Mental Health & Recovery

Mental Illness and the Christmas Season

Christmas is in one week! Can you believe it? All season we have heard songs and seen decorations around us declare, “Peace on Earth, goodwill to men”. Yet in a year with more than 300 mass shootings[1], perhaps you wonder, “Where is this supposed peace of God?” Where is God in a world filled with…… Continue reading Mental Illness and the Christmas Season

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Self Compassion: Giving Myself A Hug

We have the best intentions to stay on top of life, but sooner or later it catches up to all of us. In fact, sometimes it feels as though life has completely swamped us, and it’s all we can do to keep from drowning. At times that overwhelmed feeling is due to completely suffocating grief.…… Continue reading Self Compassion: Giving Myself A Hug

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What Coloring Taught Me About Being Overwhelmed

Life is overwhelming. My to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer. Eventually it feels like I’m being smothered and crushed by all the things that I need to do. I know I’m not the only one, right? Seriously, I know I’m not the only one. You folks out there who pretend you can manage it…… Continue reading What Coloring Taught Me About Being Overwhelmed