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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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Contemplation on God's Nature for Christian Women - A Short Pause in Your Day contemplative practices grow with scriptures

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As we navigate our busy lives, it's essential to pause, renew, and regenerate ourselves and our souls with moments of contemplation on God's word so that we can keep on...

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Walking with God and Preventing Burnout: Renewal Conversation with Janell Wood and Dr. Ioana Popa renewal conversations

by Dr. Ioana Popa

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, especially as Christian women dedicated to serving others, it's not uncommon to sometimes dismiss the signs of burnout. "It is...

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Befriend Your Perfectionism: 3 Phases of How Change Really Happens achieving highest potential renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As Christians, we share a deep longing to be closer to God - to follow in His footsteps and to be like Him. It's a beautiful vocation, yet there are common dilemmas that many...

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Worried about Burnout? Common Mistakes to Avoid: #1 - Hyperfocus on Setting Boundaries achieving highest potential healthy boundaries in christ renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As Christian women, we know that we are created in the image and likeness of God - we long to partake of the living waters and carry the light of Christ into the world. But...

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New Research! Don't have time to exercise? Even 5 min. a day can make a difference grow with science & psychology renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many Professional Christian Women, in the midst of their busy lives and the multitude of responsibilities, do not have time to take care of their own well-being. Because they...

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Stressed, tired, burned out? 'Living Waters' Contemplation for Christian Women contemplative practices grow with scriptures

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Are you tired, stressed and/or burned out, caught in the 'whirlwind' of your daily life as you give, serve and lead others in Christ? Wondering if you could truly relax for a...

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'I will uphold you with my arm'- Contemplation On The Word for Christian Women contemplative practices grow with scriptures

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As the season is changing, sometimes we need a pause to refresh before we gear into action! Maybe your kids, grandkids or nephews/nieces are starting school, or maybe you...

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Christian Healthy Boundaries & Locus of Control: ‘Be wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove’ grow with scriptures healthy boundaries in christ

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Although we can be really good with boundaries in our professional lives, we wrestle often with maintaining them in our personal lives, in such a way to fully honor our own...

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Healthy Boundaries - a Different Perspective In Christ care for the soul - true self healthy boundaries in christ prepare for giving

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Are you caught between the desire to extend help and love to all people and at the same time the need to establish Healthy Boundaries for yourself? There are many books and...

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Prayers without Distractions? What Logical and Emotional Intelligence teaches us after workday - separate & release care for the soul - true self renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Have you ever found yourself trying to pray in the evening, to only be disrupted by swirling thoughts or emotions, rehearsing the past day's events or thinking about...

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Scripture, Renewal Blueprint and Memory - 'Not everything is good for me' grow with scriptures renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

How often do we find ourselves caught in cycles of feeling rejuvenated, prayerful and peaceful at times, only to fall 'off the wagon' and end up feeling strained and...

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Answering Prayers, God’s Nature & Developmental Attachment Styles emotional regulation grow with scriptures staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As a Christian Woman, I am sure you had many times when you felt God’s presence and your prayers were answered.

And in the same time, if you are like most of us, you...

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Dealing with Criticism - Compassion, Christ and the Fundamental Attribution Error grow with scriptures healthy boundaries in christ

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Dealing with criticism is a common human experience, but no matter when, where, or how, it can be challenging and can impact our emotions and self-esteem.

Many times...

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At the Seat of Your Consciousness, with 'Roots so Deep': Thirsting for the 'Living Waters'? achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self grow with scriptures

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Do you ever feel like you're on a treadmill, grasping for that 'peace that surpasses all understanding'? And feeling tired at times for endlessly searching for the deeper...

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'Faith is the Substance of All Things': Navigating Emotions and Thoughts achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self grow with scriptures

by Dr. Ioana Popa

While striving to balance professional responsibilities, family, church commitments, and personal well-being, it's not uncommon for uncomfortable thoughts and emotions to...

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Empathy, Indulgence or Self-compassion? The difference that makes the difference achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self

by Dr. Ioana Popa

In the midst of our busy lives and endless responsibilities, it's easy to forget that we, too, need the same kindness and compassion that we readily offer to others.

But even...

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Getting over Perfectionism In Self-care inner parts work regenerate & renew renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

In my conversations with many professional Christian women, I've noticed a recurring pattern – a struggle to find time to prioritize their own well-being in the midst...

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