WHY MY STEP AHEAD?
At My Step Ahead, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Yet when we are struggling, we convince ourselves we can't support someone else because we don't have it 'all together.' By considering ourselves 'disqualified' we miss the opportunity to be for someone what others have been for us.
My Step Ahead began when my pastor was teaching on just this topic in 2015. He asked the question ‘what does it take to help someone grow?’ The answer was ‘to just be one step ahead.’ During Thanksgiving 2016, I found myself fighting for my eating disorder recovery and encouraging others at the same time. It seemed weird. Here I was still figuring things out, and I was finding myself trying to help others. My pastor's comment came back to mind. It silenced the Eating Disorder mind that whispers accusations of inadequacy, and the lighthouse of hope shined a little brighter. Before I knew what was happening, the thought for this site was born. My name is Sue and I founded My Step Ahead to help break the stigma around mental health struggles for Christians.
Since then, My Step Ahead has grown into a global organization spreading the message of hope through blogs, articles, podcasts, conference workshops, and Life Coaching with Sue Bowles. Our mission is to break the stigmas around mental health struggles, making it okay to not be okay. Only when we take off our masks and begin to live authentically will we then believe we have something to offer the world now, even as we heal.
You don't have to have it all figured out.
You don't have to have it all together.
You just need to be a step ahead.
We invite you to join us on the adventure!