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The 4Ms of Mental Health

May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”  Maya Angelou

A New Season of the 4Ms of Mental Health

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The 4Ms of Mental Health


Mindfulness is…read more on Mindfulness.

Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46:10-11

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” Meister Eckhart




Movement is…read more on Movement.

It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment for your body. Proverbs 3:8

“Don’t look at your feet to see if you’re doing it right. Just dance.”  Anne Lamott




Mastery is…read more on Mastery.

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

“May my mind come alive today to the invisible geography that invites me to new frontiers, to break the dead shell of yesterdays, to risk being disturbed and changed.”  John O’Donohue, “Morning Offering”


Meaningful Connection

Meaningful Connection is…read more on Meaningful Connection.

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  John 15:12

“The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the other nor of the self, the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another.”  David Whyte,  from Readers’ Circle essay, “Friendship”

Mindfulness: Grounding in the Six Senses

Being “grounded” is a common word when exploring mindfulness and spirituality. But what is “grounding”? In this offering of the 4Ms of Mental Health, Dr. Christy Bonner, DMin, LMFT of Mind, Body, & Spirit Care Counseling explores the six senses and how to find grounding through a brief exploration of each sense.

The 4Ms of Mental Health as Prayer

In this series, the Rev. Claire Keene explores each of the 4Ms of Mental Health as a vehicle for prayer.

Putting Prayer Into Motion

The Wandering Sheep Hikes and Strolls put prayer into motion as they take morning prayer and eucharist into the world on the trail. The Rev. Michele Simmons introduces us to this practice from the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lookout Mountain.