Do you struggle to find white space in your life? Do you feel like you’re always running behind or just barely surviving? Do you wish you could find a way to slow down and savor life more?
In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how you can invest 10 minutes a day to give you less stress and better health. Sound too good to be true? Well then listen in! 🙂
I also share about a book that made my Top 10 list for 2018, a recipe I have been eating every single day, and how I stopped trying to stuff my brilliantly creative, sometimes-messy daughter into a neat and orderly box and how it changed both of our lives for the better.
A Special Freebie For You
Bonnie is offering two free resources to my followers that you can download: 10 Practical Ways to Create Spiritual Rest (a book excerpt) + 33 simple ideas to enjoy rest from Finding Spiritual Whitespace and 28 Rest Ideas — a beautiful, hand-lettered calligraphy printable. Download them here for free.
In This Episode:
[00:26] – I talk about a movie that Jesse and I recently went and saw (one of the perks of being self-employed!).
[04:27] – This week, what’s saving my life is actually a recipe for banana bread… you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out just why that is! 🙂
[05:44] – My book pick this week is one I read a number of months ago, but it is totally making it to my Top 10 Books Read list for 2018!
[07:50] – This week’s guest, Bonnie Gray, shares some practical ways women can carve out more rest and white space in their lives — in just 10 minutes or less each day!
[16:15] – Bonnie shares how she and her husband have started creating white space for each other, which has strengthened their relationship.
[17:51] – What is Bonnie reading right now? She talks about 4 different books — and how reading has helped her have more white space in her life.
[19:24] – Have you ever tried setting your phone to “do not disturb” mode? Bonnie shares how she uses this feature on her phone.
[21:12] – In today’s Q&A segment, I answer a question on the best way to raise and nurture a child who is very different from you.
Links and Resources Mentioned in the Show:
- Unbroken: Path to Redemption
- Louis Zamperini
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
- Our Favorite Banana Bread
- Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero
- Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray
- Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray
- Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado
- Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
- Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
- The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
- Reading People by Anne Bogel
- My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!)
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