5 Things You Need to Know about Change and Transition

Change can be daunting or exciting.  It doesn’t matter what the change.  It can be a change in your relationships, your career, where you live or a decision to change something about yourself, for example, to lose weight.

However, it’s important to know the correct way to handle the change that has happened if you want to make an easy transition.

I often get asked “how do you handle change that happens in your life” and I wanted to help you know the best way to prepare and maneuver life’s transitions, no matter what is, by sharing these 5 tips. Continue reading

When Your World Changes (Tips on How to Deal with the Unexpected)

Guest blogger Kimberly Poteat shares her story and tips she has personally used when she came face to face with unexpected change!

Do you remember that feeling you got the moment you saw that plus sign, blue line, or smiley face?  In that exact moment you were happy, scared, even excited! Your whole world is about to change; in that exact second you have entered Motherhood!  Then, after the initial excitement, reality sets in. Continue reading

Book Review: The Complete Jewish Study Bible

As a Christian who celebrates the Jewish feasts and enjoys learning about the Jewish roots of Christianity, I was more than happy to review the Complete Jewish Study Bible.

The Complete Jewish Study Bible offers a number of helpful articles and notes to aid the reader in understanding the Jewish context for the Scriptures, both in the Tanakh (the Old Testament) and the B’rit Hadashah (the New Testament). Continue reading

Dealing with the Negative Emotions of Change Pt. 4

When there is an unexpected change, we normally react in one or more of the following ways: anxiety, fear, sadness and anger.  The change can be either negative or positive. The final negative emotion we will focus on is fear.

Many questions come with change.  I lost my job. Will I be able to pay my bills?  I’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness. What will be the outcome?  What about my family?   Continue reading

Dealing with the Negative Emotions of Change Pt. 3

When there is an unexpected change, we normally react in one or more of the following ways: anxiety, fear, sadness and anger.  The change can be either negative or positive. Sadness is the emotion we will focus on this month.

When I was in the third grade, my family moved into a new home.  It was so exciting.  My sister and I were getting new white beds for our room (so girly!), a larger yard. Oh yes, it was exciting!  But at the same time, I felt sad.  A part of me didn’t want the change.  I was leaving the familiar for the unfamiliar. I was going to miss the neighborhood where memories were made.  Continue reading

Dealing with the Negative Emotions of Change Pt. 2

When there is an unexpected change, we normally react in one or more of the following ways: anxiety, fear, sadness and anger.  The change can be either negative or positive. In this month’s post we will focus on the emotion of anxiety.

Anxiety can sometimes be confused with worry.  The difference is worry is experienced in our thoughts and does not interfere with our daily life.  However, worry can feed into anxiety.  Anxiety is an emotion in which a person experiences an unpleasant state of inner turmoil usually accompanied by nervous behavior that may interfere with your job and social life.

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