Being vulnerable can trigger anxiety and fear. Choosing to bare all and trust those closest to you will take your relationships to a deeper more meaningful level. Listen as Bethany shares her hilarious story of being caught ordering Starbucks naked, and how it relates to the risks we take with being vulnerable.
Relationships are risky! They require us to open up, be vulnerable, and let people in. But what do you do when you get hurt, stabbed in the back, or betrayed? The tendency is to close ourselves off, say "I'm never going to do that again", keep others at arms length, and isolate. Listen as Bethany shares the importance of staying connected and choosing relationship over fear. Finding the right relationships are possible because you are worth it!
We all at one time or another are guilty of judging others for their actions, beliefs, choices, and disagreements. When we fall prey to judgement we shut the door on true connection because we can become blinded by our own perceptions of truth. Listen as Bethany shares how it is possible to love even when you disagree; show compassion in the midst of differences; and bridge the great divide when you seek to understand.
For the love, being a parent is not an easy job! Yet, if you can survive the challenge, it is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever be given to. There are days you want to duct tape them to the wall and ground them until they are 30. But then those moments are followed by laughter until your cheeks hurt, dancing silly in the kitchen, bear hugs, sloppy kisses, and 'I love you's' until your heart hurts. And you wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Listen as Bethany shares tips on surviving parenting.
The only way to stay connected with those that matter most, is purposefully blocking time in your schedule. Date nights with your spouse, lunch with a best friend, one-on-one time with your children will only happen if its a priority on your schedule just like your dentist visits, school concerts, hair appointments, etc. Listen as Bethany shares the importance of giving your time a name. Purposeful connections are possible when you make time work for you.
Big dreams and goals don't happen overnight. It takes time, perseverance, determination, and keeping the vision in front of you. There's great value in setting realistic steps to achieve your big dreams. Sharing your goals with a close friend or partnering with your spouse can help you stay the course in the midst of challenge. Listen as Bethany shares her story on the importance of writing out your yearly goals and accomplishing all that you set out to do.
As we end out 2018, it's important to take a moment to reflect on the goodness that carried us through the year. These moments of goodness remind us of the daily miracles and blessings we experienced. Listen as Bethany shares a practical way to reflect on goodness throughout the year.
Joy and happiness are so closely related, yet joy runs much deeper than bright smiling faces. Listen as Bethany shares how true joy is more than boxes, ribbons, and bows.
Creating unrealistic expectations, especially around the holidays, can often leave us disappointed and frustrated when it doesn't happen as planned. As much as we want to, the reality is we cannot control people or the outcome. Listen as Bethany shares the importance of remaining realistic and flexible with setting expectations over the holidays.