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insecurities

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[...]

No competition: 3 ways to stop comparing yourself to others

Raise your hand if you have ever said these things to yourself: I wish I were ______.I don’t fit in.If I was as smart as her, I could …I never wear the right thingI can’t do _____ as well as _____Am I as pretty as her? I don’t know about you, but I could raise my hand to all of these. With just a quick scroll through Instagram or Facebook can make you evaluate all sorts of things if we are viewing from the perspective of comparison. Everyone “seems” to have it all put together while you sit there[...]

Beyond Insecurity: What gaining weight taught me about faith

Standing there, I stared at her. The roundness in her cheeks. The fullness of her hips. The belly. Ugh, the belly. I saw her, and she was me. Staring at my husband, I said words about my body I would never say to a friend. That morning, I changed clothes ten times. Angrily, pants after pants were thrown to the floor as if to punish them for fitting incorrectly. Everything felt wrong. At that moment of not being able to fit any of my clothes, I realized the same insecurities plaguing me as a young girl who[...]