In my first semester of university, I developed a severe mental illness that impared my living and threatened my future. I had to withdraw from university, start medication, and, later, undergo therapy. It was my worst nightmare. I went from top of the class to not even being able to be in … [Read more...] about Laura, 32, Library Worker
True Wellness Project
What does it mean to you to be truly well?
We have invited some friends of Well Christian Woman to share what it means for them. We hope you will be inspired as we are!
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8
There’s nothing like thinking that you are mere steps away from having the exact life you’ve always wanted, only to have it all unravel to a complete disaster in an instant. I should have seen it coming but I was in denial. I was devastated. I felt stupid and unloved. I lost the place I called … [Read more...] about True Wellness: Emily, 37, Piano Teacher
The other day I was out for a walk with my daughter and spotted a lonely roll of duct tape sitting on the side of the road. I stopped abruptly and exclaimed ‘I need to go get that!’, to which she replied, ‘Because of Tracy?’ ‘Yes!’ I shouted as I ran across the road to pick up the dirty, mostly-used … [Read more...] about True Wellness: Tracy Vom Hagen (1979-2016), Counsellor & Director
This past year I graduated university! It was something I’ve been looking forward to and felt ready for, but what I didn’t expect was how hard of a life transition it would be. I felt the most alone that I’d ever felt, and my anxiety was at an all time high. My life was not looking how I had … [Read more...] about True Wellness: Taylor, 22, Pastor
Several years ago, my husband faced unemployment for the first time. We had not expected this (who does?) and it completely threw us for a loop when it happened 2 days before we were to go on our summer vacation. All three of our kids had left home. It was the time in our lives when we were looking … [Read more...] about True Wellness: Deidra, 62, Nurse/Instructor
About two years ago I was at a place in my life where I felt incredibly unwell. I had just lost someone I considered to be my very best friend to a terrible illness and was mourning her deeply. On the day of my friend’s funeral, my grandmother (who I was very close to) passed away. I didn’t even … [Read more...] about True Wellness: Natalie, 41, Teacher