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3 CLUES YOU NEED A TIME-OUT

Free2Bdivine 3 Clues You Need a Time Out Sometimes when you are in the midst of your caregiving activities, you don’t realize when you need a break. To you, stress is becoming the norm and it’s just another day like the one before it. Your friends and family members will see it and maybe even say it to you, but you probably won’t see it for yourself. Or worse, you won’t admit it to yourself or anyone else either for that matter. Clue Number One You feel fatigued all the time. Chances are if your elder can’t get out too much, neither can you. Shortage of fresh air and sunshine is a straight path to illness, disease and lack of important Vitamin D. If you’re feeling tired all the time, don’t s

Today’s Woman and Caregiving: How to Care for Your Spirit

Today’s Woman and Care giving: How to Care for Your Spirit They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, (Psalm 92:14, NIV) Ever since the beginning of time, women were caregivers tending to family, hearth, and home. Women were responsible for tending to the children, as well as caring for their elders. Today’s era finds women in the same situation; however, besides working and caring for the home, women also work outside the home. This can cause a serious disturbance with balance and imbalance for most women. While it is difficult most times to find balance in all that needs tending to, women also find it nearly impossible to find a moment for themselves when care g

Dealing with Stress: Coping with Feeling Stressed

Calling Upon Your Highest Self Many have heard the expression, “What would Jesus Do?” or “What would love do?” In times of stress, it is easy to go instantly into “What would stress do?” only to feel guilty about that later. Reacting from an internal point of stress rather than an internal point of view of “What would my highest self do?” is an easy trap under which to fall. First, it is important to note that stress is a part of a life and an unavoidable part at that. Secondly, it is vital to our well being to accept and embrace the stress and move right on through it. Accepting stress does not mean that you are weak and submissive; in fact, it means that you are coming from a strong suit,

On Wanting More

On Wanting More Recently, on a drive, the Holy Spirit gave me a message. I was curious about my desire to always want more – not in the way of materials things, but to be more than I am (always). Having set many goals and accomplishing them all and in the space of “What’s Next” I received a divine message. “Ann, consider your desire for "wanting more out of life" and consider that it is perfectly fine to want more but not at the expense of seeing what you already have right in front of you as already being more. - as being perfectly divine in this moment and space. What you have, what you are, and who you are being is perfectly fine. You and your life are already whole, complete and fine in

Why Accepting Your Feelings is the Key to Moving Through Them

Acknowledge Your Feelings: Acknowledge Self, Discover Truth When you begin to acknowledge your feelings, you allow them to move through you more quickly to the other side. You accept your feelings, you accept yourself, you can then move forward to recreate your feelings into inspired action, transforming yourself, and your life. You begin to discover your personal truth. Learn how to recreate your feelings into inspired action for yourself, your life, and for the benefit of those around you. For more of my Award-Winning books, click here: http://www.theinspiredlivingnetwork.com/our-books

How to Overcome Fear

Turning Negative Emotions into Inspired Action When you take a look at emotions and realize the energy force behind them (fear, anger, jealousy), it offers you an opportunity to take that energy and recreate it into inspired action and positive momentum. Power questions: What has this emotion come here to teach me? In what area of my life do I need to pay attention, give love to? What is the message behind this emotion that my spirit longs to seek the answer? What truth does this emotion wish me to uncover so that I can uncover my authentic self? How can I recreate this emotion and turn it into inspired action? For more answers to these types of questions, click here: https://www.amazon.com/

How to Get Over Being Angry

Emotions as a Guidepost not a Pothole Your emotions are a GPS, and each of us has their own intrinsic directional guide. Our emotions are here to point out what works and what doesn’t for our own particular ways of being and life journey. Sometimes we stuff our feelings down or write them down on paper and then burn them; that’s not recreating or acknowledging them. Anger and fear may be here to prompt us to take action. It’s not wrong to be angry or fearful, as long as we don’t stay angry or fearful – that’s the difference. When we effectively manage our emotions as guideposts and not potholes, we can then begin to transform and transcend from there. We can ask anger and fear, “What have yo

Transformational Journaling: Why It's Important for Healing

There is much research and scientific study on the art of journaling. When you put pen to paper, you receive several benefits. You get to release; You get to put your thoughts, feelings, and cares down on paper and you get to release them from your mind. You get to cleanse; the act of putting pen to paper and putting your thoughts down allows you to be vulnerable, raw, and honest not only about yourself but with yourself, as well. It's like one of those detox diets but only better; you get to allow your feelings without making them wrong and without judgment. You get to re-create; once you have put your deepest feelings,, thoughts, and emotions down on paper, you can take a non-judgmental st

Today’s Woman and Care giving: How to Care for Your Spirit

They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, (Psalm 92:14, NIV) Ever since the beginning of time, women were caregivers tending to family, hearth, and home. Women were responsible for tending to the children, as well as caring for their elders. Today’s era finds women in the same situation; however, besides working and caring for the home, women also work outside the home. This can cause a serious disturbance with balance and imbalance for most women. While it is difficult most times to find balance in all that needs tending to, women also find it nearly impossible to find a moment for themselves when care giving. However, it is vitally important to both the woman c

Making a Difference for the Glory of God: Inner Healing

Making a Difference for the Glory of God: Inner Healing Sometimes when you are hurting, offering yourself to another can help create a bond of healing for you both. In your darkest of moments, think about being a light. Extend yourself beyond your limits, outstretch your arms, and reach out to another. In that reaching out to another, you may discover that you have created a bridge – a bridge to make a difference in the life of someone else. When we make a difference in the lives of others, we make a difference on behalf of God. We must never do it to satisfy our ego, wanting fame and accolades. We must simply do it to honor God. God created us in the likeness and image of Himself. What an h

Calling Upon Your Highest Self

Calling Upon Your Highest Self Many have heard the expression, “What would Jesus Do?” or “What would love do?” In times of stress, it is easy to go instantly into “What would stress do?” only to feel guilty about that later. Reacting from an internal point of stress rather than an internal point of view of “What would my highest self do?” is an easy trap under which to fall. First, it is important to note that stress is a part of a life and an unavoidable part at that. Secondly, it is vital to our well-being to accept and embrace the stress and move right on through it. Accepting stress does not mean that you are weak and submissive; in fact, it means that you are coming from a strong suit,

How Caregivers can Indulge in Self-Care

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (King James Version, Matthew 22:36-40) How can you essentially love another before you truly love yourself? It all starts within yourself. You know the old saying about putting your oxygen mask first when faced with an emergency. In order to be an effective caregiver, you need to lovingly care for yourself, as well. Here are a few how-

Caregivers - 4 Out-of-the-Box Tips for Ultimate Self-Care: Not What You Think

Of course, you know you have to take care of yourself. You also know you need to take good care of yourself in order to take great care of someone else. You may even be familiar with the term “Caregiver Burnout.” Knowing, however, doesn’t stop us from burning out anyhow. So, what’s a caregiver to do? While there are plenty of tried and true methods for practicing self-care, these are out-of-the-box and out-of-your-mind (figuratively speaking) ways to change your mind, create a new perspective, and release yourself from the old story of what a caregiver “should be and should look like.” Here’s a Caregiver’s Guide to Ultimate Self Care. These tips are one-of-a-kind ways to keep you growing in