I miss sugar.

Have you given something up for Lent? Chocolate, ice cream, coffee, meat – these are popular items for church members to “fast” from during the 40+ days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.  Oh wait, let me clarify – I did not give up sugar for Lent. No, in reality, my husband and I are trying … Continue reading I miss sugar.

A glimpse into the pain of depression, from Psalm 142

Have you ever wondered if you have depression? Perhaps you’re positive of it, and have been struggling for a long time.  Depression is a very common mental illness in today’s world, with great treatments available. For folks who have never experienced depression, it can be difficult to imagine the pain – physical, emotional, and mental … Continue reading A glimpse into the pain of depression, from Psalm 142

Does sleep really impact my mental health?

This can be a short blogpost.  Answer: Yes.  Okay, okay, let’s go a little bit deeper.  There are huge connections between our physical and mental health. Plenty of scientific studies show the connection between sleep and healthy immune functioning, reduced anxiety and depression, and overall feeling better.  Beyond the science, I know that sleep impacts our … Continue reading Does sleep really impact my mental health?

Nine Tips for your Family’s Joy-Filled, Meaningful, Low-Stress Christmas Holiday Season

The Christmas season should be fun, relaxing, and joyful… but sometimes stress gets in the way. It’s busy, there’s extra shopping to do, more parties to attend, travel arrangements to make – but it is still possible to enjoy the holiday season. Read on for nine tips that may help your family this Christmas. Build … Continue reading Nine Tips for your Family’s Joy-Filled, Meaningful, Low-Stress Christmas Holiday Season