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Posts in the ‘Community Care’ category

What Do We Do with Trauma?

Life, in general, offers lots of opportunities for stress and trauma (big, medium, and little). When we walk through our days only dealing with the immediate, we can often ignore situations or emotions that need attention. When we don’t take the time to process or even evaluate what may or may not affect us, we […]

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The Kaleidoscope of Trauma & Stress

Kaleidoscopes fascinate me. How one slight turn transforms the internal pieces and parts into a variety of patterns and colors…kind of an organized, beautiful visual chaos. (I took this picture through the lens of a giant outdoor kaleidoscope at the Dallas Arboretum.) This week on The Bearing Life® Podcast we talk with Katlyn Nasseri about trauma. […]

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Father’s Day Encouragement

Father’s Day offers a special day to recognize and honor our earthly fathers. I know so many wonderful dads who love and care for their families. Mine passed away years ago and I set aside time each Father’s Day to reflect on the values and faith he passed on to our family, the special times […]

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A Simple Gift to Transform Mother’s Day

The beautiful gift bag waited next to my front door. I noticed it, but my spirit just shrugged…meh. A brilliant sun and clear blue sky stood in stark contrast to the state of my heart that Mother’s Day Sunday. I was just a few years past the decision to stop fertility treatments and had launched […]

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Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day through Infertility and Child Loss

As we prepare for special celebrations this Mother’s Day, I want to encourage you in your journey. If you are part of a community that cares for women walking through infertility, child loss, or involuntary childlessness, this week’s podcast, Getting Ready for Mother’s Day, offers defining steps you can take to love and support your […]

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Facing the Challenge

Hands outstretched, I held my breath to balance and focus on catching the cube of plastic tossed up to me. Once caught, I bent down to place it carefully and securely so I could then step up onto it. With each crate I stacked, I gained a little more height in the air…the higher I […]

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Healthy Self-Reflection

On the Bearing Life® Podcast this week, my friend and coach, Dr. Les Carter, offered us a clear understanding of the term, narcissism. The label narcissist is often thrown around without a true understanding of the word. A range represents the full spectrum of narcissism and we learned a variety of behaviors that exemplify this very real […]

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Gaslighting

Have you ever known someone who consistently challenges or questions your recall of events or conversations? At best it can be frustrating (with someone you rarely encounter) and at worst it can become a twisted communication dance that develops into a destructive mental/emotional pattern (with an inner circle friend, spouse, partner, family member, or close […]

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