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Just say no! Some practical ways to set healthy boundaries, say NO when you need to, and stop being a people pleaser // Episode 49

What are we talking about today? Boundaries can be so difficult. But if we want great relationships, we need healthy boundaries! Not to mention, the huge impact they have on our mental health and emotional wellness.  Yes, even as Christians… we need to feel confident in when to say no and how to say it! […]

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Stop fighting! My 10-step checklist for conflict resolution in your marriage and beyond // Episode 43

What are we talking about today? Do you enjoy conflict with your loved ones? Of course not! Conflict is no fun… but it is inevitable. And there are solutions.  As a therapist (not to mention a mom and a wife!) I am all too familiar with the pain of dealing with conflict. We all go

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Stop comparing yourself to other people! 5 strategies to help you crush comparison-itis, stop mom guilt in its tracks, and build more genuine friendships // Episode 37

What are we talking about today? Have you ever walked away from a conversation with someone feeling worse about yourself? Comparing your messy life to their seemingly great life? Comparison-itis is no fun, and it’s not helpful for our mom guilt! We’re tackling that today. We’re talking about why this happens to us and 5 action

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Do you want happy relationships? Let’s talk about the need for REALISTIC expectations of yourself and others // Episode 35

What are we talking about today? Our expectations shape our experience of life. What do you expect from your husband? Your job? What about your expectations of yourself, or of God? Unmet expectations creates disappointment, discouragement, and distance in our relationships. And one of the biggest reasons that our expectations wind up going unmet is

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Is your busy schedule hurting your family relationships? 3 risks you might not be thinking about… and 3 ideas to find a great balance // Episode 22

It is so easy to fill the family calendar. We want to give our kids every opportunity! We want them to have fun new experiences. We want our own time for volunteering, work obligations, coffee with friends… not to mention the never-ending list of cooking and cleaning for the family. We get busy. But do

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Are you a Perfectionist? Let’s Uncover the Biblical Truth about Perfectionism // Episode 15

I think it is human nature that we want things to be perfect. We want to be a perfect wife. We long for the perfect marriage. And then what happens? We set unrealistic expectations of ourselves. We pour our energy into the tasks, projects, and relationships in front of us, trying to make everything perfect…

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