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Therapy Is Always A Good Choice

In honour of National Mental Health Day, I thought today might be a good one to talk a little bit about my journey with therapy. I grew up in a family and a faith system where psychology was eyed with great suspicion. I’d heard all the usual fundamentalist anxiety and Jung’s heretical beliefs, and Freud’s… Continue reading Therapy Is Always A Good Choice

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September Reads

Another month has gone by and a new list of books has been added to my “finished reading” list on Good Reads!   Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Finished September 14) This is a classic that I find myself returning to again and again. I don’t even care that it’s a cliché for a… Continue reading September Reads

abuse · life · Mental Health · relationships · self love

Reconciliation Is Not Always the Answer

A relationship between two people is meant to be a two-way street. Both people are supposed to be invested in making it work. Both people need to be willing to compromise and work with the other person to maintain a healthy relationship where the needs of both are being met. This is true of all… Continue reading Reconciliation Is Not Always the Answer

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August Reads

I am back to reading more than just novels in August. I am learning more about women and their role in culture, the Bible, and even in history. And I am learning some fascinating things. Women are amazing and powerful creatures that society needs to stop underestimating. We are capable of so much, even in… Continue reading August Reads

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When Childhood Shame Lingers

    I felt deep shame. My body shut down. I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t react. All I knew was that I needed to get away from him as quickly as possible. I excused myself by saying I needed to go sit in the backyard, but he was concerned and so he came to talk… Continue reading When Childhood Shame Lingers

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The Church and Mental Health: A New Perspective on Anxiety

  Context: I grew up in a Christian home, moving from reformed churches to non-denominational churches in my youth. I chose a charismatic/Spirit-filled church to attend for many years as an adult. During my college years, my theology changed from being unexamined/whatever my church said to a more middle of the road approach on the… Continue reading The Church and Mental Health: A New Perspective on Anxiety