New Beginnings

There are times when we need new beginnings.

You are not alone…

Nothing is unfolding for you the way you had planned…or it’s unfolding and you’re still unfulfilled and unhappy.  There is a nagging exhaustion, frustration, anger, restlessness.  That is me.

I had to ask myself over and over, what is it I am created to do?  Who am I created to be?  What is my calling, my contribution.  I knew once I found it…and responded to it…success, peace, contentment would find me, regardless of my circumstances.    It’s a path I’m still on, but one that is much clearer to me.  To find it, I was in prayer, study and coaching.

As an introvert ignoring my own needs, I ended up exhausted, unfulfilled, resentful.

Calling all introverts who, like Nehemiah and like me, hear their calling but feel totally unprepared, unworthy, unable…all the “un’s” and you’re doing your best to hide from all that God created you to be.  Emphasis on “be.”  We are human beings, not humans doing.

Tiptoe if you must…and take action, baby steps are just fine.  Then ramp it up!

65 Ways to Decrease Stress and Gain Clarity, Creativity and Peace

Many times, the hardest thing to figure out is exactly what I want.  Life and opportunity offer a plethora of choices!  More choices = more stress.  I want to be right!  I DON’T want to lose face!  All that trying-to-control causes stress.

So, here you go, 65 Ways to Decrease Stress and Gain Clarity, Creativity and Peace.  You probably know most of them but find it difficult to remember and implement on-the-spot.  Maybe this list will help you as it helped me. Continue reading “65 Ways to Decrease Stress and Gain Clarity, Creativity and Peace”