Defining Steps Through Grief

Grief can creep up on us and any unexpected trauma can trigger deep feelings within. When we watch our friends face this experience, we struggle to know what help we can provide and how best to support them. In my conversation with Ann Golding on The Bearing Life® Podcast, we share how you can assist […]

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Grief Boulders

Have you ever encountered a boulder on a hiking trail? The loom-large-block-your-path kind where you had to determine another way around? You can’t see over it, under it, around it. The boulder overwhelms our view of what’s ahead on our life path. Great grief often looks (and feels) like this. In the podcast episode last […]

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Overstuffed & Re-evaluating

The image of carrying luggage—heavy luggage—sticks out most to me as an appropriate metaphor for the transition from 2020 to 2021. We’ve all talked about and heard how 2020 felt wearying and overwhelming. We will most likely look back and see it as a significant year in our stories. How can we remove some of […]

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Pack Your Bag for 2021

I recently came across a picture of myself leaning against a brick column in a foreign train station–not in a looking-cool-hip-cosmopolitan-trendy-traveler-nonchalant kind of lean, but in a desperately-seeking-support-for-this-waaaaaaay-too-heavy-bag-hanging-on-my-back kind of lean. My large canvas suitcase with backpack straps hung on my back in between me and the lovely column. I can remember this moment when […]

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Lasting Joy in the Midst of Loss

Please welcome my friend, Jennifer Castro, our guest writer for today’s post. She shares her story about finding lasting joy in the midst of infertility and loss. I’m so grateful for her willingness to share her heart and encouragement during this Christmas season. *************************************** My husband and I met later in life.  I was 40 […]

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There’s a Podcast for That!

For many of us, when the end of the year rolls around we take stock of where we’ve been, how we’ve progressed, and consider where we still have room to grow. In 2020 storms have swirled around all of us – often leaving us static and unmoved from where the year began. As we walk […]

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Practical & Fun Christmas Steps

As a follow up to our latest episode on The Bearing Life® podcast, I’ve put together Practical & Fun Christmas Steps to Put the Holly Jolly in Your Season. Join me and let’s walk through ways we can accomplish basic tasks, meet deadlines, and put fun plans in place–with flexibility, of course! Thinking ahead of time […]

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Defining Steps to Navigate the Holidays

When we enter the holiday season, many families experience conflict when they face the, sometimes dreaded, question, “Where will we spend the holidays?” You may experience a lot of extended-family conflict answering this question if your relationships do not occupy the appropriate space. In 1966, Edward T. Hall developed the theory of proxemics, which is […]

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