Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

3 Ways to Deal with Burnout

Usually, vacation days are planned far in advance. But this week, I had to take an emergency day off. I’m not sure if it was a busier work season, the fact that we have foster puppies right now, or it was in the air, but I felt like I was going to crash and burn if I didn’t take a moment to rest. As school wraps up, summer begins, and our schedules are fuller than… … Continue reading

Getting Out of the Darkness of Depression with Mandisa

If you’re struggling today, you’re not in this alone. Depression and anxiety hit so many people, regardless of your faith, and it can be hard to know what to do when it comes. Mandisa is no stranger to that concept and has been so open and honest in sharing her story of how God helped pull her out of a season of deep depression. She joined the Holy Mess Podcast to talk all things mental… … Continue reading

3 Things We Can Learn from Simone Biles Prioritizing Her Mental Health

I love the Olympics. Possibly too much. I’ve lost sleep while staying up late to watch swimming, and the first thing I do every morning is check my phone for overnight updates on medal counts. So, just like the rest of the country, it was heartbreaking to learn that Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles withdrew from the women’s team gymnastic final in Tokyo. The immediate fear was injury. But we quickly learned that while she was in… … 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