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.
Thriving through Mindfulness: A Guide to Finding Purpose
Imagine existing in a space where constant distractions and fears do not cloud your mind but rather focus on the here and now. Sounds like a far-fetched dream, right? Not according to the latest research from Harvard. As we continue the Counselor on Call series this week, we’re stepping into mindfulness, unpacking powerful…
Journey to Wellness: The Art of Journaling and Emotional Regulation
What would happen if we started acknowledging and addressing our emotions instead of brushing them under the carpet? Join me in this counselor on-call episode where we demystify journaling, a simple yet powerful tool to process emotions. Journaling sounds like another task on your to-do list, or it may even stir up the fear…
Flipping Your Thinking Script: A Journey Towards Mental Health and Living Free
Life has a way of throwing curveballs; mine came from anxiety and depression. Relentless mental battles led me to discover the power of thoughts and words and how they shape our feelings, actions, and interactions with the world. Join me in this episode as I share my journey toward a healthier mental state by flipping…
Journey to Understanding and Managing Anxiety: Practical Tools and Strategies
Picture this: You’re about to give a presentation, and suddenly your heart starts pounding, your palms get sweaty, and your mind is racing with fears of the future. This, my friends, is the raw, unfiltered experience of anxiety. In today’s podcast episode, I strip back the layers of this common condition, illuminating its triggers and…
Breaking Free from the Lies: A Story of Renewal with Matt Lesser
Have you ever found yourself in a dark pit, struggling to find purpose in life? Join us for an eye-opening conversation with Matt Lesser, who shares his powerful journey through overcoming hardship and discovering a life filled with satisfaction and purpose. Having taken over his father’s business at 24, Matt soon found himself in a…
Discovering the Power of the Female Brain for Better Leadership and Mental Health [ Episode 156]
Do you know how understanding the differences between the male and female brain can improve our mental health and relationships? In this throwback episode, I had an incredible conversation with Tracy Packiam Alloway, Ph.D., an award-winning psychologist, professor, author, and TEDx speaker, who shared fascinating insights from her new book, Think Like a Girl. Together,…
Breaking Free from Toxic Purity Culture with Sheila Gregoire :: [Episode 155]
How much damage can evangelical messages cause to women’s marital and sexual satisfaction? Join us in our eye-opening conversation with Sheila Gregoire, author of the groundbreaking new book, She Deserves Better. Sheila’s research deeply examines the long-lasting effects of evangelical teachings and purity culture on women and the confusion it leaves them with when it’s…
Deepening Your Connection with God: A Conversation with Greg Pruitt on Hearing God’s Voice :: [Ep. 154]
Have you ever wondered how to truly hear God’s voice and understand His plans for your life? Join me as I chat with Greg Pruett, who is on an incredible journey to connect with God’s voice. Greg shares his experiences working in West Africa translating the Bible and how it led him to a…
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!