Episode #233 – Living Out Your Personal Manifesto

Episode #233 – Living Out Your Personal Manifesto

Kathi & Cheri’s Personal Manifesto

Creating your personal manifesto is an amazing way to pre-decide how you are going to handle certain people or situations. Check out Kathi and Cheri’s and even a few of our favorites from those that sent them in that have already read Overwhelmed.

Hopefully, you didn’t make a New Year’s Resolution this year and instead created a Personal Manifesto. What is a personal manifesto?  A personal manifesto is a series of present tense statements that embodies your values in reference to who you are and who you aspire to be through God’s grace and power. While resolutions are pass/fail and sometimes tear you down, manifestos build you up and help you to make positive changes in your life.

 

 

Tips for Living Your Priorities

Kathi and Overwhelmed co-author, Cheri Gregory provide three tips for living out your manifesto.

  1. Microsteps – Small steps when baby steps are too big.  Microsteps are useful when each step requires different parts of your brain and totally different functions.   Many of us are used to all or nothing thinking and this creates overwhelm.  Microsteps breaks the bonds of procrastination and perfectionism.
  2. Prep and Plan Day – Once a week you reserve time to take care of the business of life.  Prep is for the short term – the coming week.  Planning is long-term.
  3. Morning and Evening Routines – Having routines limits the decisions you have to make and helps with overwhelm.

Listen in and learn how you can live your priorities and implement the above steps. Mentioned Links: Refrigerator Bread Recipe

Meet Our Guest

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory is a teacher, speaker, author, and Certified Personality Trainer. Her passion is helping women break free from destructive expectations. She writes and speaks from the conviction that “how to” works best in partnership with “heart, too.”

Cheri is the co-author, with Kathi Lipp, of The Cure for the “Perfect” Life and the upcoming Overwhelmed.

Cheri has been “wife of my youth” to Daniel, her opposite personality, for twenty-eight years and is “Mom” to Annemarie (25) and Jonathon (23), also opposite personalities.

Cheri blogs about perfectionism, people-pleasing, highly sensitive people, and hope at www.cherigregory.com.

Episode #225- Get Yourself Organized for Thanksgiving

Episode #225- Get Yourself Organized for Thanksgiving

Get Yourself Organized for Thanksgiving

The holiday hustle and bustle begins with Thanksgiving. It’s the launch to all of the beauty and chaos of the holiday season. But we want to take the chaos out of the holidays, including the day of the turkey dinner (i.e, large family gathering). In Get Yourself Organized for Thanksgiving, Kathi and her co-writer Paula, give you a 7 Day Simple Plan for a Stress Free Holiday!

Holidays can be stressful, Thanksgiving is no exception. While the focus is to be counting our blessings, the stress can send us over the edge. Cooking a big meal for a larger than normal group of people is stressful. Even if you aren’t cooking, fixing a dish to take with you, making sure everyone is on their best behavior, dealing with relatives that sometimes push your buttons can cause extra stress. Listen in as Kathi talks about 10 ways to reduce Thanksgiving Stress and enjoy the day. Her tips will help you plan, clean, prepare the meal, and enjoy the day with less stress.


Don’t miss our Get Yourself Organized for Christmas challenge. We’ll be going through 21 days of (simple & quick) projects that will get your Christmas organized well ahead of time so you can enjoy a stress free holiday season. Subscribe to the blog. The challenge begins November 14, 2016.

Get Yourself Organized for Christmas

Have you lost your Christmas joy? Does the thought of jam-packed malls, maxed-out credit cards, overcrowded supermarkets, and endless to-do lists give you the feeling that maybe Scrooge was on to something?

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The Best of Kathi Lipp-#125 Wanting God More Than Anything Else (Revisited)

The Best of Kathi Lipp-#125 Wanting God More Than Anything Else (Revisited)

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This week Kathi has been flying all over speaking to audiences so we decided to go into the vault and bring back a favorite. We can all use a reminder to come closer to especially as we head into the holidays.

Do you want God more than anything else?

After a quick trip down memory lane (does anyone else still use Elizabeth Arden Sunflower perfume like Kathi does?), this week’s guest, Lisa Whittle, author of I Want God, shows us how to find spiritual revival in the midst of our crazy, scary lives. She helps us see that a close, deep, deconstructed relationship with God is not only possible, but is actually simple to get. She tells us how:

• We can get over our fear of revival and get started on a journey to go deeper with God in a real way.
• The disconnect between our desire for God to deconstruct us and the fear that he will can stand in the way of our  spiritual growth.
• To allow yourself to fully feel the God hunger within you and then to do something about it.
• Christians can hop off the roller coaster of passion with God for a truly, deep relationship with our God.

Download Lisa’s free 7-day Wanting God devotional to start your own soul revival. Plus, tell us in what area of your life your heart is crying for God most and you will be entered to win a free copy of Lisa’s book I Want God.

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Are you ready to want God more? Ready for spiritual revival? Don’t miss out on the #GiveGod7Days Challenge devotional. This link will take you to Lisa’s site where you can sign up (scroll down to find it).

 

Meet Our Guest

Lisa Whittle

Lisa Whittle

Author and speaker, Lisa Whittle, is a natural leader and bold thinker. Her refreshing, bottom line approach appeals to audiences across the nation as she points them to a passionate pursuit of God.

Episode #174-25 Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex, and Intimacy with Juli Slattery

Episode #174-25 Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex, and Intimacy with Juli Slattery

 

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Sex, Love, and Intimacy…. It’s a part of our lives and yet, no one wants to talk about it. I mean REALLY talk about it. Even as adults, we have questions we are afraid to ask.

Kathi and Erin talk with author Juli Slattery about her book 25 Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Love, Sex, and Intimacy to get to the heart of the questions to ask yourselves about godly sex.

Meet Our Guest

Juli Slattery

Juli Slattery

Dr. Juli Slattery is a widely known clinical psychologist, author, speaker and broadcast media professional. Her commitment to biblical principles, relatable style and quick wit have made her a highly sought after speaker to women’s groups.

Juli served as the co-host of the Focus on the Family daily broadcast from 2010-2012. She then sensed the Lord calling her to leave her position at Focus to co-found Authentic Intimacy, a women’s media ministry focusing on intimacy in marriage & intimacy with Christ. Juli’s books include Finding the Hero In Your Husband, No More Headaches, Beyond the Masquerade and Guilt Free Motherhood.

She and her husband Mike have been married for 19 years. They are raising their three boys in Colorado Springs where Juli can be found playing in the mountains and trying to manage her addiction to soy lattes.