Self care isn't a fad for caregivers—it's a necessity. Sandra Peoples will help you take better care of yourself so you can care for others!
Creating a Bucket List for the Rest of 2020
2020 has been a year we'll never forget. It's amazing what got packed into one year. And we are really feeling it as 2020 ends. But as we enter the last three months of the year, I want to slow down a little and make a plan for what I want to do before it speeds past. Maybe you do too? Maybe you want to take back a little control over the year and set goals you can meet—goals that are less about what you will accomplish and more about what you will enjoy. Let's do that together today as we create a bucket list for the rest of 2020!
This week, I'll be in our Facebook group talking more about my bucket list and asking you to share what's on yours! if you haven't joined us, click here: Abiding Caregiver Facebook group. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcarespneedsmoms)
Let It Go: The Practice of Benevolent Detachment
Today we're talking about benevolent detachment, a practice I read about in John Eldredge's book Get Your Life Back. It's the idea of turning over to God what weighs heavy on us and leaving it in His hands. We'll talk about how Jesus practiced this during His life and how we can follow His example. I'll share how I realized it was the solution to something that has been causing me a lot of stress lately. I hope this concept is as helpful to you as it has been to me!
Lessons I'm Learning to Live By
Today we're talking about lessons I'm learning to live by. I turned 40 last year, and it's been my favorite decade so far. Through this season of reflection and growth, I've come up with a few lessons I say to myself at least once a day. They are principles to live by if you want to get formal about it, or mantras to remember. I'm excited to share them with you, especially the last one because I guarantee it's a saying you've never heard before but really need in your life. So let's jump into episode 30 and the lessons I'm learning to live by.
In July, I may not have new episodes each Monday, but I'll still be interacting in our Facebook group, Abiding Caregiver (https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcarespneedsmoms/), so join me there if you haven't yet.
Find a transcript and the show notes for this episode at sandrapeoples.com/thepodcast (http://www.sandrapeoples.com/thepodcast/). While you're checking out the show notes, you can also sign up for my monthly newsletter. (http://bit.ly/selfcarenewsletter) It comes out the 1st day of each new month. In July's newsletter, I'll be sharing tips on living a Plan Be summer, that's B-e summer, when we focus on being present and being joyful even in the midst of all we have going on.
Abiding Caregiver Advice to Carry Us into Our Next Season
This is episode 89, and today we're catching up and talking about what's ahead!
88: Lauren's Last Episode: An Update and a Blessing
In today's episode, Lauren shares a life update about her one word for 2022 accompanied by an announcement. May this be an encouragement to you about refocusing, surrendering, and receiving unexpected, new beginnings. Shownotes: http://www.abidingcaregiver.com (http://www.abidingcaregiver.com/)
087: Marriage and Disability Parenting
In this week's episode, Lauren is joined by her husband, Brock, for a conversation about marriage and disability parenting. They discuss intimacy, grief, and the challenges that continual exhaustion and stress tend to have on a marriage. Brock and Lauren open up about their struggles and share the hope they have found in Jesus through all the ups and downs.Shownotes: http://www.abidingcaregiver.com (http://www.abidingcaregiver.com/)
Blessed & supported!
The two main words that come to mind when I listen to Sandra and now Lauren too! Parenting a special needs child can have seasons of loneliness and discouragement. Grateful for a time during my week to not feel stranded on a deserted island. Really appreciate their vulnerability and laughs!
A true God spread on wholesome toast
I love listening weekly to these podcasts. Some of them hit right on target for me as a special needs mom, and some are not anywhere in my zone, like gardening, ha! The biggest connector is the woman who does these weekly is a true God spreader, each time I listen, I hear God speak through her life.
Real and helpful!!
This podcasts resonates so much to my life. I’m raising 3 teenagers, one who has Down syndrome, so navigating these years has taken me to a different level of learning. This podcast is both an understanding shoulder to lean on and knowledgeable advice to move forward with. Thank you!