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Let's Get Physical!

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Exercise is not only good for your body, it's great for your brain also.

Let's take living to the next level in 2018, spiritually and mentally.  You can boost your brainpower and thinking ability with regular exercise.  Here are the benefits:

1.  Enhance thinking ability by decreasing brain fog.

2.  Process and remember new information  more effectively by enlarging the frontal lobes.

3.  Increases the ability to understand information.

4.  Improves mood by stimulating more restful sleep, reduced anxiety and stress.

Harvard Medical Researchers say that regular aerobic exercise that increases heart rate and makes you sweat, increases the size of the brain involved in verbal memory and learning.  The benefits are even greater when you exercise right before a learning task. 

How much exercise do you need?  Not much.  One half hour each day or 150 minutes per week.  Ok, let's go, cardio!

*Resistance and balance training does not have the same benefits.

What is EVOLVE?

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

2018 is a new year and the Word declares that we are new creatures in Christ!  Changing habits and patterns in our behavior takes intentional effort and strategy.  EVOLVE Mental Health Minsitry is designed to provide individual, group, family education, referrals and treatment to give you the strategies and tools to aid your inside transformation.  Certified Peer Counselors are available to support you through deliverance from addictive habits.  Pastoral Counselors, Family Therapist, Grief Supporters, Men's issues specialist and Psychiatrist are available.

All information is confedential.  Contact Shalond at 931.905.2200.

"Be Grateful, Not Hateful"

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Being grateful helps you to feel good right away, and it can also help soften how you handle challenging situations.  Getting used to our blessings and taking thme for granted, can be an obstacle to being grateful.  You can overcome taking things for granted by making time daily to develop and attitude of gratitude.  Feeling gratitude can put you in a good mood and it is an investment in positive energy.  Below are a few bible verses to help start your day with gratitude:

Psalms 118:24-"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

1Thessalonians 5:18- "In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

1. Think gratitude. 2. Choose happiness.  3. Substitute "Challenges" for "Problems".  4. View life as a journey.  5. Stop and smell the roses. 

6.  Begin your day on a positive note.  7. Be positively aware.  8.  Act out happy.  9. Hang out with optimistic people.  10. Do a gratitude review nightly.  11. Minimize exposure to negative influences.

How to avoid the "Holidaze"

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

High holiday expectations can be hazardous for anyone, especially those prone to depression.  Being realistic about what you can and can't handle, planning ahead, and asking for help/support can help fight off stress and depression.  Figuring out what basics, such as reading, napping or working out, are going to help with getting through the holidays.  Take care of yourself to avoid holiday depression.  Focus on what matters.  Luke 2:11 says "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."  Jesus is the reason for the season!

The ABC's of Friendships

Posted on August 8, 2017 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Friendships are some of the most important relationships in the lives of human beings.  Two questions that we all should consider are:

1)  What characteristics are vital in cultivating and maintaining wholesome, healthy friendships?

2)  What are the ABC's of Friendships?

Persons that engage in friendships, must first of all, A-accept the Responsibilities of being a Friend.  The Bible says in Proverbs 17:17 (NLT), "A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need."

The second component of a healthy friendship is to B-ehave as a Friend.  The behavior patten between friend's ought to be constructive and not destructive.  1Corinthians 13 gives the ground rules on the behavioral patterns amongst friends:

"Love is patient and kind.  Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.  It does not demand its own way.  It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.  It does not rejoice about injustice, but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.  Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstances." (1Cor. 13:4-7 NLT).

The final component of a friendship is to understand The C-onsequences of a Friendship.  In this context, a better word for consequences is, "cultivation."  Like any other relationship, friendships must be cultivated to be maintained and grow.  Friends  should safeguard their relationship as a place of mutual sharing during all seasons--not just take place of comfort during a crisis.

What is Mental Health?

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Mental Health refers to our cognitive, and /or emotional well-being.  It's all about how we think, feel, and behave, as well as having the ability to make sound and logical decisions.  Mental Health also describes an absence of a mental disorder.  Another important component to mental helath, is spiritual health.  Spiritual Health and Mental Health work together in harmony.  Knowing who you are and whose you are, are the keys of balancing Mental Health.  Remember the following:

1.  You are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.

2.  You are more than a conquer.

3.  You are a child of the Most High God.

4.  When life situations or stressors appear to be overwhelming, do not hesitate, do not be aftaid, do not be prideful to seek help.

"If you don't know who to call, call EVOLVE!"  931.905.2200 or email [email protected]

4 Steps Towards a Peaceful Life

Posted on March 6, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)
A life of peace is an attainable goal. God promised that "if we keep our minds stayed on Him, He will keep us in perfect peace" (Ref: Isaiah 26:3). Unfortunately, we miss our appointments with peace because of the disruptive interference caused by daily routines and rituals. Our society teaches that to have peace we must buy-in to having and going. While the Bible teaches us, that peace comes from being and knowing. The world's messages of quicker, faster, bigger, and better have infiltrated our souls until we have achieved the opposite of peace, chaos. The life of a believer is to trust that The Holy Spirit gives us directions to the path of peace. Here are four steps believers can take to move toward a life of peace: 1. Pray. The best time to pray is early in the morning. This recommendation serves to anchor your spirit before the minutia of the day comes to steal your time with God. Psalm 5:3 declares " My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning, will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up." Prayer is the way to peace. In prayer, we have permission to "cast our cares" and bare our souls to God (1 Peter 5:7). By releasing what concerns us to the Almighty Father, He obligates himself to build a blockade against anything that will cause us worry, stress and harm. 2. Practice Gratitude. God is good to us all the time. Just this thought alone is enough to carry an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude is being happy and thankful that God is carrying us all day long. He is involved in all facets of our lives. When we are grateful to God, our attitude towards others result in empathy and compassion. Gratitude leads to peace because we are content in our current state. Colossians 3:15 encourages us, "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful"(Colossians 3:15). 3. Protect Your Time. "Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and harvest you shall rest"(Exodus 34:21). Resting is not an option; it is a command. Sadly, it is a command we often ignore. We believe that resting is equated to being lazy. The world says "do" but the spirit says "be." Being still creates a life of peace. By taking time to unplug from technology and limit our commitments, diverts energy back to the source of all creation, God. Learn to say no graciously. You will see how peace will develop when you fill your calendar with activities The Holy Spirit directs you to. 4. Profess Peace. Proclaim over your live that you will live in peace. Living in peace is a decision. You will have what you say. Recite scriptures such as Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peace makers...." Or Philippians 4:7, "and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding...", try Proverbs 12:20 "those who promote peace shall have joy." Your spoken word is powerful. By professing with your mouth, you trigger the behavior to follow. And you shall have peace! Selah.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

More than 1 out of 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year.  Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence.  We can use this month to raise awareness about teen dating violence and take action toward a solution- both at home and in our communities.  Let's break the cycle of unhealthy relationships by using social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to bring awareness during the month of February.

Dating Rules:

1.  Agree on an appropriate age to start dating

2.  Don't allow your teen to date older persons

3.  Set boundaries

4.  Meet the date prior to the first date

5.  Build a strong parent-child relationship

6.  Help your teen with developing a positive self-image and leadership skills

7.  Establish curfews and approved dating activities with your teen

8.  Talk about sex

9.  Discuss avoiding sexually stimulating movies, TV shows, and videos

10. It is NEVER ok to hurt the one you care about (emotional/physical)

4 Ways to LIVE after the Christmas Season

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok, the Holiday Season is over.  Well, at least until next year.  Just as some have holiday blues, others have post-holiday blues.  The Hustle and bustle, parties, carols, good will toward men, lights and action is gone and life is back to the everyday hum.  What's a person to do?

1.  Remember, Jesus came so that we could have life and have life more abundantly.  That truth extends beyond the month of December.  Miss the excitement?  Make your own.  Plan an exciting event, getaway or dinner.  It will give you and others something to look forward to and motivate you throught he month.

2.  Renew and revitalize with a cleansing fast paired with personal prayer.  There is no obligation to drag your old bags into the new year.  Take this month to re-organize, re-prioritize and reset for the new year.

3.  Re-focus your mental energy.  Make a list of those friends and family members, or those on the sick and shut in list and commit to sending a note, a card or an encouraging word to each during this month.

4.  Re-commit to be the best you ever.  Refresh or learn a new skill, or language.  Discover your God given spiritual gifts and earthly talents.  Take a singing lesson, art class, learn how to use a new app or program.

We are continually made new in Christ Jesus!  Make a conscious effort to Let go of 2016 and align with what God has for you in 2017.

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The Holiday Blues....

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you know what time it is? It's that time of the year called "the holidays". It's a time of great joy and celebration. Yet, it's also a time where many feel more lonely, grief stricken and depressed than at other times.

We call it the holiday blues! As we anticipate food, family and fun activities, those without family, friends or funds can feel dread, anger, resentment that boils over into conflict, guilt, arguments, and irritability.

Warning Signs- Holiday Blues

-Unexplained feelings of Stress

- Frequent Headaches

- poor sleep


- lack of enjoyment

- anxiety

What to do?

A=Awareness: Be aware of your needs during these busy months. Take time for self rejuvenation, reflection on the true meaning of the Holidays


B=Be prepared to say "no". Prioritize. You don't have to accept every invitation. You don't have to give everyone a gift, or cook the entire meal by yourself, or...(fill in the blank)


C=Calm expectations. You are not obligated to the expectations of others.


Need More advice? See an EVOLVE team member for confidential support. We have certified Peer Counselors; Marriage and Family Counselors, Licensed Social Workers, Case managements, Pastoral Counselors, psychiatrists to aid you. 931-905-2200