Boundaries For Your Soul

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.

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 5 Steps of Taking a You Turn Explained on “Win Today” Podcast

Win Today’s Christopher Cook recently chatted with Kim about toxic emotions and Boundaries for Your Soul. Listen as Kim guides you through a five-step process to transform overwhelming thoughts and feelings—aspects you regard as liabilities–into powerful strengths.

Finding Rest for Your Soul

Do you ever get stuck on “Repeat” when it comes to miserable emotions or obsessive thoughts? How do you break free? Jesus! (Isn’t He the only answer?) A focus on Jesus helps us break free from overwhelming emotions and thoughts that can so easily entrap and disturb us. But sometimes it’s hard to find the […]

Are Parts of Your Soul Stuck in the Past?

My client, Scott*, was confused about his love life. Debra, whom he’d met at church, seemed to have all the qualities Scott had been praying for in a wife. As the couple’s relationship became more serious, though, Scott noticed a troubling thought. “I feel torn about Debra,” he said, plopping down on my office couch. […]