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.

This booklet of poems will inspire and uplift.


My translation of the first chapter of the Book of James.

This translation centers on love, not drinking, and warmth toward people at the margins.


My book draws on the Wesleyan quadrilateral and advocates for its use in thriving with a serious mental health condition

Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience. Thrive with mental illness today. Read by clicking below:


Recent Posts –

The Haters

There is a lot of wonder I have right now at how my life is playing out. I’m really grateful. But I’m also thinking about how neuroatypical people shame people like me, and how people like me tend to be writers or artists of myriad types of others who don’t fit in. Mental illness is…

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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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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.)