Revisiting A Thought from 2017: Over Being Overwhelmed

Revisiting A Thought from 2017: Over Being Overwhelmed

This post originally appeared in 2017. It's still relevant in 2021. ~Terra This time of year brings nostalgic memories, painful losses, and a whirlwind of a running to-do list. It’s the most wonderful time of year, and yet the hustle and bustle is so counter to the...

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Failure is Not Fatal, It’s Formational

Failure is Not Fatal, It’s Formational

The years 2020 and 2021 have been marked by adversity and challenge. None of us escaped it, and many are still navigating seasons marked by unexpected transition, failure and disappointment. The global pandemic pulled the rug out from underneath us all, and it is now...

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Healthy Spirituality

Healthy Spirituality

My parents raised me in church, but I got to know Jesus alone in my childhood room. When I was in elementary school, my family went through a traumatic experience and it turned my world upside down. I would stay up at night and worry about everyone, everything. I...

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Helpers: Gasping for Air as We Rescue Others from Drowning

Helpers: Gasping for Air as We Rescue Others from Drowning

Recently, while staying in a hotel with my family, my 8-year old daughter and I went down to the pool. Because of COVID, it had been well over a year since she had been in the pool. While she has always been a fairly strong swimmer, the time away from the water and...

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Emotional Regulation 101

Emotional Regulation 101

Human beings are a complex blend of body, mind and spirit. While we highly prize our ability to think and reason, and we rarely question physical sensations in our bodies, emotions are often considered with much more suspicion and apprehension.  In different...

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