Do You Wear a Personality Mask?

I’ve worked with many women whose personality types did not accurately reflect their authentic design. For a variety of reasons, they scored themselves as they believed they should be or could be, rather than who they are. This is called masking. Masking is the process of displaying a false or …

Are You the Victim of Personality Discrimination?

  What do you think about your mom type? Do you like it? If you don’t know it yet, you can take the 9 question Mom Quiz now. Some moms love their type, others, however, don’t. Maybe you’ve been a behind-the-scenes woman all your life (Stabilizer or Improver), but wish …

What Does Authenticity Feel Like?

In a recent article in Psychology Today entitled What is really happening when we feel authentic?, the author cites research that feeling authentic is more about feeling good than actually being authentic. “When people feel authentic” he says, “it may really be an indication that they are feeling positive about …

What’s Your Authentic Mom Type?

The moment your child was born, you became a member of the IMA, International Mom Association. (Actually the IMA isn’t really a thing. I just made it up.) You survived nine months of indigestion, insomnia, and hormone-induced insanity for this great honor. If you became a mom through adoption, surrogacy, …

What’s Your Slice of God’s Image?

  My family is from Georgia, so my favorite pie is pecan, the nut of the south. Every year at Thanksgiving, we make at least two pies, filling the entire kitchen with the sugary aroma of caramel and toasted pecans. My mouth waters just thinking about it, (but my insulin-resistant, …

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What is an Authentic Christian?

If authenticity were a high school girl, she’d be voted head girl and prom queen all in the same year. Not bad if you’re into that sort of thing.   In 2018, the word authentic was googled more than most other words. It’s super popular. According to Google Trends it has …

The 5 Reasons Moms Don’t Know Their True Selves, Part 2

In the last post we looked at three of the reasons moms don’t know their true selves—time, social media comparisons, and our fake world. This week we will look at two more. Reason #4: Fear of Selfishness Caregivers (aka moms) give loads of love and care to others. It’s what …

The 5 Reasons Moms Don’t Know their True Selves, Part 1

  It’s tough being a mom. First of all, there’s the loss of sleep. Did you know that new moms lose an average of 700 hours of sleep in that first year alone? Later on, nightmares, sickness and that darn blue light can rob you of the recommended 8 hours. …

Welcome!

  Before you start checking yourself in the mirror, I’m not talking about the got-it-all-together YOU who hides your insecurities, failures, and that secret stash of junk food in your bathroom drawer. (I’ve got Milk Duds in mine.) I’m not talking about the chameleon YOU who instinctively changes to match the thoughts, …

A Woman’s Guide on How to Abide

Wow!  What an honor to be the speaker at Family in Christ women’s retreat at the beautiful Mount Vernon Country Club in Golden. We spent the entire day talking about what I consider to be one of the most important spiritual disciplines and the foundation of our relationship with God, abiding. …