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Sick Day Phobia is Real

Your weekly roundup :: October 2 - 6 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Where Is Your Treasure?" As women in the workplace, we're no stranger to the… Read More

Where Is Your Treasure?

Priorities. This shouldn't be a new word or concept to any of you. As women in the workplace, we are daily playing a plate-spinning act, trying to balance work priorities with home priorities. And just when we think we have our schedules and workloads figured out, something… Read More

Two Words to Ruin Your Marriage

Your weekly roundup :: September 25 - 29 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Step Into Your Purpose" Fall is here, and a new season often brings a… Read More

Step Into Your Purpose

Have you enjoyed this month's discussion on purpose? We forced ourselves to really look deep and decide if we knew our purpose or not. We were encouraged to not just embrace the purpose that has been revealed to us but to also value our worth. We were instructed to… Read More

Finding Your Purpose Takes Focus

Finding your purpose is one thing. Staying on course with your purpose and shaping your life around it is a whole other story. Author, leadership expert, and longtime friend of 4word, Valerie Sokolosky, shares her thoughts on purpose and how mentorship plays a vital role in successfully… Read More

Stronger After Disaster

Your weekly roundup :: September 11 - 15 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Be Secure in Your Worth" Do you believe that God has given you a… Read More

Be Secure in Your Worth

This week, 4word is celebrating Giving Day, a chance for our community to join together and contribute to the mission of 4word as we reach more women in the workplace. (Click here to join me and contribute between now and September 14th!)  I am humbled daily… Read More

Stop Bailing

Your weekly roundup :: September 4 - 8 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Do You Know Your Purpose?" Have you ever wondered if you have a purpose?… Read More

Do You Know Your Purpose?

Purpose. There's nothing more comforting... and terrifying. We have all experienced the turmoil of figuring out why we're here. Why were we created? What is our role in the grander scheme of everything going on on Earth? Does everyone have a purpose, or are there just a… Read More

We Need More Women Leaders

Your weekly roundup :: August 28 - September 1 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Life-Giving Rest" As we wrap up our month of talking about rest, we… Read More

Life-Giving Rest

Over the past month, we've leaned into the idea of rest: encouragement to stop pushing ourselves, pulling busyness off of the pedestal on which we've placed it, identifying with Jesus' restful philosophy, and incorporating new rest practices into our lives each day. Like the concepts of "enjoyment" and… Read More

Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

Your weekly roundup :: August 21 - August 25 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Want to Live Like Jesus? Rest." As followers of Jesus, we are called… Read More

Want to Live Like Jesus? Rest.

I recently read an article titled, “Turns Out Money Can Buy Happiness.” The title caught my eye, and I wasn’t surprised by what the article said: people who spend money on time savers like hiring a housecleaner or taking a tollway were less stressed and happier than… Read More

Conquer Your Fears

Your weekly roundup :: August 14 - August 18 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Stop Glorifying Busyness" We all struggle to prioritize rest in the midst of… Read More

Stop Glorifying Busyness

Kaila Jurado, CPA at KPMG and co-founder of BECOME Network, was living the fast-paced life of a young professional: she kept focused, checked off boxes, and was driven, but felt exhausted by the end of every day. She realized she left something vital off of her schedule: REST.… Read More

Stop Giving 100%

Your weekly roundup :: August 7 - August 11 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Stop Pushing and Start Resting" Resting is not just about getting more sleep. Rest… Read More

Stop Pushing and Start Resting

Rest. That word either brings a smile to your face or a tear to your eye. Remember when you were little and absolutely hated the word "nap?" How much would you pay now to get the chance to reinstate those mid-day snooze sessions? We'd definitely be willing… Read More