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Online therapy is a tool that I give major credit to in my mental health journey.
I promise you, I would not be writing this blog post without having done online counseling many years ago.
I was too depressed and anxious to actually start a blog and too self-conscious to put myself out there.
Truth is having a healthy body but an unhealthy mind, so to speak, just won’t cut it y’all.
I’m nowhere close to where I want to be physically, financially, mentally, or spiritually.
But I do understand fully that all of these aspects work together to create the healthiest person possible.
Your mind is a big component of why you do what you do.
If you feel like everything is a huge struggle and you haven’t tried online counseling yet then I’m going to share with you 3 true benefits that online therapy has vs traditional therapy and which site helped me the most.
Please stay tuned because I really want you to move the needle from where you are now towards where you want to be.
Change is possible with online therapy and I’m going to show you just a glimpse of how it can help you!Continue reading
Are you stuck at home and wondering is there anything life-changing I could be doing with my time? Well I have 19 amazing ideas for you to try while you’re stuck at home on lockdown or whenever you have long stretches of time at home.
I couldn’t pen down one emotion to describe this period of quarantine if I tried.
Bittersweet comes to mind but that’s such an anemic word that I dare not use it for it doesn’t even come close to grasping the depth of this situation that is 2020.
2020 basically just took a wrecking ball to all of our lives. Whether it’s a lost job or a lost loved one or the fear of experiencing either, no one has gone through this period unscathed.
I have had pockets of anxiety. Continue reading
Does it sometimes feel like the world has gone stark raving mad and they are trying to drive you to crazy town with them?
Sometimes it’s people trying to pull you into their drama at work (“Girl, did you hear what Susie Q said to me?”)…
Or your husband saying stuff (“Why aren’t my pants ironed yet”)…
Or your kids tripping at school (“Mrs.So&So, This is the principal at Central High School. We need you to come down here right away”).
Or it’s the news or social media (News Headline: “The Worst Thing That Has Ever Happened In The Existence Of The World Has Happened Just This Morning“).
Of course, I’m being a little tongue in cheek but there does seem to always be something or someone that is trying to mess with our emotional and mental state.
So if you’re able to have these 23 signs of an emotionally healthy woman in the midst of all the dramas of life and constant state of outrage that the media seems to claim we are in you’ve got it going on.
If only I had a dollar for every time a news headline said something or someone “sparked outrage” I’d have at least $5,000 dollars by now.
So let’s get into it but first, if you want to dive even deeper into this topic then you can get a free copy of my Emotional Health Inventory where you can take an emotional health quiz and then I give you a little analysis of your results. Continue reading
Anxiety is something that so many people struggle with. And not just people in general but Christians in particular even though Jesus said about a million times don’t be anxious.
As much as He said this though it’s still a negative emotion that many of us can’t shake.
So I’ve put together this bible reading plan of Bible verses that talks about anxiety. I got this list from: https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/worry-and-anxiety-bible-verses/Continue reading
An estimated 40 million Americans are suffering from anxiety.
And while there should be no Christians counted in that number I know for sure that there are (I am one of them).
Why shouldn’t any Christians that struggle with anxiety?
Because Jesus told us about a million different times not to be anxious ( give or take a few times).
Yet so often we still can’t overcome the constant worry and doubt that plagues so many of us.
So I thought it would be good to have a devotional and remind ourselves of 5 major things Jesus said about overcoming anxiety. Continue reading
Has this ever happened to you?
You come up with a great idea. You start doing research on the great idea. You do some more research on the great idea.
You get lots of opinions and advice on your great idea.
The great idea starts morphing into an idea that you don’t recognize.
The original great idea has been forgotten even though it was a better idea than the new one that you’ve decided to run with.
Then when the new idea flops you suddenly remember the great idea that you had originally.
And you think wow, that was a great idea… Why did I not follow through with it?
Did you catch all that lol.
This is called coming full circle. I’ve done that recently with this very blog your reading. I’ll explain what I mean and how this relates to being mentally and emotionally strong.
This is part 2 of my How To Overcome Anxiety-Based Procrastination blog post series.
I split it up only because there’s so much information here that it might overwhelm you if you tried to read it all in one sitting.
If you haven’t read part 1 of this anxiety-based procrastination series, please click here and do so because part 2 probably won’t make much sense without you reading the beginning.
Know what I mean, Verne?
Let’s pick things back up with Step 3.Continue reading
You’re ready for a life change…
You know the Lord is calling you to do something different with your life. Not just like buy a new bible or pray a little bit longer or try that new Sunday school class.
No, He wants you to do something big. Radical. Scary (yikes). And he’s been wanting you to do it for a while now…like maybe even years.
But you’re too scared to jump out there in faith and start whatever it is that he’s been wanting you to do.
So you procrastinate because your anxiety is off the charts (also known as anxiety-based procrastination…it has other names too that I’ll discuss later).
You let everything including the kitchen sink (hey the dishes have to get done, amirite?) get in the way of following God’s plan for your life (ask me how I know).
Every time the Holy Spirit starts poking prodding you to start the project ( in fact that’s what we’ll call it throughout the duration of this post, the project) you’re all ” is this really what I’m supposed to do? If only I could get a sign”
And because no clouds roll back like a scroll, no dove descends upon your shoulder, and no booming voice from heaven proclaims “yes my child this is exactly what you must do. Go forth and use thine talents in the name of the Father Son and the Holy Spirit” you act all brand new like you aren’t sure your really being “lead” or not.
Well, let’s establish something.
If the project is challenging, outside of your comfort zone, scares you a little (or to death) and it will glorify God and serve people, it’s prolly God’s will.
Trust me, I feel your pain.