Fear can feel overwhelming when you are faced with a family emergency or crisis situation. Knowing how to lean in to gratitude in those moments can be the most powerful way to disarm our fears. In this week's podcast, Bethany shares how a scary experience with her family reminded them that gratitude is greater than the fears we face.
Teen life can be filled with so much drama. They face so many challenges to belong and be accepted by their peers, while trying to figure out and develop healthy friendships. Part of our role as parents is to model what healthy looks like. We all have been hurt by words and actions of others, we all have had bad days, but it doesn’t give us the right to be mean or cruel to others as a way to deal with the pain. In this week’s podcast, Bethany talks about how to create a drama and bully free zone starting at home with your teens.
Sarcasm can be absolutely hilarious, but it can also be hurtful. Learning how to handle people who use it as a cover for their own pain can be challenging. In this week’s podcast, Bethany shares the art of having crucial conversations and coming from a place of compassion to take your relationships to the next level.
When we set out with good intentions to reach our goals, we never prepare ourselves for those moments we just want to quit and throw in the towel! But, if we can press in to the discomfort, the inconvenience, the hard work, the challenge, and lean into our support system, we can accomplish anything we set out to do. In this week’s podcast, Bethany shares the joy of accomplishing her goal in podcasting and the challenge to not quit!
Have you ever played the trust fall game with a group of friends? Holy smokes, falling backwards into the arms of your peers can be pretty scary, especially if you're not sure you can fully trust them! Ha! Trust is a key component of successful relationships in all facets of life. It is built by small simple moments that add up over time. In this week's podcast on trust, Bethany talks about what makes it and what breaks it, and the importance of being trustworthy.
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.
Thought for the day: Our experience of grief is unpredictable, messy, unconstrained to time, and individualized--it is defined as loss, sorrow, sadness, heartbreak, suffering, pain, and more. We face grief in the most unexpected circumstances--loss of a loved one, loss of a job/business, unmet expectations, tragedy, lost items of sentiment, divorce, retirement, changes (good/bad), what... Continue Reading →
Thought for the day: There are days I just want things to go back to normal! Big change happens for better or worse and we find ourselves scrambling and trying to cling to anything that feels solid, familiar, or normal. Adjusting to change brings emotional ups and downs; highs and lows you may never have... Continue Reading →