Julia Nelson                                                                                                                                                   Ph:828.513.6491

Nelson Christian Counseling
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    Watching your husband or wife battling with depression can be hard.   If it’s a new diagnosis and you feel like you don’t know anything about depression, take some time to familiarize yourself with it. If it isn’t something new but has been ongoing, you probably have a better understanding of depression. Remember that many
    It’s well known that social isolation is often a contributing factor to depression. Because the Coronavirus pandemic requires that the nation’s citizens as a whole distance themselves from each other, this fact has received more attention in the last several months. As humans, we need physical and social connections with each other.
    In these uncertain times, we are out of our normal routines and this can cause us to feel tense, uneasy and anxious. The isolation can leave us feeling alone and we can easily lose our peace and joy as we watch the news or scroll social media.  I encourage you to look at our situation as an opportunity to spend precious time with loved
    What do you do when your mind gets stuck on repeat? When you just can’t move your thoughts forward or stop a cycle of disturbing memories, deflating self-talk, or inhibiting fears. Rumination can make living well nearly impossible if you don’t have a daily strategy for stopping the mulling, brooding, and obsessing that keeps you from
    Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." (NIV)  This simply means that we can take control of our thoughts, God has equipped us. What we put into our mind (scary movies) or what we chose
    Most of us know by now that to move your body is to prime your mind for clarity, vitality, and long-term health. Yet, if you are not a gym-goer or particularly excited about training for marathons or riding miles on a bike, you may wonder how to get moving in a meaningful way.  You are certainly not alone. Before you give up on the idea,
    Everyone will experience periods of sadness at some point in their lives. Whether from loss, disappointment, or financial troubles, feeling sad is a normal part of the human spectrum of emotions. For most, sadness is a response to situations and events that occur throughout life. The heavy feelings typically lift once the situation has passed or
    When worries threaten our sense of safety and security, many people turn to friends for help. Others may choose to “check out” by indulging in books, TV shows, music, or other forms of entertainment that promise an escape. In this fast-paced world of technology, though, we should consider reviving one lost art of self-care: writing
    We love good times and obvious blessings. When the sun warms us and living is easy, we have few complaints. It isn’t too hard during those times to send up prayers of gratitude and feel that everything is right in the world. We rest easy after our prayers and trust in God's goodness. But, inevitably, the tide turns. Good times ebb and the