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Owning Your Feelings

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:16

While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The good news is there are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency - and there are ways that everyone can be supportive of friends, family, and co-workers who are struggling with life’s challenges or their mental health.

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The Joy and Grief of Motherhood

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 10:27

Dear sister-

This is a letter to the mothers out there: the new moms, the seasoned moms, and the waiting moms.

We all have unique stories. I’ve learned many hard things in my motherhood journey, and I know I have so much more to learn. Without a doubt, God will continue to refine me. The thing about refinement is it’s at times painful—yet necessary.

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Controlling Our Bodies

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 10:02

To say we are living in strange times right now feels like an understatement. Many are confined to their homes, desperate to get out; others are out working, and praying they don’t get sick and infect their loved ones. Neither is better than the other. Everyone is doing the best they can, and that includes you. Incase no one’s told you lately, you are doing a good job!

 

I know many of us are feeling a loss of control right now.

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Beat the Blues

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 18:16

The cold weather and snow finally seem to be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean your "winter blues" are headed out the door.

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The Language of Love

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:20

Close your eyes and think of the last time you felt deeply loved and appreciated. What did that person do to make you feel so special? Did they give you a warm hug? Bring home a personal gift after a vacation? Tell you how immensely proud they were of you?

 

Whatever it was, they were speaking your love language. And if it worked, it must mean they’re fluent.

 

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Date Your Spouse

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 16:43

The excitement and allure of dating shouldn’t disappear once you’ve sealed the deal with marriage. Not only should the fire and passion stick around, but grow in strength and depth. 

Dating your spouse is an incredibly powerful tool to keep your connection strong and encourage continuous growth. However, for some couples, especially those with kids or stressful work situations, dating takes a back seat. 

We’re here to help prevent that by showcasing simple, effective ways to date your spouse, no matter your situation. Starting with a few quick rules:

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Finding (and living!) Your WHY

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 13:08

Do you want more fulfillment and joy in your life?

One of the easiest ways to do both is by finding your WHY and choosing to actively align your life with it.

What Is Your WHY?

Your WHY is your purpose for being. It’s your greatest passion. It’s the beliefs and values driving you to be your best every day.

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New Year, Same Love: How to Assess Your Connection in 2020

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 11:40

A new year is here! Which means new goals and fresh perspectives—including your romantic relationship. Whether you’re married or dating, a refresh is probably in order.

Assessing your connection and commitment to growing your relationship is often an uncomfortable but important task. Taking time to talk and intentionally make a renewed commitment to each other can be a way to enhance your life together.

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Enjoy Christmas Without The Stress

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 14:16

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, right? Then why do 88% of Americans feel stressed out during the holidays?

Sure, the holiday season is packed with great food, cheerful music, time with loved ones, and gifts galore, but it also entails junk like:

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You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf-- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 21:05

Racing thoughts

Don’t let your thoughts rule you -- learn to rule your thoughts. A restless mind has many effects that can include trouble sleeping, poor decision-making, anxiety and even depression when left to run amuck. The Buddhist term “Monkey Mind” stems from the observation that left untamed, our minds' natural state can tend toward being unsettled, restless, indecisive and uncontrollable. Sometimes called the “racing mind”.  

Here are Four ways to work at calming your “racing mind”

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