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.
Beyond Burnout with Dr. Amy O’Hana :: [Episode 138]
This week on Thrive, we are talking with Dr. Amy O’Hana about burnout. According to a new report, more than half of American workers (59%) experience at least moderate levels of burnout. In mainstream medicine, burnout is now recognized as a legitimate medical disorder with its ICD-10 code. In this episode, we discuss the…
Enneagram and Self-Care with Janice McWilliams :: [Ep. 137]
This week we taking a fresh look at self-care. If you’ve been listening for a while, you know I’m a big believer in self care. Many people confuse self-care with bubble baths and manicures. These are great! Nevertheless, they only give a glimpse into the true meaning of self-care. Self care is simply…
Binge Sober with Colleen Ryan Hensley :: [Episode 136]
Last week, we talked with Lisa Boucher about her steps to recovery from alcoholism. Today, we are continuing the conversation about addictions with my guest, Colleen Ryan Hensley It’s no surprise that we are struggling emotionally. A recent study found that 40% of participants suffered symptoms of depression or anxiety (up from 11% in 2019) while…
Redeeming Your Trauma with Karla Downing :: [Episode 134]
Challenges in any relationship are inevitable. Abuse, however, has no place in relationships, whether the couple is dating, engaged, or married. Karla Downing is an award-winning best-selling author, speaker, Bible study teacher, and licensed marriage and family therapist. Karla’s passion is to see individuals, marriages, and families set free from the chains of dysfunction, scriptural…
Time with Fox and Rob Richardson :: [Episode 133]
If you are struggling with disappointment and devastation, this episode is for you! It’s easy to get stuck in the blame or shame game when things don’t go as planned. It’s common for disappointment to morph into despair. Today’s guests, Fox and Rob Richardson, are no strangers to devastation and setbacks. Fox & Rob Richardson,…
The Intentional Year with Glenn and Holly Packiam :: [Episode132]
2023 is finally here! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about the new year and its possibilities. Let’s fill it with intentionality. Many of us are caught on a hamster wheel of life. Working hard but feeling like we can’t get anywhere. We need intentionality in our life. Living intentionally means pursuing the…
Counselor on Call: Looking back at 2022 [Episode 131]
Hey friend, We did it! We made it to the end of 2022! I don’t know about you, but 2022 was a hard year for me personally. If that is you as well, I see you and understand what you are going through. This time of year can be pretty tricky, especially when we…
How To Help Our Kids End 2022 Well [Episode 130]
Hi Friends! Merry Christmas y’all! This week, I’m sitting with my real-life friend, Michelle Nietert, to talk about helping our kids end the year well. We also talk about what it is like to be a parent and some of the struggles that each of us has gone through this year. Michelle Nietert, M.A., Licensed…
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!