One Simple Strategy to Deal with Flooding Worry Thoughts


Today, we celebrate our 25th Equip and Empower episode. Yay! {Confetti toss}

I can’t begin to express my excitement and gratitude. The first video went up February 2015 and we’ve come a long way. It’s been a journey of learning, flexibility, endurance, and constant fine-tuning.

Can’t say I’ve got it all together, but I’m at a good point. I truly enjoy making these videos for you, but heck they’re a ton of work. So, when we hit 25 episodes, this was my opportunity to splurge on my favorite Starbucks drink, a soy misto. Although small, it’s my way of celebrating this meaningful milestone.

Because the small things we do today makes the big stuff matter tomorrow.

On today’s episode, we’ll explore a simple technique to help deal with worry thoughts.


3 Lessons Infertility Taught Me About Failing Successfully


Infertility can be such a shaming and lonely journey. I know many women who have struggled with infertility, including yours truly, and the impact it can have on our sense of identity. 

Society has taught us that “failure is not an option” – Apollo 13. In my walk with the Lord, I’ve experienced the opposite. I have found that to succeed, we must learn to fail – and fail successfully (with grace).

Although I’m using my story of infertility, please stick around because this is applicable to all women – we’ve all felt like a failure or will fail at one point.

On today’s episode, we’ll explore three lessons infertility taught me about failing successfully.

What We Discuss:

  • The expectations women set or society sets for them and how this feeds our sense of “failure”
  • Why self examination is essential to successfully fail
  • The impact evaluating our situation has in setting priorities and values in place


3 Tips to Help You Stop Comparing Yourself to Others


One of the most frequent themes in my coaching practice is the “comparison trap.” Women ask me, “How do I stop comparing myself to others?” Truly, this is a widespread phenomenon. Let’s just be real, comparing ourselves to others drains us and leaves our souls bare to the bones.

Comparison is a waste of time. But you already knew that. So, how do we get rid of these yucky feelings and ruminating thoughts? That’s the million dollar question.

I’m no expert. And I’ll be the first to say I struggle with this all too often. But I have learned some tips to recognize this culprit and redirect it before it runs wild.

On today’s episode, we’ll explore three tips to help you begin taking steps to end the comparison trap.

What We Discuss:

  • Comparison robs us in three areas: joy, time, and energy
  • God created us uniquely and for a specific purpose
  • It takes more energy and time to try to be like someone else than being yourself
  • Three tips to help you set a game plan to stop comparison


Finding Meaning in Life Despite Difficulties


There are times in life when we fall. Life hurts and getting up is difficult. As we struggle to make sense of our experience, we may lose sight of the meaning in the midst of the difficulty. But God has created us uniquely and with a specific purpose. Those difficulties in life, if we allow them to, can make us stronger.

On today’s episode, we’ll explore three areas in our life that we must re-evaluate if we are to find meaning again.

What We Discuss:

  • Three areas to re-evaluate in order to find meaning again
  • God created us with special talents and gifts that must be used
  • Over working pulls us further away from our purpose
  • We must slow down and be with God and others
  • We can’t change others, but we can change the way we see our circumstances


SOS Cultivating Balance Part 4 (Saying No)


On today’s episode, we’ll focus on the last letter of the SOS acronym – “Saying No”

Our text is Exodus 18:17-21. Mr. “do it all” Moses was quite busy leading the Israelites. I could totally relate to his caring heart. I want to serve God with all I’ve got but take up more responsibilities than I can handle.

Today we’re exploring 3 priorities that will help us stand the strain of life’s demands. Let’s say no to productive busyness and yes to effective focus for the kingdom of God.

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What We Discuss:

  • Three priorities we must set in place to implement healthy boundaries
  • Why defining our roles and expectations is important
  • What happens when we create dependency vs interdependence
  • Why focusing on what truly matters helps us be more effective


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