Thriving In Christ

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with Dr. Ioana Popa

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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Self Doubt and True Worth in God: Foundational Steps for Christian Women achieving highest potential mindsets & beliefs

by Dr. Ioana Popa

I've encountered countless Christian women who, in spite of their accomplishments and being appreciated by others, wrestle with self-doubt, criticism or regrets.

And this is...

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Trying to Avoid Distractions? WATCHFULNESS IS The Hidden Link achieving highest potential staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

It is common nowadays to be glued to online tools when we have a break, and especially during transition times. For many Christian women this is a necessity, in order to make...

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Longing to be ‘Mary’ in a world demanding of ‘Marthas’? Action and Contemplation for Christian Women achieving highest potential

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many Christian women I talk with find themselves caught in this dilemma: on one hand experiencing the longing to be more contemplative like Mary in the scriptures, who sits...

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Empowering (and easy) Steps to create time in your life for God and your regeneration achieving highest potential renewal-on-the-go time in renewal

by Dr. Ioana Popa

I often hear from many Christian women that I talk with that they find themselves "not having enough time." It is a common challenge we face as we pour our hearts into...

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3 Essential Pillars for Psychological & Spiritual Growth for Christian Women achieving highest potential

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many people, and especially Christian women, go through a lot of transitions or challenging seasons in their lives - whether it's a loss, a new job, promotion, new...

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Beliefs vs. Reality and the 7 Levels of Freedom achieving highest potential

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As Christian givers, especially when exhausted after a full day of giving, we can feel at a loss how to deal with difficult or complicated situations or encounters. Maybe...

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Regenerate Your Body: Tips from an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach renewal conversations

Interview with Cynthia Damaskos 

Do you feel sometimes that you are in an unending 'race', on life's treadmill of some sorts, not sure how to slow it down? This is the dilemma of our current...

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What is Grief Recovery Method® and how it helps with losses emotional regulation on grief

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Although Grief is a natural and normal response to loss, it is many times a painful and confusing one. Sometimes the loss is obvious, such as the death of a dear one, in...

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The Power of Beliefs and Faith in our lives befriending thoughts

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Sometimes we think of beliefs just from a faith perspective. Yes, Christian faith is based on powerful and life-giving beliefs, but the power of beliefs can be seen in our...

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Stress: Unmet Needs and the Inner Looping 'Dance' emotional regulation renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

How many times as Christian Givers - we get overtly focused on serving others, and then ignore our needs? Although we might feel "fine," what happens is that our needs are...

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The Transformative Power of Emotional Intelligence - 'To Feel or Not to Feel’ Part 8 emotional regulation renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

For many people, the idea of being 'emotional' is often associated with weakness or negativity. Society often sends us the message that emotions are something to be repressed...

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Coping Strategies For Daily Stress - 'To Feel or Not to Feel’ Part 7 emotional regulation renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many Givers are helping others so much, that they tend to experience daily stress, just by the nature of their vocation or mission. If this is you, have you ever wondered if...

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Calm in the Midst of Emotions, the Third Way - 'To Feel or Not to Feel’ Part 6 emotional regulation

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Most people make the common mistake of believing that we only have two choices in dealing with emotions: either through Catharsis - where we let ourselves feel our emotions...

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Nurturing The Gifts of the Holy Spirit - The Power of Your Focus renewal-on-the-go staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

If you are a Christian Giver and focused on serving others in Christ, you might often feel tired or even exhausted. This was me 10 years ago, until I was able to put...

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A Deep Way of Knowing if We Are Renewing or Not renewal conversations renewal-on-the-go

Interview with Dr. Ioana Popa, Co-founder Team For The Soul®

"There are so many self-care advices nowadays, how do I know what to choose? As I love giving to others, how do I know if I am...

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How to Prevent Getting Sick in Vacation - 'To Feel or Not to Feel’ Part 5 emotional regulation renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Have you ever been looking forward to your well-earned vacation, only to get a cold the first few days of your time off? This happens often, especially for givers who try to...

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Fake it Until You Make it and the Power of Embodied Emotions - ‘To Feel or Not to Feel’ Part 4 emotional regulation renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

What can we do when we have intense emotions besides waiting until they cool down? After decades of trying to support others with emotions, one thing became clear: we don't...

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Regretting Sending that Email? ‘To Feel or Not to Feel’ Part 3 emotional regulation renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Gone are the days when we communicated only through letters, waiting for weeks for a response. Nowadays, we connect instantaneously which can be wonderful, but since we are...

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Why Emotional 'Catharsis' Doesn't Work - To Feel or Not To Feel Part 2 after workday - separate & release emotional regulation renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many times, people ask me and are wondering what to do with emotions - should we express them or suppress them? With the advent of psychological methodologies and multitude...

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