Self-Care: Selfish or Something Else?

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A bundle of perpetual motion – that’s my newest granddaughter. At five months old, she’s determined to conquer life sooner rather than later! She has little use for sleep – who knows what she might miss out on while recharging? And IF she must sleep, she wants to enjoy it in the arms of Mom. She’s not yet figured out how delightful life can be with sleep or how sleeping on her own would do great things for her and even greater things for her mom! Babies aren’t much for self-care!  Sadly, the majority of adults I meet aren’t so … Read More

How Self-Care Makes You a More Effective Leader

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While taking my trash can to the curb to be picked up, I chuckled over the bold letters declaring “NO HOT ASHES” on the top of the lid. I chuckled because it seems like pure common sense to not put hot ashes into your trash can, right? Clearly there have been issues, or these words would not be molded into the top of my trash can. The words on my trash can remind me of the tag on my blow dryer urging me to not dry my hair while taking a bath, or the warning on plastic bags:  This bag … Read More

The #1 Reason You Never Reach Your Goals

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New Year's Resolutions: 1. Lose Weight 2. Get Organized 3. Spend less money, save more 4. Enjoy life more 5. Find a better job

By a significant margin, the number one New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. This doesn’t surprise me – exercise, eating well, and time with God seem to be the first things people let slide when their schedules get crazy. The sad thing is that they are the things that would benefit them the most! Unfortunately, this focus on losing weight diverts attention from the bigger, more important issue – we don’t value ourselves. Mothers exhaust themselves taking care of their children, but fail to model the healthy habits their children need to see and learn. Fathers work crazy hours … Read More