Life Transitions

Posts in the ‘Life Transitions’ category

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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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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Keep Pedaling

I’m still amazed by Neil Tomba’s big dream and journey, aren’t you? In case you missed the podcast episode, we talked about his June 2019 trip across the US, from Santa Monica, CA to Annapolis, MD, pedaling his bicycle (33 days, 3,000 miles) accompanied by his co-riders, and team in two vehicles. What a dream […]

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A New View Follow Up

Rappelling down the cliff with the ocean below gave the gift of exhilaration and fun. Climbing back up while clinging to the sheer face and trying to find just the right notches for feet and hands challenged the mind and body. Even with the assurance of the attached rope, the “what if” and “I can’t […]

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A New View

Welcome to the launch week of a new season of The Bearing Life® Podcast! Several months ago, I set out on a new adventure in a new city far from home. The seed for this journey was planted eight years ago and after many twists and turns, it finally sprouted. I watched God unfold events […]

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An Inspiring Read

When you hear a good friend quote the same book numerous times in a variety of settings over many months, you pay attention! My friend Connie kept giving out word gems from Jesus Over Everything by Lisa Whittle. I finally stopped and asked more about it one day. After a detailed conversation, I decided I […]

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What I’m Reading This Summer

When summer comes around, I think back on childhood activities (swimming, bike riding, climbing trees, horses, camp, and playing with friends). These memories always include the music and books that accompanied my child, youth, and teen summers. Reading proved such a large part of these memories: library events, bookmobiles that went around the neighborhood, the […]

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On Growing Roots

As I placed new herbs in a pot, I realized the irony of my recent attitude and the name of the soil I used to nurture the small plants. I’m a people person and place a high value on good friends, connections, community, and fellowship (don’t get me wrong, I also need times of solitude […]

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