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The Hidden Part of an Authentic Life

  I had a wonderful coaching client, we will call her Bethany. One of Bethany’s goals was to live more authentically in her relationships. (I just love that.) When she would describe a particular situation with someone in her life, I would ask, What are you hoping for here? or when …

A Doer’s Top Energy Drainers and Gainers

  Self-care gets a bad rap by Doers, because they rarely see the need for it. While bubble baths and deluxe pedicures may sound nice, they secretly believe they’re a waste of time. Who wants to lie around all day getting pampered when there’s so much that needs to be …

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A Connecter’s Top Energy Drainers and Gainers

Connecter Self Care

Self-care gets a bad rap because, too often, it’s synonymous with self- centered and self-indulgent activities. Or it conjures up images of people lying around all day, doing nothing. But you’re a mom.You never get to lie around.You barely get to sit down! So let me be perfectly clear about …

A Stabilizer’s Top Energy Drainers and Gainers

  Recently, while waiting for a flight to take off, I was pleasantly surprised and genuinely entertained by a flight attendant who was fed up with the canned safety instruction speech. “In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop down in front of you. …

The Hardest Part of an Authentic Life

  One day your dirty laundry is going to be hung out to dry.   Jesus warned, “The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all” (Luke 12:2).   Think about that for a minute. …

The Doer

Bold. That’s your word.   It’s large and big. Bold fits everything you do. It’s a word that validates who you are and all that you can do as a Doer. Live life at full throttle. Lead the way. Take risks. Try new things. Doer Strengths   It’s not easy …

The Improver

You are the most difficult to put into words.   Why? Because there is just so much to you. I scratch my head when I consider the wonderful nuances of you because, in some ways, you defy explanation. You’re simply complicated. (Don’t you love a good oxymoron?) A jumble of emotions …

The Connecter

I’m captivated by you Connecters.   I’m so grateful that God made this slice of His image that is you. You may not think that what you bring to the table is so special. You may think that other moms are just like you. No, they’re not. The Institute for Motivational Living …

The Stabilizer

  Stabilizer, I’ve got three little words for you. I. See. You.   I see your stability, your faithfulness, and your caring heart. I see your gifts of observation and your ability to listen well. I see your thoughtfulness, your tender mercy, and your helpful attitude. I see the way you …

The Beginning of an Authentic Life

This post begins a series of blogs, each describing one of the Eight Essentials of Authenticity. This week I’m reading Holy Ambition by author and pastor, Chip Ingram. Today, in chapter 6, I read this, “One of the most amazing things that I have discovered in the last twenty-five years as a …