Defining Steps for Life

Dr. Julie Shannon equips individuals and communities to engage in practical compassion for the realities of life. She utilizes speaking and writing to inspire others with real talk on real life issues, sharing solutions and stories to encourage hope, community, and a renewed perspective.

Encouraging Women

Equipping Communities

Engaging Life

Taking Time & Space

What a pleasure to spend time with Dr. Michelle Pokorny on The Bearing Life® Podcast. She offered such great insight, wisdom, and practical helps for us to recognize and counter burnout in our lives. From now until the end of the year, the array of holidays, events, and workload can often feel like our busyness increases […]

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Countering Burnout

Joining me on The Bearing Life® Podcast is Dr. Michelle Pokorny to talk about burnout. She offers incredible insight to help us have a better understanding about practices and habits for life balance and mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. How do we handle our lives when seasons of too much become a way of […]

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Thankfulday #77

Thankful for key lime pie. :).

The Fall of Leaves

I love the smells and sights of fall, especially the reds, golds, and oranges of the leaves. There is such beauty in how they transform on trees and paint a warm nature painting, then eventually dance to the ground. Growing up in a state with minimal autumn brilliance, I always find wonder and amazement in […]

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Journey Together

I had so much fun with my friend Jennifer on the podcast this week. We really are young at heart and love looking back at what started our friendship long ago and how we’ve journeyed through life. Even though we’ve lived in different places, had different careers, and periods of time when we lost touch […]

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