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Time for a change: 3 subtle signs you might be a toxic person (+ what to do about it)

Growing up, I learned heard quite a bit about being careful not to allow toxic friendships and relationships in my life. You know those people who make you feel you are less than, leave you feeling yucky, and completely drained whenever you are around them. Most of us will deal with at least one toxic person in our lifetime, often from someone close to us. But what happens when the person with the toxic behavior is you? Being willing to take a hard look at yourself and your unhealthy behaviors is not easy,[...]

Speak Kind: 3 phrases we need to tell ourselves every day

Focusing on speaking words of love and life to my husband, my children, and others come rather easily for me. I want them to know, through my words and actions, they are loved and valued. Unfortunately, the same amount of effort I put into speaking words of encouragement to others is sometimes lost on me. I see my flaws. I see the moments I missed. I see the 7 pounds I gained. I see correspondence I meant to mail. All those words of kindness go out the door and I start feeling like a failure. Do you relate[...]

Breaking Free: 3 truths to anchor in your heart when you feel insecure

How many times have you been stuck in the inner dialogue within your mind? You know those thoughts we would never say to a friend. The thoughts which reveal how we honestly see ourselves. Ideas like: I’m never good enough. I always mess things up. No one loves me. I’m never going to get this right. I’m not as smart as her. I don’t fit in. All of these insecurities become the lens through which we interpret the world around us. Whether we realize it or not, those thoughts of insecurity hold us hosta[...]

Speak Life: 3 daily affirmations to start your day with hope

How do you start the day? Pause for a moment. Really think about it. Do you wake up moaning, already complaining about getting up early? Or maybe you groan about the aches in your body or the noise your kids are already making? The words we use, spoken out loud or thought in our minds, have a major influence on the outcome of our day. These words impact how we view our family, our jobs, even ourselves. With so much on the line, it’s vital we choose our words intentionally. If we want our day to be fill[...]

See her: 3 ways to rediscover who you are so you can love who you’ve become

Do you miss her? You know, the girl who was happy. The girl who had plans. The girl who was fun to be around. But now . . . Now, this girl has forgotten how to dream. Her heart is hurting. She looks in the mirror to see a body she doesn’t recognize. She doesn’t know who she is anymore. The girl is lost. She tells herself: “I don’t know who I am anymore.”“I’ve lost myself.”“I don’t recognize who I’ve become.” She walks around in a woman’s body. A wife. A mother. A sister. A friend. Ye[...]