Resources (+ Blog)

Over the past few months, I’ve had an opportunity to practice my own self-care in the middle of an unexpected family crisis. This season is requiring I provide care for my aging Mother and actively participate in the “sandwich generation”.

In August, my 83 year-old Mom fell and fractured a lower vertebrae. She is in early stage dementia and was moved to a nursing facility for rehab. In September, Mom fell again and broke her neck, resulting in a major setback to her recovery.

As Power of Attorney, I’ve been spending significant time coordinating her care, handling her finances, and making future living arrangements. It’s been a struggle to care for myself and maintain my quality of life.  [continue reading…]

In the Momentum podcast, Merritt Onsa interviews women who are pursuing their God-given gifts in beautifully imperfect ways and offers encouragement for your dreams. In Episode 10, I talk with Merritt about my battle with workaholism and my journey to finding my value and identity.

How do you learn to embrace your imperfections so you can engage in your life from a place of authenticity and worthiness? Shame is an unspoken epidemic and the secret behind many personal struggles. In this TED Talk, Brene Brown explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on.

Giving too much importance to the opinions held by others can cause problems in your emotional and physical well-being. You may feel hurt by the words of other people and assume what they are thinking about you. This article offers guidelines to help you stop caring what other people think.

Brene Brown shares 10 Guideposts for living wholeheartedly and practicing courage, compassion, and connection. As written in the Preface, “owning our story and loving ourselves is the bravest thing we will ever do.” Brene has challenged me to let go of who I think I’m supposed to be and embrace who I am.

Brene Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and human connection – our ability to empathize, belong, and love. In my favorite TED Talk, Brene shares insights from her research, including a personal quest to know herself and understand what “wholehearted living” really means.