Christianity, faith, mental health, therapy

testimony

I wonder sometimes what our churches would look like if we let people come, with their real lives and pain and humanity, and we did not eat them up and spit them out of our Evangelical Industrial Faith Complex as either "cured" by Jesus, or so broken they no longer fit in anywhere in our theology or spaces.

daily life, faith, personal

What I’ve learnt from the last year of being a student (again).

Tomorrow I start my first day of the spring semester as a university student. This June marks a full year that I've been back in school, something that I never anticipated doing at this point.  Reentering this world of academics at age 29 with two young children has been a major curve ball, but in… Continue reading What I’ve learnt from the last year of being a student (again).

daily life, faith, mental health, wellness

Watershed: Part 2 – All the things we do not need

"This is a revealing time" I heard that phrase recently on a podcast that I love, and it perfectly summarized what I've been feeling these last few weeks of isolation. Some of us are experiencing more literal isolation than others; but regardless if you're still able to leave your house, to work outside the home,… Continue reading Watershed: Part 2 – All the things we do not need

daily life, meditation, mental health, self acceptance

Watershed – Part 1: A global experience, experienced alone.

Good morning friend. How are you feeling today? Let's take big breath together. Let's be here, right now, together. Depending on where you are in North America as you read this, you're likely in week two or week three of social distancing and isolation. It's a strange and surreal thing to be collectively experiencing something like this,… Continue reading Watershed – Part 1: A global experience, experienced alone.

#metoo, Christianity, feminism, social media, spiritual abuse, therapy

Update: #churchtoo and the aftermath of publicly sharing my story of spiritual abuse

If you haven't already, please read the original post, before reading this update on how the blog post was received and reacted to. And if you're a survivor of spiritual abuse, please speak up and reach out. You're not alone.  My life has changed since August 5th, when I posted a raw and revealing story… Continue reading Update: #churchtoo and the aftermath of publicly sharing my story of spiritual abuse

Christianity, feminism, self acceptance, sobriety, spiritual abuse, therapy

Losing my faith

Beloved reader, I really didn't think I would post this piece publicly  Doubt is a terrifying thing, and dismantling your faith (and/or worldview) can feel like you're losing your mind. I wasn't sure I wanted to do that "publicly". But in working through some of these struggles with friends and loved ones, I've become braver in sharing about doubt,… Continue reading Losing my faith

instagram, mental health, sobriety, social media, therapy

What I’ve learnt From 9 Months of Sobriety

so·bri·e·ty /səˈbrīədē/ noun the state of being sober. Similar: soberness clear-headedness abstinence nonindulgence abstemiousness temperance Today I am 9 months sober. Before I left social media, I had noticed that sobriety was trending online. I was following a few sobriety accounts, and learning more about how things like "mommy wine culture" are subtle (not) ways… Continue reading What I’ve learnt From 9 Months of Sobriety

#metoo, Christianity, feminism, mental health, spiritual abuse, therapy

#churchtoo – my story of spiritual abuse and being silenced for nearly a decade

Victims of trauma often say the justice they seek isn't from the perpetrator, but rather from the bystander. Why didn’t anyone do anything? The bystander see the injustice, but does nothing to intercede. When the victim finally comes forward, or seeks justice, it is from this third party of bystander that it’s sought. The justice is in being believed, in being able to tell your own story, as you know it, and having the bystander recognize who is the perpetrator and who is the victim in the story.

This is a justice I was never afforded. For almost 10 years, I told no one my story, and I believed the narrative that I was told to believe. 

Until now.

mental health, motherhood, post partum, therapy

An honest conversation about mothering, with Maddy Moon

I recently spoke with the beautiful and brilliant Maddy Moon on her podcast, Mind Body Musings, and wanted to share that episode with you here. Maddy's podcast has been a part of my life for almost 3 years, and her insight has shaped me in many ways. Her podcast has a lot of variety in… Continue reading An honest conversation about mothering, with Maddy Moon