Mental Health

Understanding Your Window of Tolerance

Imagine you are walking down a street in your neighbourhood. If you were to stop and ask ten different people what the biggest mental health challenges are we face today, the response would likely be quick, and generally consistent, “anxiety and depression.” These terms have become ubiquitous in our conversations around mental health. As stigma …

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What is Growing in the Garden of Your Mind?

I was listening to a podcast from Proverbs 31 Ministries called, “Therapy and Theology: When the Unchangeable Feels Unforgivable.” Lysa Terkeurst and her team were talking about the process of forgiveness and she questioned an old adage, “Time heals old wounds.” She expressed she did not believe that was necessarily a true statement. However, she …

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What’s Got You Stuck? Initial Impact or the Bounce Effect?

I’ve heard it said that when a skydiver’s chute fails to open, death is not caused by the initial impact with the ground. Rather, the first impact breaks multiple bones, then the body bounces off the ground and lands a second time. Upon this second landing, the broken bones pierce internal organs, which ultimately causes …

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