Tuesday, September 19, 2017

#sistersofinfluence: Amy Morrison

Friends, I am so excited to have the privilege of introducing you to my sweet friend Amy Morrison today. She is an amazing woman with many gifts and talents! Amy and I met through Instagram. :) She is a counselor and also is passionate about holistic care and wellness. I love seeing what she eats everyday; her meals are #foodgoals for sure! Not only is she passionate about eating well and taking care of her body, she is also passionate about making sure that she and the other people around her are emotionally and spiritually well, too. It is my joy to introduce her to you today! 

Tell us about yourself. Who are you?

Hey! I am a wife, a counselor, and a believer. I live in the Denver, Colorado area where I have a private counseling practice, a counseling job with kids who are on Medicaid and having trouble in school, and a job as an instructor at a gym. I am passionate about holistic health and how our food, sleep, and exercise impact our mental health. On any given day you will find me dreaming up a new goal, hitting snooze a couple too many times, enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend, or trying out a new exercise. I love to read so I am always looking for book recommendations (amazon prime is my bff).  Check out my blog and website for more information about me and what I do! truecorecounseling.com

How did you come to know the Lord?

I was born into a Christian family, but it wasn't until high school that I really found my faith. In high school I had a youth pastor who challenged me to choose my faith for myself instead of relying on the faith of my family. It has been a challenging journey; making my faith my own. I have experienced my fair share of doubt and disillusionment. However, I continue to come back to my faith and I know that the push and pull I have experienced is a normal part of the spiritual growth process.

What do you think it means to be a woman of influence right where you are?
I think it means connecting to your community, this can mean a variety of things but I think it is about knowing who is making your coffee at your neighborhood coffee shop, or saying hello in a kind way to your mail man. I believe that we are a sum of the small, intentional movements we make. I believe you are a woman of influence when you take daily steps toward your goals and who you want to become. Its not a simple thing, it takes years of hard work! 

How does the Lord allow you to shine His light through your counseling?

I do not identify myself as a strictly Christian counselor, but I think I am still able to shine His light by seeing my clients as whole people who are made in the image of God. I see my clients as not only being depressed or anxious but as humans who are beautiful and complex in their own ways. 

What is the best piece of marriage advice you have been given?

Communicate about everything, no matter how small or insignificant you think it is. 

What is one thing you want the women of our generation to remember?

Never forget that you have a choice. Whether you feel pressured to have a job or to stay at home, you have a choice and you get to own it! We can get so stuck in what we think we are supposed to do. I love encouraging people to think outside what they feel pressured to do and make an educated choice about what is actually available to them. 

What is your favorite verse or passage of Scripture?

I love the story of The Prodigal Son! I see myself and my issues in all of the different characters and I am so grateful to have a Father who runs out to me and accepts me for who I am! 

What is one truth you want others to remember and cling to?
There is freedom in discipline. A lot of people think they will be limited if they choose to be disciplined about something, but I think there is so much freedom in your ability to say no to certain things and yes to others. 

And last but not least: coffee or tea?

Coffee for the most part, but tea has a soft place in my heart. My mom is from New Zealand so we grew up enjoying tea together almost every day! 

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