This week, I welcome Melissa Clark to join us at the table. As an expert in all-things therapeutic and mental health, Melissa focuses specifically on anxiety, body issues and identity issues. Melissa also hosts the podcast Thrive: The Art of Living Free.
Melissa and I jump right into the mental health issues millions of people are facing, how the pandemic exacerbated mental health struggles, and how we can move towards living a more connected life. Honest and real, we talked about how when we unpack our baggage, we are able to connect in healthy ways and move forward on our journey to true healing.
Melissa and I share our own experiences and why it is so important to take care of ourselves spiritually and mentally. In a world that feels more disconnected than ever, we hope this episode brings a light on the true impact emotional wellness has on us as individuals and as a society.
Here’s what we connect on:
Why society is suffering from mental health issues and unraveling from the outside in, especially after the pandemic
How we are all addicted or co-dependent to something or someone in our distracted numbing culture
How practicing acceptance, openness and honesty in all relationships, starting with ourselves, can transform our most important connections
How giving up control, surrendering and letting go of our “stuff” allows us to experience true freedom, healing and hope with God
The power “seasons of silence” hold in self-connection, self-reflection and becoming more emotionally healthy and secure with ourselves and others
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To connect with Melissa, visit her at @melissaclarkcounseling on social media, melissaclarkcounseling.com and listen to Thrive everywhere podcasts can be streamed!
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