By Rebekah Lyons
Ladies this present day are fading. In a feminine tradition outfitted on Photoshopped perfection and Pinterest fantasies, we’ve misplaced the power to dream our personal massive goals. So busy attempting to do all of it and feature all of it, we’ve ignored the lifestyles we have been rather designed for. And we're paying the cost. the increase of loneliness, melancholy, and anxiousness one of the woman inhabitants in Western cultures is at an all-time excessive. total, girls are and a part occasions prone to take antidepressants than males. what's it approximately our tradition, the expectancies, and our lifestyle that's breaking ladies down in remarkable ways?
In this weak memoir of transformation, Rebekah Lyons stocks her trip from Atlanta, Georgia, to the center of new york, the place she discovered herself blindsided by means of crippling melancholy and anxiousness. beaten via the strain to be locally effective, professionally astute, and bodily appealing, Rebekah eventually discovered that freedom can come in basic terms via dealing with our best fears and completely surrendering to God’s name on our lives. This publication is a call for participation for all girls to take that first step towards freedom. For it's only once we free-fall that we will be able to actually fly.
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I'm endlessly thankful. For my kin, who formed me from my earliest stories and others who embraced me alongside the way in which: Howard, Nila, Jonathan, Elisabeth, and Sarah DeWeese. Melvin, Darlene, Matt, Elizabeth Lyons and Granny. David, Daniel, Deborah, Derrick Scarberry and their households. for brand spanking new York girls who journeyed in uncooked proximity and held me shut regardless: Monica Lokkesmoe, Siobhan Harren, Laura Christensen, Rebekah Witzke, Kyndi Rudzena, Betsy Norwood, Stacy Williams, Kim Wilkerson, and Kari Jo Cates. For lifelong friendships that develop richer as they get older, inspite of miles: Wendy, Heather, Shannon, Linnea, Trina, Robin, Amy, Keri, Ahndea, Deena, and Lisa. For my musician earbud acquaintances. You had no notion, yet your artwork encouraged mine: sound asleep eventually, The Brilliance, Mumford & Sons, younger Oceans, Gungor. for everybody else who lifted me up, inspired me, and provided their assist in making this booklet a truth, thanks. NOTES 1 Maia Szalavitz, “What Does a four hundred% elevate in Antidepressant Use fairly suggest? ” Time, October 20, 2011, http://healthland. time. com/2011/10/20/what-does-a-400-increase-in-antidepressant-prescribing-really-mean/. 2 With because of Bobette Buster, who mentioned this motion picture on the Epiphany consultation she led in big apple urban (October 2012). three Parker Palmer, enable Your existence converse: Listening for the Voice of Vocation (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000), 12. four James 3:5-6. five James 1:5. 6 James 3:17 (NLT). 7 Phileena Heuertz, Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the lively lifestyles (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010), 28. eight Marianne Williamson, A go back to like: Reflections at the rules of a path in Miracles (New York: HarperCollins, 1992), 190–91. nine Matthew 10:39 (NLT). 10 “The Numbers count number: psychological problems in America,” nationwide Institute of psychological healthiness, http://www. nimh. nih. gov/health/publications/the-numbers-count-mental-disorders-in-america/index. shtml. eleven Ronald C. Kessler et al. , “Lifetime occurrence and Age-of-Onset Distributions of DSM-IV problems within the nationwide Comorbidity Survey Replication,” records of basic Psychiatry sixty two, no. 6 (2005): 593–602. See http://www. nimh. nih. gov/statistics/1MDD_ADULT. shtml for charts. 12 Matthew 26:38-39. thirteen Luke 22:43-44. 14 Parker Palmer, enable Your existence communicate, 38. 15 Ann Voskamp, a thousand presents (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010), 66–69. sixteen Brené Brown, The presents of Imperfection: permit move of Who you think that You’re imagined to Be (Center urban, MN: Hazelden, 2010), ninety six. 17 Matthew 6:20. 18 Matthew 6:21. 19 With because of Bobette Buster, who brought this concept on the Epiphany consultation she led in big apple urban (October 2012). 20 Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT). 21 Psalm 118:5 (NLT). 22 Brené Brown, The presents of Imperfection, 23. 23 Romans 2:4. 24 Proverbs 31:28. 25 Ecclesiastes 3:1. 26 C. George Boeree, “Viktor Frankl,” character Theories, http://webspace. send. edu/cgboer/frankl. html. 27 My good friend Caleb Clardy, pastor of Trinity Grace Church Brooklyn, shared with me approximately those forms of humans in a one-on-one dialog.