Blooming in Business

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I’ve always loved spring, it’s a time of the world waking up after the cold winter months, a time of rejuvenation and change. It always feels like there is a big shift taking place in the world.

It’s also a perfect time to focus on fresh growth and new developments in your business.

Which is why I’m excited to share with you today that I am part of the Blooming in Business bundle which launches today.

Inside you will find my Faith-Filled Entrepreneur Success Pack

And a whole lot more.

Whether you have been looking for ways to reach new clients, up your social media game, work on your mindset, build an affiliate program or build the systems in your business we have you covered.`

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Keep Bloomin’

Phoenix

Happy International Womens Day

I chose to celebrate International Womens Day by remembering my Identity in Christ.

I AM strong but my strength is in Christ. Many things that have been seen as weak are actually healthy- crying, expressing emotions etc.

I am also celebrating International Womens Day by honoring YOU, my lovely followers. I am so grateful and blessed to have the opportunity to speak into your lives. I have been quiet the last couple weeks but have some surprises in store.

I hope you enjoy the video I made for you…..

A video for YOU!

Keep Bloomin in Him,

Happy Valentine’S Day!

Over the past couple weeks we have looked at different kinds of love- from God’s love to self- love, to love of friends. Today, being Valentine’s Day, we will bring it all together. How do we, as Christians, show love to one another and to God?

The following affirmations are from my e-book , “Affirmations on Fruit of the Spirit” which is available to purchase as part of the “Bloom in Faith Bundle” HERE

I Choose Love

Spirit inspired love is not dependent on events, people or things. While love usually refers to strong feelings, a Spirit led love is deeper. God wants us to really love Him to such an extent that our love spills over to other people.

Here are affirmations and verses about love to encourage you to love bigger and bolder than an earthly, superficial love.

Godly Love

Listen to God’s Word about His Love for You

I choose a love that cannot be defined by earthly words. My love is the ultimate love exemplified by God. God is Love. He transforms me so that my character is defined by love.

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:8 NIV

Selfless Love

I choose to love my Lord God beyond my human capabilities with a love that encompasses every ounce of my very being. When I concentrate on my love for Him, I will have the power to love others.

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the  first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-39

Brotherly Love

I choose to love other Christ-followers despite our differences of opinions. I know that the world can best see an example of God’s love by the way I treat others with differing spiritual opinions.

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35

Responding Love


I choose to love because God loved me  first. When I choose to reciprocate the love given to me, I allow God to love through me. He rewards my faith by giving me the power to love others. As I give more love, God empowers me to love more.

“We love because he  first loved us.” 1 John 4:19,
NIV

Ask Yourself:

What does a love filled day look like to me? If your definition of love was to become the world’s standard definition, how would you define love? ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

How can I share love with others today? ____________________________________________________________

Valentine Gifts for You (to share)!

Into-Me-See

Friendships are a source of both joy and heartache.   

As women, we seem to have a greater need for friendships than men do.  Our friendships run deeper.  Men like to “do things” with friends.  Women want to “know things” about each other.  We like to do things together too, like shopping, but we want to talk while we do it! 

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Girls are naturally drawn to each other.  A girl’s first experience with heartache may have been over a lost “best friend” rather than a “boy friend”.  When friendships are lost, women grieve. 

We do not just grieve for the friendship, but also for the secrets shared, the trust given and the acceptance enjoyed.  If betrayed, the pain runs deep.  No one can cause you more harm than someone you have trusted in deeply.   

Your best friend in school knows who you are afraid of and who you secretly like.  She knows you still keep your Barbies in your room and you cried for a week when Shaun Cassidy got married.   She knows your Mom drinks and you “came this close” to letting your cousin touch you there… 

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Most recall a time in school when a friend we trusted proved to have loose lips.  It cut like a knife and that is when it starts – the creation of the mask.  

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The mask is the “you” you are willing to let the world see. We hide behind our masks, thinking we are better off, but we lose so much.  If no one knows I’m struggling, I deny them the chance to minister to me and keep me accountable.  I lose the good advice of mature Christians, not to mention their prayers.   

However it started and however it was reinforced, we want to look at how we can take the mask off and start to be real. 

We don’t want to risk letting people see the bad stuff.  If we let people see just the good stuff – if we never let them see the bad – we will be accepted and enjoy good friendships.   

If you are being accepted by people because of the false front you present – then deep down you know it is only the false front being accepted. The real you will remain terribly alone and you know it.  That is why so many women who we see as “picture perfect” are struggling with deep insecurities.   

How do we start?   

Before we can allow others to see inside of us, we have to accept who we are.

  If we are not comfortable with who we are on the inside, we will always hide behind walls.  I lived too many years without God in my life and when my eyes were spiritually opened, I was all at once deeply ashamed but completely accepted I was amazed that God would love and accept me, just as I am. 

“This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that he loved us..” (1 John 4:9-10 NLT)   

God loved me before I ever loved Him.  He is the one who initiated our relationship.  God did not wait for me to clean up my act so He could love me.  I was a rotten person with all kinds of emotional baggage and bad habits! 

“When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners…God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”  Romans 5:6-8.    

God looked down on me when I was utterly helpless!  And He loved me.   

If we can learn to live our life through our Father’s eyes, we will accept ourselves as imperfect people.  We will learn to accept others as imperfect people too.  We will be able to take off our masks and allow others to do the same. 

Intimacy = Into me see. 

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Intimacy is allowing others to see what is inside.  Scary idea isn’t it?  Practicing intimacy with others is all about learning to be transparent.  The only way we are going to learn to be transparent ourselves is by practicing acceptance of others. 

How do you respond to people who are being transparent?  People who are letting it all hang out, with no pretenses or masks?  Do you see the negatives and immediately judge them?  Do you find yourself secretly wishing that they would put a mask on?   

Honestly, I have thought that!  Sometimes it is just easier to not see inside of others! But that is just selfishness.  That is not the heart of our Father in heaven.  He sees inside of all of us and loves us anyways.   

Next time someone comes along with no masks on, with their emotions and negative traits hanging out, take time to really check them out.  Look them in the eye and consider everything about them that drives you crazy! 

Now love them, because God does. 

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Then go in the bathroom and look yourself in the eye.  Don’t start thinking “Well, at least I don’t go around like that!” or “I’m not so bad compared to that.”  That will ruin everything.  No, look and see the real you.  See the you that is most definitely not perfect.   

Now love yourself.   

It will be a freeing experience for you.  You will be on the way to accepting yourself and others.   

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If you are living behind a mask, I encourage you to take it off!  Go to someone you can trust, maybe a Pastor or Christian counselor to start.  If you have been wearing a mask for long, you may need to so slow.  That’s okay, just don’t move backwards! 

I have shared my insecurities with people who in turn used them against me.  I have shared my dreams with people and been made fun of.  I have reached out in friendship only to be rejected completely.  I won’t lie.  It hurts.  But for every time that I have been hurt, I have a longer list of times that I have been blessed.  I have made friends I would never have imagined.  I have been amazed to see God use my testimony to give another woman hope. 

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Intimacy is not for every relationship.  You do not have to lay your heart bare for everyone.  That isn’t even healthy.  Intimacy is different for every relationship.  I have a few close relationships.  These are women who I can go to with anything without being condemned or judged.  I have other friends who I enjoy spending time with because we share interests or values.  But I would not talk to them about intimate subjects.  Our friendships just do not go that deep.  It doesn’t mean that I value the people any less than my confidants; I just enjoy them on a different level.  It’s not important that I am intimate with a lot of people, just that I am experiencing intimacy with some. 

Relationships come and go.  I look back and see women who have greatly impacted my life.  Many of them are not in my life today because of geographical moves.  I believe God does this to keep me from leaning too much on others, so that I will lean on Him!  Instead of becoming insecure and afraid to invest myself into new friendships, I have come to see them as a gift from God for a season. 

   

You see, our very Best Friend can be Jesus.  People make mistakes, but He never does. He never betrays a trust or makes fun.  He always listens and gives good advice.  He always builds up and never tears down.  He invites us into uninhibited intimacy with Him.   He knows our heart and He longs for us to know His.  It is a relationship that can never be taken from us by distance or death.  It is a forever love that will sustain us through everything.   

If you don’t know Jesus in this way, I want to invite you to get to know Him today. It starts with a prayer. 

Dear Jesus, I’m not perfect.  I mess up all the time.  I’m not living my life the way that I should.  I believe what the Bible says about me and about You.  Because of my sin, I cannot get to heaven on my own, but You came to make a way for me.  You lived a perfect life, died on the cross to pay for my sins, rose again and live today in heaven.  I ask You to forgive me, Jesus, and cleanse my heart of the wrong that I’ve done.  I ask You to save me and take me to heaven with You when I die.  Thank You for being my Savior.  Please help me to live my life without masks.  Help me to get to know You as my very Best Friend. Amen. 

Wherever you live, there are some great churches nearby that you can plug into. Tell someone there that you prayed to accept Jesus and you want to know everything there is to know about Him.   

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Have questions? Want prayer? I would love to hear from you about how I can best support you.

Love Yourself (So You Can Love Others)

February is all about Love. This month, leading up to Valentine’s Day, we will be talking about many different types of love. Today, we talk about self- love and self- care.

‘Love the Lord your God with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, and with every thought that is within you.’ This is the great and supreme commandment. And the second is like it in importance: ‘You must love your friend in the same way you love yourself.’  Matthew 22: 37- 40 TPT

Most Christians (and many non- Christians) are aware of the two greatest commandments- Love God, and Love your Neighbour.

God created love and we love out of the abundant love He gives us (which he showed by sending His son to die for our sins)

Sounds straight forward, right?

Right!

Ummmm…….wait…..

What about “You must love your friend in the same way you love yourself

Oh Oh……

Do you talk to your friends the way you talk to yourself?

Do you spend time with yourself (doing the activities that nurture you) as much as you spend with others?

Part of following God is getting into a place (body, soul, and spirit) where we can fully hear His voice and heed His Word.

I know that when I am stressed, tired, feeling overwhelmed, distracted and burned out I am NOT loving God with all my being (as per Matthew 22: 37- 40).

It is important for us to be good stewards of the resources God gave us.

We are entrusted to take care of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

 Physical– “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? “(1 Corinthians 3:16 NKJV)

Mental- “Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” (Romans 12:2 TPT)

Emotional- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 ESV)

Spiritual- “But Jesus often slipped away from them and went into the wilderness to pray.” (Luke 5:16 TPT)

But, how do we take care of ourselves- body, soul, and spirit?

Enter Self- Care

Self-care covers a lot of areas with regard to caring for yourself. It involves nurturing your body, soul and spirit. It focuses on building yourself up so that your internal resources don’t become depleted. Essentially, self-care is being as good to yourself as you would be to someone you care about. It requires you to show yourself some compassion and encourages you to be vulnerable with others, asking for help you when you need it. What doesn’t fall under the umbrella of self-care are self-destructive coping mechanisms such as using drugs, drinking, gambling or retail therapy. These things only make you feel good in the short-term

If you want to live a long and happy life, it’s crucial you look after your health and wellbeing. Self-care is how you ensure your mind and body are functioning as well as they can.

Some of the main benefits of self-care include:

  • Improved physical and mental health
  • You’ll feel more energized
  • Improvement in self-esteem
  • It helps to fight off disease
  • You’ll be better able to help others

When you ensure your body has everything it needs, you’ll see a drastic improvement in your physical and mental health. It really helps to boost the immune system, fighting off illness and disease. Studies have revealed that self-care activities stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. This basically means your body goes into rest mode, helping it to recharge and relax.

As self-care helps you to sleep better, this also leads to you feel more energized throughout the day. It also combats stress, which in turn can have all kinds of awesome benefits such as improvements in your relationships.

Common Self-Love (Self- Care) Obstacles People Face

When you are trying to practice self-love, you’re going to run into a few obstacles along the way. These can really derail your progress if you aren’t prepared. By being aware of the common obstacles, you can take steps to prevent them. So, let’s look at some of the most common obstacles people face when trying to practice more self-love.

You aren’t surrounded by positive, healthy relationships

A major obstacle to self-love is toxic people. If you are surrounded by people who drain your energy and have a negative outlook, you’re going to struggle to practice self-love.

Surround yourself with positive, healthy relationships. While all relationships go through hard times, for the most part they should lift you up and make you feel positively about yourself. So, if you have relationships which cause you more misery than happiness, now is the time to start taking a step back and focusing on healthier, happier relationships. After all, you’ll struggle to love yourself if you are surrounded by people who make you feel bad.

This also involves setting boundaries with others.

Feelings of guilt and selfishness

Another big barrier to practicing self-love is feelings of guilt and selfishness. It is common to feel like self-love is selfish. This can lead to feelings of guilt when you attempt to focus more on yourself.

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Viewing self-care as a selfish act is unfortunately a common barrier. These days, we are made to feel like we should be able to do everything ourselves. Taking care of others is viewed as much more important than taking care of ourselves. However, the truth is that self-care isn’t selfish, it is necessary for our wellbeing.

Think about it, you can’t help others if you aren’t taking care of yourself first. There is a well-known saying that you can’t pour from an empty cup. If you feel constantly tired, stressed out and physically or mentally unwell, you’re going to struggle to take care of others.

So, stop thinking self-care is selfish and start realizing that it is necessary for a healthy, happy, and balanced individual.

You need to understand the importance of self-love. It isn’t just a luxury, it’s a necessity for your health and wellbeing. It certainly isn’t selfish so you absolutely shouldn’t feel guilty for trying to love yourself more.

Needing to be perfect

Perfectionism is a major obstacle to self-love. While a little perfectionism can be a good thing, especially in business, it can also lead to disappointment, frustration, and unhappiness.

When you feel like everything must be perfect, you aren’t going to be happy when you fall short. So, try and let go of your need to be perfect. Understand what draws your perfectionism and identify your triggers. You can learn how to take your thoughts captive. Remember, nobody is perfect, not even you!

Not understanding how to love yourself

Finally, another barrier is not understanding how to love yourself. Many people don’t fully understand what self-love means. They mistakenly think it is about doing things you want to do, rather than what you need.

Self-love isn’t just about treating yourself; it is about making sure you are fulfilling your needs. For example, if you want to lose weight, indulging in junk food isn’t going to help, even though it might be brining temporary joy. Instead, a healthier diet and exercise routine is considered a form of self-love as it helps you to become healthier and fulfils the body’s needs. Here are are some simple, imperfect ways to add self-care to your day.

These are just some of the common obstacles to self-love you need to be aware of. By being aware, you’ll be able to figure out how to overcome them if they do arise. Finding people, you trust and who build you up is a big part of being able to practice self-love. However, don’t forget to be your own personal cheerleader too.

Reminder: God is the best encourager ever!

Here is a video to bless and encourage you:

Keep Bloomin’ in Him!

Phoenix

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You do… YOU (Do What Makes You Happy, and Learn Something New)

Life is definitely full of responsibilities and other things we need to do, but don’t necessarily enjoy. This is why it’s important to know and make time for doing things that make you happy. Never doing anything that brings you joy can contribute to feelings of being unfulfilled, overwhelmed, and bored with life. Keep reading for some ways you can figure out what makes you happy, and how to set the time aside to DO what makes you happy!

Do What Makes You Happy

Take Classes

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Check out what kind of classes are local to your area, and try them out. These can be for cooking, sewing, painting, photography, jewelry making, music, and more! This is a fantastic way to try some new things and see what you enjoy most. Then, when you know your favorite, you can mark that scheduled class down in your calendar, and that will make that time sacred. Taking classes is an awesome opportunity to discover a new passion for yourself.

Rekindle Old Hobbies

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Have you lost touch with a hobby you used to really enjoy? Get back into it again! Pull out those supplies that are collecting dust, or get some new ones, and find your joy doing something that you already know makes you happy. This gives you a little more flexibility to set the time aside and still work within your busy schedule. We should always make sure we never lose sight of even the littlest things that bring us joy. If you love doing something, make sure it’s a priority in your life.

Join A Local Club Or Group


This can be online or in person—whichever works for you. Lots of people have the same things that they enjoy doing, and it can be even more fun to do it as a group! You can learn from each other, and have the opportunity to make new friends in the process. Book clubs, Facebook groups, community gardening, etc. are all great examples of using a group to do things that make you happy. Oftentimes, these groups plan special get-togethers that you can prepare for and schedule ahead of time.

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These are just a few really general ways you can do what makes you happy, and make the time for it! Feel free to use these as a springboard to really get creative with discovering all kinds of things you can do to keep a little bit of joy in your daily life.

Learn Something New

Learning a new skill is one of the best ways to keep your mind working and stimulated. When you keep on learning new things, it actually helps exercise your brain and can even reduce your risk of developing certain brain function problems as you age! Below are some more benefits you can take advantage of when you learn something new…

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It Helps You Connect To People
Taking classes online or in person is a great way to meet new people with similar interests! You can get to know each other, study/practice together, and have new experiences together. After you’ve taken the time to learn this new thing, it will also help you find more opportunities to use it! This can help you meet new people as well. For example, say you take a cake baking class and you really enjoyed it… Well, you can use your new skill for local parties and connect with that many more people! The more you’re able to connect with others, the more doors open up to new opportunities and experiences.

It Creates Personal Growth
Learning new things helps you keep your mind open to new thoughts and experiences. When this happens, you grow that much more as a person by being able to see things from multiple perspectives. By having this mindset, you will become a better problem solver, and be able to think things through much more objectively. You also will feel very proud and accomplished when you’ve finally mastered whatever you’re learning. This also means that you can grow even more by teaching other people what you’ve learned. Teaching others also helps you learn even more!

It Improves Brain Function
When you continue to learn more and more new things, your brain actually creates new pathways and shortcuts between different neurons! This not only can help prevent dementia, it can also make it easier to learn OTHER new things! Learning new things also helps the white matter in your brain become denser—which improves the speed at which your mind can process new things. So by continuously learning new skills and things, you’re actually helping yourself with all other aspects of your life! A strong and fast brain makes lots of things much easier.

When it comes to learning new things, the possibilities for growth are endless based on what it is you learn! Take some time to figure out a few things you’d like to learn, and make a goal of learning at least one of those things within a year. You’ll be so glad you did!

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  7. Love yourself
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Set Time Aside For Yourself

Taking time out for yourself is a very important part of taking care of you. Going long periods of time with no breaks to just breathe and be by yourself can take a huge toll on the mind and body. Increased risk of stress, anxiety, burnout, fatigue, compromised immunity, heart problems, weight fluctuations, and more are all possible side effects of not taking breaks from life when you need them. Below are some ways you can set time aside for yourself…

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In The Shower Or Bath
Believe it or not, even a quick shower can be a great opportunity to snag some much needed relaxation time. Take as much time as you can, and use the time to reflect on the day, or how you’d like the day to go. This is a great way to center your focus on positivity, and set the stage for an improved mental state for the rest of the day. You can also have a bubble bath if you have the time, and that’s your thing! Utilizing some calming essential oils such as lavender or chamomile during a bath is a wonderful way to unwind.

Before Bed
Spend some time before bed journaling, reading a book, watching a calming nature documentary , listening to relaxing music, or anything that makes you feel calm and relaxed. When you set time aside for yourself before bed, it allows you to process your day and prepare for a more restful night’s sleep.

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Take A Road Trip
Whether it’s just a few miles away, or in a whole other state/province, a road trip away from all the stresses of everyday life can be an awesome way to set time aside for yourself. take a weekend, or use up some vacation time you’ve saved up and go somewhere new! Try new foods, see new places, experience as many new things as you can, and have FUN.

These are just a few examples of how you can get creative and start setting time aside for yourself as much as possible. Depending on your schedule and lifestyle, each of these things can differ in execution, but the most important thing to remember is to DO IT! Having some time to re-center yourself, and refresh your mind can work wonders on your stress levels; and it can also improve your overall health if you have certain conditions triggered by stress.

Say YES to NO! (Boundaries)

But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’ [a firm yes or no]; anything more than that comes from the evil one.

Matthew 5:37 (AMP)

You may have heard the saying, “‘No.’ is a complete sentence.” If not, it’s definitely something you should keep in mind for your daily life. While you don’t necessarily want to say no all the time, it’s important to know that you CAN when you need to.

It can be easy to fall into the trap of “people pleasing” your way through life, and never setting healthy boundaries for yourself. This is an understandable struggle—you want to make the people around you happy and not let them down! However, you must consider your own life and feelings sometimes.

Taking stock of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health is part of how you can decide when it’s okay to say no.

Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help you know when you need to take a step back from being everything to everyone:

  1. What else is on my plate?
    If you simply have too much to do, and you’re overwhelmed… Say no.
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2. Do I WANT to do this?

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It’s important to realize that you don’t have to have an elaborate reason to say no. Not wanting to is enough.

3. Am I in the right mindset for this?

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Sometimes what is happening in our own life can make certain things just too much to do… For example, planning a birthday party might not be a great project to take on right after a death in the family.

4. Does this person consistently take advantage of me?

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It’s an unfortunate fact that there are lots of people that seek out people to manipulate and take advantage of. You can find these people everywhere, so always stay vigilant, and make sure they aren’t doing it to you. TRUE friends and HEALTHY family will have relationships with you that are built on give AND take.

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5. Have I had any “me time” lately?
Self-care is vital to a happy and healthy life. If you’re constantly going and going and doing things for everyone else—you’re neglecting yourself. When this happens, burnout, stress, anxiety, and more can creep in and create lots of other issues in your life. Take and make time to take care of YOU.

I hope this has helped you to take a look at your habits of how much you say no to people when you should. It’s okay to stand up for yourself and say no when something just isn’t a good fit for you at the time. ❤

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How Journaling Counts as Self-Care

Every single day, we are constantly flooded with information and emotions brought up by everything we experience. These feelings can be both positive and negative, and it is important that we process all of them in a healthy way. Focusing on positives while working through negatives properly is an important part of self-care. One great way to accomplish this is through journaling! Read on to find out how journaling counts as self-care…

You Can Be Honest
Journaling affords you the opportunity to be completely raw and honest with yourself. You don’t have to worry about what someone might think if you express certain emotions honestly, and you can feel safe. The journaling also lets you practice self-awareness… Much like how saying something out loud can help you hear how ridiculous it sounds—journaling can help you SEE if you are overreacting to something innocuous.

It Can Help You Remember What To Be Grateful For
A great way to shift focus off of your negative feelings is to make a list of things that you are thankful for, or that made you happy each day. This can be ANYTHING from the perfect cup of coffee, to getting a hug from a loved one. Just write down everything that had a positive impact on your day. This is a great way to end your journaling sessions on a high note, and put you in a happier and more relaxed mindset.

It Gives You Quiet Time
Taking the time to journal your feelings each day gives you a scheduled quiet time with yourself and your feelings. You can sit quietly with your emotions, and figure out WHY certain things make you feel negatively. You can take the time to work through your triggers, and not allow pain from your past to control your future.

Helps You Keep Track Of Repeated Issues
By making a point of journaling your feelings and experiences each day, you will be able to get a fix on things that keep happening that affect you negatively. This will give you the opportunity to avoid these situations, and/or figure out how to fix them. As you weed out these issues, you will be able to more confidently navigate your day-to-day life.

Lets You Blow Off Steam
Sometimes it would be nice to really tell someone that has been hurting you what you think of them, and hurt them back. However, this can lead to a lot of other bad situations; and can often be counter-productive to trying to live a more healthy and peaceful life. This is where journaling can come in very handy… Instead of verbally lashing out at the person or people, write down what you wish you could say to them. No consequences, just you and your journal. If you can/want, you can also even read it out loud as if they were there. The important thing here is that you’ve gotten that negativity out of your system so it doesn’t fester and explode. Once you’ve written it all out and possibly read it out alone, tear that page out of your journal and dispose of it however you want. This will help keep you from revisiting and reigniting any negative feelings you just took the time to get out.

I hope these ways that journaling counts as self-care have inspired you to start journaling on your own! It’s a wonderful way to process both positives and negatives that you go through in your life.

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Happy New Year!

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions (resources and gifts)

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Happy New Year!

 

Thank you for being part of the Life in Bloom! family. 

 

 I pray that you will have an amazing, blessed New Year.

 

Today, I am taking time to create and promote new products that I am passionate about. Tonight, I will be eating nibblys and then playing board games with family.   After my son goes to bed I will be spending some quiet time with God to plan out the year. Tomorrow, we will have a small family dinner.

 

What are your plans for today and tomorrow? (and for the new year)

What are YOUR New Year’s resolutions?


Would you like greater health or greater time/location/money freedom?
Would you like a deeper connection with God?
Would you like to find a community of women who are committed to supercharging their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health?
Do you wish to be more motivated or organized?

 

Read on for resources (and free gifts)




 

 

I really appreciate you and wish to support you in your health goals (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual).

 

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

If you want some ideas of New Year’s Resolutions you will actually keep , read this article

 

  • Greater health?– There is still time to sign up for the Prosperous Health Challenge that starts January 10, 2022.  Find out more information/sign up HERE.  You get a $50 gift code for products and a FREE copy of my Motivation and Success bundle (pictured above) for signing up with me.  You can also download a free “The Truth about Supplements” bundle by going to my latest blog post HERE

 

  • Greater time/location/money freedom?- Let’s connect.  I have resources for you. 
  • Deeper Connection with God? -Check out the free 30 Day Wisdom Challenge that starts January 1.  Start your New Year off right by reading through the book of Proverbs with Lisa Bevere, Bill Johnston, Danny Silk and MORE.  Want a Christian Facebook/Netflix alternative that has positive, godly movies, music and more?- check out the Raising Royalty platform 

 

  • Would you like to join a community of women committed to supercharging their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health? (and have access to more freebies from me?) . Join the Supercharge your Health for Women Facebook group.

 

  • You can get 40% off of DIGITAL products (ie. get them right away) at the Life in Bloom! store HERE with coupon code MOTIVATE40.  Journals, bible studies, healthy recipes, e- courses

 

  • Need practical tips on how to make healthy choices during the holidays. Read the post below for healthy mocktail recipes , healthy snacks and tips on moderation. You can also visit my Healthy Living pinterest board for cocktail/mocktail recipes

 

  • Want a FREE GIFT for the New Year-  get your New Year’s Diet Resolution Journal HERE (download directly from Dropbox) 

 

 

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When it comes time to bring in the new year we often do a toast with our fancy glasses and sparkling cider (or champagne), wishing everyone a year full of happiness, health, prosperity, and wisdom. What we don’t think about are the artificial ingredients and crazy amounts of sugar that are in these drinks that we are raising up to our health! Why not try one of these recipes that will help you bring in the new year without a guilty start on your health journey?!

 

Cherry Spritzer

 

Sparkling water that doesn’t have added sodium or sugars
Purium’s Apothe-Cherry
-Add 1 tbsp Apothe-Cherry to your glass then fill the rest with the sparkling water & enjoy

 

Tequila Sunrise WITHOUT the Tequila

100% organic orange juice
Purium’s Apothe-Cherry
Sparkling water
          -Add 1 tbsp Apothe-Cherry, half glass orange juice, and half sparkling water.

 

Sparkling Cherry Lemonade

Organic lemonade
Purium’s Apothe-Cherry
Sparkling water
          -Add 1 tbsp Apothe-Cherry, half glass organic lemonade, and half glass sparkling water.

 

What’s best about these drinks is not only are they healthy and delicious, they are also kid-friendly! Enjoy and have a Happy New Year! 

 

Alcohol-free 6 Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve Without Alcohol (neaddictions.com)

Still planning on drinking alcohol tonight> Here are some tips for moderation

20 Healthy Snacks for New Year’s Eve | Healthy Family Project

 

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