Are You Stressed or Could It Be Trauma? Uncovering Unresolved Hurts So You Can Finally Heal

By Kirstin Carl | May 15, 2023

You probably know that stress is an epidemic. Stress is unfortunately a recurring theme in many of our lives as we juggle commitments and demanding roles, all while not having enough personal time to participate in self-care. However, did you know that trauma and stress can actually have many of the same symptoms? It’s possible […]

What Do I Do When My Partner or Loved Ones Don’t Understand My Trauma?

By Kirstin Carl | May 15, 2023

Trauma has a way of making survivors feel completely, utterly alone. Those who haven’t lived your experiences cannot begin to understand the ripple effect they’ve had on your life or your mental health. In navigating your trauma, you may find you have a hard time trusting or opening up to partners, friends, or family members, […]

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Too Good to Be True? First Date Red Flags & Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

By Kirstin Carl | April 11, 2023

“Do I listen to my head or my heart?” is a question you’ve probably asked yourself at least once as a single woman dating and seeking a partner. It’s the ultimate internal struggle, because the answer isn’t always clear.  When the flood of new relationship excitement engulfs you, dating red flags and warning signs can […]

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How Women Can Stop People-Pleasing & Feeling the Weight of Perfectionism

By Kirstin Carl | March 17, 2023

Do you find yourself saying “sorry” constantly? Or thinking more about how others will perceive your life choices than about how those choices will impact you? Do you find yourself saying “yes” to commitments that you don’t have the time or energy for? If these scenarios hit a little too close to home, you might […]

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Could Low Self-Esteem Be in the Way of a Fulfilling Love Life? How to Boost Confidence as a Single Woman

By Kirstin Carl | February 7, 2023

Are you tired of feeling insecure and lacking confidence in your own skin as a single woman? Are you sick of low self-esteem and doubt stopping you in your tracks every time you set out to accomplish a goal? It’s time to take control of your self-esteem and become the strong, empowered woman you were […]

Is Making Time for Self-Care Your New Year’s Resolution? Here’s 7 Self-Care Ideas for a Better 2023

By Kirstin Carl | January 4, 2023

It’s hard to believe that we’re already on the precipice of another new year. If you’re feeling unprepared, burnt out, anxious for what the future might bring, or just struggling in general, you are not alone. I’ve put together some self-care ideas that you can seamlessly incorporate into your routine, so that you can make […]

Being a Single Christian Woman: Fulfilling Your Life’s Mission and Becoming Your Best Self

By Kirstin Carl | November 30, 2022

If you’re walking through a season of singleness when you have always desired and prayed for a strong relationship, it’s okay that you might feel confused and frustrated.  You feel like you’re drowning in your pain and unhappiness. You’re wondering where God is, and why you can’t connect with Him. You’re longing to find the […]

Depression in Relationships: 3 Ways Depression May Be Impacting Your Love Life & How to Cope

By Kirstin Carl | November 8, 2022

Depression and its many symptoms can impact every area of your life, from your career, to your future plans and goals, to your relationships. Looking outside what we classically think of as depression can help us gain a more widespread understanding of what we’re up against. With this in mind, considering how depression affects your […]

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Recognizing the signs and triggers for anxiety as a woman

By Kirstin Carl | September 22, 2022

Others say you should just accept things as they are. But how? That seems impossible. You can’t stop analyzing. How did I get here? Why are things the way they are? Sometimes, thoughts race through your head a million miles a minute. Even though you try hard to relax, they just won’t quit. The days […]

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Healing & Reclaiming Your Life After Childhood Sexual Abuse Trauma

By Kirstin Carl | August 25, 2021

You deserve to heal from the pain of abuse. Understanding the stages of healing from childhood trauma is the first step toward overcoming it.