I walked out of the hospital tears stinging my eyes. I was exhausted mentally and emotionally and I had only visited for a little over an hour. After staying with my Mom in the hospital all weekend I felt 100% of all of the symptoms of burnout return. Tired when I … [Read more...] about Recurring Burnout: Reclaiming Hope
Self-care is not a new concept. I know that I need to take care of myself in order to take care of others. So, why is it that the things I need to do to accomplish this, always get put on the back burner? Am I ignoring the importance of self-care? Think about it, if you have a … [Read more...] about Self-Care: We Cannot Pour From An Empty Pitcher
I have always been a big believer in seasons of life. I love the verses from Ecclesiastes 3:1-17...there is a season for everything under the sun. I heard a sermon once that explained that these different seasons described in Ecclesiastes are not “either/or”, but more like … [Read more...] about What to Do with Your Stress When Seasons Collide
Have you noticed how the world feels like it is falling apart at the seams lately? Hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, political turmoil, and even threat of nuclear attack. It just doesn't seem to stop! I called my sister the other day just to talk and the conversation … [Read more...] about Exercise as a Remedy for Worry
I used to have a mantra about doing it all. I didn't want to have limits. I wasn't a completely crazy, off-the-charts, self-destructive rebel, but I had my moments of righteous push back. The phrase you can't make came to mind frequently. Fortunately, I kept it in my mind and … [Read more...] about Maximize Life By Living Within Limits
I remember when I used to work a ton of hours, I would go into a store and buy something I didn’t really need, just because I could. After all, if I am working this much, there needs to be some benefit to it. More recently I had a bladder infection and my small group … [Read more...] about What is Self-Care and What Isn’t it?