30 Day Challenge of Embracing Self-care

Halloween is history, but the candy’s not. Photo by Dane Deaner on Unsplash Anyone else groan when you saw Christmas decor displays in August? If we live our lives at the pace advertising dictates we’ll be into 2018 without having taken a breath! I want to do something counter cultural. I want to focus on embracing self-care for the next 30 Days. I want to see if there are ways I can slow down, look around, acknowledge and appreciate...

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What’s the Biggest Roadblock to Staying on Track toward Goals?

I’ve been quiet on my blog for almost a year. Every time I thought about writing, I drew a blank. I’ve been feeling like I’m not enough: not good enough, thin enough, skilled enough, fill in the blank enough. I couldn’t see a way out of my feelings. I’ve been stuck. There’s a saying in the coaching world that informs my thinking. It goes like this: You can’t coach someone beyond where you have gone yourself. I realized I had gotten...

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What’s in The Power of Habit

Did you know that not everyone spends time thinking about habits they want to change? I was shocked to find this out! I thought, ‘maybe these people are in denial’. Or ‘maybe they’ve already arrived at perfection’. Then the thought ‘what’s wrong with me?’ began to surface. Why do I care so much about my habits? Which are you? Obsessed with changing habits or not aware that habits are a thing? Perhaps somewhere in between?...

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Maintaining Margin

When was the last time you made time to take a nap? Go for a walk? Said no to one more thing on your calendar? One of the easiest things to overlook when developing margin is self-care. Short term neglect may not have a strong impact but long term neglect will cost you. Self-care takes many forms: simply getting more sleep, regular exercise, managing money wisely. clearing your desk. Your health, your emotional well being, your financial...

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The Power of Margin

Fall has just begun in the US. It is a season known for change. Schools, weather gets cooler, leaves change color and fall, baseball and football overlap, Daylight Savings ends, days are shorter, so many changes. But what season are you in? Frantic? High stress job? Busy? Kids, work, relationships, aging parents? Do you feel like this place looks? When I found myself in the middle of the “soccer mom” season I discovered the solution...

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Soul-full Sunday

How have you spent your Sunday? Perhaps you had to work outside the home. Or perhaps you work on Sundays in ministry. Maybe you spent your day outdoors and away from home. Wherever you are today this invitation is for you. Come to Me It’s easy to forget this simple, beautiful soul-filling invitation when life is so full. Jesus simply invites us to Come. In this series of Lean Into Change, I invite you to try a new way of responding to...

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