Bible Verse: Ephesians 4: 22-24
“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old
self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the
attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true
righteousness and holiness.”
CHANGING MINDSET (shame-gratitude)
Shame is a universal feeling that can help motive us for self-improvement or destroy our self-worth. Shame is a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior. To combat shame, focus on gratitude. Gratitude is focusing on what’s good in our lives and being thankful for the things
This month’s challenge is “to change our mindsets from shame/negativity to
gratitude and positivity.” By doing this, we focus on our cup being half full rather
than half empty. This positive mindset is healthy for our body, mind, and spirit as it
allows us to have grace for ourselves and others.
Self (example of shame and negativity): “I am so overweight.”
Changed mindset: “I am glad I do not have an unhealthy relationship with food..”
Others (example of negativity and shaming others): “She’s loud and she talks too much.”
Changed Mindset: “She has a lot to share because she is passionate about this subject.”
The Wellness Team oversees the monthly challenge. The team consists of Song, Kelly, and Tong. Niam Ntxhiaj Looj Yaj or Song has a doctorate in counselor education and a license in marriage and family therapist. Niam Duke or Kelly is a school psychologist. Tong is a former Deacon with passion to lead others in healthy living, especially in maintaining Gout in Hmong men. What we post are for educational purposes and support for healthy living. Please always consult with your doctors and counselors.