counseling Psychology were earned at the nationally recognized Stetson University, Michigan State University, and California Southern University. Formerly, Dr. Rita served as a therapist at Dr. Paul Meier’s New Life Clinic, and as the former Director of Trinity Christian Counseling Ministry at Trinity Church in Lansing, Michigan. Now running her own private practice in Michigan, she provides counseling to children, adolescents, couples, individuals and seniors, referred to her from over a hundred churches and physicians’ offices in the Greater Lansing area. Dr. Rita received the Best Counselor Award for 2008 - 2014 from the National Local Business Association and is in the Hall of Fame for “Best Counselor.” In addition to her practice, she assists churches with the evaluation, interview and recommendation of pastors and ministry staff. She is the author of Silver Lining: Testimonies for those who are in Pain, and is also the author of The Hippo that fell off the Seesaw and other Parables from Christian Counseling. Dr. Rita speaks at local churches and national conferences. By using real-life scenarios to illuminate new insights and coping strategies, she provides a fresh perspective on how to wisely navigate the challenges of life in a fun, simple and memorable ways.

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