Having been in the field of mental health and social work for many years, one thing I have noticed is how quickly eating habits go out the window when there is stress. These are people trained in how to deal with people, what healthy coping skills are and how to keep themselves from burning out.
The past few months have been one filled with change. At the beginning of fall I left a job doing amazing work and moved full time into working in mental health (also doing amazing work). This of course came after finishing my PhD in Psychology and no longer having the role of grad student. And
“Break my heart for what breaks Yours…” Long ago, I prayed that God would break my heart for what breaks His. In fact is was probably close to exactly 18 years ago, give or take a week or two. In the midst of a season where I was seen as the strong one, the one
Recently I had a little heart check. I was thinking about a million things, which is the norm for me. And I was asked to do something, and in my gut I did not want to do. This was not a bad thing, it was more so releasing control of some things. For some reason
Recently I was reading a book and I read a quote that struck me. “You could memorize the entire Bible and be able to discuss minute issues of biblical scholarship and yet fail to experience the truths found in its pages” (Seven Realities for Experiencing God: How to Know and Do the Will of God).
Last week was my birthday, and whenever my birthday comes I reflect back on the year and where I am in comparison to where I had hoped to be and what I had hoped I would be doing. Last year on my birthday I was working 2 jobs part time, and a crazy schedule. Those
You know that feeling, urging to do something. You know like Moana and being drawn to the ocean. Over the years I have had this urge that draws me, speaks to me and drives me slightly crazy. Maybe you know what I mean, when the thoughts can’t stop, and distract you from other things. When
Often we forget about the power music has, when we watch a movie, the scenes are powerful not just based on the words, but the music behind them is what pulls us into the moment. We can all recognize some types of music that we know are about lead to a scary scene in a
How many of us have a vision for our life? A mission statement? Recently I decided to try bullet journaling (still very early in testing, but I will write about it more when I have finished my test phase). One thing that I was told by my friend that spoke wonders of what this method
Growing up we had Nana, she was not related to us by blood but she was Nana to well most of the street. I don’t even think we knew her actual first name until we were teenagers. Nana took us all to Wednesday night church growing up, she took care of us, she loved us,