We recently reflected on this statement: maybe the answer isn’t to work harder. Turns out we can question an entire culture of overwork and over functioning. But how much work is enough?A few months back, my coach asked me the exact same question. She had watched me wrestle for a couple years now with my … Continue reading How much work is enough?
“You want me to answer my emails." Bishop Elaine Stanovsky read this statement aloud at the end of Oregon-Idaho's Annual Conference gathering a couple weeks ago. Participants had a previous opportunity to leave her notes with questions or concerns. There was a smattering of laughter and then she responded."And I want you to know when I … Continue reading The answer is not for me to work harder
Some church people believe you can pray away depression, anxiety and mental health issues.No, that’s not a thing. Full stop.Yes, prayer can help us in any state of being. It helps us locate ourselves in an energy bigger than ourselves. It can bring peace, wisdom and a sense of well being in difficult times. Talking … Continue reading Free Therapy: A Reflection on Unresolved Trauma & Why We Don’t Pray Away Mental Health