Physical Needs, Spiritual Health, Emotional Well Being & Mental Health
All single mothers have goals, even if the only goal is getting life back on track to a new sense of normal. Setbacks can cause us to get off track and at times completely stop us from going where we had hoped to. How many times have you heard, “I wish I had known about that resource when I needed it?” The Abigail Network understands what it takes to be successful in life and we hope this resource guide will aid you in your progress.
Physical Needs are those requirements that one needs to live. Some of the common physical needs include water, food, security, shelter, etc.
The spirit is our essence of being, and the energy that drives us, but it is subtler in its expression and harder to discover than our physical needs. This document outlines resources that can help heal the painful wounds of grief, guilt, resentment, un-forgiveness, self-rejection, and shame; to name a few.
- Experience regularly the healing and empowerment of love.
- Experience growth, maturing, moments that expand us beyond where we are.
- Core values which give sense of meaning and hope.
- Values, priorities, and life commitments that guide us.
Emotional Well Being & Mental Health
Emotional wellbeing and mental health are a part of our advanced needs and while they are not physical needs, they can greatly affect physical health. For example, stress, depression, and anxiety can contribute to a host of physical ailments including digestive disorders, sleep disturbances, and lack of energy. In addition to this, if we are stressed, depressed or anxious we interact with our world differently than we would have, causing us to lose opportunities. This is an important part of being successful and happy.
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As stated on our website (AbigailNetwork.org) the resources listed have been prepared for general information purposes only. The information provided is not required or considered advice. Throughout this guide are listed links to resources on the Internet. These links are provided to help you locate resource interests, and are not intended to state or imply that we sponsor or are affiliated with the persons or entities who created that site, nor are the links intended to state or imply that we are legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the links.
By Vanessa Jackson, MABC, LPC-Intern
The Timothy Center
Supervised by Jimmy Myers, LPC-S