Stop Saying I'm Fine

LISTEN TO EPISODE 15 HERE.

What if "I'm fine" is the language that the wounded heart speaks? 

Join us for our last episode of Climbing Fierce season 1! In this conversation, Claudia interviews author & therapist Taylor Murray on her most recent book, Stop Saying I'm Fine: Finding Stillness When Anxiety Screams. They talk about what it was like for Taylor to sign her first book contract at age 13, her battle with anxiety & and an eating disorder during high-school, & practical ways to begin walking out a healing journey.

Taylor transparently shares about her "bathroom-floor moment," the moment when 18-year-old her finally said "I'm not fine" in the face of her physical and emotional struggles and agreed to spend the summer before her freshman year in a residential treatment facility.

Claudia and Taylor talk about the nonlinear nature of healing journeys. This journey can be messy, difficult, and complex, and we need companions to walk alongside us. They also discuss how to ask for help, and what it looks like to come to Jesus openly and honestly in the middle of pain and brokenness.

Taylor shared a quote that she recently resonated with:

"We serve God with our weaknesses and receive grace for all of our strengths."

She tells the story of signing her first book contract at age 13 and the moment that she realized that her writing could become a vehicle by which to serve others. "Often times, the places of our greatest calling come from our deepest wounds," she said.

Finally, Taylor shares about a free resource that she created called "Leaving the Land of Silence." This resource was inspired from Psalm 94:17-19:

“If the Lord had not been my help, I would soon have dwelt in [the land of] silence. If I say, “My foot has slipped,” Your compassion and lovingkindness, O Lord, will hold me up. When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your comforts delight me.”

So many of us know what “dwelling in the land of silence" feels like. We can often stay silent about our struggles and the pain we're walking through out of shame or fear. This resource outlines 5 steps to leaving the land of silence:

5 Step to Leaving the Land of Silence:

1. Stopping.

2. Stilling.

3. Sensing

4. Storytelling.

5. Shifting.

Download the free resource HERE.

We all have “I’m not fine” moments. We all need God to pull back that veil and do a deeper work in us…not just so we don’t hurt anymore, but so those trials become trails to the people we’re supposed to connect with and serve on this journey. Please reach out to us if we can help you step out of silence in order to embrace the process of restoration.

 

 

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