Reconciling Faith and Medicine: It Needs to Happen

Welcome.

I’m Erin and I’m glad you’re here.

An Integrative, Holistic Lens

This website began in order that I might bring a Wesleyan and holistic lens to mental health, psychiatry, and the practice of inner healing. It has since extended to bringing a Christian, holistic lens to treatment and management of any chronic illness, and of faith and science generally. I use memoir, academic scholarship, and pastoral experience to address the intersection of faith, health and social wellbeing.

My emerging from Covid prayer booklet.

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:

Recent Posts –

Watching my wellness…

The hardest thing about mental illness is the beginning of life with it, which for me took place in my late 20’s. The issues stem from this, and Kay Redfield Jamison talks about this in her book An Unquiet Mind: when we get well again, we don’t realize that we can also get ill again,…

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Loving what is…

It has been an interesting journey to where I am now and I definitely think that my life is richer now and my experiences more meaningful than they were when I was an ambitious and successful 20-something. When I interact with friends who are still on the success treadmill, I do so with a mix…

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Jealousy

Jealousy doesn’t happen often for me anymore. I’ve made my neuroatypical life so unique that it is really unusual for me to hear about someone and to then be jealous of them. But it finally happened. I discovered a bio online of a professor around my age, who has the same research interests as me,…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Erin. Previously a high school and university instructor, I am focusing now on being a writer and editor.

  • My faith and science 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! (From a Wesleyan, Christian lens.)