There is so much that has been playing in my head in the 2 months since baby girl arrived. I need to sit down and write all my posts, share my must haves, begin to talk about the tiny house & ministry journey we are taking as a family of 3, but I have been … Continue reading Easing Back Into Life
When our bodies or minds seem to be against us. When I first began writing this, it was about feeling normal after pregnancy. And then I thought about breastfeeding. When will I feel normal? When will I feel human? I kept asking myself these questions. I knew it would be a while. With the growing … Continue reading When Will I Feel Normal?
Y'all, this is going to be a freakin' honest post. Like, bearing my heart & inviting you into the mess kind of post. This week has been rough. We have been dealing with meal issues, grocery issues, broken tiny house issues, heat issues, communication issues, and I have been a mess. I can't count the number of … Continue reading Resiliency: In Ministry, in Business, and in Marriage
Let me start by saying: I am extremely excited to be a mom! It is something I have wanted & prayed for for years. I am very much looking forward to holding that little bundle & watching Baby C grow... But, I'm going to be brutally honest: So far, pregnancy just plain sucks - physically, … Continue reading Pregnancy: My Experience & 1st Trimester Must Haves
So, last week, I was not really living out freedom, satisfaction, and abundance. I found myself swallowed in fear, anxiety, doubt, depression, and honestly, came to moments I questioned my sanity. One day last week, I even had a meltdown...one of major proportions. Anger, anxiety, and self-hatred like I hadn't felt in a long, long … Continue reading I Have a Confession…
Fear and anxiety can be one of the biggest obstacles people face; after all, anxiety is the number one Mental Health issues in the nation.
Even Perspective... Perhaps, especially perspective. When we focus on negatives or lack or weaknesses: what needs to get done ways we fall short roles we are unable to fill jobs we don't get accomplished things we wish we had but don't fear/anxiety Any of these and more, we get self-centered, we get tunnel vision trying … Continue reading Gratitude Changes Everything
Happy Monday, everyone. Today, I'm starting a new weekly posting called: Monday Motivation Minute Every Monday, I will update with new words of motivation, encouragement, and wisdom (but that was just too long for a name). Beginning soon, there will be YouTube videos to go along with this, so keep your eyes out. Ok, let's … Continue reading Today – Do One Thing
Over on my personal blog, I had written some things recently that may be helpful for some in ministry or helping professions, when looking at things like depression, anxiety, and burn-out, either in ourselves or our clients. As I step out in faith, and grow in the direction of focusing on these areas, I wanted … Continue reading Recent Thoughts
I've read several articles about "functional" anxiety and depression...though, by definition, anxiety and depression impair functioning... However, in today's world, we recognize we still have to somehow live our lives... When people picture anxiety and depression, they often imagine the extremes. We picture that commercial where depression is the robe that never leaves us. Or we … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name…