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.
Love-Centered Parenting with Crystal Paine :: [Episode 54]
Welcome back! This week we are talking with Crystal Paine about parenting from a place of peace, her new book and the meeting our kids where they are. Crystal Paine is the founder of MoneySavingMom.com, host of “The Crystal Paine Show” podcast, New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, and author…
Counselor On Call – Triggered? Here is what you can do! :: [Episode 53]
Last week on Instagram, I posted a graphic about the fight, flight, freeze, and newly added fawn response. This post struck a nerve*. In today’s Counselor on Call, I’m going to briefly share these responses and ways to regulate to calm down your body, mind, and emotions. Here’s a quick overview of the fight, flight,…
The Comfort Crisis with Michael Easter :: [Episode 52]
Hello Friends! I’m really excited about this epiosode. You know I’m a nerd for all things scientific and related to the brain. This week, I sat down and talked with Michael Easter about the dangers of comfort, how we’ve gotten away from experiencing discomfort and discussed his new book, Comfort Crisis. Michael Easter is a…
Understanding Your Triggers :: [Episode 51]
On Today’s episode of Counselor on Call, We are talking about triggers. If you’ve been stuck trying to change a behavior or habit, identifying your triggers is key to your success. Knowing what triggers you is going to build awareness. When we are more aware, we can begin to take responsibility for the way we…
Every Word Matters with Caitlin Crosby :: [Episode 50]
Have you ever wondered if your words matter? Maybe you feel like your story doesn’t matter because of what someone told you. If you struggle with feeling not enough, this interview is for you. I sat down and talked with Caitlin Crosby about the power of words. Caitlin Crosby is the founder of The Giving…
How understanding your brain will help you regulate your emotions :: Episode 49
In this episode of Counselor On Call, we are talking about how God designed your brain. Understanding how God designed your brain will help you better understand yourself and why you do the things you do. Learning about the brain also creates a deeper connection with others and with God. Here are 4 parts of…
COVID, Depression, and Our Kids: Drs. David and Donna Lane :: [Episode 48]
I’m so excited about the show today. Drs. David and Donna Lane are a husband-wife counseling duo who specialize in trauma, grief, and loss as well as family relationships. While qualified by education, their life experience shapes much of their current-day work, as they have experienced first-hand the horrific death of their own son, who…
Counselor On Call :: Self-Care :: [Episode 45]
Today on this episode of Counselor on Call, we are discussing self-care. Self-care is so important. Doing so will lead toward a better balance among the different wellness types and guide you toward improved overall good health. You are worthy and valued. Let’s take care of ourselves well. We are called to practice self-care as…
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!