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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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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Building New Relationships After Adoption

In honor of National Adoption Month, I shared a special podcast conversation and story this week. Maggie joined me on The Bearing Life® Podcast to tell us her story and to provide insight for other adopted children beginning a relationship with their biological family. Guidelines for building relationships after adoption 1.      Establish boundaries for communication. Maggie […]

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Adoption and the Meaning of Family

When I share about my infertility and involuntary childlessness through speaking events or one on one conversations, I often hear a follow-up question asking why I didn’t adopt a child. For most of my life, I wanted a house full of kids (similar to the Brady Bunch)! Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, adoption […]

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Defining Steps to Manage Anxiety

During this uncertain and sometimes frustrating period of time, we can allow anxiety to settle and even control us. On The Bearing Life® Podcast my guest, Dr. Les Carter, shared practices we can use to gently manage our anxiety and take defining steps through difficult seasons in order to reduce anger, depression, and domestic abuse. […]

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Coming to Terms with Anxiety

In the last few months, I’ve heard life reality stories of worry, stress, and grief both online and through friends’ firsthand accounts. In normal circumstances, each of us walks through varying seasons of worry throughout our lives. This year has such a multitude of issues that it can overwhelm even the most optimistic and hope-filled […]

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Defining Steps in Life Work and Calling

Rebecca Jowers, my guest this week on The Bearing Life™, serves as the executive director of Poiema Foundation, an organization that educates the public and raises awareness to prevent conditions that foster sex trafficking and other methods of exploitation. Rebecca’s passion for rescuing women and children from sexual abuse and exploitation developed over time and […]

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