Epigenetics, Inherited Trauma, and You: The Ghost of Generational Memory

Epigenetics, Inherited Trauma, and You: The Ghost of Generational Memory

Today’s epigenetics guest post comes from Alice Mills of Poema Chronicles. It was originally shared here on her blog. The...

10 Ways to be a Good Friend when She says “Me Too” | Walking with a Friend through Sexual Abuse

10 Ways to be a Good Friend when She says “Me Too” | Walking with a Friend through Sexual Abuse

Current statistics say that 1 in 4 women in the US have experienced sexual abuse. And that doesn't even begin to include the number of women who have experienced sexual harassment and other more "minor" aggressions that our society tends to brush off as "normal". The likelihood that sexual abuse is part of the story for you or for a woman you call friend is sadly very high.

Top 10 Holistic Health Netflix Picks

Top 10 Holistic Health Netflix Picks

Trying to find some binge-worthy Netflix? Wanting to watch something that will actually help you live healthy and free? Try one of these from my top 10 holistic health Netflix picks to nourish your body-mind-spirit. (All instant watch of course at time of posting this article, who requests DVDs anymore?)

Clearing the Clouds of Confusion

Clearing the Clouds of Confusion

Anxiety is such a common struggle in our culture, but just as common is it's cousin confusion. We often talk of confusion as a cloud or fog. If we could just clear the air the confusion would be gone and we'd be free.But what if just clearing away the clouds isn't the answer to confusion? The problem with clouds is they tend to come back the next time the weather shifts.

Setting Intentions in the New Year

Setting Intentions in the New Year

January is here! Maybe you were planning for it weeks in advance, or may it crept up on you out of nowhere, but whether you made your resolutions for the year already or not, there's still plenty of time to choose what you want this year to be about and set you intentions rather than just letting the year happen to you in a blur.

The Lies We Believe at Christmas

The Lies We Believe at Christmas

Identifying lies we believe and the truth that undoes them is important throughout the year. But there seem to be a special brand of lies that come creeping at Christmas time. Maybe it's a lie that's unique to the holiday season, or maybe it's just a more festive version of a lie you struggle with year round. Just like a tangled mess of Christmas lights, claiming your freedom starts with unraveling what the lie is and figuring out where it ends.

2018 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

2018 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! Whether you turned on the Christmas music November 1st and have your list and shopping...

Christian Meditation with Soultime

Christian Meditation with Soultime

Sadly, many Christians have lost the practice of meditation assuming that it is a non-Christian practice. Meditation is often thought of as emptying your mind, sitting funny, and chanting om. But the word meditate actually means "to think deeply or carefully about something." With Christian meditation we are not emptying our minds to focus on nothing. We are focusing on the truths of scripture, the presence of God, and hearing his voice clearly. That may include emptying our minds of the grocery list, emails that need responding to, and the other distracting things our minds obsess over, but it is an emptying with intent to fill.

Healing in the Hebrew Months

Healing in the Hebrew Months

Ever notice how there are different seasons of life within our four seasons? We notice the slight chill in the morning air near the end of summer and know that autumn is on it's way. We also notice the shift in store displays and how they signal the holidays to come. Rhythms of vacation, spring cleaning, and back to school all signal something about the season we are entering into.

Heaven’s Cure for Anxiety

Heaven’s Cure for Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States. 1 in 6 adults take an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication. Both inside and outside the church, anxiety is a rampant issue people are desperate for relief from.

What Your Favorite Worship Song Says About You

What Your Favorite Worship Song Says About You

We all may love some of the same songs but they resonate with us for different reasons. Our Enneagram type can help us understand why we love the worship songs we do and help us appreciate the songs that others love as well.

When You’ve Already Forgiven Them

When You’ve Already Forgiven Them

A big part of inner healing work is forgiveness. Frequently I'll have a client say, "Oh, I've already forgiven them," when forgiving a certain person comes up in session. Sometimes this is a resistance to really forgiving -- trying to avoid dealing with their feelings towards that person. But often it comes from a genuine place of having already done a lot of forgiveness work around that person and feeling like we are beating a dead horse to forgive them again.

Mother’s Day Prayers

Mother’s Day Prayers

Mother's day prayers for every kind of mothering experience. No matter the relationship with your mother or your status as a mother, be blessed by these prayers this Mothers' day.

Stages of Trauma Recovery

Stages of Trauma Recovery

One of the most puzzling things new clients will tell me is, "Oh I haven't experienced any trauma." After they've listed all the things they are looking for help with -- the relational issues, anxiety, crises of faith, and sleep disturbances, to a name a few, they somehow don't understand that these symptoms came from somewhere.

4 Lessons We Learn from Seeds

4 Lessons We Learn from Seeds

Four lessons we can learn from seeds about taking care of our heart gardens and growing into the fullness of who we were created to be.

How Flower Essences Can Help You be Healthy & Whole

How Flower Essences Can Help You be Healthy & Whole

Ever feel like getting healthy would be easier if you were already healthier? While there's no magic shortcut for the hard work of making the lifestyle changes needed for health, flower essences can help with the emotional heavy lifting to get you that much closer to the breakthrough you've been looking for.

2017 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

2017 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

Wondering what to get for the health conscious Christian lady on your list? This crunchy Christian gift guide will give you lots of great ideas of what to give, and maybe even some ideas of what you want to put on your own wishlist.

Preparing for Winter: What Fall Gardening Can Teach the Heart 

Preparing for Winter: What Fall Gardening Can Teach the Heart 

I love October. Here in Idaho the temperatures are dropping, the first leaves of the season are starting to go from green to red and yellow, and it won’t be long before flocks of geese, like arrows in the sky, start heading south. While everyone else is rejoicing in all things pumpkin spice and fall, gardeners are already looking to winter and the fall gardening preparations they must make now for the season to come.

Inner Healing Prayer for our Innermost Hurts

Inner Healing Prayer for our Innermost Hurts

Inner healing is a powerful tool for bringing relief to our deepest hurts. Emotional pain, traumatic memories, tormenting thoughts, and relationship issues are all things that inner healing can help. There are many models of inner healing out there, so sometimes it can be confusing what exactly inner healing is and what it is not. This post will clear up much of that confusion and help you get a sense of which approach may be right for you.

What Your Body Clock is Trying to Tell You

What Your Body Clock is Trying to Tell You

Your body clock is a powerful time piece. The meridian clock combined with your circadian rhythm can tell a lot about your physical and emotional health. Throughout the day body systems are active or resting at different times. Knowing what systems are active when can give you insight into what problems you are facing or may face soon. The circadian rhythm is that inner clock that knows to get up when the sun rises and to get sleepy when it sets. Our modern culture with black out curtains and bright electronics late at night can confuse our circadian rhythms and leave our bodies a little confused about when we are supposed to do what.

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