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 –
My mentor Dr. Rick Steele at SPU, is a professor of moral and historical theology. For several years he acted as my second father until we outgrew the relationship, but I still write him once a month to let him know what is new. He’s a great guy. He was able to be such a…Read More
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…Read More
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!