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Wellness

Facing Adversity: 3 ways to cultivate resilience in hard seasons

"Don’t give up.” “The storm will pass.” “Stick with it.” How are we resilient when life seems to give us a swift kick? How do we just shrug off difficulty when our hearts are hurting? How do we hold on, so we don’t get lost in the hard seasons? Because—life happens. Whether it's living beyond the divorce, walking through infertility, enduring ANOTHER deployment, recent illness, or any other personal challenge, how we respond to these hard seasons expose the condition of our hearts. Culti[...]

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[...]

Fresh thoughts: 3 straightforward steps to stop overthinking everything

Why did I say that? Ugh. I never say anything right.What did she mean by that?Did I do something to offend him? He didn’t speak to me today.I need to pick up eggs, milk, and cookies for the class party tomorrow. Wait, what was I supposed to do after the meeting tomorrow? I hope I do not forget something. The list goes on and on. Instead of being able to rest at night or enjoy being present, you are trapped in your thoughts of what you could have, would have, or should have done. One thought starts to snowba[...]

Refresh & Renew: 3 everyday habits to stop so you can enjoy your day

We all have some bad habits.  We just don't think about how they get in the way of living he life we want. If you don't take notice, these bad habits interrupt your day, preventing you from being present in your relationships and accomplishing your goals. You end up paying the price both physically and mentally. By the end of the day, you go to bed drained, discouraged, and feeling disconnected. Even when we make up our minds to enjoy our day, our bad habits find a way to mess it up. Now, I don’t h[...]

Remove the mask: 3 standout ways to live an authentic life

She stands there smiling, nodding her head, responding but not listening. To everyone else, she is strong. She has it all together. People often ask, “How in the world can you do it all?” They want to see the superwoman. So, she wears the mask. She hides her pain, her shame, her anger, her hurt behind the mask of her smile. Afraid her truth cannot be accepted. Afraid that her truth will keep her from being loved. Do you know this woman? Is she you? I must admit, I know this woman. She has been me.[...]