Reconciling Faith and Medicine: It Needs to Happen

Welcome.

I’m Erin and I’m glad you’re here.

An Integrative, Holistic Lens

On this website, I bring a Wesleyan and holistic lens to mental health, psychiatry, and the practice of inner healing. I use memoir, academic scholarship, and pastoral experience to address the following problems:

  • As a Christian I thought I was damned because I had a mental health condition and couldn’t find a framework that integrated the secular aspects of my problem with the undeniable spiritual dimension of my condition
  • I couldn’t find a therapist due to the secular mindset of training
  • I couldn’t find a therapeutic mindset until I found a Wesleyan professor of theology and disability

A Wesleyan Framework

My book draws on the Wesleyan quadrilateral and advocates for its use in maintaining a serious mental health condition: Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience. Read by clicking below:

This is the version I first shared on social media, but I have updated it to the one above.

Recent Posts –

Our Political Sagas

Last week I had a full blown panic attack and spiraled downward for three days until Mr. Trump was diagnosed with COVID and stopped tweeting white supremacy. Then I could gain my sanity. My discovery as a result is this: we should definitely unplug from news sometimes. Maybe just read the headlines without the detailed…

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Alcohol

I am worried that a lot of people are self-medicating with alcohol right now. I know that I personally have always avoided drinking a lot – it is rare for me to have even a full glass of wine. This is because I know I have an addictive personality. But for people who don’t know…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Erin. Previously a high school and university instructor, I am focusing now on being a full-time mother and tutor, writer and editor. I spend most of my time preparing to foster children with husband – a rocket scientist! – at home.

  • My mental health blog (you’re already here!) shares my story to empower others, and filters books through my eyes and the eyes of experienced scholars, whose work I review.
  • My education blog (seahurstlearns.com) reflects my love of equity in education and my desire to blend peace studies with ethnic studies – I love sharing my favorite books and ideas with you!
  • My blog for first generation college students (beginfirstgen.life) gets first generation college students, and others who just need to get the basics of college and advanced study down, on the path to success!