Speak to yourself kindly

Stuck in cycles of pain? Maybe, like me, you can’t change the level of medical care you’re getting, but these 3 tips will get you some movement in healing. 5-minute video here. What do you do to get unstuck from pain? Imagine the possibilities! Warm blessings, Lynn

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Join us for a FREE luncheon! Saturday January 18, 2020  at 12 pm Hosted by ARMS  – Abuse Recovery Ministry Services Gateway Church 13300 NE San Rafael St Portland, OR  97230 I’ll be the featured speaker. How can I forgive myself for past mistakes and move on? How can I free myself of guilt for […]

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Shoulda, coulda, woulda. I thought I kicked them to the curb years ago. But it looks like the Huey, Dewey, and Louie of the kingdom of darkness are still kickin’ it. Grrr! Do you second-guess yourself as often as I do? Easter Sunday, Emily and I went to Ben’s church, Beaverton Foursquare Church, to see […]

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Flashback: A doctor at the urgent care clinic ducked into my room. “The CT scan shows blood clots in your lungs,” the doctor said quickly. “We’re transferring you to the hospital—stat.” Minutes later, I showed up at the ER and spent several days at the hospital. A year has gone by since my brush with […]

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In Part 1, we took a look at benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  Here are some practical steps you can take to help you be more mindful of your mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Take these mindfulness steps and see your self-forgiveness and self-acceptance grow. Check in with your body regularly. My daughter Emily […]

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Sometimes the worst self-talk sneaks into our heads. Like a fox in a henhouse, it quietly pads in, baring its canines to unsuspecting prey. Look out! What kind of meshing is this coup constructed of?  For most of us, it’s stress. Boy, am I familiar with stress! Because of a recent brush with death when I […]

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When it comes to your thought life, how can you make the shift from mega-stress to peace? I spend several hours each Wednesday afternoon alone with Christ on what I call “Wordless Wednesdays.” Here deep cries to deep in the roar of the sweep of God’s waterfalls. His waves and His breakers sweep over me […]

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How do we reframe mistakes when we get off-course? Listen to this 2-minute podcast about an unintentional trip I made across the 2,100-foot bridge in Portland. Boy, did that wrong turn set me off! I wish I could say that was the only creative trip I’ve made across the Willamette River, but I’ve done it […]

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When it comes to self-talk, a key variable is the questions we ask ourselves. Last week on Facebook I asked, “What is a typical question you ask when you dialogue with yourself?” Below are the 32 responses. Wool-gathering: Where’s my keys? Now what did I come in here for? LOL Why did I come into this room […]

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Last Thursday, along with four other authors from the Faith and Culture Writers Connection, I had the chance to speak to inmates in the Oregon State Penitentiary. I encouraged the men to forgive themselves—as each of us needs to—for events in the past.  Here are a couple of highlights. <><><><><><><> God sees us not in terms of our […]

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