Renew Mind

Renew Mind

Renewing your mind means removing the barriers to becoming our most authentic and whole self.

Barriers like painful or embarrassing memories that cause us to interpret the world in a way that hinders our growth.

Barriers like guilt, doubt, and overwhelm.

Barriers like feeling unworthy.

On your healing journey, you may make progress, but you won’t arrive until these are handled.

Nourishing your body will be so much easier after you have renewed your mind – because how you are doing it will change.

And how you are doing it matters.

Managing Expectations

Managing the expectations of the people you love can be a huge challenge over the holidays. Our children want it to be absolutely magical.  Which is almost impossible to guarantee. Our partners have their own vision of what is important - which is often...

Anatomy of Growth

Yesterday, in church, our pastor was preaching on Generosity.  He mentioned how growth leads to more generosity, and inserted a small quote from Norman Shawchuck, "Don't push growth, remove barriers." My ears perked up.  Don't push growth, remove barriers. The first...

Vulnerability

With any kind of major change or shift, people notice.  It is very easy to feel vulnerable with that kind of attention.  That vulnerability can keep us from shifting further, or even cause us to shift back to where we were. This is a picture of my second birthday....

Raise Your Standards

Sean Croxton has a new "Quote of the Day" podcast out that is phenomenal.  One of my favorites (so far!) is a quote by Tony Robbins about taking the should's in your life and making them must's.  I highly recommend tuning in daily. CLICK HERE to listen to the 14 ish...

Ponderings on Loneliness

Holiday stress comes in so many forms.  I have been thinking about loneliness. Loneliness is best discussed with the help of a book that I love: Beloved, by Henri Nouwen.  (Referral link.)  If this is a particularly difficult subject for you, please read it!  It is...

The Stress of Beauty

Beauty in nature is one of the most amazing anti-stressors out there. I breathe the beautiful clean air, or gaze at the majestic mountains, the crystal clear ocean, and the earthy forest....  There is nothing in the world that brings me more peace. Why does beauty...

My Favorite Days of the Week

My favorite day of the week is Friday.  And I am not alone!  There is even a restaurant  named after it - TGI Friday (Thank God It's Friday). What is so great about Friday?  Considering it is a work day like every other day? Anticipation.  Of fun and relaxation and...