All posts filed under: wellbeing

Lessons: A brief season of writer’s block.

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mentalhealth / Uncategorized / wellbeing / wholeness

“I am willing to sound dumb. I am willing to be wrong. I am willing to be passionate about something that isn’t perceived as cool. I am willing to express a theory. I am willing to admit I’m afraid. I’m willing to contradict something I’ve said before. I’m willing to have a knee-jerk reaction, even a wrong one. I’m willing to apologize. I’m perfectly willing to be perfectly human.” – Donald Miller (Scary Close). As […]

Are you finished?

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encouragement / inspiration / Poetry / Uncategorized / wellbeing

Don’t stop speaking. Unless you are finished. If your speech falters and fumbles and there then comes this fear-shadow that insists you should now be quiet, What of the words, of the wisdom, of the light – Still left hidden behind this only-momentary falter? If you know that you know you had more to say, that there’s more to be heard here, pause. You’re human. Take a breath, Try again, please don’t stop. You aren’t […]

Un-growing

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christian / encouragement / Uncategorized / wellbeing

“Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – C. S. Lewis I think there’s this quest as we grow, to also un-grow. Life’s disappointments and discouragements, if we are not careful, shape and colour what we are able to see now. As we grow, the discouragement list grows to a silly amount and I think for some of us (🙋🏼‍♀️) it can become easy to lose sight of the wonder […]

Being here: Bravery and Faith.

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christian / inspirational / Uncategorized / wellbeing

“and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” Hebrews 13:5-6 AMPC There’s this thing about the present; it forces you […]

People who influence one another: Individualism and Shame.

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christian / encouragement / inspirational / mentalhealth / Uncategorized / wellbeing

Sometimes I read quotes about being empowered as an individual to be confident, to, you know, ‘not need anyone else because I’m gonna be whole on my own damn self’ type thing; who needs anyone else, when I have myself – type of attitude. You know the one? In one part I feel a little inspired by it, but admittedly on the other (larger) part I feel a sting. I think it’s because often I […]

To be seen: The place love finds you.

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christian / encouragement / inspiration / Uncategorized / wellbeing

“But now that we truly know him and understand how deeply we’re loved by him, why would we, even for a moment, consider turning back to those weak and feeble principles of religion, as though we were still subject to them?” Galatians 4:9 (TPT) There’s this kind of lovely unsaid interaction that happens when you let a kid know you’ve seen them. Their eyes light up when they see you’ve heard their hot off the […]

Watch what blooms.

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challenge / encouragement / hope / inspiration / life / Uncategorized / wellbeing

I’m halfway through my counselling degree. And for once in my life it feels like I’ve aced following my heart at something rather than all of the ‘should’s’ floating in and around me. I used to think following hearts contrary to the ‘right’ thing, but I have since learned the heart must be included on the path we choose to walk if we want to walk it with any sense of purpose. If we wish […]

Follow your nose.

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Sometimes when I have to drive somewhere, and have someone else with me. I rely on their direction; before thinking, or sensing the way for myself; particularly when I have traveled the road a few times before, but not quite enough to be certain. // But. When I am alone, when the passengers aren’t there, I tend to actually know the way. And I wonder why that is. // It’s not that at this point […]

Connection

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emotional / hope / life / mentalhealth / Suicide / Uncategorized / wellbeing

This morning I watched a little segment on Mike Kings latest video on suicide prevention and my heart breaks that this is prevalent in New Zealand. The point he brings forth about how people seen fighting suicide or mental health being considered ‘crazy,’ is a very valid one, but what he says is far more important, is what brings healing here; as friends, neighbours and family of those who might be battling something of the […]