Unplug: Boundaries & Priorities

We had pressed pause on our schooling for about a week. We ran out of ink….dun dun dun…

What a world we live in hey? Everything is at our fingertips. Technology being the fastest mode of communication. Hearing and seeing things when they happen, as they happen.

I am grateful for this communication. But have you stopped to unplug lately? The first question my husband asks in his Restart First Computer Solutions biz…”Have you tried restarting your computer?”

It is quite a thing to simply unplug. Reset.

Take some time away from devices.

Take time to study a book.

A scripture.

A piece of art.

Play a board game.

Read a book.

Workout.

Spend time in nature.

Spend time with your creator.

All of these are beautiful ways to reset your heart, mind, and soul.

Now this is coming from me, someone who runs her entrepreneurial biz 95% online. Yet, I realize the importance of keeping my cup filled. I try my best to unplug, step away and reset when I need to. I recognize when my cup is drained…when I feel myself crashing with the busyness of mamahood, coaching, homeschooling, and being an empath…I take a step back to refocus, rejuvenate, reset so I can come back and do my best work….raising and teaching my babies, coaching my clients, and prioritizing my empathy (hello turn off the news!).

Likewise, taking a moment to set up your boundaries and priorities is at the top of the mountain of lists that one should recognize as importance. Those boundaries become your peace of mind when it is time to think about unplugging.

Go into this weekend with a new look at your boundaries. I am here if you have any questions on where to start! Sometimes your mental health depends on this more than you know.

Peace, love, & decaf,

OLW 2021

Happy New Year friends! Welcome to the year that has taken so long to arrive. You can say you have lived through a pandemic. We’ve loved, we’ve lost, we’ve broken down, we’ve gained control…..

Some may be thinking that it was the crap-tastic year of their lives; others may be thinking it was the most phenomenal year of their lives. Which one are you?

Today I encourage you to Relax. Reflect. Return. Look into your heart, and ask yourself who you are today. Are you where you want to be? Are you the best version of yourself? (i hope not, because we can always strive to be better versions of ourself!)

I’ve done OLW (one little word) for about 10 years now. This year is no different. My OLW for 2021 is STEADFAST.

My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

psalms 57:7

stead·fast/ˈstedˌfast/adjective

  1. resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.”steadfast loyalty”

I’m also starting out 2021 doing Gretchen Rubin’s ‘The Happiness Project”. Have you heard of it or her?! It’s a great book! Add it to your 21 for 2021 list!

I pray abundance over your year. I pray for wisdom & kindness to fill your hearts…

Happy New Year!

Cheers, Coach D

To the Heavy Hearted

All throughout my history, Your faithfulness has walked beside me, the winter storms made way for spring in every season from where I’m standing.

These days upon us are strange. We can shop wherever and whenever, but churches are scoffed at if we choose to attend. We push past each other in aisles at the supermarkets, but 6 feet apart in pews/chairs is frowned at. We can touch all the cereal boxes, and jugs of milk, but it is too much of a risk to pass around the offering plate. (I am now realizing I much like the offering plate at the alter anyways!)

What a mixed up world we are living in. Our days are numbered as we turn further and further away from our Creator. Now more than ever is the time to be standing up for what we believe in. Terry Noel, who spoke today at Prince Albert Bridge Ministry said it best when he stated that citizens could walk into a restaurant and openly praise our Lord for the abundance (food!), and yet now, we (most of us) will get right down to scarfing our meal back with a simple thanks (if that).

Show up, show your faith, pray out loud, show love! Pray over your neighbour, your family, your marriage! Pray for Saskatchewan, our Nation, our world. Pray for the persecuted!

Ariseshine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

Isaiah 60:1-2

For ever it seems, Christianity has been mocked.

Remember this: you had a purpose before anyone had an opinion!

Cheers,

Coach Dee