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stress

Creating space: 3 ways to be still on busy days

Going. Going. Going. That is what it what it feels like every single day when you get bombarded at work, have to help the kids with homework, meetings to attend, dinner to plan, and a birthday gift to pick up for the third birthday party you are going to this month. Ugh! It seems the list keeps multiplying. I have a lot of busy days, just like you. I respond to texts in my head instead of on my phone. I put my keys down then forget where. Between taking care of our home as a mom of boys and military wife whi[...]

Mommy Meltdown: 3 tips for shaking off mom guilt

Hey momma! You woke up today full of good intention. Sure, you meant to be patient. You meant to speak kindly. I am sure you meant to be present and treat each moment as a gift. Oh, yes! Your intentions were so good. Then you stepped out the bed. Off in the distance, you hear the dreaded crash followed by an “uh oh.” Maybe it was that moment you knew today was going to be a challenge. Nah, it could have been the three hours of sleep you had because you were up breastfeeding the baby and you haven’t h[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Determined to finish: 3 ways to push through when you feel pulled away

You’ve done it. Your goals are written. Your meals are planned. Your alarms are set. You mapped out all the steps for a positive, productive week. What you didn’t plan for is the discomfort you feel in the process of making healthy changes. Oh yes—the difficult parts. The parts of juggling being a wife, a mom, a professional, and let's not forget it's the first week of school. The parts of wanting and planning for change when you see no results. We start to feel stressed out, anxious and overwhelmed[...]