Posts by Kimberly June Miller

How to Care for a Troubled Part of Your Soul: A Guided-Prayer Exercise

Follow along as Kimberly uses a guided-prayer exercise to walk you through the Five Steps of Taking a You-Turn, helping you care for a troubled part of your soul.

How to Become More Wholehearted

In Steps One through Four of this newsletter series, I’ve shared the benefits of focusing on and befriending a hurting part of your soul, inviting Jesus to draw near it, and unburdening it. In this final step of the Five Steps of Taking a You-Turn, we’ll explore how to integrate a once-troubled part into your […]

How To Work With Your Inner Critic and Other Common Parts of The Soul

Would you talk to loved ones the same way you talk to yourself? Or are you harder on yourself than with those you love the most? Why does our Inner Critic (nearly everybody has one!) sometimes work so hard? And what can you do if its help isn’t always so . . . helpful? As […]

How to Unburden a Hurting Part of Your Soul

Imagine trying to run a marathon hauling a backpack full of rocks. That’s what it’s like to go through life carrying painful memories, extreme beliefs, stubborn feelings, or even physical problems that parts of you take on as a result of challenging experiences. You can develop burdens any time, starting in childhood. The fourth step […]

When Your Emotions Talk, How Well Are You Listening?

When your emotions talk, how well are you listening? Are you giving them your full attention? Chris Grace and Tim Muehlhoff of Biola University’s Center for Marriage & Relationships interview Kim in a two-part podcast series about preparing emotionally to set healthy boundaries.

How to Invite Jesus to Draw Near to a Hurting Part of Yourself

Did you know you can turn your shame into joy, your anger into advocacy and your inner critic into your biggest champion? You can do so by following “The Five Steps of Taking a You-Turn.” In my last two newsletters, I outlined Steps One and Two: How to focus on and befriend a challenging part […]

How to Befriend a Part of Yourself You Don’t Like

In my last newsletter, we explored Step One of Taking a You-Turn . . . focus on a thought or feeling that needs your attention. Now, let me ask you: When you give a challenging part of yourself your close attention, how do you feel toward it? Do you notice that you don’t like it? […]

How to Focus on an Overwhelming Part of Yourself

Each week in my counseling practice, I am granted sacred access to the inner worlds of clients with differing world views, cultural backgrounds, economic means, and religious affiliations. While some differences are more obvious than others, it’s what unites these brave souls that inspires me: They are seeking a way to calm the chaos within […]