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Sometimes You Just Have to Take Care of YOU

Sometimes You Just Have to Take Care of YOU

YOU… Yes, You, Reading this Blog Post!   It’s true, you know. We can’t be our best for the people we love, and who love us, if we don’t take care of ourselves. Some people criticize the idea of self-care, saying it’s selfish to spend too much time and attention on yourself. BUT… it’s a matter of balance and moderation. Obviously, paying too much attention to yourself can cause you to become egotistical or narcissistic, but not paying enough attention…

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Recipe for Anxiety: Leaving Today and Slipping Into the Past or Future

Recipe for Anxiety: Leaving Today and Slipping Into the Past or Future

Stay Calm and Stay in the Present! ¬†     Anxiety and stress are dangerous for our health in all areas–physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional. According to WebMD, stress occurs when we face “continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges.” In addition, stress “can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping…. stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.”         Anxiety is a by-product…

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Your Choice: Hold On and Struggle OR Let Go and Let God Gain the Victory for You

Your Choice: Hold On and Struggle OR Let Go and Let God Gain the Victory for You

It’s a Personal Choice …. We can choose to hold onto our problems and struggle through, or let go and let God gain the victory for us. The first requires a major expenditure of energy, and causes frustration and stress–the latter requires a step of faith to trust God to do for us what we can’t do for ourselves.   Here’s today’s inspiration… “The Bible speaks of the arm of the flesh and the arm of the Lord. One is…

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Gathering Courage to Step Out of Our Comfort Zones

Gathering Courage to Step Out of Our Comfort Zones

  Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zones… Necessary for Growth!     I am thankful for God’s guidance that enables us to step out of our comfort zones. Even reading those words, or saying them out loud, can cause anxiety and make you feel uncomfortable. I liken it to feeling all cozy and comfy under a warm quilt on a winter morning, but then the alarm goes off and you have to face the chill as you reluctantly throw the…

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Making a Way Where There Seems to Be No Way

Making a Way Where There Seems to Be No Way

Opening Doors and Making New Paths¬† This has happened a few times over the past few months. Open doors, new paths, new opportunities that seemed like sure things … only to have doors slam shut or barriers arise in those paths, effectively curtailing the opportunity. It’s easy to get discouraged and feel like not taking another step along life’s journey. Yet we will only grow and fulfill our potential by moving forward, trusting God to give direction and light for…

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Hold On and Struggle – or Let Go and Let God Gain the Victory

Hold On and Struggle – or Let Go and Let God Gain the Victory

It’s a Personal Choice …. We can choose to hold onto our problems and struggle through, or let go and let God gain the victory for us. The first requires a major expenditure of energy, and causes frustration and stress–the latter requires a step of faith to trust God to do for us what we can’t do for ourselves. ~~*~~ ~~*~~ Here’s today’s inspiration… “The Bible speaks of the arm of the flesh and the arm of the Lord. One…

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