How to Practice Self Care in a Healthy and Holy Way

How to Practice Self Care in a Healthy and Holy Way

I’m not gonna lie, there is a LOT that I LOVE about the whole self-care movement. But there’s a LOT that I HATE too.

*also, disclaimer for parents. There are a couple of things discussed in this article that you may or may not want your kids to read right now. Please be the judge of that for YOUR children right now. 

 

Loves:

  • That people are intentionally taking better care of themselves emotionally, mentally, and physically. 

  •  Promoting GREAT things like rest, Sabbath, relaxation, doing meaningful work

  • Eating healthy food, using healthy products (ALL subjects that are near and dear to my heart).

  • You really cannot pour from an empty cup. If you are run down and burnt out you aren’t much good to anybody else

  • Sick people have a hard time completing their God given assignments because they feel like poo. Taking good care of yourself is a REALLY good way to help yo-self fulfill your God given destiny

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To The One Who Is Grieving

To The One Who Is Grieving

Grieving is one of those things that nobody really wants to be good at. Because if you are good at grieving, it means that you’ve gone through some loss in your life. I am NOT a “grief expert.” I have, however grieved enough in my life to have learned how to do it fairly well. I have walked with friends through losses and seen grief that is effective and grief that is not. 

This is NOT an article on the psychological stages of grief. This is instead, if you will, some loving advice from a heart that has grieved and healed (and is still healing) and learned. This is encouragement from my heart to yours to help you heal, grow, and draw closer to your Father’s heart in the midst of sorrow. 

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How to Avoid Discouragement When You Have a Crappy Day

How to Avoid Discouragement When You Have a Crappy Day

The other day I was having kind of a rough morning. The kid woke me up in the night for no apparent reason, so I was running low on sleep (which if you know me, you know makes a BIG difference).

 Because of that my whole morning routine was messed up. I decided to sleep in and missed my morning workout, didn’t have solid quiet time before the kiddo got up for real, several of my daily goals we already shot and overall I just felt really “blah”.

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10 Things That Will Keep You From Reaching Your Goals

10 Things That Will Keep You From Reaching Your Goals

If I could sit down and have a cup of coffee with all of you, chances are good that we might end up talking about your goals. It’s really one of my favorite things to learn about a person! (And not just because I’m nosey, lol!) I truly believe that we will be most fulfilled and effective in what WE are called to do in this life when we are actively pursuing our God given dreams and goals.In our love for goal setting and achieving, its something that we have read, watched, studied, and meditated on a LOT! 

 

Here are the top 10 things we’ve found (some of which we’ve learned the hard way) that will keep you from reaching your goals:

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Each Year

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Each Year

“an unexamined life is not worth living” ~Plato

 

For years I have loved this quote, and honestly, I think that making a habit of reflecting and re-evaluating has been crucial to our personal development and spiritual growth. It’s hard to grow or meet goals without reflecting and evaluating.

 

As we close out the year and prepare for a new year, here are some great questions to ask yourself, journal about, and even discuss with your inner circle peeps. Oftentimes, they will see an area of strength or weaknesses that we might not otherwise catch.

 

Remember to do this with a posture of mercy, grace and humility. God’s first response to our mistakes is mercy. If you’ve done really poorly in an area, repent, ask for God’s grace to help you do better, get up and go on. If you have done great in an area, Praise God for his help there and make sure to keep a teachable and pliable attitude. God is even more invested in your growth than you are, and He is committed to see it through to the finish. Also know that God longs to speak to you through His Holy Spirit, our counselor. He longs to give you encouragement, correction, direction, and strength. 

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