Do You Need To Ditch Christmas?

The holidays are a time of celebration, filled with parties, food and gift-giving. But what happens when the holidays feel like more of an obligation than a celebration?

You have likely heard the term “codependent,” but I’m guessing you haven’t given much thought to how it relates to the holidays.

Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship.

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3 Mindsets That Are Killing Your Dreams

What are the desires of your heart? Do you have a dream? A desire burning deep within for something better or something more in your life, whether it’s money, love, peace, or something else equally important?

 

Maybe you had a dream at some point, but by now, you’ve given up on attaining it. Maybe you, as I once did, look at your life and see a muddled mess instead of a dream come true. You pray and you wish, but you only seem to encounter more troubles.  

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Is it OK to Be a Control Freak?

Hi, I’m Kris Reece and I’m a recovering control freak.

I lived many decades of my life trying desperately to control other people and situations. In classic control freak fashion, I would justify all of my actions by saying things like, “I’m just trying to protect you,” and “I’m not angry, I’m passionate.” I was the type who couldn’t take criticism and blamed others for my misfortune.

And I’ll admit that while I am very happy I am no longer that person, I still get tempted to control sometimes. So I was relieved to discover that there is one area where I was still allowed let my control freak flag fly.

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How to Stop Feeling Selfish about Your Self-Care

The Bible says we are to deny ourselves and take up our cross (Matt 16:24). I’ve met many women who take this to mean that you need to be there for everyone every time they need you for something.

If you’re like these women, here’s are two contradictory truths you may not have considered:

If you’re the type who is always there to help, there will always be a waiting list for those wanting your help.
You are limited in our time and energy. So if you are always helping others, you won’t have time to help yourself.

I know what you’re probably thinking: But isn’t it selfish to take time for myself?