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Jennifer Holmes on Mompreneurs and Mental Health

As moms and mompreneurs, prioritizing our own needs can be one of the hardest things to do, but prioritizing that is actually better for our families and businesses.

34 min / Published

Jennifer Holmes knows about mental health first hand! As moms and mompreneurs, prioritizing our own needs can be one of the hardest things to do. Jennifer tells her story of a mental health diagnosis and how prioritizing that is actually better for our families and businesses.

Meet our Guest Jennifer:

Jennifer Holmes is a wife, mom, speaker, and writer who also happens to have Bipolar II, and she's exploring how mental health and faith intersect. She's a mompreneur just like you using her experience teaching the Bible as well as her training and counseling to help women reconcile mental health issues with faith so you can write a new song for your life.

Connect with me and let me hear your thoughts:

Website - www.thismomknows.com
FB - www.facebook.com/thismomknows
IG - www.instagram.com/thismomknowspodcast

Topics we cover:

  • Exploring the intersection of mental health and faith
  • Jennifer's work with women in reconciling mental health issues with faith
  • Jennifer's marriage and her husband's various jobs, including ministry work 
  • Her diagnosis of Bipolar II disorder, and how she initially struggled with depression.
  • What's difference between Bipolar II from Bipolar I and explaining the highs and lows associated with each
  • The response of people around Jennifer after her diagnosis
  • Impact on Jennifer's email list and the loss of subscribers after disclosing her diagnosis
  • Jennifer's previous writing on depression and her experience in a conservative Christian context
  • Stigma surrounding mental health in religious communities and the misunderstanding of mental health conditions
  • The importance of acknowledging mental anguish and suffering within a faith context
  • The inspiration behind Jennifer's website and the concept of a "new song" from Psalm 40
  • Jennifer's desire to share her experience and knowledge of God to inspire trust and faith in others
  • Turning personal experiences into a business and the desire to help and encourage others
  • The challenges of transitioning from a personal website to a business centered around mental health
  • Integrating the business with home and family life and managing the challenges that come with it
  • Jennifer's favorite time saving tool

Resources mentioned:

You can download your own copy of When Someone Else Falls in her website.

Jennifer shared a Bible verse that gave her a hint as to what she wanted the foundation of her business to be.  https://www.biblestudytools.com/psalms/40.html 

Check out her website and get some free resources you can download.  https://www.jensnewsong.com/resources

Jennifer's favorite gadget is her planner (here's one you might like)

Link to transcript: https://www.thismomknows.com/blog/episode-40 

Connect with Jennifer:

Website: https://www.jensnewsong.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jensnewsong/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jensnewsong/

About This Mom Knows

Moms know a lot of things, and when we start talking, ideas form, energy builds, and we take action. This Mom Knows is a place for moms to mompreneurs to find encouragement, connection, and maybe even collaboration but most importantly community with moms who know.  So, grab a cup of coffee, maybe a paper and pencil to jot down an idea or two, and let's discover what This Mom Knows.

  • bipolar
  • mental health
  • depression
  • suicidal ideation
  • priorities
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