Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Advice on Dealing with Postpartum Depression

If you or someone you love has ever dealt with Postpartum Depression there are so many unknowns. After sharing my own struggles after the birth of my son, I wanted to talk to a professional and get some questions answered. Counselor Kristin Mize, LCSW shares helpful advice on how to recognize Postpartum Depression/Anxiety and even how to be a good friend to someone who’s walking through it. To hear from Joy’s own journey with postpartum… … Continue reading

An Honest Conversation About Postpartum Depression

Talking about your struggles is always easier with a friend. After releasing a video about my postpartum depression, I sat down with Bekah (from the midday show on WayFM) to dig a little deeper. We cover everything from why I decided to share such a personal story to how you can identify if you are dealing with postpartum depression. If you missed my story of postpartum depression, you can find it here:    … Continue reading

Postpartum Depression: Joy’s Story

Motherhood is hard. You’ve heard that before, but no one can prepare you for postpartum depression. It seems to be the topic that moms only whisper about under their breath. Hardly anyone wants to admit to dealing with postpartum depression. Somehow it makes you feel like a bad mom and we don’t need to add to the mom guilt we already feel (am I right?) The taboo around this topic is why I wanted to… … Continue reading

The We Are Messengers/Lil Jon Remix You Didn’t Know You Needed

Betty Rock does some of the world’s best impersonations (according to her), so we decided to use her Lil Jon impression to jazz up the We Are Messengers song “Maybe It’s Ok.” Darren could barely hold it together enough to sing along. Darren also talked about taking the hope of songs like “Maybe It’s Ok” to every human by performing in non-traditional venues while on tour. Plus, he covers a serious topic that touches Wally’s… … Continue reading

Why You Are Not a Failure If You Battle Anxiety Over and Over

“If I had stronger faith I would have already beat this thing!” Have you ever felt that way about your own struggle? Rock star, Jen Ledger has. She has faced anxiety and crippling panic attacks over and over again. It was such an honor to sit down and hear her story, because I am currently battling anxiety and it feels like every time I think it’s over the panic comes back. Her message is to… … Continue reading

The Perfect Songs to Combat Your Anxiety

Anxiety is something that I wish I could leave behind in 2018, but something I have found that truly helps is music. The right song lyrics combined with the sound can sooth my body and mind when I’m overwhelmed and nearing a panic attack. I’ve gathered together songs that have helped me most. I am declaring that this year will be better when it comes to your anxiety and to mine with the help of… … Continue reading

Can You Struggle with Depression, and Be Joyful, at the Same Time?

An excerpt from Blessed are the Misfits: Great News for Believers Who are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They’re Missing Something — In A Beautiful Mind, Russell Crowe stars as mathematician John Nash. We see Nash in his college years, brilliantly succeeding at math, but finding it difficult to relate to humans. Nash doesn’t have many relationships other than his wife, his good friend Charles, and Charles’s sweet little niece, Marcee. Nash’s mathematical… … Continue reading

The 5 Songs You Need When Tragedy Strikes

It seems like one thing after another these days. If it’s not an earthquake or a hurricane then it’s a shooting. There is a tragedy all around us. In these moments, we cling to our faith more than ever. These things are the hard reminder that this broken world is not our home. Music can bring truth and hope to our souls when we need it most. These songs have helped us and maybe they… … Continue reading

Can I Just Hide in Bed Til Jesus Comes Back?

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” —J. R. R. Tolkien Never mind stepping onto the road . . . sometimes stepping out of bed is dangerous enough. Or daunting enough. Yeah, there are times when life can seem too hard to face. There, we’ve said it. But you already know it’s true. No matter… … Continue reading