What Do You Carry Into 2021?

What a year 2020 was! As we close the chapter on last year, let’s consider what we carry into 2021. Do you carry fear? Comparison? Anxiety? Make 2021 the year you focus on living today. In this episode, I share defining steps you can take each day to intentionally move through this difficult season. Connect […]

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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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Holiday Proxemics

In this episode, I speak with Katherine Hill, my friend and creative director for The Bearing Life® Podcast and the DJS Brand. Katherine and her husband have been married for 15 years and they teach the pre-marital class at their church. We discuss Edward T. Hall’s theory of proxemics and how it applies to interacting […]

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Navigating Family Stress over the Holidays

During a recent conversation with Katherine Hill, creative director for The Bearing LifeÒ Podcast and the DJS brand, we discussed wrapping up Season 2 and how best to share helpful information for the holidays. As we talked about the challenges of navigating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year celebrations, etc. we laughed about various challenges […]

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