I host a weekly podcast show, Thrive: Mental Health and the Art of Living Free. Every week, I talk to people I respect about faith and mental health. My passion is helping you overcome challenges, process painful emotions, and understand your God-given identity.
This season, we are talking about self-care. Specifically, ways to care for your mental, spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational self. If you are struggling to survive, this show is for you!
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Wonderful insightful conversationsIn this hustling-for-approval world, Melissa is a breath of fresh air. Helping women who want to live an emotionally and spiritually healthy life, she and her guests do so in honest, authentic ways that deepen their relationship to Jesus. Highly recommended. It is real. No fluff. Just getting down to the grit and grace of it all.
Navigating Grief and Finding Joy: A Discussion with Mike Nappa
We journey alongside grief survivor Mike Nappa, who graciously opens his heart, sharing his profoundly moving journey of loss and healing after the death of his wife, Amy. His personal revelations on the terrain of grief and his granddaughter’s own journey awaken a broader understanding of the grieving process and the importance of allowing ourselves…
Discovering Deep Purpose through Divine Connection with Kelly Needham
Have you ever been caught in the hustle culture, feeling lost and struggling to find your purpose? This happened to our special guest, author Kelly Needham, and she’s not alone. Imagine you’re standing on the precipice of what society deems successful, yet you feel a deep void. Frustrated and desperate, Kelly embarked on a journey…
Finding Joy Amidst Life’s Challenges with Nick Nilson
Get ready to transform your perspective on life’s challenges as we engage in an insightful conversation with the ever-inspiring Nick Nilson. Ever wondered how to hold onto joy amidst hardships? Nick guides us through his life’s journey, sharing wisdom on shaping our feelings through our thoughts and harnessing the power of the present moment…
Finding Confidence: Breaking Free from Past Trauma
Are you craving self-improvement, a fresh perspective, or simply an honest and heartfelt conversation? That’s precisely what you’ll find in my latest podcast episode featuring Jason VanRuler. Drawing from a hard upbringing, Jason bravely confronts his past and the trials of running from unresolved traumas. He lays bare the turning point that led him to…
The Journey from Addiction to Hope with Travis Thompson
Could you imagine the power of the right language and tools in transforming life struggles into blessings? That’s what we’re unpacking with our guest today, Travis Thompson, as he shares his captivating journey through the thorny path of addiction. Drawing from his battle, Travis sheds light on addiction in the United States. He underscores the…
Exploring Soul Care: A Journey Towards Deeper Connection with God
Ever wonder how nurturing your soul can lead to a healthier, more connected life? We’re pondering this question with our returning guest, Amber Albee Swenson, as we navigate the concept of soul care versus the well-known self-care practice. Together, we explore how prioritizing our divine connection and acknowledging when the soul feels off-balance can significantly…
Navigating Trauma, Movement, and Body Freedom with Alisa Keeton
Have you ever glanced in the mirror and wished the reflection looking back at you was a friend rather than an adversary? That moment was a turning point for me, and it led me to a fascinating conversation with Alisa Keeton, a fitness crusader and author of The Body Revelation. Alisa is armed with…
Exploring the Brain: Understanding Emotion Regulation and Our Mental Health
Get ready to unravel the intricate workings of your brain with the enlightening insights of esteemed neuroscientist Dr. Dan Siegel and his handy hand model. Today’s episode will provide a simple yet profound understanding of how our brains regulate emotions and manage our reactions. The spotlight shines on the prefrontal cortex, our brain’s master controller,…
Thoughtful and Insightful!
This is a podcast you don’t want to miss! Melissa chats about beyond-surface-level topics that get you thinking and pondering. I love her focus on faith, and the conversations she has with incredible guests! It’s a must-listen!