Posts Tagged: Self-care

5 Strategies to Help You Crush Stress

5 Strategies to Help You Crush Stress www.MonaHodgson.com

The Covid-19 global crisis will likely sit at or near the top of your list of the most stressful seasons ever.

There isn’t one area of our lives not affected by the social distancing and shelter in place orders, closed school and church buildings, offices going online, cancelled travel plans, delayed medical appointments and procedures, and the constant stream of devastating news related to the pandemic.

Even with some states, cities, businesses, and medical services starting to open up some, life is far from normal.

And all of that on top of the usual stresses of everyday life. While you and I can find much to be grateful for in every season, the stresses of change and uncertainty are real.

While you and I can find much to be grateful for in every season, the stresses of change and uncertainty are real. Click To Tweet

Friend, I’m in this chaotic and wonderful life with you, and I’m hoping these five suggestions help you lighten the load.

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7 Habits of a (Mostly) Sane Mom

7 Habits of a (Mostly) Sane Mom www.monahodgson.com

I see you, friend!

You are in my heart as you navigate this crazy new normal.

I’m counting the days with you as we try to see beyond Covid-19. Social distancing. No school—the kids are home. So are you. Always. And if you’re married, your spouse is too. Home schooling or navigating online schooling. Working from home. Cooking. Cleaning. Missing your MOPS group, Bible study sisters. And having a moment to yourself.

Sanity for moms and grandmothers in this chaos? It’s a stretch even on the good days.

I hear you. And I want to help!

So … I’m sharing some habits that I hope will help you find a road map for this topsy-turvy time (whatever that looks like for you). (more…)

When a Zebra Becomes Your Mascot

When a Zebra Becomes Your Mascott www.monahodgson.com

When my hubby and I made our first trip to Tanzania in East Africa to see our daughter and her family, it was the giraffes that captured my attention.

Fifteen years later, it’s the zebra that seized my attention.

A giraffe is unlike any other animal. The zebra however could be mistaken for a small horse that paused too long in front of a graffiti artist. That’s why the zebra became the mascot for rare diseases. (more…)

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