Did you know recent studies show that gratitude improves your overall health? It boosts your immune system, improves your sleep, releases endorphins, and emits positive energy that impacts your mood. Crazy, how something as simple as being grateful has that kind of impact. In this week's podcast Bethany checks in on your grateful jar--is it filling up or collecting dust?
There isn't a quick reference guide or map to navigate the uncharted territory of parenting teens. Sometimes it requires tough love. And, in the midst of holding the line, you question whether or not you are screwing it up and scarring them for life! In this week's podcast, Bethany shares some of her 'now' experiences as she navigates teen life with her daughters.
We all look different in our strength. If we all looked, acted, thought, and talked the same the world would be mundane and boring, probably even scary. As we learn to grow in our strengths, we all need hero's and role models to emulate and motivate us to become our best self. However, we have to be careful not to compare and measure our progress to the accomplishments it took others a lifetime to achieve. In this week's podcast, Bethany talks about not getting caught in the trap of comparison.
Do we really care about the response when we say ‘hello’ and ask how are people doing? Or do we anticipate the ‘good’ response and move on. Do we have the bandwidth to listen and know their story? In this podcast Bethany shares and defines the value of these sliding door moments.
Extreme exhaustion, struggles with body image, whacky hormones, mood swings, and stress! Listen as Bethany unpacks her journey through postpartum depression, and overcoming the shame stigma associated with depression after baby number four.
Have you ever played the game Hotter-Colder? The game is about looking for a hidden item. As you move closer to it everyone in the room yells, 'Hot, hot, hotter!', or if you move further away everyone yells, 'Cold, cold, colder!'. Finding our passion can be just as simple. Life is a series of moments that moves us towards or further away from what ignites us and makes us 'zing'. Finding our 'zing' in these moments help us discover the path of our passion. In this week's podcast Bethany talks about the simplicity of finding what makes you zing.
Have you ever found yourself hustling to prove your worth? Trying to please people at work, church, school, and basically everywhere you go? When we don't know our value and self-worth, we are willing to sacrifice who we are for the sake of belonging. Our hustling eventually catches up and only sets us up for burnout, resentment, anger, and exhaustion. Our value and self-worth can only be defined by how we truly see ourselves. Listen as Bethany shares how the hustle began for her and how we can begin to discover our value.
Finding true friendships is one of the greatest gifts and treasures in life. In this week's podcast, Bethany has a conversation with her best friend, Naomi Bachmeyer. They share some of their story on how to cultivate healthy friendships and relationships. Listen as they discuss the value of being intentional about when to lean in and when to let go.
There are enough Debbie Downers in this life to try to keep you small. It's time for you to stop minimizing the greatness in you! You cannot hide pieces of yourself because you are concerned with what others will think or their own jealousy. It's time for you to be brave, be bold, and be yourself! Listen as Bethany shares how she is overcoming being afraid and allowing herself to shine.