Finding Peace in Difficult Times: 7 Takeaways from Michele Cushatt’s Book, Undone

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Today is Equip and Empower TV’s 50th episode – yay!

And to celebrate, I’m launching the Equip and Empower Academy. Summer session will kick off with two classes:

  1. Quieting the Mind
  2. Stress Management

For full course details visit the Academy’s page HERE. I would love your support in sharing the news with your friends. You can share this page using any social media icon above [easy peasy].

Alright, so on today’s episode {video #50} I decided to do something a little different. I share 7 takeaways from Michele Cushatt’s book, Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life.

We all have “unexpected” somethings. All of us. For Michele, it was cancer. In her book, Undone, she shares her journey so beautifully. She’s a brilliant writer. And although I’ve never had such devastating news, I’ve had many experiences with fear that I can totally relate to her story and I know you will too.

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What to Do When Faithfulness and Gratitude Run Low

E46-Being Faithful with What You HaveLots has happened these past weeks and I found myself feeling ungrateful. My focus has been on the lack vs. the fullness. Ever feel that way? There’s many factors that play into this, but the Lord reminded me that to grow in gratitude, I must be faithful with what I have today.

When I find myself feeling stuck or frustrated, I know it’s that time again, where I have to re-evaluate and make tough decisions – those are never fun. But the reality is it’s necessary to get my heart back to it’s rightful place.

On today’s episode, we discuss the importance of being faithful with what we have today. Not living in the past or hoping for the future, but living for this moment. Because we can’t enjoy God’s blessings, when we’re so focused on the lack.

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One Simple Strategy to Deal with Flooding Worry Thoughts

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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 make the big stuff matter tomorrow.

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

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SOS Cultivating Balance Part 4 (Saying No)

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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.

If you’re a subscriber, print your pdf HeartSheet I sent you and follow along. Not a subscriber? No worries – subscribe for free HERE.

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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SOS Cultivating Balance Part 3 (Organizing)

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So you wanna know more about organizing? Well, I’ve got a good study here for ya.

On today’s episode, we focus on the second word of the acronym SOS – organizing – and how it can help us cultivate balance.

Because getting organized is not an easy task, I’m targeting three areas that are essential in laying a firm foundation prior to the organizing process. You won’t find tips and tricks to getting organized. Sorry. That will be for another episode.

Our focus today is answering the question, “Why do I need to get organized?” I find that if we answer this question, our chances for lasting change is greater.

If you’re a subscriber, print your pdf HeartSheet I sent you and follow along. Not a subscriber? No worries – subscribe for free HERE.

What We Discuss:

  • What we think shapes what we do
  • Why we need to reassess our thinking
  • Is being productive really the solution?
  • What does the heart have to do with it?

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