Motivation Reads: Books to read in 2019

Motivation Reads: Books to read in 2019

Motivation Needs There is no doubt that we all go through slumps. It is inevitable. So what’s to be done about these slumps? How do we deal with sadness? Do we turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms or do we turn to healthy coping mechanisms? The one healthy coping mechanism I turn to is writing and reading. Finding motivation through others who write inspires me. It inspires me to be real so when you see the part of me that is…

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Feelings of Depression

Feelings of Depression

Book Recommendation A Christians Response to Mental Illness Good Habits I am forcing myself to write at this moment. Today I am sad. I am not sure exactly why. It sucks though because as far as I can see right now, there isn’t a reason. I just am. I think that is just the way depression is, sometimes there are no reasons. Feelings of Depression Depression is such a mystery to me, one that I have a hard time explaining….

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Recovery: 29 Things I Have Learned So Far

Recovery: 29 Things I Have Learned So Far

I turned 29 years old yesterday! So, in honor of my birthday, and since this is a recovery blog, I am going to give you 29 things I have learned in my recovery so far. One more year till 30! Yikes! FIRST TIME VISITORS For first time visitors, or if you needed a reminder, this blog is all about recovery. For myself, I am recovering from bulimia. Over half of my life I have struggles with this addiction and now…

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God Heals All Wounds

God Heals All Wounds

God Heals We can see in the book of Mark that God heals. In Mark 2, Jesus heals a paralyzed man. Four men bring this paralyzed man to Jesus, but the crowds are so big they can’t get through. The men dug a hole through the roof where Jesus was teaching, and lowered the paralyzed man right in front of him. Jesus said to the man, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” The man was healed. In…

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Running for Beginners: Exercise Confidence

Running for Beginners: Exercise Confidence

RUN FOR CONFIDENCE Just like recovery, running is difficult. For myself, I never thought I would ever enjoy it, or look forward to the days that a run would fit in my schedule. It’s interesting as well, when running long distances, being mindful is the only way that I can make it through. Let me explain… Around 2 miles I really want to stop. I am not sure why because when I mentally body-scan myself, everything is working the way…

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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Our bodies are temples, therefore, we need to take care of them. A part of that care is making sure that we are considering our health and wellness. Health is different for everyone, but one thing that is universal for taking care of yourself and living a healthy life, is exercise. It is okay if your exercise routine is different from others. We are all at different stages of life and our bodies are made up differently. So comparing yourself…

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God Takes Care Of Us

God Takes Care Of Us

God Makes Life Sweet I am going to make this short and sweet! When anger interrupts happiness, and every day seems like doomsday, there is one thing I know for sure. One very very important thing that I am not doing to live my best life. Do you want to know what that is?  Okay, I will tell you…. I am not close to God. It is that simple. With God, my life has purpose and meaning. I know the…

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God Has Plans For You

God Has Plans For You

LIES IN OUR MINDS We all fight the thoughts in our minds that say we’re not enough. The lies that tell us we aren’t good enough, smart enough, or worthy enough. We are constantly riding this roller coaster of life. One minute we feel small and unimportant, other times we feel great. Most times though,  we feel unsure of what our path is. We look for reassurance through the things we shouldn’t, and we forget to ask God for it,…

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3 Tips to Grow Self Confidence (Even If You Feel It’s Impossible)

3 Tips to Grow Self Confidence (Even If You Feel It’s Impossible)

BE THE DIFFERENCE FEELINGS AND CONFIDENCE Our human nature is to feel shame about things that others do not approve of. It hurts our confidence levels and we are left to wonder what people might think of us. Quite often, we are comparing ourselves to others. They have a “better” job, a “better” house or car, over all they are just a “better” more beautiful person. When we do this, we are only hurting ourselves, and quite honestly, that person…

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5 Bible Verses To Read When Feeling Stress

5 Bible Verses To Read When Feeling Stress

Uncertainty The bills just keep piling up. I’m losing confidence in you! Regretting my words and wondering why I feel ignored. You don’t do this to hurt me, you just know so much more than I do. You are taking care of me in ways I don’t yet understand, but it still hurts. God, please just comfort me. Please take the worry and the stress away. Show me that even when things aren’t going the way I planned, it doesn’t…

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