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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 enough to add "burnout prevention programs" to their employee benefits. A study conducted in 2017 found that "an estimated… Read More

Does Being The Busiest Pay Off?

It's 8:00AM. You're either stepping out of your car, at the office, or you're still on your way. You've already been to the gym or gone through the drop-off line at your children's school. You had maybe two seconds to chug your coffee earlier that morning… Read More

When Our Work is a Lifeline

Work is a complicated thing. It’s often hard - it’s supposed to be! - and events in the workplace can leave us frustrated at the end of the day, in need of a hot cup of tea and a hug. But our work can also be life-giving, fuel… Read More

Winner Winner, Christmas Dinner

I like to win. I like to be the best at whatever I'm doing. So when I see the amazingly creative, crafty, handmade, thoughtful things you do with your family and share in pictures on Facebook, I feel…well…violent. Nothing else motivates me like competition. It’s how I’m wired.… Read More

Give Stress the Boot

One of the most important (and hardest) lessons I’ve learned in life is how to deal with stress. It's something that plagues all of us at some point in our lives, but especially around the end of the year. Between holidays, meeting year-end goals at work, and making… Read More

Stress Less

One of the most important (and hardest) lessons I’ve learned in life is how to deal with stress. And by “deal with it,” I really mean “give it away.” Growing up, I was a very hard worker, and I was pretty smart; I rarely encountered a problem that… Read More

Surviving Stressors (Yes, Even Layoffs)

This week, we spoke to former pharmaceutical sales woman, Sarah Martin, about her experience surviving a recent layoff. Now, Sarah’s days are devoted to encouraging women to LIVE OUT! the Kingship of Christ in everyday life. You can read more from Sarah at -------------------- 4word: How did… Read More