St. James' Episcopal Church - Potomac 301-762-8040 office@stjamespotomac.org

Hello friends,

We’re continuing on the theme of healthy relationships this week, this time focusing on trust. While trust in relationships is a very relevant topic for all of us, it can take on new meaning when you are living with mental illness.

To get the conversation started we’ll watch a 10-minute video on the foundations of trust by social scientist and author/speaker Brene Brown. She introduces the acronym “BRAVING” to describe the essential elements of building and maintaining trust in relationships. We’ll discuss how these themes have played out in our own lives, and in particular the challenges we’ve faced when mental illness is involved.

Our warm-up question for this week:

Tell us about a time you laughed uncontrollably. What (or who) made it so funny?