We live in a world where it is pretty much considered a norm to be labeled by social stigma. Those affected often tend to internalize these negative and unfair beliefs that others have about them. In my book of memoirs, I talk in depth about how the effects of stigma hinders many people from enjoying … Continue reading Being Resilient in a Stigmatized Environment
You have probably heard the phrase “Take life one day at a time”. But depending on what's going on in your, life getting through one day can seem extremely challenging. I recently posted on how we can take control of anxiety and fear that fights to manage our lives. And when I am starting to … Continue reading One Hour Leads to One Day
How do you view unpleasant events when you are having a not so good day? A ‘bad’ day can happen to anyone right? Or do tragic things only occur in the lives of certain people? You might think or feel as though only bad things happen to you or that you are some how destined … Continue reading Controlling Anxiety When Tragedy Strikes
If you were asked right now on the scale of 1-10 with 10 representing extreme depression or sadness, what would your honest response be? Your answer would be contingent on a number of factors. For instance, the kind of day you are having. Whether or not you are in the middle of a crisis. And … Continue reading How to Handle Depression as a Christian
Those who work extensively with people such as clergy, doctors, teachers, police officers and social workers are often at risk of experiencing burnout. You don’t have to work in these professions in order to experience burnout. In fact, you can be retired or assuming the role as primary caregiver for someone and have the symptoms … Continue reading Are You Suffering from Burnout?
Let me guess, you woke up this morning eager and ready to get your day started, right? Or…. Perhaps you dreaded getting up out of your bed after experiencing a restless night. Was it because of the long and exhausting day you had or because of the day that you are anticipating? What has you … Continue reading Accessing Peace While Dealing with Anxiety
Imagine that you are placed inside a cardboard box only big enough to fit your body measurements while in a sitting position. No extra space. Only a hole in one corner about the size of a quarter, allowing you just enough oxygen to survive. In order to keep breathing, you have to keep your nose … Continue reading Living Inside a Box
Keys, cell phone, wallet... At some point or another, we have all either lost these items or miss placed them. And other than the temporary inconvenience we got over it and pretty soon it was categorized as another "don't cry over spilled milk" accident. But what happens when you temporarily lose control of things like … Continue reading Have You Ever Lost It?
Think back to the first accident that you can recall having as a child. Was it falling off your bike after you were so eager to learn how to ride? Perhaps it was a near-drowning experience after you boldly decided to learn how to swim. Who was with you during those experiences? Who took care … Continue reading Wounds That Only God Can Heal
Happy Thursday! What are you thinking about RIGHT now? What can you DO today that will change your life? Too much to think about during your lunch break or while you are trying to enjoy your mini-vacation? Well, these are questions worth thinking about. I invite you to listen to my latest Soulful Sessions with … Continue reading The Power of Your Thoughts