Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity (A book recommendation)

Lots of us get overwhelmed this time of year. Even though Christmas is my favorite holiday, I often stress myself out.

My default for December usually looks like this: 

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1) get excited and load my to-do list beyond human ability,

2) frantically try to complete the to-do list while being frustrated with lack of time to enjoy Christmas, and

3) throw away the list on December 26th, feeling like a failure for not being able to do it all.

Doesn’t really sound like peace on earth, goodwill to men, does it?
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Kevin Buchanan, author of The World Needs Your Hustle

I’m pleased to welcome Kevin Buchanan, author of The World Needs Your Hustle, to the conversation today. That means put on your seatbelt, because we’re about to have a blast of inspiration and affirmation.

If you haven’t met him, you’ll want to check out his web site. He’s a high-energy ball of fun whose greatest joy in life is to help others fulfill their God-given purpose. Kevin is also a goal coach and motivational speaker.

Kevin Buchanan, author of The World Needs Your Hustle
Kevin Buchanan, author of The World Needs Your Hustle

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Summer Reading: Three Recommendations

What’s on your summer reading list? 

If you’re on a healing journey similar to mine, or you know someone who is, I have a few recommendations for you.

Early in 2014, when I began having flashbacks to childhood trauma events, I ordered a pile of books from Amazon. One of those books was Not Marked, by Mary DeMuth. The rest were books on writing craft or Bible studies. I wasn’t ready to allow “sexually abused” be part of my identity yet, so it felt safer to receive it with a stack of other random books. I let it sit in the pile for a few weeks before reading it. From there, I discovered Kay Arthur and Joyce Meyer.



Not Marked helped me realize two life-changing things:
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