Thriving In Christ

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with Dr. Ioana Popa

Setting Intentions Effortlessly Using Psychology For The Kingdom grow with scriptures & science & psychology sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Do intentions matter or not for the Kingdom? And if so, how can I set intentions in a way that feels effortless? Is there a way that God created our brain to support us in...

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Setting Intentions Effortlessly Using Psychology For The Kingdom grow with scriptures & science & psychology sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Do intentions matter or not for the Kingdom? And if so, how can I set intentions in a way that feels effortless? Is there a way that God created our brain to support us in...

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Self-care Micro Mindset Shift: Beyond Weekends and Vacations, for Christian Women renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Are you ready to transform the way you think about self-care and renewal? There is a micro mindset shift that you can make today which can have a tremendous impact on your...

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'Mind Your Mind': Powerful Tips to Shift Thoughts & Assumptions with Dr. Randa Anderson renewal conversations

by Dr. Ioana Popa

“Is everything really the way it appears to you? Always put a question mark after every thought, since you usually look at things with a negative slant…If you...

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Short Contemplative Practice: Release The Cares of the World with Scripture after workday - separate & release grow with scriptures & science & psychology

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Last episode, I shared about the significance of a Separate & Release routine in order for us to let go of the day effectively and 'put the cares of the world to the...

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Daily Renewal Blueprint for Christian Women: Release the Cares of the World after workday - separate & release renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As Christian professionals and servant leaders, it is common to have at the end of the day lingering worries, open mind loops, and unfinished inner conversations, 'running'...

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2 Ways to Transform Old Beliefs, starting with Inner Critic and Doubter achieving highest potential inner parts work

by Dr. Ioana Popa

We grow up with many conditioned beliefs and stories, which many times turn out not to be true. In our desire to change and upgrade them, it is common to find ourselves at a...

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Wrestling With Sharing Your Christian Faith? Powerful Distinction to Move Mountains care for the soul - true self

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As Christians, we love to glorify God and share the transformative power of Christ in our lives with others. However, this can fall on 'deaf ears' sometimes, with others...

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Threads of Creativity, IFS and Growth in Christ - Joel Klepac Interview renewal conversations

by Dr. Ioana Popa

If you are interested in looking at the creative process as part of your Regeneration and Self-care, plus learn more about IFS (Internal Family Systems) from a professional...

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Central Step in Changing Habits & Overcoming Conformity: Science & Scripture grow with scriptures & science & psychology sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many Christian women love to be servant leaders, give to others and nurture communities. At the same time, as they do this, they can get pulled into group dynamics such as...

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Asceticism As Healthy Detachment - 'Like A Tree' Contemplation for Christian Women contemplative practices grow with scriptures & science & psychology

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Here is an invitation to spend some time today with Scripture verse in a short contemplative practice.

The Bible verse in this episode I absolutely love, and I pray that it...

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Nurturing Gratitude: Mindset Shift, Scriptures & Tips for Christian Women care for the soul - true self grow with scriptures & science & psychology renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

You might have heard of the importance of cultivating Gratitude in our daily lives. But extending gratitude sometimes is confusing, especially if we are having negative...

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In God’s Hands: Finding Trust in His Work Through You achieving highest potential grow with scriptures & science & psychology renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As Christians, we know intellectually that God is 'everywhere filling all things.' But many times, we feel the sense of separation, so how do we move toward experiencing God...

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Chronic Stress: Consequences & Steps to Avoid It, With Dr. Mary Pearson, Primary Care Physician renewal conversations sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As Christian women professionals and servant leaders, we often find ourselves wrestling with the balance between giving and receiving, serving and self-care, especially when...

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Super Busy Serving Others? Time to Pause & Reconnect with God: Jesus Prayer contemplative practices renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

One of the many limitations we face as Christian Givers, especially as Women professionals and servant leaders is the lack of time, as we want to give so much to others and...

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Alignment in God vs Cognitive Dissonance-Subtle Tip to Prevent Chronic Stress grow with scriptures & science & psychology renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

There are many reasons why one can get into Chronic Stress and Burnout, but there is one reason that is not often talked about, which has to do with misalignment with our...

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Embracing the Unknown with God during Silence & Contemplation care for the soul - true self grow with scriptures & science & psychology

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Have you ever found yourself sitting in silence and contemplation to only notice lots of things going on inside of you? You might experience thoughts, stories (past or...

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Thinking of Career Pivoting? 'When Aligned with God, Doors Open' - with Dr. Diane van Staden achieving highest potential renewal conversations

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As we navigate through our daily lives, we often encounter challenges as we try to give to others and serve in Christ. Whether you're a professional seeking guidance in your...

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Connecting With God Today - Contemplative Practice for Christian Women contemplative practices

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Are you ready for a pause today in your busy flow, to connect with God in Contemplation?

One thing that is available to us is the ability to regenerate from inside-out and...

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Mindset Shift for Trusting Prayers: Steady Seeds for the Kingdom grow with scriptures & science & psychology sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many times we pray and, if the answers come quickly, we feel so blessed. But what if our prayers aren't answered right away or seemingly not at all? Even if many times we...

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Navigating Burnout, Giving, and Self-Care With Cynthia & Molly of Filled With Less renewal conversations

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Navigating the delicate balance of following God by giving and supporting others while avoiding burnout is a challenge that many Christian women face. It is almost like there...

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Avoid the Slippery Slope of Burnout: Address The #1 Core Belief, for Christian Women grow with scriptures & science & psychology renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Is self-care considered selfish? I often hear these phrases among Christian women: “ I am selfish if I take care of myself,” or “I know I need to do...

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One Morning Ritual to Strengthen Your Inner 'Navigation System' prepare for giving sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

I hope you are well! As I have been researching the particular ways women are built by God, I came across this particular psychological gift that we have: that of "Emotional...

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Hidden Brain Power to Do Holistic Self-Care, for Christian Women renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As a Christian woman, you probably already have a busy to-do list and want to accomplish so much in your vocation, your family and church community, with little time for...

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Trust in the Lord: Contemplation on Scripture for the New Year contemplative practices grow with scriptures & science & psychology renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

I hope you had wonderful Holidays! In the beginning of this new year, let's have some time with scripture where you do not have to do much but relax, regenerate, lean in,...

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Christ the Light of the World: Regenerate With Scriptures for Christian Women contemplative practices grow with scriptures & science & psychology renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas. As you prepare for the New Year and support others, who is supporting you? I want to invite you to a pause for 10 minutes to...

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Self-Regulation: 3 Quick Tips and Skills to Ease the 'Freeze' Responses renewal-on-the-go staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As a follow-up from the previous week, today I unpack 3 tips and skills to navigate when put on the spot & caught off guard by family members or others, and feel like...

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Three Tips to Deal with Fight or Flight Reactions During Christmas Season (and Beyond) renewal-on-the-go staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Ultimately Christmas is about the great news of the incarnate Christ and the reality of eternal life, inviting us to a season of gratitude. At the same time, preparing for...

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Can Self-care be Godly? Essential Mindset Shift for Christian Women renewal-on-the-go staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As passionate Christian women navigating the demands of the holiday season and upcoming Christmas, while juggling work, family, and/or communities, we often find ourselves...

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Navigating Family Dynamics with Psychology - Stay In Flow During the Holidays renewal-on-the-go staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Returning to our daily routines after big family gatherings such as Thanksgiving, upcoming Christmas, or New Year can be a bit overwhelming, especially if we have to deal...

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Peace During Holidays: Pause With Scripture & Deal With Worries grow with scriptures & science & psychology renewal-on-the-go staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As we navigate the Holidays, whether filled with family gatherings or being on our own, we might get triggered, feel worried, or stressed and in need of a reset!

Today, I...

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Easy Steps to Implement Your One Sticky Sustainable Habit During the Holidays renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Often the Holiday season can feel like a race, leaving us more tired by the end, with us needing to do self-care 'damage control' in January. I've been there, done that.

And...

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Avoid Stress & Build Your Habits the Easy Way – Using a God-Given Brain Gift renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As Christian women, many times we long to sustain our daily routines, but with the many life demands we have, it is easy to drop the habits and then feel disappointed in...

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Encouragement for Your Day - Scriptural Guidance for Support care for the soul - true self grow with scriptures & science & psychology

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As a Christian woman, are you striving to give and serve others in Christ, toward the Kingdom but feel stressed and worn out at times? Most likely, people see you as an...

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Know Thyself to Love Others Better and Avoid Projection as a Defense Mechanism grow with scriptures & science & psychology

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Here is one of my favorite Bible verses, that summarizes my life's work: 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind....

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Types of Stress, Burnout, vs Resilience in Christ grow with science & psychology renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

'What are some types of stress?' 'Is there good stress and bad stress?' I hear these types of questions often.

Stress can manifest in numerous ways and there are many layers...

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