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Dealing With Discouragement: How to Break Free From the Funk

It’s summer!  Sun is shining.  Days are getting longer.  But for some reason you find yourself in a funk.  Dealing with discouragement just as we’re heading into summer?How can that be?

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Times of discouragement come when we least expect them.  And it may be nothing more than a couple rainy days, and the feeling will pass when the sun comes out.  Other times we just find ourselves in a funk.  If you’re like me, you like schedules and predictability.  Summer can be far from that.  There are vacations.  Alarm clocks aren’t set every morning.  Activities.  So many things to do and so little time.

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This time of unexplained discouragement and slump makes me think of the first Easter.  Palm Sunday seemed like the day of celebration but we know the dark days that followed.  There were days of sadness and despair.  There was quiet.  We know the end of the story, but on that first Good Friday, they didn’t know the end of the story.  They knew the prophecies, but were they true?  

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My Journey to Ditching the Scale – Faith and Fitness

Over a week ago, I had the opportunity to be a guest on my friend Glenneth’s blog.  I have been following Glenneth for quite some time.   I love her approach to health and fitness that includes NO SCALE!  In fact in one post, she wrote how she even refused to weigh in at the doctor’s office.  Really?!?!  Can you actually do that????  Yes you can.  I know it not only because Glenneth shared how she did it, but because I followed her lead and began refusing the doctor’s scale as well!  

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So when Glenneth gave me the opportunity to write a post, I was thrilled to be on her blog and share my journey of ditching the scale.  

I had a love/hate relationship with the scale my entire life.  I started stepping on the scale at an early age.  Before ditching the scale, Friday was weigh in day for me.  I began getting anxious about it Thursday night…..if not before!

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Relax: How to Make Time for a Time Out

“What do you do to relax?”

I once asked this to a group of women and got the reply, “Relax.  What’s that?”

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In this “hurry up” society when everything is at our fingertips, and Starbucks will now have our coffee ready when we arrive, we don’t know how to relax.  Stress relieving activities.  What are those?  And if we knew them, why would we do them?  We don’t have time!!  

Recently I let myself get overwhelmed by all the things, and I’m assuming you have done that too.  No matter what time of year it is, there is always a break on the horizon.  Summer break.  Spring Break.  Winter break.   You may not have a beach vacation planned, but that doesn’t mean you and I can’t find time in our day to relax, decompress, or take a time out.  

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