Why do you experience anxiety and how to overcome it

Why do you experience anxiety and how to overcome it

millions of people every day that are struggling through life but have no idea why or how to overcome it. Anxiety can be tricky to detect and presents differently in each person and let me guarantee you EVERYONE struggles with anxiety. So let’s discover why we experience anxiety and how you can we overcome it.

3 strategies to Calm Anxiety

3 strategies to Calm Anxiety

As Christians how do we overcoming anxiety and worry that can preoccupy our minds? What as believers can we do in the moment of crisis? In this video I offer some strategies to help you begin to overcome anxiety so you are able to feel less anxious.

7 Strategies to Avoid Depression and Anxiety During Physical Distancing.

7 Strategies to Avoid Depression and Anxiety During Physical Distancing.

Grief is often a journey. Something that you go through when there is a loss. Just as in any grief, we can slip into the more unhealthy space of anxiety and depression and get stuck. However, here are seven small strategies that can be helpful to process the grief, prevent us from getting stuck and keep us moving through the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19.

Church, this is our time to look outside of our walls

Church, this is our time to look outside of our walls

During this time of social distancing, the Church is in an incredible position to help the vulnerable and support those struggling in isolation.  Let this shift be more radical than going from physical walls to digital walls.  Let’s open our eyes and hearts to their needs… not just our own. 

10 Ways to Overcome Anxiety

10 Ways to Overcome Anxiety

The walls are closing in. Chest is tightening. Agitation grows. Anyone experiencing a little stress right now?? Nerves, overwhelm or anxiety are developed for a number of reasons, but the main one is stress. Today I write this as I sit quarantined in my home along...

How to support someone struggling with mental health

How to support someone struggling with mental health

With mental health impacting 1 in 5 people it is very likely that you are going to talk to someone who is struggling. You want to help, but have no idea what to say and you surely don’t want to make it worse. 
Here’s good news.  Here are 5 things you can say to support someone struggling.

Remaining in God’s Will the Easy Way

Remaining in God’s Will the Easy Way

Anxiously striving to follow and serve God once felt like I was trying to follow a car in an unfamiliar place. “Please no red lights, please don’t turn left.”
But when I go hiking with my family I never let my children go behind me, they are never chasing to keep up. As parents, we ensured that the kids were safe and remained ahead of us and going in the right direction.
This is how I feel God leads us. He never lets us get behind him. There is no striving to keep up. We don’t need to live in anxiety pursuing Him.

Managing those who suck up all your time on Sunday

Managing those who suck up all your time on Sunday

“Pastor, do you have a minute?”   Famous last words… Both of you know it’s not just one minute. Soon enough, you start working on the body language to indicate that the convo needs to come to a close. After all it’s Sunday and after service is not the time or...

5 Skills for an Effective Counseling Session

5 Skills for an Effective Counseling Session

“I want to see someone else.” “I am requesting a new counsellor.” This was the 6th message firing me as a counsellor in only a few short months. Ugh… What was I doing wrong? I started out my career in the helping profession 15 years ago, wide-eyed and bushy-tailed...

Have you ever felt trapped in your circumstances?

Have you ever felt trapped in your circumstances?

I came to the end of myself and ended up needing to take some time off of work.  I thought this time was going to be filled with reading, organizing closets, exercising, spending quality time with my family. (sound familiar?)  But instead, during this time-off the rains came.