Emotional Health


How to Have an Instagram Account and Maintain Your Sanity

22

Sep 2018

How to Have an Instagram Account and Maintain Your Sanity

Let’s be honest. This little app can easily consume our every spare moment if we let it. It is designed to be highly addictive and to keep you consuming its content for as long as possible which ultimately results in more advertising dollars for Facebook (which has owned Instagram since 2012). While there is nothing inherently wrong with using the app and while it has...

Read More...

Read More


Something We Need to Talk About: National Suicide Prevention Week

09

Sep 2018

Something We Need to Talk About: National Suicide Prevention Week

By Allie Marie Smith Photo by Chlesea Steller September 9th – 15th, 2018 is Suicide Prevention Week. When it comes to dark days and nights I get it. I never wanted to die, but I wanted the agonizing pain to end. Part of major depression at its worst is believing a lot of lies: that there is no hope, that you will always be in...

Read More...

Read More


How to Talk with Your Friend or Daughter about Suicide

10

Aug 2018

How to Talk with Your Friend or Daughter about Suicide

If you joined me for Part 1, you heard some of my story while also learning that our brains can heal despite any traumas we’ve suffered. I love that hope is real and healing is possible. Today I’m giving you specific ways to lead someone you love through the maze of suicidal distress with tools to guide your conversations and next steps. Big hugs, Dr....

Read More...

Read More


Opening the Conversation about Suicide

01

Aug 2018

Opening the Conversation about Suicide

By Dr. Michelle Watson I’m so honored that you’re here for Part 1 of a two-part series. These two blogs are designed to help you navigate this delicate, yet intense topic should you find yourself walking this journey with a hurting friend or a struggling daughter. I trust that my words will validate you, support you, and provide resources that make a positive difference in...

Read More...

Read More


Why You Don’t Need to Post Swimsuit or Lingerie Photos to be Body-Positive

03

Jul 2018

Why You Don’t Need to Post Swimsuit or Lingerie Photos to be Body-Positive

There’s quite a body-positive movement on social media these days. Girls and women of all shapes, sizes and colors are posting swimsuit or lingerie photos of themselves and in the captions, sharing about their relationship with their body image in the name of body-positivity. It is a beautiful sight to see a woman accepting her figure, dimples and curves and often inspires me to do...

Read More...

Read More


Winter Blues

14

Jan 2017

Winter Blues

By: Juliandra Durkin Anyone else feeling it this year? Waking up to grey skies everyday and cold, rainy, or snowy weather that keeps you cooped up, maybe you get a little bit moody and down like me? I love to hike springtime, summer, and fall, but during the winter my motivation to get out in the woods… well it sounds dreary and cold instead of...

Read More...

Read More


My Mirror vs God’s Truth

24

Aug 2016

My Mirror vs God’s Truth

“You’re so stupid.” “I guess I look okay.” “Why did I eat all of that? No wonder I’m fat.” “I should have worked out harder.” “I’m such an idiot for forgetting that!” “No matter how hard I try, I’ll never be on time.” Talk, talk talk. Negative self talk. You know what I’m talking about? Sometimes it’s so subtle we don’t even realize we’re doing...

Read More...

Read More


When You Invite God Into Your Breakup

05

Jul 2016

When You Invite God Into Your Breakup

By: Danielle Kingsley I recently dated a great guy for a few months. He had all the key qualities and character traits I’ve ever wanted in a godly man, and on top of that, he was all kinds of handsome. On paper, we were perfect for each other. We had so much in common, we made each other laugh, we served together, and we challenged...

Read More...

Read More


7 Best Resources for Eating Disorder Recovery

23

Jun 2016

7 Best Resources for Eating Disorder Recovery

By Allie Marie Smith If you’re like me and have struggled with food and body image issues, you realize that it’s a journey. Sometimes we take two steps toward freedom only to take one step back. The important thing is that we don’t lose hope in our recovery and that we press forward toward greater freedom, health and wholeness. Since I have personally taken quite...

Read More...

Read More


27

May 2016

Learning to Own My Story

By: Lauren Goderwis “What happened?” Hearing that question sends my stomach through the floor. Every. Single. Time. It yanks me back to the shame and embarrassment, the confusion and darkness, that I walked through not too long ago. It punches me with the pain, the hurt, the hopelessness, and the loneliness I thought I’d never escape. I freeze. “It’s a long story.” Why is it...

Read More...

Read More


10

Mar 2016

The Beauty of Repentance

By: Juliandra Durkin What does Christ’s death on the cross really mean for us? If we grew up in the church, then we know the story… Jesus grew up in Nazareth and at the Lord’s timing was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. At that point, God the Father sent a dove and spoke from the Heaven’s to say, “This is my...

Read More...

Read More


09

Jan 2016

Redefining Failure

By: Abigail Driscoll Shame. Guilt. Worthlessness. Inadequacy. These are feelings many of us are all too familiar with, especially when it comes to failure. Maybe you applied for a job you really wanted and after interviewing, the company decided to move on with a different candidate. Maybe you started a new business and it just didn’t take off. Maybe you set a goal and found it...

Read More...

Read More


11

Sep 2015

The Busy Badge

By Juliandra Durkin Recently, I was struck with an unintentional break from the busyness of my non-stop life the past few weeks, when I started feeling sick and run down with a cold. I had been pushing myself with vigor for exciting, new volunteer and work activities and I think that getting sick was my body’s way of saying, “Enough!” It is not without reason...

Read More...

Read More


20

Aug 2015

When Appearances Lie

By Allie Marie Smith This is a photo of me at eighteen on my senior trip to Hawaii. It was taken just a week before I was hospitalized for severe depression because I wanted to end my life. Our week in Hawaii was decorated with tanning, partying and hooking up with guys. We rode scooters in short shorts and tank tops through Waikiki, sailed alongside...

Read More...

Read More


13

Aug 2015

“I Know You” Means More Than “I Love You”

by: Alyssa Spang Sometimes I’m lonely. On lonely days, I can say with absolute certainty that I crave one thing: to be known. One day my mother told me, “you are consistent.” This simple statement meant more to me than “I love you” ever had. Worlds more. She saw me; she acknowledged my consistency. For that moment, I felt known. I don’t want to be...

Read More...

Read More


The Us Project

28

Apr 2015

The Us Project

By Allie Marie Smith I recently stumbled across an interesting campaign called #TheUsProject by Soffe (an athletic clothing line) and I just had to share. I don’t know about you but I’ve posted the occasional selfie. We almost all have done it. So what’s the big deal? They seem pretty harmless right? Well research shows that increased selfie taking equals decreased intimacy and more shallow relationships....

Read More...

Read More


Freedom in Christ: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

27

Apr 2015

Freedom in Christ: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by: Juliandra Durkin During Spring I can’t help but to think of new life. The grey, snowy, icy, and often dismal cold melts away to tulips popping up in different colors, fragrant jasmine and honeysuckle, with birds and bunnies everywhere. Spring brings a sense of freedom where I no longer stand stiff in a bunchy winter coat, but can swing my arms unhindered. It is...

Read More...

Read More



$0.000 items