What if He IS helping me right now?

I’m changing things up over here. As I’ve been doing my Misc. Monday posts and my Thursday Thought posts, I realized they were kind of merging together.

Now I will just have one post a week that will include helpful thoughts, mental wellness tools and tips, and anything else I think will be helpful for you.

Thank you for coming with me on this journey! I’m so glad you’re here. I hope you will find these posts helpful, and if you’re interested in additional help, sign up for a free coaching session.

For this week, here’s my current favourite scripture:

Let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance…for his arm to be revealed.
Doctrine and Covenants 123:17

In my darkest moments, I felt so alone. I questioned where God was. I’ve decided that He’s always there. He’s always helping us, even when we can’t see it. I trust that one day we will.

I love the thought: What if He IS helping me right now?

I’m Back!

Hello again! I’m back! I’m sorry I left you hanging. I was working on getting back to a normal routine, but also, honestly I was giving into my fears.

Fears of being rejected. Fears of what others think of me. Fears that I could help someone.

The truth is, you can have tools, and know how to use them, but it doesn’t help if you don’t use them.

I just taught a lesson at church on a talk by Elder Dale Renlund. He talks about how you can have a match and kindling and wood ready to burn. However, the fire won’t start until you light the match and put it in the kindling.

It’s also kind of like that story of the boyscout who went camping and was cold all night long. When he complained to his leader, the leader asked him if he had a sleeping bag. The boyscout confirmed that he did have a sleeping bag, but confessed he never unrolled it because he didn’t want to have to roll it back up again.

I wasn’t using the tools I have for a little bit. So instead of being here with you, I’ve been hiding in the cave for a few weeks.

You know what I remembered? It’s just as uncomfortable hiding in the cave, as it is to come out and face my fears.

I know it’s scary, but you don’t have to do it alone. I would love to help you with whatever you’re struggling with right now. If for nothing else, to help you find a glimmer of hope. Sign-up for a free coaching session. I can’t wait to meet you!

Thursday Thought: Everything is going to be okay

You know those times when you feel despair? Despair that you’ll never feel good again? Despair that you’re beyond hope? One of the thoughts that puts me in that kind of despair is, “I can’t do this.” “This” could be anything from raising kids, being a wife, losing weight, being a ‘good’ person.

Do you know what thought puts you in that kind of despair, where the world feels so heavy, you’re not sure you can even get out of bed?

One of my go-to thoughts in this kind of situation is, “Everything is going to be okay.” It’s like that quote from Patel in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, “Everything will be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it’s not yet the end.”

It’s just enough hope to get me to take one step in front of the other. I’m not running or flying. I trust that everything will be okay. And it doesn’t have to be okay today.

P.S. If you like these posts and are interested in getting some more personal help. I’d love for you to sign-up for a free coaching session. You don’t have to come prepared or have anything necessarily to say. I will ask you questions and guide you the whole time. I’d love to meet you!

Thursday Thought: I won’t always feel this way

When you have a cold, it’s pretty uncomfortable, but when you know it’s a cold, and nothing more serious, you know it will pass in 5-7 days. Just knowing that it won’t be forever, kind of deflates it, and makes it more bearable.

When I’m having a strong emotion, or a lot of overwhelming emotions, I like to remind myself, “If I don’t resist this, it will pass. I won’t always feel this way.” When we resist feeling the emotions, they get stronger. When we tighten up against them, or push them under the surface, they grow. But when we relax into it, notice how it feels in our bodies, relax our shoulders and breathe into it, it doesn’t last that long.

Even if we resist it, at some point it blows out, or bubbles over. We won’t feel this way forever. For better or worse, our feelings are ever changing.

P.S. If you like these posts and are interested in getting some more personal help. I’d love for you to sign-up for a free coaching session. You don’t have to come prepared or have anything necessarily to say. I will ask you questions and guide you the whole time. I’d love to meet you!