Resting Means You’re Obedient, Not Weak

May is a very intense month. For those of us with school-age kids, summer break is just around the corner. We are also now almost to the halfway…

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Rest is All About Rhythm

Last month, I shared with our 4word readers how keeping it simple in our walk with God can help us grow closer to Him. Closely related to simplicity…

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Resting Isn’t Failing

Sheri Sullivan, entrepreneur and board member-elect of the Rotary Club of Dallas, shares why she thinks women struggle so much with valuing and adding rest to their lives,…

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Do You Really Need Rest?

24%. That's the increase in stress-related sick days women have had to take since 2009. Burnout and stress-related illnesses are on the rise, with many companies recognizing this epidemic…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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10 Tips for Finding Rest

Rest. Something that sounds great but is often elusive. As we discuss rest this month and how to embrace it, we wanted to give you our 10 Tips for…

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Shark Tank Entrepreneur’s Tips for Taking a Break

Wondering if your work/life balance is a little off kilter? Melissa Hinnant, entrepreneur and founder of Grace and Lace (featured on Shark Tank), speaks with us about when she knew…

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My Life’s a Mess, and That’s OK

All my perfectionists out there, raise your meticulously cared for and sanitized hands. "Mess" and I have never gotten along. I legitimately got in trouble in Pre-K because I…

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When It’s All Too Much, Find Rest

None of us are immune to health challenges, whether they are personal or affect someone close to us. A major health crisis can threaten to throw the balance off in every area…

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How to Recover From “Butijust” Syndrome

Knock, knock. “Mom?” Hand goes up. “I’m working.” “But I just wanted to see if it’s OK for the neighbors to come over and swim.” Knock, knock. “Mom?” Hand goes up.…

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Run to Him for Rest

“Rest” and “peace” are noticeably absent in almost everyone’s lives, and yet, they are vital to being at the top of our game. Susan Thomas, author of The Best Life…

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Take a Break, A REAL Break

We are working too hard, and it's bad for us and for the companies we serve. Every year, Americans accrue billions of dollars worth of vacation days that they are…

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How to Be Confident, How to Succeed, and How to Relax in This Week’s Friday Faves

Happy Friday, 4word friends! For those of you who sent the kids back to school, congrats on making it through the first week back. As you unwind and get ready…

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Staying Sane during the Holidays

This time of year it’s easy for us women to get overwhelmed, feeling like we have to get all the right gifts and decorations, bake cookies for our kids’ school…

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