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Here’s Why You Feel Guilty About Resting (And How You Can Stop)

Do you feel guilty for wanting a break? Read more about why you feel that guilt when it comes to rest and how to better prioritize rest.

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Need to Escape the Noise? Here Are 3 Ways to Do That.

4word's own Diane Paddison discusses why she thinks women struggle with balance more than men do and shares three simple things you can do to find healthy balance.

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Did Your Relationships Actually Get Better in 2020?

Picturing quarantine as a relationship builder might not be how you view your lockdown time, but we encourage you to switch lenses. 

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A Former KPMG Executive’s Advice (And Appreciation) for Keeping Life Simple

Melisa Denis, former Global Lead Partner of KPMG, shares how retirement has helped her appreciate keeping herself and her family focused on what really matters over the years.

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What the Post-COVID Church Could Look Like

Nicole Martin, VP at American Bible Society, writes about the loss of communal worship and what churches might look like, post-COVID.

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Staycations: The Perfect COVID Antidote

Heidi Rasmussen, co-founder and COO of freshbenies and Chair of the 4word Board of Directors, shares how she captures the rest and relaxation of traveling without leaving the safety and comfort of her community: staycations!

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How Understanding Grief Helps Us Understand Gain

Dr. Deb Gorton, psychologist and author, talks about why grief is hard, why God allows it, and why grieving looks different for everyone.

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Corner Office to Home Office—Redefining Your Workplace

The workplace has been through a huge change in the last 12 months—and so did you. Here's how to redefine your idea of "workplace."

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Creating the Perfect Work Environment—At Home

Alli Worthington, a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, podcaster, and business coach, shares her tried-and-true "musts" for setting yourself up for work-from-home success, and how to keep yourself ready for eventual re-entry into working at an office.

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Side Hustles and How to Make Them Work

Molly Smith, Chief Client Officer at HundredX with a side hustle as a health coach, talks about her journey to pursuing a side hustle and the one thing you have to have in order to make your side hustle work (and potentially lucrative!).

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Why a Pandemic Is a Good Time To Find a New Job

Jess Sato, business coach and co-founder of 2 Smart Girls, shares why she believes the pandemic (or any time of transition) is actually a good time to act on switching jobs or industries.

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Are You Listening To the ‘God Whispers?’

Dawn F. Landry, author of ARMORED, writes about her husband's life-threatening health battles and how those not only shaped them into better versions of themselves, but also taught Dawn the importance of listening to the "God Whispers."

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Don’t Let ‘Hope Fatigue’ Rob You of Your Dream Life

Brenda Bertrand, spiritual mentor and coach for high-achieving, world-changing women, walks through how she guides her coaching clients through the difficult exercise of planning ahead, especially after enduring a season of weariness and "hope fatigue." (We're looking at you, 2020.)

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How to Plan For the Future—Even During a Pandemic

Sandi Mitchell, CEO of Apex Catalyst Group, shares how she helps guide her clients through the process of planning for the future of their businesses and why she believes God deserves a prominent place in your business strategy.

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Visionary Leadership in Uncertain Times

Executive coach Kathryn M. Tack shares her insight into how you embrace visionary leadership, even in uncertain times.

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Top 4word Blogs of 2020

As we wrap up 2020 and look forward expectantly to 2021, we thought it would be fun to go back through all of our weekly blogs from the past 12 months to see which ones resonated with readers the most.

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GRATEFULNESS ‘. . . for such a time as this.’ – 4word’s year in review by Diane Paddison

As 2020 comes to a close, Diane Paddison reflects on the celebrations from the past 12 months and shares where 4word aims to go in 2021.

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Five Steps to Avoid Family Conflict During the Holidays

Dr. Debra J. Dean, President and CEO of Dean Business Consulting, writes for the 4word blog with her thoughts on keeping family celebrations civil this holiday season, in-person or from afar.

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Use the Power of Traditions to Draw Individuals Into a Community

Allison Carey, direct response marketer at American Bible Society and Large Events Chair of 4word: Philadelphia, explains the importance of honoring traditions (especially in a pandemic holiday season) and the potential power those traditions could harness in creating a close community with those in your life.

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The ‘Second Half’ of Your Career: Less about you, more about others

Denise Hutton, a business executive specializing in HR and a 4word mentor, talks about how the beginning of her career set up the "second half" she's currently in, and shares the 10-year blocks most careers can be broken down into.

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