"Why is everything happening all at once?" I wondered. My level of stress was high. I had strict work deadlines to meet, and then a trip for a work training out of town during the exact same time period. In the midst of all the things needing to be done, I neglected my own care… Continue reading The Perfect Timing.
1) Stay grounded. What I mean is to stay grounded in Jesus. Stay in the Word. Pray about your vote. Find positive faith fellowship. And when you find fellowship, try to find the fellowship that won't constantly be talking about politics or thinking that it's their way or the highway. God never dictated which political… Continue reading Quick Mental Health Tips (USA Election Year Edition)
I have kept a journal for about 17 years. There were seasons of life when I was more consistent in writing than others, but I have always had a journal that I've been writing in. I definitely recommend journaling to anyone! Journaling has brought many emotional and spiritual benefits to my life. (I hope so,… Continue reading Why I Have Journaled for 17 Years.
Did you know that the foods you eat can actually affect your mind? Yes, it's true. Not only do the foods you eat affect you physically, but they also can affect your thinking and mental health. As I've posted about before, each facet of us is connected. The functioning of our body affects our mind,… Continue reading Mental Health Series Pt. VI: Food.
(Note: I want to begin with a disclaimer that I am very much still figuring things out in this area. However, I'll leave you with words from the Bible and some thoughts and ideas I've gleaned through sermons, readings, conversations...Please feel free to add your thoughts and what you've learned in the comments as well!)… Continue reading Mental Health Series Pt. V: Finance.
Certain cultures (especially parents within a culture) tend to place immense pressure on students regarding the issue of their education. From the time a child is young, it is drilled into them that they absolutely must succeed in school. The child pours themselves into their studies from the time they are very small. They graduate… Continue reading Mental Health Series Pt. IV: Higher Education.
Faith can be a huge help when it comes to mental health struggles. In fact, it has been shown that faith can have a positive impact on mental health and on reducing anxious or depressive symptoms! Faith can also assist you in thinking positively, since faith gives us hope. We know that faith enriches our lives… Continue reading Mental Health Series Pt. III: Faith and Mental Health.
My dear readers, Over 3 months ago (!), I informed you that I was putting the mental health series on hold for the sake of my own mental health. I do apologize for the tremendous delay. I am happy to tell you that I successfully completed my first full-time semester of graduate school! I'm settled… Continue reading Mental Health Series: Resuming!
Happy Sunday, readers! I hope you have a blessed and rejuvenating day! Due to my large school load and needing to take care of my own mental health, I am putting the mental health series on hold. (Practice what you preach!) Don't worry, I will pick back up when things slow down over here! Happy feast… Continue reading Series on Hold!
Seeing a counselor can be a great way to move forward if you are struggling in some way. There is often a stigma about going to counseling, as if counseling is something only reserved for "crazy" people. The truth is, we all need help sometimes. Proverbs 11:14 evens tells us "Where no counsel is, the people… Continue reading Mental Health Series Pt. II: Counseling.