How Discovering My MBTI Type Changed My Life

Excited to have Anna Reel from Anna Motion as a guest blogger! Enjoy! Have you ever felt discouraged by a lack of understanding of who you are? A weight presses in your head and spreads to your gut as you try to make sense of the world around you and how you fit into the puzzle of life. It consumes your mind and your every action. Who am I? Why am I like this? Where do I fit in? I’ve been there. I’ve been in the depths of misunderstanding and have questioned (even cried over) why I am the way that I am. I don’t know when I first learned of the term “introvert”, but I know I had many negative misconceptions about if for years because of the media and the way the people around me treated seemingly “introverted” qualities. People would use it like a foul word, like “stop being such an introvert!” But wait…I was an introvert. Did that mean that I was bad? Did being an introvert mean that I was somehow lesser than? I already could see the differences between myself and many of the people around me. Everyone seemed so much quicker to speak, […]

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6 Purchases That Will Support The Fight Against Human Trafficking

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” –Anna Lappe The human heart is created with the desire to be loved and to love others. The lack of connection between the desire to make a difference and actually doing something is often difficult to overcome in our modern world with its competing voices, packed schedules and a general feeling of overwhelm. How do we make it easy to fight trafficking for the average person who isn’t able to spend her day campaigning for change or traveling to difficult places to minister to women? As a busy mom, I have often felt that it’s difficult to get involved in the fight against trafficking — caught up in life’s commitments, taking care of my children, working and grocery shopping. It took me a long time to realize that there is so much we can do to be a part of the movement, even from home, and that it begins with our purchases. There is a rise in sustainable, organic and ethical products for sale, but even beyond this, there is a growth in social enterprises today. This type of business has as one of […]

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5 Confidence Boosters For The Hard Days

We all look for confidence boosters on the hard days! Do you often compare yourself to others? Do you ignore your accomplishments and tend to focus more on the negatives? When you receive compliments, do you refuse them? Would you rather talk negatively about yourself? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you need to think again. These are signs that your confidence is low. Feeling and thinking positive all the time, your whole life might seem impossible. There will always be a point in your life when you feel down. And feeling down once in a while is a totally normal thing. However, feeling down most of the time is another. It indicates having a low level of confidence that could negatively impact your life. But how can you be so confident in accomplishing your tasks when you are feeling down? Hard days do not only affect our relationship with others; it also affects the way we feel about things and the way we act and respond. Being confident is not constant. Confidence levels change, particularly during those times when all of the things you want to achieve are moving in the wrong direction. We all have […]

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You Can Be The Mother You Never Knew You Could Be

Thankful for Modi from moodswingmama.com for sharing her story about what she has learned parenting two children with special needs. Enjoy! I remember when my world used to feel so small. Me, my husband, and our growing family up against the world. I think of the times when the little things used to bother me to the point of borderline insanity. I used to relish the fact that I had it all. Boy, I was stupid back then. Before you become a mother, you create this illusion in your mind of what life should be. The perfect life. You envision your kids becoming athletes and honor roll students, keeping those date nights regulated with the hubby and never having to worry about the heaviness you didn’t plan for. Then life happens. Things change. Warning: that life you dreamt for yourself isn’t going to go the way it did in your head. I think to myself of all the things I took for granted. All the things that I used to put so much energy into that make me shake with anger and clench my teeth just thinking about now. Why was I so selfish and petty? Why did I always […]

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Teach Your Children How To Become A Team Player

Excited to have a guest post from Zara Lewis give parents great tips for raising kids to become team players. Enjoy! There’s no such thing as being too young to understand the importance of true team spirit. From their early years, children analyze and learn from different actions and behaviors that are presented in their everyday life. Learning how to be a good team player is no different. Kids see their parents not only as protectors but as role models. Therefore, it’s essential to provide proper guidance followed by concrete examples if you want your children to respect and value their individuality as well as accept and show the same respect to others. 1. Show respect. As mentioned, respect is the key point that leads to team spirit. Even though you might think that kids are too young to be told and explained such spiritual matters, children compared to adults are actually a lot more aware of their own selves as well as the differences and similarities they share with others. With this being the case, make sure to explain and show how important it is for everyone to be themselves and that it’s perfectly fine to be different because […]

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