Important things every busy mom should know

By: Dr. T.G. Day, MD

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Busy moms everywhere, you are so very special! Maybe many have told you how valuable you are, or maybe you feel no one seems to care.  If you are reading this, then from one busy mom to another, you have incredible value and great purpose!

There are several names for the same role, “mom”, “mother”, or “mama”, but the role is the same.  A mother is described as the female who nurtures, loves, supports, and gives to her children. When I think of my mother, I am so very grateful for her unrelenting love, her patience, her friendship, her guidance, her endurance, her grace, her everlasting support, and her wisdom. Because of her, I had the support and love to achieve many things, and the wisdom to do the same for my children. As a mother, your children are looking to you to provide them with these precious values.

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At times, the incredible role of a mother can be diminished.  You’ve changed your 1,000th diaper, you’ve burped your baby for the 1500th time, you’ve washed over 700 cycles of clothes, and you’ve driven over 3,000 miles for kids’ sporting events alone, but do know that the things that are done from day to day for your children which may seem drudging, are important.

Because you are so very special, and your role is extremely important, please don’t forget to take some time for you! Self-care is not selfish.  It is simply allowing your pitcher to be filled, so that you can continue to give unrelentingly to others. Take time to pray and meditate, to walk or run, to sleep and relax, or to sit down and enjoy your meal.  Whatever your self-care needs are, take that moment to do it, because you are important and you are necessary to nurture the next generation on Earth!

 

If you would like additional information on how you can optimize self care, please contact me.

 

 

Author: Dr. T.G. Day, MD is the CEO and Founder of Flourish Health Coaching, LLC.  She is helping busy moms “Get the Balance” through nutritional health coaching.  As a result of her health coaching, busy moms are equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to provide nutritious and quick meals, become healthy or improve health conditions such as,  Type 2 Diabetes/ Adult Onset Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, Inflammatory diseases, and weight issues through nutrition and lifestyle changes, optimize self-care, discover their God-given talents, as well as, help their kids obtain and/or maintain healthy weight through healthy eating and habits.  Please contact Dr. T.G. Day, MD for a free health coaching consultation.

Tired of the Pain? There is Hope!

By: Dr. T.G. Day, MD

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“And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.” -St. Luke 23: 45, 46-

What does Easter mean to you? For some, this is a time for Easter Egg Hunts, and the exchange of Easter baskets with bunnies.  But for many others, this is the remembrance of the greatest events of Jesus Christ; the betrayal, the judgement, the crucifixion, and rising from the dead.

“Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified.  And they took Jesus, and led him away.  And bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst”.  -John 19: 16-18-

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“And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.  And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.  And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” -Luke 22:41-44-

There was excruciating pain that Jesus suffered, but he was willing to bear it, so that God’s will could be done.

Pain, stress, disease, sickness, heartache, anxiety, fear, anger, loneliness, brokenness, hopelessness, abuse, addiction, betrayal, and denial are all things and more that Jesus suffered, but conquered on the cross, so there is hope if we encounter these situations in life.

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“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” -Isaiah 53:5-

There are so many pains in this world that we encounter.  There are sorrows that we face, and it can feel overwhelming. But, you don’t have to walk alone, and there is no situation that is hopeless because of the victory Jesus Christ won.  Easter is a great time to reflect and share the hope that believers have because of Jesus! “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that believing ye might have life through his name.” -John 20:31-

Never Thirsty

by: Dr. T.G. Day, MD  /   Inspiration

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“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” ~John 4:14~

Over the last month, I have written blogs to discuss the importance of water in our lives.  From the physical need of water, to the cleansing and healing properties of it.  In the above Biblical scripture, Jesus talks about giving water in which you will never thirst again.  This is the water that satisfies the spirit.

Have you ever felt stressed with trying to do it all? Have you felt that you were just trying to make it through the day, just to wake up the next day and repeat it all again? Have you ever felt that you were at a place in life in which you were stuck and didn’t know how to get out? Or maybe you’ve had feelings of being alone or depressed? Or maybe life threw some curve balls that you didn’t expect or plan for? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is where this “well of water springing up into everlasting life” comes into play.

You see, this “well of water springing up into everlasting life” represents the Holy Spirit.  So during times of stress, despair, depression, or doubt, you can know that you are not alone, and there is a peace that you can receive which passes all understanding, and yes, it can keep your heart and mind.

In this life, it is not promised that it will be easy or without trials, but it is promised that we will never be alone, or forsaken, and can have peace in any storm.

Water is necessary for replenishing the physical and spiritual components of the human body.  So I encourage you to remember that there is a water that you can drink and never thirst again.  It is the water given by Jesus, which shall be “a well of water springing up into everlasting life”.

 

The Essence of Christmas

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A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks a new glorious morn

Fall on your knees

O hear the angels voices

O night divine

O night when Christ was born

O night divine O night

O night divine O night

~Lyrics from O Holy Night~

 

For many, Christmas can erupt the feelings of pain, sadness, and loneliness.  But I want to remind you of the “thrill of hope”, and “a new glorious morn”.   Christmas is about the greatest gift given to man by God.  It is God showing how much He loved us by giving His only son Jesus, so that we may have everlasting life. ~John 3:16~ This is the thrill of hope, and the Essence of Christmas.

If feelings of sadness, despair, or pain try to arise during this season, I want to encourage you to meditate on the love that God showed the world when Jesus was born. Spread love this Christmas season, just as God did when Jesus was born.