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How are you in periods of transition?
Do you approach moves from your current place or stage of life to another with eager enthusiasm? Timid trepidation? A bit of both?
I'm in the midst of a significant shift, and this episode contains testimony, tips, and takeaways to help before and during times of transition.
Let's talk about when God opens doors.
The first half of 2019 is gone.
The second half of 2019 is here.
What areas of growth has the Lord laid on your heart this year?
The first half of 2019 is gone, but the second half of 2019 is here.
Listen in for encouragement to press on to that goal, pray, plan, and purpose to finish this last half of 2019 strong.
If you want to be successful, be consistent.
Whether it has to do with growth in your faith, relationships with family or friends, your finances, food, fitness – you name the area… Consistency Counts!
If you have challenges with consistency, this episode is for you.
This episode shares perspectives, a discussion about priorities, and three practical principles that can help you improve your consistency.
In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey asserts that most people are deeply scripted in a scarcity mentality. This perspective causes us to hold off, and pull back. It stunts possibility and growth, and negatively affects our performance and peace.
In contrast - the abundance mentality is rooted in a deep sense that sees possibility, opportunity and opens the door to options, creativity, gratitude, and growth.
Listen in as we explore these two frames of thought and action.
How do you start your day?
Do you wake up from your natural alarm clock with the slow, luscious stretch, like a content cat coming out of a nap?
Or, do your mornings start with an alarm clock jolt and bolt out of bed like a startled/irritated cat?
How we start our day helps set the tone for our day.
If your mornings could benefit from a boost, check out these five morning health habits. These behaviors provide energy and grounding, refreshing and focus (without calories or caffeine).
What’s your superpower?
Do you wear it boldly and use it wisely?
Today’s guest Paula Johnson-Hutchinson is a serial entrepreneur, stylist, educator, author, and speaker. She has the superpower of connection and consistently brings together women for inspiration, collaboration, growth, and support.
In this comfortable conversation Paula shares how to use your superpower, walk with authority, acknowledge weakness, leverage effective collaboration and advance positive sisterhood, and more. Listen i
What are you doing to sharpen your gift?
You know, that gift God gave you to impact and build up the kingdom... what are you doing with it?
People need what God gave you to do.
Are you nurturing, developing, stewarding that gift?
How do you view, value, and practice rest?
Today's guest Vickie Petz Henderson is a doctor, author, speaker, and podcaster. She's a smart lady and a wise woman, rooted in God and His Word. Vickie also has a powerful story where her life changing trials show God's hand, His goodness, and His glory.
Listen in as Vickie shares from her experience, including lessons she explores in her writing, speaking, and teaching ministry on the importance and value of rest.
Singleness, marriage, and motherhood can be hard - especially when you are trying to live for the Lord.
This episode is some real talk about relationships and how grounding in who we are as God's daughter impacts our relationships with others.
Lean in and listen as Priscilla Stevens shares lessons and nuggets of wisdom from God's Word and life experiences in her roles and relationships as a single woman, a married woman, and a mother.
Productivity requires more than activity.
It takes prioritization, planning, resources and tools to support effective implementation.
This episode shares tools - rockin apps that boost productivity.
The apps on this list help with faith, food, functionality, forgetfulness, and free-time. I use them regularly, and they consistently add efficiency, effectiveness, and enjoyment to my day - I believe they can do the same for you.
Society has a confused, conflicted, dramatic relationship with diets.
Each year 45 million US adults go on a diet. Most quickly fall off the diet. Lost weight is regained, and people proclaim "Diets don't work!"... Until they go on another one.
This cycle is a frustration truth for millions of people.
Here's another truth - diet works and everyone has one.
Let's clear some of the clutter and confusion around diet.
In this episode, we discuss foundational principles that can help make diet work for you.
Is your life balanced? Do you believe balance is possible?
There's been a lot of sharing that balance is BS.
These strong arguments are stated as fact, but really they are position statements from individuals that haven't been able to attain or sustain balance.
In this episode, we talk about balance from a position that doesn't embrace the limiting belief that it is not real.
Balance is a real thing. It's not easy, but it's possible.
So let's talk about balance, what it is, and how to have it.
How are your connections with other people?
We need one another. For well living - love and relationships matter.
TempleCare12 helps you create or reinforce healthy and whole habits during crazy-busy or otherwise challenging times, and this 11th day in the series calls you to connect to correct - adjust focus and use of time, so connections with others are not neglected.
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In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV
It is God's will that we are grateful and we have so much to be grateful for!
TempleCare12 helps you create or reinforce healthy and whole habits during crazy-busy or otherwise challenging times, and this 10th encourages that you feed your spirit with the gift of gratitude.
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Many fitness experts say the pushup is like the perfect resistance exercise. It doesn't require any equipment, and works multiple parts of the body at the same time. Another great thing about a pushup is that it's very variable and almost anyone can do it.
TempleCare12 helps you create or reinforce healthy and whole habits during crazy-busy or otherwise challenging times, and this 9th day pushes full body strength with the addition of push ups to your daily routine.
Most Americans suffer from a severe case of portion distortion.
We are no longer in tune with our body's hunger and satisfaction signals.
Instead, our eating is governed by the clock, by the situation, by the availability of food or the swings of our mood, and we stop when we are stuffed, or the food is gone.
This 8th day of the TempleCare12 program encourages you to tune in to your God-given portion control mechanism and stop eating when satisfied.
By the seventh day, God had finished the work he had been doing so on the seventh day, he rested from all his work and God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Genesis 2:2-3 NIV
Our bodies, our minds, our souls need rest.
On this seventh day of the TempleCare 12 program, we will cease from work in the program to reinforce this mind, body, Spirit, discipline of rest.
What that entails is up to you.
Water sustains life.
About 60% of the human body is water, and we need water for a wide variety of crucial bodily functions.
Do you drink enough every day?
Listen in to Day 6 of TempleCare12 to hear why you should drink up and tips to make that happen.
Knowledge is a gift that brings power. It is an impetus for change.
God gave us intellect. Honor that gift.
Never stop learning.
TempleCare12 helps you create or reinforce healthy and whole habits during crazy-busy or otherwise challenging times and this 5th day encourages you to feed your mind.
How much did you move today? Yesterday?
Our bodies are made to move, but most of our lifestyles do not align with our physical design. We are a sedentary people. Four out of five US adults do not get adequate physical activity to improve or maintain their health.
TempleCare12 helps you create or reinforce healthy and whole habits during crazy-busy or otherwise challenging times and this 4th day stacks and supports the habit of physical exercise.
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 NIV
This 3rd episode of the 12 episode series edifies mind and soul.
The goal of this activity is to start a daily discipline, or increase the time that we spend soaking in God's Word. We're going to employ the discipline of memorizing and meditating on scripture during the day.
Listen in for tips to help you memorize and meditate on God's Word.
Ever find when times are challenging and you have so much on your figurative plate - you put a lot of unhealthy food on your literal plate?
This is pretty common. When times get tough, healthy eating habits are one of the first things to go.
This 2nd episode of the 12 episode series helps get your eating on track. Listen in for deets on why it is important to veg up your plate and tips to make that happen.
Ever find yourself so busy - your life balance is waaay off?
You plan to get it together after the holidays, when your calendar clears, or some external slow-down trigger occurs.
TempleCare12 is your internal trigger. It helps you draw a line in the sand and take action with consistent small, manageable steps to create or reinforce healthy and whole habits during challenging times.
This episode is the first of 12 episodes outlining the 12 daily steps to better balance in mind, body and soul.
For some, the holidays evoke images of joyful, happy people celebrating the beauty of the season.
Parties and celebrations. Gatherings of family and friends. Cooking. Eating. Decorating and the giving and receiving of gifts because we're thankful for God's gift to humanity - Jesus.
For others, this joyous time of year is not so joyful. It is heavy with stress or sadness.
This episode contains encouragement and helps for those experiencing hurt during the holidays.
Most people spend most of their lives doing the same things day after day after day. If we don't try new things, we can stagnate and miss some of the beauty, excitement, and growth that exists outside of our comfort zone.
When was the last time you tried something new?
“If we continue to do what we have always done, we will continue to get what we have always got.”
If you want something different, you have to do something different.
Learn 5 steps that can help you tackle and conquer a new challe
Do you bad talk about yourself to yourself?
ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) are negative statements, defeating self-pronouncements that eat you up and tear you down.
Sometimes we don’t notice them. Other times we overlook them. What's worse is that in at some level we tacitly believe them.
ANTs, like the little insect multiply, and piece by piece break down the favor and carry off the fruit that God has given to you. They've got to go!
Listen in and learn how to banish negative self-talk.
Do you ever feel like you have too much to do and too little time to do it?
Always busy and always behind, and with a few more hours to your day you’d make it all work?
If so, you're not alone. Three out of five US adults feel the same way. While we can't make more time, we can manage time more effectively so that we reduce stress and overwhelm - and increase peace and productivity. If you are time challenged, this episode, shares tips, perspectives and a time management tool to help you.
US adults check their smartphones between 80 and 150 times per day.
How connected are you to your smartphone?
Smartphones are super helpful, significant parts of our lives, but like anything used inappropriately or in excess, this tool can become a trap.
Today we discuss faith applied to productivity and smartphone use. We’ll explore four areas/applications where smartphone reliance/use is not so smart.
Live long enough, and periods chocked full of challenges will come.
Times when we get close to our ‘tipping point’ and we turn to something…some action…or someone.
Stress begs for release and that call rarely goes unanswered.
An honest look at our habits, how we spend our time/money, and the things we take in (food, drink or other substances, people etc.) shows the means we take to get relief.
Some methods of relief bring help and healing.
Others bring harm. What kind do you choose and use?
Accountability benefits the functioning and progress of individuals, organizations, even societies - but many treat that 12 letter word like a four letter word.
How do you view accountability?
Let’s talk about it.
In this episode we will:
Examine accountability and why it matters.
Look at reasons we sometimes avoid accountability.
Share four helpful tips for sourcing productive accountability relationships.
God made our bodies to move. It's also pretty well known that exercise does a body good, yet four out of five United States adults do not get adequate physical activity to improve or maintain health.
We can do better.
In this episode we will take a look at how adequate activity, or the lack thereof, impacts our health; dig into the four most common barriers to regular exercise; and for those that may need a little bit of help getting going, we're going to share some tips to help you just do it.
Here’s the thing about the past – we all have one.
And – not everything back there is sunshiny and rainbows.
We can't change our past, but we can change our perspectives about it.
If you ever feel burdened by past mistakes or experiences, this episode discusses how to view and use it to propel your future.
Permanent positive change is not easy - but it is possible. If in the process of changing for better, you often fall into a cycle of starting and stopping , this episode is help and encouragement for you. Learn three tips to help you stick with what you start.
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