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.
What You Don’t Know About Body Shame with Whitney Russell :: [Episode 70]
Today on the podcast, we are wrapping up our conversations about body image and body shame. I’m so excited to talk with my friend and fellow counselor, Whitney Russell. Whitney is the owner and founder of Brave Haven Counseling in Richardson, Tx. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor. Whitney began…
Counselor On Call :: Body Image [Episode 68]
In this episode of Counselor-on-Call* we are discussing body image. If you struggle with an eating disorder or have struggled with an eating disorder this could be triggering for you. Today, I want to tell you a little of my story of body image and how this led to my eating disorder and then give…
True Beauty and Body Image with Amanda Cunningham [Episode 67]
If you struggle with body image, you aren’t alone. Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with what they see in the mirror. Research shows that the higher the body dissatisfaction is associated with a poorer quality of life, psychological distress, and the risk of unhealthy eating behaviors and eating disorders. How we view and treat…
Counselor On-Call : Being Mindful :: [Episode 66]
On this episode of Counselor on Call, we will continue the conversation from last week’s episode. We talked with Ginger Sache about finding wonder and chasing joy. She talked with us about the practice of tuning in to the present and how this created more meaning and purpose in her everyday life. Are you finding…
The Sickness of a Hurried Heart with Jennifer Dukes Lee :: [Episode 64]
We are starting a new series to help you slow down, grow a practice of mindfulness, to help you feel less stressed and frazzled. Today, we are talking with Jennifer Dukes Lee. Jennifer Dukes Lee is a storyteller and a grace dweller. She is the author of It’s All Under Control, The Happiness Dare, and…
Counselor 0n-Call : Making Mistakes & Trusting Yourself :: [Episode 63]
Today, on this episode of Counselor-on-call*, we will conclude the conversation about making mistakes. During this series, we’ve talked about shame, slip-ups, and falls. In this episode we discuss: How perfectionism is a vicious cycle? Why do we become stuck when we make a mistake? How our inner critic sabotages? Ways to build trust Helpful…
Counselor-On-Call – Body Posturing & Smiling :: [Episode 57]
Do you struggle with motivation? Feeling insecure before a big meeting? I have some great resources for you this week on Counselor on Call. I’m sharing all about body posturing and smiling. Even if you don’t feel confident, practicing confident body posturing can increase your self-esteem, confidence, and can make you feel better about yourself.…
Counselor-On-Call – The Importance of Rest :: [Episode55]
Welcome to Counselor-On-Call*! I have another episode for you inspired by my amazing Instagram audience. I posted a graphic about the alternatives ” I did nothing!” It mentioned resting, taking a nap, took a mental health day, etc. Something other than you did nothing and “wasting” the day! In this episode we talk about: How…
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!