Mental Health Month: Celebrating Hope and Healing in Houston – By Amy Simpson

May 2nd, 2016

It’s May, and among other things, that means Mental Health Month is underway. This year, to mark the importance of mental health awareness and conversation, my blog will be devoted to the subject for this entire month. I want to start by telling you about a ministry that’s doing great work among people touched by mental health problems: Hope and Healing Center & Institute in…

Still Life: A Book Review – By Amy Simpson

April 26th, 2016

I read this book a while back, while it was in the publication process, because I agreed to consider endorsing it. After reading it, I did write an endorsement for it, and since then I’ve been waiting for it to be released so I could recommend it to others. I’m excited to say it’s here and to review it for you. When I read Gillian…

Cultivating Self-Compassion: First Steps to Healing – By Dr. Nellie Grose, MPH

April 25th, 2016

Inherent in every human being, even in those we may judge to be mean, bad or heartless, is a sense of care. We deeply care for our family members, our friends, neighbors and pets. Unfortunately, we do not care for ourselves to the same degree as we do for others. We tend to beat ourselves up; judge ourselves critically; ignore our aches and pains; and…