Before we get into setting all of these high expectations for ourselves in 2019 wouldn't it be nice if we took a moment to sit and think about all the good that happened in 2018? I have the perfect worksheet for you. Print one out or even a few to do with your family over … Continue reading Gaining Gratitude
One way to get back on track is to create a mental health checklist. Yes, if you want to feeling better, reference the last time you felt the way you wanted to feel. It will provide clues. We'll make a checklist of those things. Then, next time you find yourself feeling a certain kind of way, you will refer to your checklist.
Instead, figure out what things you can do that ACTUALLY make you happy. That ACTUALLY bring you long-lasting, residual joy. Do those things instead. I've noticed many people feel their day is so out of their own control, the only time they can get some pleasure is their food choices. That's a really crappy way to live, and you all deserve better than that. Find more ways to infuse joy daily and you might find yourself turning to food/booze less.
I've been asked a few times about the Bible I'm using, so at the risk of telling you something you already know, here goes! I got a new Bible right out of high school when I started going to church pretty heavily and felt my connection and understanding of God being to grow. I was … Continue reading Fierce Faith Friday: My Bible
One thing I’ve learned is that just as soon as you think you’ve dug as deep as it can go, life will absolutely create the need for you to dig deeper. Husband deployed and you’ve just started to get that under control? Expect to have to start doing dishes by hand because the dishwasher is … Continue reading Fierce Faith Friday: Dig Deeper