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Updated: Mar 30, 2020

My name is Mayra Richards and I do Christian Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Atlanta and Smyrna area. I want to welcome you and thank you for stopping by the Remain Connected blog! I started this brand because I believe that life is about being connected to God, yourself, and others. When you remain connected, you will be connected to your emotions, thoughts, feelings, and physical needs. This will provide you with the necessary awareness to create healthy relationships with others and will lead you to a healthier you!

What does the Bible say about this?

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

-- 1 Thessalonians 5:23

The Word encourages us that God will cleanse us completely so that when He comes, we are faultlessly ready for Him. How is He going to do this? He partners with us and makes it possible to participate by offering us countless opportunities to be connected to His Holy Spirit, to constantly renew our soul (mind + heart), and to put in the work on our physical being.

What does it mean to remain connected to yourself during any season?

It is important to understand that our bodies are made up of body (physical), soul (emotions and thoughts), and spirit (connection with God). To remain connected to yourself means to be aligned with all three. In your first counseling or coaching session, I ask questions that relate to this:

Spirit: Relationship with God and religious beliefs

Soul: Emotions, thought patterns, family system, goals, community, and support system

Body: Sleep time, eating habits, exercise routine, any addictive behaviors

These are basic questions that let me know how you are doing overall. You can definitely check in with yourself and at the end of looking through these three parts, ask yourself: What area needs the most attention right now? Where am I seeing a gap?

Which area do I need counseling for?

Remain Connected Counseling helps with all three areas! I give you practical tools to enhance your life. My heart is for you to thrive as a healthy and aligned human being. For you to remain connected.

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