How to Improve Your Mood: Recovery & Mental Health


How to Improve Your Mood: Recovery & Mental Health

This week on I’ve blogged and shared a podcast about the replacement therapy strategy I used during my eating disorder recovery days. I’ll place links to both at the end of this post.

Sadly, I didn’t have a reliable therapist or doctor

to help me with my wellness journey.

Gladly, Jesus took my hand and led me by His Spirit and by His Word

into a restoration of my mind, body, and soul.

Back then, while I was still in the thick of sick, I remember trying to read a highly recommended book about positive thinking. But the book positively ticked me off when it used the Lord’s name in vain. Nowadays, I’d be able to sift out that part and reap whatever wisdom I can find; however, since I was a newborn Christian at the time, I was too weak to overlook the offense. I tossed the book and dived deeply into the Good Book. And I’ve been doing this ever since because God is always good.




Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Philippians 4:8 NIV


I still use replacement therapy to guide my thoughts and guard my moods. If you’re curious about my method, please visit the link(s) at the end of this post. I’m grateful for HopeStreamRadio’s inclusion of my work on their site and radio stream.

What is your favorite Good Book verse to focus on during a test and trial? As always, I’m nosy-to-know.





Sometimes the enemy is me

My thoughts bombarding

Until peace is shattered

And my soul can’t sing

So I long for God’s arms

To surround and draw me near

With the hope in His Word

Until Love has slain my fear.

Wendy / 2017




Good Book Blessings ~ Wendy

HopeStreamRadio Blog link: Replacement Therapy

HopeStreamRadio Podcast link: Walking with Hope

Wendy’s SoundCloud link: Walking with Wendy