One Healthy Habit that Changed My Life

As a 42-year-old woman I can honestly say I’ve spent at least half of my life or more attempting to find ways to be “healthy”. Like most people I start something new and think I’m going to stick with it this time and then fall off the wagon at some point and find myself at square one all over again.

On top of all the try again stop again yo-yoing; I end up feeling bad about myself while negative self-talk and defeating thoughts begin to weigh me down.

Can you relate?

But something dawned on my recently after a spiritual retreat I hosted. For the last twenty plus years I’ve practiced one healthy habit through ever trial, heartache, triumph and victory that has consistently brought me to better health. And with this practice I can honestly say I would not be the person I am today without it. It’s something that I don’t do every single day of my life, but it is something I reach for in times of deep struggle, frustration, anxiety and in times of reflection, hope, prayer, planning and dreaming.

The one healthy habit that continues to change my life and has for years is journaling.

There is no specific way to journal, it’s simply picking up a pen and putting it to paper. It can be one word or hundreds of words. You simply let your heart, mind and emotions lead you. I want to encourage you that even if you’re someone who does not like to write, you must give it a try!

I promise this is one new healthy habit that will propel you forward beyond anything you can imagine. Grab a journal and pen today!

I would love to hear from you. Leave me a comment and let me know one of your healthy habits.

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Politics + Social Media = Love {and a BOOK GIVEAWAY!}

Have you been struggling with all the negativity in social media around politics?

It literally makes me feel every possible emotion within seconds! Angry, mad, sad, happy, excited, hopefully, discouraged, disgusted … basically crazy.

The other week after the women’s march the very next morning I woke up asking how can I make a difference? My heart’s desire is to be like Jesus and sincerely love all people through compassion. But how do I honestly live this out each day with so much pain in the world, I questioned? Before I opened my bible I asked God to show me what to do and this is the scripture that spoke to my soul.

“The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:7-8

I thought, in order for me to be clear minded I must not fill my mind with negativity. And to be self controlled I must not remain in situations that influence me to make poor decisions. To truly love others deeply I must stay connected to God through intentional prayer. So last week instead of reading social media I used that time to read God’s word and pray for ALL people.

To be honest with you this stretched me. It was hard for me not to turn to social media to find out the latest update on all the drama in the world. However, by the end of the week I realized how much peace I felt.

I felt lighter. Less stressed. More patient. Simply hopeful.

Hopeful because I know that no matter how different our opinions are in this life, God is ultimately in control. I am confident there is no need to fear because the battle is already won. Victory is on my side no matter what political party I stand for. Jesus wins! I can rest in pure love.

So when I hop back on social media, I have decided to look at it through God’s eyes … LOVE. When I feel the opposite arise in me, I will simply hit the off button and pray. It is time to live out what I believe, not by merely reading God’s word but doing God’s word. God’s word is a very clear and detailed on how I must love others and while it’s not a piece of cake to implement, I can do it!

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Holy Spirit I pray for you to do a work in my heart so that I can make a difference. Give me strength to choose your ways over my ways. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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A New Journey Begins Here

I want you to pick that one goal that you’ve been longing to achieve for years? What is the one goal that maybe you are afraid of? What is the one goal that would improve your life so much that everyone around you would be able to see the changes in you?

Starting next week I will be coaching you for 12 weeks (3x a week). I will be doing videos on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. As I journey on my adventure, you will watch me and be inspired by what I’m doing. You will see the good, the bad and even the ugly. It’s about being real here and honest. We will share our hearts through our comments and I will coach you back through the comments.

Everyone who comments today will be entered to WIN a devotional by Lysa TerKeurst What Happens When Women Say Yes To God!

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12 Weeks of Free Coaching

I still cannot believe it’s happening. 13 weeks till my book release {Worthy of a Miracle}. I am so excited! 

But you know what’s more important than my book release? YOU, my friend! Yes, YOU!

Guess what? We are going to go on an amazing journey in the next 12 weeks. I will be posting coaching (and training videos) 3 times a week for the next 12 weeks.

So let’s get started today. What is that ONE GOAL you have been longing to accomplish? You know that one goal you keep putting off (maybe even for years) because you don’t have enough time, money, energy … fill in the blank with excuse here_____________.

Let’s identify that ONE GOAL this week.

Then next week I have some exciting news I cannot wait to share with you! I promise you starting next week that I personally am going to inspire you to achieve your goals. You will have the opportunity to watch me achieve my goals and you can do it with me. It might not be the exact same goal you are working on but whatever goal you are working on, I promise together we are going to do this!

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What happens when you say YES to that one goal you’ve been longing to achieve? Leave a comment below and let me know what it is and hold tight because next week I’m going to rock your world and mine!

Take care, God bless and have a wonderful week my friend.

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 Click here to read different versions at BibleGateway.

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Let Go

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I can rest comfortably in your presence when I’m alone with you.

Soaking up the warmth of the sun, feeling the gentle breeze on my skin and enjoying the melody of the birds sitting on my porch is heavenly.

It’s easier to breathe, slow down and relax.

In this very moment I can believe that everything is going to be okay even in the midst of our suffering world.

The second I walk away from this rejuvenating sanctuary I forget you and I step into fear. Immediately I start trying to control my life…. and those I love.

Help me Lord to let go.

Help me to release my grip and trust you.

Trust your love.

Many times I beat myself up because I cannot live out my faith perfectly.

Fill me with your grace.

Give me strength to extend grace to myself for all my imperfections.

Just for today I will take time to open up my hands to you and let go.

When I start to feel anxious I will look at my hands and open them up to you. I will let go.

Do you need to let go of something? Leave me a comment below. I’d love to pray for you today.

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When You’re Bit by the Insecurity Bug

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Hey sweet friend!

If you’ve been connected with me for a while you know that I wrote a book last year. During this process of excruciating vulnerability I’ve had the emotional ride of my life!

High … low … high … low … high … looooooow …

This year as I’m going through the next phase of publishing I’m experiencing yet again many mixed emotions.

Putting yourself “out there” is such a scary place to be. It’s so easy to get caught up in what other people think about you. Who will “approve” of you and who will “reject” you? Those kinds of thoughts spinning in your mind too long could make a person go crazy.

Ugh!!!

And if you don’t watch out you might be taken by surprise when one day you realize you’re eaten up with insecurities that keep you trapped in fear and paralyzed in the “not good enoughs”.

Just the other day I was having a come to Jesus meeting with myself and said, “Linda, you’ve been bit by the insecurity bug once again! What are you going to do about it? Eat a candy bar or let yourself feel it and have a cry on your hubby’s shoulder?”

Well, I actually did both. {Just being honest here.}

The candy bar didn’t really do a thing for me except give me a sugar rush, headache and kept me up half the night. But crying on my husband’s shoulder actually worked for me.

I wept like a baby. Snot everywhere!

And as my husband dried my tears with his sweet words of encouragement I found strength to move forward and get over myself.

Now, that was just for the moment. That darn insecurity bug is buzzing around me all the time. It’s everywhere. Online, in relationships, in church, in ministry, in parenting, in my physical health, in finances … you name it, that stinker might pop up anywhere.

Instead of running away from my fears, I’ve decided to lean into them. I’ve been bit one too many times by insecurity and I refuse to let it take me down.

I will keep fighting. I will keep getting back up.

Why?

Because when I am weak HE IS STRONG! His grace is sufficient for me. His power is made perfect in my weakness. (2 Cor 12:9-10) He has armed me with strength for battle. He has made my opponents (the enemy) bow at my feet. (Psalm 18:39)

I simply choose to keep on fighting. Today I choose to remain fearless. Will you join me?

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How Not To Quit {this time}

Often when I think about planning for my future, coming up with a vision for my life or even setting a goal I tend to feel apprehensive and sometimes even down right afraid.

I know that might sound funny coming from a life coach, but it’s true.

It’s exciting to think about a new beginning and starting with a clean slate, but then that nagging little voice pops up, “What if you fail? What if you don’t follow through again? What if people think…”

All those insecurities crowd my thoughts and then the next thing you know I quit before ever getting started!

Can you relate? Does any of this sound familiar?

Last year I found a way to overcome this whole debacle of goal setting, follow through and not quitting. You really won’t believe how easy it is.

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Yep! I simply chose to believe.

Believe what? That I will do better this time? That I will have more will power, that I will not be a quitter.

No not at all.

Instead, I told those nagging little voices of what ifs exactly what they were to me, a LIE!

I politely told the “what if” family they were no longer welcomed in my mind and they would have to take up residence elsewhere.

They were EVICTED!

Eagerly I opened up the door and welcomed the truth {God’s word} to move in and take up permanent residence in my mind.

Romans 12:2 is one of my favorite occupants. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

When I felt down in the dumps or could not see the outcome I would knock on truth’s door and simply choose to believe.

Because of my new thoughts I completed a gigantic goal, writing a book.

Sweet friend, I am inviting you today to simply choose to believe. Believe God’s beautiful truth for you. His promises for you. Believe my prayer for you.

Heavenly Father, I pray that everyone who reads this post will simply choose to believe and remain confident of this, that You who began a good work in them will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phil 1:6) I pray for your abundance to overflow in their lives. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

What are your goals? What are your fears? Leave a comment; I would love to pray for you!

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The Secret to Reaching Your Goals in 2015

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As we are approaching the end of 2014 you might be saying next year “I’ll do better”

Better at….

Exercising

Spending time with God

Eating Healthy

Going to church

Getting organized

Managing my finances

Building my business

Making a career change

Studying the bible

Fill in the blank_____________

But year after year we manage to fall into the same old routine and never really change.

One thing I know for certain is when you are ready to make a change in your life you MUST have accountability.

I remember four years ago {before becoming a Christian Life Coach} I set out for the biggest goal of my life … to run a half marathon 13.1 miles.

Just fresh out of chemotherapy, a coma, life support and radiation this was a pretty crazy and audacious goal.

I wasn’t sure if I really could go through with it, if I really could run 13.1 miles. I was afraid to set such a goal and believe I could do it.

Have you ever been afraid to set a big goal?

As the training began I had two necessary components to insure my success, a coach and accountability.

My coach came along side me and believed in me more than I believed in myself, especially on those days when I was ready to throw in the towel. My coach challenged me to dig deep within myself and connect to my inner strength. My coach encouraged me every time I hit the pavement to give it all I had. But the most important gift my coach gave me was accountability.

Accountability is the secret sauce to success.

Because of my coach and being accountable to someone other than myself I crossed the 13.1-mile finish line on September 5, 2010. A huge victory!

Because of my personal experience in training for my half marathon I discovered the deepest desire of my heart … coaching. Today it is a privilege to serve women around the world as I coach them in achieving their goals. I love my work!

Whether you already have a goal in mind or you’re afraid to even set a goal I want to stretch you today. Dig deep.

What is that one goal you wish more than anything to achieve next year?

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Face Your Fears with Me ~ Video

It feels so good when we face our fears! You gain confidence and you will be ready to conquer the world. What fear do you need to walk through? Leave a comment below and I will pray for you today.

{When I went back on the trail to face my fear I put on Mandisa, Overcomer! Click here to listen}

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Guest & Give-Aways!

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It’s an honor to have my friend Holley Gerth post today! Holley is the best-selling author of You’re Already Amazing and several other books. She’s also the cofounder of www.incourage.me and loves hanging out with women at www.holleygerth.com too. Holley has been married to Mark for thirteen years, lives in the South, and says “y’all” a whole lot. She’d love to have coffee with you.

You Can Still Finish Strong this Year

Long before daylight my alarm blares, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough…” The words of the song strike me as ironic because right now ANY mountain feels too high except the pile of blankets on top of me. I’ve committed to do a 50-mile bike race with my husband. What could I possibly have been thinking?

He’s already up and jumping around the room like a kid on Christmas morning. He flips on the light and begins to gather my gear. He tosses me spandex shorts to replace my comfy pajamas. Again, “WHAT am I thinking?”

All the way to the starting line I imagine everything that could go wrong. I could have a wreck. Get dehydrated. Run into a cow–and I really like cows. So sad. It’s too early for my thoughts to be entirely rational. All I really know is that I feel FEAR. Spine tingling, mind-spinning, I-think-I-will-throw-up-now fear.

I’m doing the race with my fabulous friend named Trish (my awesome husband has signed up for 100 miles–even longer than what I’m doing). Before we begin I make Trish promise to take care of me while I cling to my handlebars like a toddler with a security blanket.

Then we’re off. And something really remarkable happens.

I don’t die.

Instead I pedal.

One mile at a time.

Until we get to the first stop on the route. They have cookies. And suddenly I realize I just might be okay.

So I pedal again.

Then some more.

And before I know it, I’m on the other side of the finish line holding my free hot dog high in victory. {Yes, free food motivates me. I’m kind of like a circus bear that way.}

Later on as I reflect, I realize I should have seen this ending coming. Because over and over I’ve discovered this: Fear is almost always the hardest part. Yep, even the pedaling is easier than the fear.

And pedaling is also the only way to get through the fear. You can’t make it go away ahead of time. There’s only one permanent cure for fear: the finish line.

You have to cross the finish line of your dream, that challenge, the thing you didn’t think you could ever-ever-ever-do.

Let me lean in and whisper to you as we look at the last few months of this year: you can still finish strong.

Just pedal.

Then pedal some more.

Find a free cookie somewhere.

Never give up.

You have a big God who lives within you.

And there ain’t no mountain high enough to keep him from getting us through.

XOXO

Holley Gerth

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