Restore My Soul: Reimagining Self-Care for a Sustainable Life

Restore My Soul: Reimagining Self-Care for a Sustainable Life

by Janice McWilliams
Restore My Soul: Reimagining Self-Care for a Sustainable Life

Restore My Soul: Reimagining Self-Care for a Sustainable Life

by Janice McWilliams


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How is your self-care? These soul-restoring practices lead to a rich, satisfying life.

Have you tried self-care but found that you still feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and are struggling emotionally? The most effective efforts aren’t desperate last-ditch attempts but practiced daily—moment by moment and hour by hour.

Janice McWilliams, a therapist and spiritual director, uses the life of Jesus as her model to help her clients achieve new levels of peace and fulfillment. In Restore My Soul, Janice shares her practical counseling insight to help you understand and practice the essential skills to
  • manage your thoughts,
  • live well with your emotions,
  • establish soul-restoring rhythms, and
  • live a fulfilling life.

With these practices, you’ll become increasingly comfortable and confident in working through your inner experiences in real time. Instead of burning out, you can follow the lead of Jesus toward a sustainable, fulfilling life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641584616
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 11/08/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 351,867
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x (d)

About the Author

Janice McWilliams (MDiv, LCPC) has nourished a lifelong curiosity about human nature. This has propelled her to serve in campus ministry, to speak and train groups in churches and organizations, and to work as a therapist and writer. Her love of the depths and intrigue of the human experience is matched by her desire to find her place in God's work of restoring and revitalizing souls everywhere. Find our more at

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Reimagining Self-Care 7

2 Living Well with Our Thoughts 23

3 Thoughts: The Essential Skills 43

4 Living Well with Our Emotions 67

5 Emotions: The Essential Skills 85

6 Establishing Soul-Restoring Rhythms 107

7 Rhythms: The Essential Skills 125

8 Living a Life of Fulfillment 151

9 Fulfillment: The Essential Skills 169

Gratitudes 189

Appendix Soul Restoration by Enneagram Type 191

Notes 196

About the Author 199

What People are Saying About This

Alice Fryling

This book is not a book to read and put on the shelf. It is a treasure chest of valuable insights and teaching. It is a recipe book for the soul. It is a book for those who want to live a fulfilled life and don’t know how to get there. This is a book for people who want help as they seek to untangle their thoughts and emotions, to learn from them, and to experience transformation. Janice McWilliams offers her wisdom as a therapist and spiritual director against the backdrop of how Jesus responded to his own emotions. The book is full of Scripture, practical advice, and the perspective of an author who is authentically journeying with her readers.

Marilyn Vancil

Restore My Soul is a beautiful tapestry of wisdom woven with threads of spiritual guidance, honest assessments of our needs, psychological insights, and heartfelt personal stories of transformation. Janice McWilliams has captured something you may not even know you’re longing for, but as you read this book, you’ll come to know what it is, and you’ll have practical and attainable steps forward to a more sustainable life.

Dr. Mark Mayfield

A holistic, practical guide to self-care! Janice does a wonderful job helping us rethink the importance of self-care and provides step-by-step instructions so that we can easily integrate these principles into our daily lives. A must-read!

Tom Lin

A practical and must-read primer for anyone struggling with self-care and longing for soul care. Grounded in Scripture and her experiences as a Christian minister and professional therapist, McWilliams challenges us to better care for our thoughts, emotions, and inward experiences. She leads us on a journey toward establishing new, sustainable rhythms and a kind of self-care that restores the soul and enables us to live the fulfilling life that Jesus wants for us!

Rev. Don Everts

In Restore My Soul, Janice McWilliams has given us a gift: gentle, wise, biblical counsel on how to grow and thrive as thinking, feeling creatures. This book is as practical as it is insightful and comes at a time when many of us need a little restoration for our souls.

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