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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 […]

Kim Explains How to Become the Most Peaceful Person You Know on This Two-Part “Restoring the Soul” Podcast

Listen in on Kim and podcaster Michael John Cusick’s two-part conversation that will help you cultivate freedom, flourishing, and wholeness of heart through Jesus-shaped spirituality.

Guest Blog #2 for Ann Voskamp

I’m honored and grateful for Ann Voskamp’s unflagging support for “Boundaries for Your Soul.” Here’s my second guest blog for Ann: “When Your Marriage & Close Relationships Veer: How to Take a You-Turn.” As you face tension in your marriage – or within any close relationship – take a You-Turn to gain clarity and communicate more effectively.

Kim explains the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy Model on Veritas Podcast

Kim tells Veritas Forum listeners about the benefits of her Christian approach to the fast-growing, evidence-based Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy. Learn about the three types of parts that comprise everyone’s internal landscape, and discover the benefits of forming your own personal Internal Boundaries Committee. Plus how and why to access traumatic memories […]

When The Holidays Herald a Heavy Heart

For some, the fall and winter months are the highlight of the year, bringing three cherished holiday celebrations—Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—in quick succession. But for others, scenes of seasonal merrymaking bring overwhelming feelings of sadness, alienation, and hopelessness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “High expectations, loneliness and stress can lead […]

The Quiet Work of Caring: How to Establish Life-Giving Boundaries Within and Without

“…the work now most needing to be done—that of neighborliness and caretaking—cannot be done by remote control with the greatest power on the largest scale.” —Wendell Berry The idea that there’s always more deeply drives our way of life and informs the way we think of possessions, science, knowledge, and technology. To think otherwise is […]