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When Self-Help Isn't Helpful

I have a love-hate relationship with self-help. I love the idea that I’m in control. I love the idea that I can take care of myself. I love the idea that if I just read the right book I can figure out my life. Yet, where it totally falls apart is when I realize that I don’t always have what it takes to be who I want to be--even with the right books and the right mindset.

Don’t get me wrong, I recognize that I have many strengths. But when I’m stuck, it’s because I’ve run face first into my weaknesses. How do I help myself when the very strengths I need are not what I have available?

We think of self-help as a solo act--a focusing inward towards ourselves to solve our problems. But what if self-help is not about focusing inward? What if we recognize that to get the help we need, we must look outward. To help myself, I need less of myself and more of God and others.

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Finding Your Momma Tribe

I've learned a lot in my 3 short years in motherhood... probably more than my previous 25 years of life combined. I truly believe God allows us to raise children so that they can in-turn raise us, expose us, and shape us. It's been my biggest personal growth, my happiest days, but also my loneliest hours.

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