How do we keep pressing forward with hope, when there appears to be no end in sight?
I tackle this question and share 7 things to “keep” to help you survive crisis fatigue.
- Keep Energy
- Keep Laughing
- Keep Caring For Yourself
- Keep AWAY from…
- Keep Connecting
- Keep Track
- Keep Hope
Do you need help forgiving someone or something? I LOVE this tool, I have used it to forgive in many situations, from my van,…
It is helpful to remind myself – It is safe to feel disappointment. Disappointment is part of life and maybe a little bit more right now in Covid-19 time. So it is a great time to practice feeling disappointment and how to easily feel it and move on to acceptance.
When I am spinning with thoughts and emotions about being disappointed, or even right now, worrying about being disappointed in the future, it is hard to not get all caught up in the emotions of those thoughts.
Which then makes it challenging to make a good decision out of faith instead of fear.
When I really remember that indeed disappointment WON’T kill me, it is easier to move forward with faith.
In this podcast episode I go over 7 steps to help you easily move through disappointment. You can download a PDF of the steps below.
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Overcome Disappointment Handout Here
Curious what we decided to do for school in the Fall?
Not long after recording this podcast episode, I researched some options and talked about it with Bryson and Rob and we prayed and made some choices.
If you want to know, you can read what we decided to do by clicking here.
Our family’s current plans for school in the fall. We pieced together a hybrid program I am hoping will work. I have been praying…
A new point of view of the Stripling Warriors.
Throughout the battles in which the young stripling warriors fought, many of their number were wounded, but not one of them was ever killed because, although “they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.”
How were the stripling warriors taught by their mothers?
What helped them have faith?
I think about the power of a mother’s prayer. Do you think these warriors had seen their mothers praying for them over the years? Do you think they saw their mother’s faith?
I would say yes! They were taught by their mother’s directly, but also most certainly saw their mother’s praying for them and felt their faith.
These moms were praying their guts out while their children were away fighting for them. They were saying powerful prayers for very specific things, like safety and wisdom and protection, to be able to listen to and follow their leaders.
When things got scary and the warriors needed courage, I can picture them remembering that their moms were praying for them and gathering strength from that image.
It wasn’t just that they had been taught in their youth, they knew their mothers were actively helping them through prayer, even while they were far away.
Prayer is one of my most favorite and powerful Mothering tools, especially as my boys have grown up and moved out!
I love this definition of prayer in the Bible Dictionary – “The object of prayer is not to change the will of God but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is already willing to grant but that are made conditional on our asking for them. Blessings require some work or effort on our part before we can obtain them. Prayer is a form of work and is an appointed means for obtaining the highest of all blessings.”
One of my Powerful Mom Prayers
In this podcast I share how a powerful prayer I uttered on November 11th 2014 and how it helped save my oldest when he was kidnapped when he was only 16 years old.
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It is OK to want things, it is human nature. We often feel like we need it because it feels like a survival issue,…
If you had told me 6 months ago that people would be yelling at, spitting on or even shooting other people because of wearing masks I would have thought you were crazy.
I am a little nervous about sharing this podcast, because there are so many strong emotions around masks right now. But I felt God assure me that this neutralizing tool I am going to share can help the world have more peace.
I am not going to be convincing you of a “SIDE”, rather reminding you the power of having a neutral energy about a subject.
My hope is that as we hold whatever stance we have on masks from a place of neutrality, there can be greater peace and love in the world.
I hope I was so neutral as I talked on this podcast episode that you won’t even know what my “side” is.
I walk through the thoughts of 3 imaginary people from different perspectives of the mask issue and and how I would help them shift to neutral emotions about their and other peoples choices.
- 1 who thinks all people should wear masks in public
- 1 who thinks people shouldn’t wear masks in public
- 1 who gets anxiety while wearing masks
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Need additional Support?
I mentioned in my podcast that for some people doing these steps would be a good start, but they may need additional support.
Meditation is a powerful tool to help us manage anxiety as well as our thoughts. It is something that I love to teach and I have a 6 day scripture meditation challenge you can sign up for by clicking here.
My friend Katy from Be Still Services shared this tool on Facebook and I love it.
Stand or Sit and pay attention to your posture and how both feet are pressing into the ground.
Notice your breathing, if possible, slow your breathing down. Breathe as deep as possible in a way that is comfortable for you.
Closing your eyes, if that is possible and feels safe, or if your eyes need to stay open, keep your gaze soft.
Name 3×3 things
- Name 3 physical sensations you notice. For example, I feel the heat on my face, I feel tingling in my toes, I feel my jacket on my shoulders.
- Name 3 things you hear. For example, I hear my son yawning, I hear the creaking of the floor, I hear the hum of the AC.
- Open your eyes if they are not already and name 3 things you see. For example: My Beyond Blessed pillow on the sofa, another pillow on the floor, my water bottle.
Am I safe?
Now that you have gone through these steps, pause and check in with yourself to see if you are safe.
Usually we are safe and are able to recognize that after doing this exercise. It helps us to get present so we can respond from this moment, instead of being stuck in the past.
One on One Phone Support
If you want one on one coaching/emotional clearing. I have limited hours I am seeing clients this summer.
I do have a coupon code so you can get an 80% discount on a Mask Related session. That coupon code is MASK.
You can see my availability by clicking here.