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.
How to Heal from Being Hurt by the Church
Today I'm joined by my pastor/husband to discuss being hurt by the church. We talk through three situations we've experienced from one side or the other: having a conflict with another church member, being hurt by the staff or leaders in a church, and leaving a church in a healthy way. We have been hurt by church people, but we've also been healed by church people. And we're praying the same will happen for you and your family.
The Why Behind Hobbies (why I have a garden, buy BBQ sauce in bulk, and have learned lots of theatre lingo)
This is episode 63, and we're talking about why hobbies are fun. I know that as an abiding caregiver, lots of things in your life probably feel hard. That's why it may be even more important for you to have a hobby, something that feels fun.
In this episode, I'm not going to tell you what hobby you should do. We're going to focus on the reasons to have hobbies—the why behind them. Of course I'll talk about the hobbies my family and I have because they are fun to talk about, but don't think you have to do exactly what we do. I just want to get you thinking about what would be fun for you and why it's important to do something fun!
Join our Abiding Caregiver Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcarespneedsmoms (https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcarespneedsmoms)
Check out the show notes: http://www.sandrapeoples.com/thepodcast/ (http://www.sandrapeoples.com/thepodcast/)
Spring Cleaning Challenge
This is episode 62, and I'm actually super excited to talk about spring cleaning! I thought it would be fun to do a little spring-cleaning challenge that you can join me for this week or save it for a week when you're feeling springy! We're going to set up a few little things that will make it easier before we get started, then I'll share 10, 30, and 60-minute challenges you can do each day of the week to get your house ready for a new season!
Full Shownotes: http://www.sandrapeoples.com/spring-cleaning-challenge-ep-62/
* Go Clean Co (https://bleachpraylove.com/)
* barkeepers friend (https://amzn.to/3ldMbgL) (affiliate link)
* post at Desiring God: The Hidden Ministry of Homemaking: What I Learned from Elisabeth Elliot (https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-hidden-ministry-of-homemaking)
* Every Moment Holy (affiliate link)
* Abiding Caregivers Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcarespneedsmoms)
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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.
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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!
I wanted to listen to a podcast that would make me laugh while encouraging me and giving me truth. And I keep coming back again and again to Sandra Peoples and Selfcare and Soulcare for the Caregiver. You will love listening to this podcast. My only complaint is that the episodes are not longer! Haha! I look forward to all of Sandra’s episodes! Highly recommend this podcast!