Our Thoughts Matter

Everyday, almost all day, we are thinking. We think an endless number of things throughout each day, but do we pause to think about how helpful our thoughts are? “Begin to believe in the power of your thoughts.” – Anonymous Do you believe in the power of your thoughts? Research has proven that our thoughts... Continue Reading →

Mental Illness and Work

We were created to work. If we look at Genesis, even before the fall, Adam and Eve worked. Work does not look the same for everyone, but it is something that we should do. Work can be raising children, housework, a career, volunteering, or anything that makes a difference in the world. For many of... Continue Reading →

Three Lessons From My Husband

My life has always been hectic, with continuous changes. I have consistently been fighting depression and anxiety for the last 12 years. Sometimes I would feel steady and other times I would have deeper pits of depression. Here is a diagram to show what I mean: If you would like more information on mood disorders... Continue Reading →

What is A Reciprocating Self?

For one of my classes, developmental psychology, we have been reading the book The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective by Balswick, King, and Reimer (2016). It has had a profound impact on me and I would like to share some of what I have learned with you all. What is the self? This... Continue Reading →

Courage

“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both” – Brene Brown What is courage? The dictionary defines it as “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty” (Merriam-Webster). Courage is being able to do the hard things in life, it is choosing not to... Continue Reading →

Being You

“If you want to be original just try being yourself, because God has never made two people exactly alike.” – Bernard Meltzer Maybe you’re feeling a pressure to change parts of yourself. Its okay to want to make changes but remember that you are you. The only changes that should be made are for your... Continue Reading →

Two Stories

I am going to share two stories that only few know and it takes vulnerability to do this. Summer 2014 I had been severely depressed and suicidal for years and I decided I wanted it to end. My family went out to my birthday dinner, but I decided not to go. I sat at my... Continue Reading →

Do It While Afraid

“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” On this New Year’s Eve I am about to do something that brings me fear and anxiety. I am reminding myself that I can do this and I will be okay. Its all about perspective, right? Fear is a liar. Fear robs use of joy and success in... Continue Reading →

Step back and take a break

It is okay to step back and take a break. Sometimes we can become so caught up in what is going on around us, what needs to get done and the pressure of other’s expectations of us. This can become overwhelming. It is in these moments that stepping back and taking a break are necessary.... Continue Reading →

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