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Survivor of Sexual Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

Judy Foley, Founder and CEO of The Culture of Trust, shares her personal story of surviving sexual discrimination and harassment and how she's evolved.

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The Richness of Differences

Dr. Michelle Deering, clinical psychologist and Mother-Daughter Relationship Consultant, encourages us to see the richness in differences among each other.

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Today’s Dividing Walls of Hostility

Ageism. Racism. Sexism. These issues and many others have gone from hypothetical terms to everyday life for many of us, women and men. What can be done?

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How Christians Should View Self-Care

Is self-care Biblical? Are we right to feel guilty about taking time for ourselves? We wrap up July's self-care talk with how Christians should view it.

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What Self-Care Looks Like to a 4word Woman

We asked the 4word team to share what self-care looks like in their lives and shared their answers with you. We hope this sparks some ideas!

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Why We Must Rest to Work

Christy Baca guest writes on the 4word blog about how she has learned that in order to be the most effective worker, she has to make room for rest.

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Self-Care When Life is Messy

Jane McGrath learned the vital importance of embracing self-care in the midst of a "messy life" after unexpectedly becoming a caregiver to her husband.

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When Self-Care Guilt Strikes

Do you battle guilt when you prioritize your needs over others'? Does everyone around you seem happier than you? If you answered "yes," read this.

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It’s Time To Say “Enough.”

Does the thought of simplifying your life make your head spin more than tackling your to-do list? It's time to say "Enough."

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3 Steps to Simplify Your Life

4word founder Diane Paddison shares three steps she used to help simplify her life and keep her days intentionally focused on what matters most to her.

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How Being an Intern Can Help You Live Intentionally

Living intentionally starts with a solid foundation on which your professional and personal life can bloom. Read how internship can help secure your roots.

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What Summer Can Teach Us About Simplified Living

Remember how awesome summer was as a kid? Not a care in the world, living life with one goal: to make the most of it. What happened to that feeling?

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Finding God’s Peace in Your Feelings

Feelings are something we all deal with, and we often run from them instead of using them to help us find the peace we are so desperate for. Until now.

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When Anxiety Becomes an Identity, Not Just a Feeling

We invited this month's podcast guest, Dr. Deb Gorton, back to talk with us about anxiety and how to keep it from becoming part of your identity.

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Struggling Is Not a Sign of Spiritual Neglect

Have you ever felt “off” and not known why? Do you tend to go out of your way to make others feel better so that you feel a little better, even if…

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

"Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought…

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Here’s The Only Confidence Boost You’ll Ever Need

"Spiritual identity means we are not what we do or what people say about us. And we are not what we have. We are the beloved daughters and sons of God."Henri Nouwen…

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How to Root Your Identity in His Foundation

The feedback we have received about this month's topic of finding your identity and battling impostor syndrome has been so encouraging and sobering. Knowing who you are and being confident in that…

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The Bar That Keeps Rising

As I coach highly successful female executives and CEOs, I continue to be astounded at how often they interpret interactions with others to mean, “I am not good enough.” There is a…

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You Matter — And So Does Your Work

Your community plays a role in how you perceive your personal identity. That may not be an earth-shattering notion, but it is one that we may not take seriously...until it’s too late.…

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