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On Keeping Quiet and Feeling Alone: A personal story for Mental Health Awareness month of May

by Laura Coward A few years ago I met with a new personal trainer at my gym. Without any races coming up, I was having trouble sticking to a workout schedule. At least, that’s what I told him. We spent the first 20 minutes of the meeting laughing about the worst workouts/exercises we’ve paid to do, and then we verbally ...

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Embracing criticism

Embracing Criticism in Youth Ministry

I am my own worst critic; I don’t need your help at all, thank you very much. But for years I just used the criticism of others to bolster my own negative opinion of myself. I didn’t realize that it could be used for anything else. I’ve since woken up. I’m approaching an anniversary of sorts of dealing with my ...

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