Each of us carry the wounds that we have experienced in life. The hurts, the disappointments, the rejections. The pain is real and you have every right to feel hurt and to hold onto your pain, but it won't do you any good to hold on to your woundedness. We all carry wounds, but how we choose to respond to them makes a huge difference in levels of freedom, joy, and healing we are able to experience. Our lives do not have to be defined by our woundedness.
You've probably heard someone talking about the Enneagram recently and how knowing their number has helped them grow personally. The Enneagram has grown in popularity in Christian circles in recent years, but many people still have questions about what it is and where it came from.
One thing Christian culture tends to do horribly well is being afraid of the unknown. It seems that anything natural health or quantum physics that doesn't make sense to your average evangelical often gets labeled New Age, without any real understanding of what that term means.While I have not really heard any objections to flower essences, I know that the unfamiliar can raise concerns and I want to help you understand instead of fear. Scripture tells us that we have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).So while we do want to be diligent in our research and understanding of alternative health topics (making the unknown known), we don't need to be afraid of anything. It is so sad to think how many good things that God made for our benefit we are missing out on because we are afraid of the unknown.
With all the controversy surrounding The Shack, both book and now movie, I've had several people ask me to share my thoughts on it. While I certainly have some thoughts I could share, I find thoughts are often best conveyed by those who have personal experience with an issue rather than just academic knowledge of it. Many have shared their academic knowledge. Few have shared how the book/movie has impacted their story.
Fasting has multiple benefits for body-mind-spirit health. The Lenten season from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday is often a time when many people decide to fast leading up to Easter. Whether you plan to fast during Lent or any time during the year, the benefits of fasting can affect every part of your being.
To evaluate whether crystals are New Age or witchcraft, we first need to define those terms. New Age is characterized by monism and the belief that there is no separation. These beliefs result in thinking that all is one and that because all is one, divine is in all. Witchcraft is a complex topic but can be simply defined as physical manipulations seeking a spiritual result.
Guest post from Ellie: I was asked recently how I healed so quickly from my divorce. I left my now ex-husband less than a year ago. "That’s not that long ago,” my friend said to me, “And you really do seem healed."
Today I’m sharing my company of choice for non-MLM essential oils (MLM=multi-level marketing). I know MLMs are a touchy subject...
One of the questions I am most often asked about the Splankna Therapy protocol is, "Can Splankna help with...?" Some want to know if Splankna can help with a physical problem like back pain or thyroid issues; some want to know if it can help with a mental or emotional issue such as depression, anxiety, or ADHD. But what everyone really wants to know is, "Can it bring me the break through I've tried so hard to find?"
One of the best ways to keep your New Year's resolutions is planning success. There are many planning guides, journal methods, and calendars out there; but today I want to share with you my secret for planning success in the New Year and throughout the year.
Hands down, hands up prayer is an exercise in letting go and receiving. As we enter the new year these days between Christmas and New Year's can be an excellent time for reflection and setting our intention and resolutions for 2017.When we think of resolutions thoughts of hitting the gym, starting a diet, or instituting some new habit come to mind. But what if this year instead of focusing on your short comings and the things you have failed at, you handed it all over the Jesus and asked Him what He has for you this year?
It's the most wonderful time of the year we are told. But that cheery greeting hurts to hear for many who are not having a wonderful time right now.The house church member who just lost his mom to cancer
The mom who faces the third Christmas without her daughter
The resettled refugee who isn't sure their family made it out of Aleppo
The son who is estranged from his family
The family that isn't sure how they will pay for heat this month, let alone presents
The father who watches helplessly as his child is sick, unsure if this will be the last Christmas
The reminders of all the loss and pain of Christmas past
The darkness can be enveloping this time of year, longing for the Light to shine.
The Holidays may be the "most wonderful time of the year", but for many of us they are also the most stressful time of the year! The thought of holiday self care may feel out of reach, but implement a few of these tips and you will be closer to a silent night than a Griswald Christmas season.
The anxiety felt by many this election season is higher than ever before. Regardless of who wins this presidential election, about half our population is going to wake up tomorrow feeling like the world is coming to an end. With stress this high it's extremely important to practice good self-care for your body-mind-spirit. Implement a few tips from each of these categories for more peaceful election day.
Meridian lines are the system of pathways in the body by which energy flows. Energy meaning: electrical, physical, scientific energy – not “mystical” energy as some in the New Age movement describe it. It is the system that acupuncturists, chiropractors, and energy psychology practitioners use to alleviate physical and emotional symptoms.
I'm so excited to announce the release of my new book! Healthy & Whole is a 60 day challenge that will take you on a journey to complete wellness, body-mind-spirit. My heart in writing this book is to help you be as healthy, whole, and close to Jesus as possible.
Though you may have never heard the term "Crunchy Christian" you very well may be one. The Christian brand of your woo woos and your granola girls, we might do things a little bit differently, but we are certainly happy being our crunchy selves :)
Plants play a huge role in holistic health. The veggies we eat, essential oils distilled from plants, filtering our air, and creating a tranquil environment in our homes all involve plants. Because of this, a rule of interior design I recommend is to have a plant in every room of the house. This may sound difficult, but the benefits are worth the effort, and even the most brown of thumbs can keep some low maintenance house plants alive.
Yes, you read that right. 30 second habits. Not minutes, seconds. Building habits can be hard. We've all tried at one point or another to build a new habit, like eating more vegetables, exercising more, or having a daily prayer time. While our intentions were good and we may have had some strong motivation to build these new habits, we've all failed at making real changes.
This week I was so excited to get my copy of Think and Eat Yourself Smart by Dr. Caroline Leaf. A neuroscientist who happens to be a Christian, Dr. Leaf has written several books that explain the power our minds have over our brains and how we really can take every thought captive like scripture describes. In her new book, Dr. Leaf explains the power our thoughts have over what we ultimately end up eating.