Tag: challenge

Purpose in Struggles

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There have been some dry spells this summer, and my withering and parched lawn was certainly showing the effects of it. My first inclination was to swing into rescue mode and haul the hose out for daily watering, believing that I was doing the best for it, and keeping it ultra-hydrated and from as much distress as possible. A little research on lawn care showed me that this well-intentioned, extra care and attention routine could actually be hurting my lawn and creating shallow root systems and an inability to withstand the rigors of future heat and drought.


It is natural to want to escape suffering as soon as possible and not live in discomfort. We usually want the quick and easy way out. As a parent, I have found it difficult at times to watch my children struggle with various challenges that they have faced. The temptation is to step in and take over or rescue them from the difficulty rather than have them suffer. Yet, I know that ...

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Posted in:

  • Control
  • Processing
  • Story
  • Struggle
  • Tragedy
  • Trauma
  • uncertainty
  • uncertainty
  • weariness
  • weariness

Tags:

  • Expectations
  • Hopes
  • challenge
  • change
  • coping
  • courage
  • grief
  • growth
  • patience

G.L.A.D

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“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”

—William Faulkner

 

If there was a supplement that has been shown to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain, disease, and improve mood, sleep, and immunity, would you take it? I would, I’d be looking at Costco to buy it in bulk. The good news is, this supplement does exist and doesn’t require a yearly membership or three low payments of $19.99; however it looks different than adding a packet into your morning smoothie.

 

Practicing gratitude daily helps override our automatic tendencies to hyper focus on problems and gain some perspective in difficult situations and seasons of life. Gratitude can also be a path we follow to find hope in difficult seasons. Practicing gratitude daily for three weeks develops positive mindset into a habit. After the initial three w ...

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Posted in:

  • Change
  • Decisions
  • Effort
  • Emotions
  • Mindset
  • Practice

Tags:

  • Confidence
  • Hopes
  • Joy
  • attitude
  • balance
  • challenge
  • change
  • intentional
  • practice

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset

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Imagine entering a new country and expecting to be fluent in the language.  You think “I want to go to France,” so you book a trip and step off the plane thinking that the research and planning you’ve done for your trip will fully equip you to speak to the people you meet in French.  When you try to speak French, for some reason, no one understands you.  Worse yet, you have no idea what anyone is saying to you.  This could cause some problems on your vacation…

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Posted in:

  • Mindset

Tags:

  • challenge
  • growth

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