I'm so glad to get the chance to share my heart with you! I'm
passionate about using psychology and biblical perspective to
help women live their best lives. When I coach, I rely on the idea
that there are four parts of a person's self:
their mind, body, heart, and soul.
Your mind is your mental and emotional health. It's the steps you
take towards personal growth, mental illnesses you may struggle
with, life skills, self-discovery and more! The Bible talks intimately
about letting go of our earthly struggles, looking to God, and
allowing Him to strengthen us. John 16:33 tells us that we will
have trouble in this world, but He has "overcome the world". We
can look to Him for peace when our mind is unbalanced.
Your body is your physical health. This is how you take care of your body: what you eat, how you exercise, and what you think of your body.
Scripture says we were made "in the image of God" (Gen. 1:26-27), that we are His "masterpiece" (Eph. 2:10), and our bodies "are temples of the Holy Spirit" (1 Cor. 6:19-20). In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul urges the church at Corinth to "honor God with [their] bodies" (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Our bodies are an important part of the balance required in order to enjoy our relationship with God.
Your heart is your relational health. It's all about the relationships that we have with others. God made us social beings (Prov. 27:17; Prov. 17:17; Ecc. 4:9-12) who need each other in order to grow properly. This includes, friendships, family relationships, dating and marriage. Every kind of relationship has been created in order to help us grow together.
Your soul is your spiritual health. We are spiritual beings, so much so that when we die, we will leave our physical bodies behind in favor of our spiritual ones (1 Cor. 15:44). This area of our lives includes our relationship with Christ, our prayer and devotional life, and understanding scripture.
These areas are intertwined, and many of the issues we deal with affect more than one area of our self. Without a balance in these four areas, we become depressed, discontent, and lost.
And what makes it even more important to stay balanced is that Satan knows we need that balance. We often think he attacks our spiritual health first, but that's not true. If we are struggling with an eating disorder, for example, he often continues to attack our relationship with food because weakening one aspect of your self weakens all of them. He doesn't have to aim directly at your time in pray or your time with God.
Likewise a healthy understanding of God breeds a healthy understanding of ourselves. That means being unhealthy spiritually will cause you to be unhealthy mentally, physically or relationally.
Our lives demand a balance of these four areas, and I love teaching women how to find their balance. We're all different and that balance looks different for everyone.
So what are you waiting for? Start exploring these four aspects to help you live a happy, balanced life! And if you have any questions, you can find ways to connect with me below!