Finding Your Starting Point to the New You

The below excerpt is from my book The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness. Click here to order your copy today! How do you feel today? Do you feel healthy? Do you feel strong and energetic? How are you doing spiritually? Are you walking in deep relationship with God? How about emotionally and mentally? What … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Breaking the Cycle of Stress: The Big Sleep

Sometimes the best thing you can do to accomplish more is to get some much-needed rest. That is the idea behind the big sleep—a concept we came across several years ago and have made great use of ever since. Let’s say it is Thursday afternoon. You are trying to pull things together for an upcoming weekend commitment, but because of … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

New Year, New Plan: The Life You Have Imagined

The below excerpt is from my best-selling book The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness. Click here to order your copy today! Imagine what life would look like if you woke up in the morning rested and energized, if you ate in a way that fueled your body instead of making you feel overly full … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Why You Should Never Be Ashamed to Seek Counseling

Never be ashamed to seek Christian counseling. Talking to a professional about the things going on in your life can help you process and deal with your emotions in a healthy way. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing so. In fact, there are many benefits. Several years ago, before my son was born, Kelley and I went through … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership, Ministry

Manage Your Emotions: How to Focus on the Positive

When bad circumstances threaten to steal your joy, shift your attention to the good in your life. Celebrate what God is doing around you. Focus on what is positive rather than what is negative. There is proven power in choosing to be optimistic. The story you tell yourself about the events in your life goes a long way toward creating … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Made to Move: How to Have Better Physical Health

We were made to move. Our bodies were created for physical activity. God never intended for us to sit all day, overfilling our stomachs and letting our systems atrophy. But sedentary lifestyles have become the norm. The typical American is sedentary 60 percent of their waking hours. This lack of physical activity is associated with a number of health problems, … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Let It Go: How to Decompress After a Stressful Day

If we don’t develop the habit of decompressing after every stressful day, and even during each day, we will carry that stress with us everywhere. And the effects will devastate our ministries and our family lives. In order to decompress effectively, take these opportunities to decompress during each day: Alternate between high-stress and low-stress activities. Whenever possible, schedule activities you … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership, Uncategorized

The Voice In Your Head: Listening to Your Internal Dialogue

One of the main things that separate us from animals is our ability to think about our thought life, to note an individual thought passing through our minds, analyze it for its truth and worth, and then act accordingly. God gave us this unique ability when he made us in his image. But so often, we let our thoughts run … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth, Leadership

Get a FREE digital copy of my Healthy Renegade Pastor book

Does your health and wellness keep getting pushed further and further down the priority list? These days, when time seems short and stressful demands are growing, it may seem easiest to push your health needs to the bottom of the list — but doing this can eventually catch up with you! So I want to make it easier for you … Read More


Sandra OlivieriBooks, Health, Leadership, Ministry, Stress Management

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The Healthy Pastor: Being a Representative of God’s Excellence

“I want to live a disciplined, healthy life so I can lead others I care about to do the same. How about you? As representatives of God’s excellence, this is not just a personal choice; it’s our responsibility. In light of that reality, we don’t have the luxury of focusing on how we feel moment to moment. We have to … Read More


Nelson SearcyHealth