“According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people suffer from depression, yet at any given time, we can feel alone.” That’s the opening line for the Giving Voice to Depression podcast. And it’s true. At times, those of us who live with mental illness, feel like we are suffering all alone. It was true […]
Is there a difference in having pastors who can counsel, compared to hiring a licensed counselor? Should churches hire counselors on staff? How would that even work? Is it allowed? Kristen Kansiewicz joins us to discuss these topics and more! Kristen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lynn, MA and has been the […]
Crisis strikes, often without warning. It leaves us reeling from the impact, wondering what happened and how we’ll ever move forward. When it seems like the sky is actually falling, it’s hard to think clearly. That’s one more reason why self-care is vital on the good days. If you aren’t in crisis mode right now, […]
The struggle with anyone who chooses a more public life is that the fishbowl concept consistently comes into play. People stand around to watch you swim. The thing is, most folks don’t know enough about fish to know if they are swimming or drowning until the fish is floating at the top of the bowl.
Yet the fishbowl struggle is often a blessing.
Since I started offering self-care sessions, I have been constantly blown away by the amount of trust people place in me. I’m meeting people for the first time, often via phone or Skype, and within the first 15 minutes, they begin to bare their souls, telling me about their one deep wound -their great sadness, the thing […]
Are you ready to get your life back? Over the past ten years, whether I’ve been serving as a worship pastor, best-selling author, blogger, or host of CXMH, my goal has remained constant: to shatter the lies of shame with love and messy grace. As a self-care coach, I believe life is all about taking my story and using it to […]
How’s your self-care? Each time I have an initial consult with a self-care client, one of the questions I ask is, “What are you doing for your self-care right now?” Most of the time, when people come to me it’s because they either have no clue where to begin, or they think they’ve tried it […]