If You’re in a Funk, Or Even Depressed, You Will Relate to This (Me)! – 066

Maybe it’s just a funk, maybe it’s more.

In this vulnerable episode, I reveal how I’ve been feeling “off”, taking my personal reflections to the mic to process. Am I dealing with depression? Just a hard season? More importantly, what am I doing to take care of myself during it, and what can you try, too? I share practical ways I’m facing my funk, and what I’m vowing to avoid from here on out as well. I hope you find encouragement and realize you’re not alone or weak if (and when) you struggle.

Don’t miss the previous episodes I mentioned:

Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish With Dr. Zoe Shaw – 003

12 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life – 043

Looking to invest in your marriage? Read more about my passion for #prayingforyourhusbanddaily and watch this video about his mental health on Instagram here or watch it on YouTube below.

The verses I mentioned were

Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
And the article I mentioned with more verses is here.

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