Have you ever thought about your need to take care of yourself spiritually? Author Michelle DeRusha walks us through her discoveries in spiritual self-care.
Spiritual Self-Care Looks Different for Each Person
Michelle DeRusha took a hiatus from God in early adulthood, so she felt she knew what a person in need of spiritual self-care felt like. For almost ten years Michelle wrote about spirituality. First in a memoir about her journey back to God, then two biography projects, and a book about authenticity. Despite her vocation, Michelle had started to feel fractured in her soul.
Michelle made the difficult decision to step away from the publishing industry. Her radical act of spiritual self-care seemed counterintuitive. She needed to stop writing about Christianity in order to take care of herself spiritually. Each person has different spiritual self-care needs, but we all need spiritual self-care.
For some of us, spiritual self-care means finding the right church community. For others, it might mean stepping away from a community that has become toxic. As with other types of self-care, we need to pay attention to our spiritual needs and learn to make changes. Even if it means reevaluating our ministry or vocation.
Listen in as Michelle discusses four hacks to help us learn to take care of ourselves spiritually.
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Next week I’ll explore how the Army’s After-Action Review can help us take better care of ourselves mentally.
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