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

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Janell Wood Life Story

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 not happening to me" is a common subconscious thought. thought.

We often push ourselves to the limit, thinking it's our duty in Christ to keep giving without pause, but then feel a sense of subtle shame or guilt when we say no. All this is very common.

But what if there were ways to prevent burnout before it took a toll on our well-being and our connection with God?

Hearing from other Christian women passionate about serving others in Christ is key, especially as they navigate the many ups and downs of life AND are in the hustle and bustle of busy lives.

Join me in this Renewal Conversation with Janell Wood, a truly remarkable woman with a profound faith and deep connection with God, a working mother of 4 and hosting exchange students - whose life took many turns, but kept her eyes on Christ.

Janell shares about her journey, her mission and her own personal routine and practical steps she takes whenever she feels 'running on empty.'

She also brings some important questions about Burnout, so stay until the end for the entire conversation!

🍵 Renewal Conversations are part of our Team For The Soul® - Renewal Nuggets, an Oasis in the Midst of Action, bridging science, psychology, spiritual care and ancient Christian faith.

Do you want to know more about JANELL?
☀️ Janell has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and is passionate seeing her home as a mission field.
☀️ She is a writer, speaker, podcaster passionate in guiding young women to pursue loving God, imperfectly love others, and find what really matters in the midst of a chaotic world.
☀️ She lives in Eastern Washington with her husband (the kindest man she's ever met), four biological blessings, and (usually) a teenage exchange daughter.
☀️ In her free time, she can be found watching vintage television with her family, or attempting to read multiple (probably overdue library) books.

Janell spreads her love and faith in Christ through her podcast “Finding Something REAL," a grace-filled journey bringing AUTHENTIC conversations to the table with special co-hosts and guests, looking for 'answers, and search for the source of something real: Restoration, Eternity, Authenticity, and Love.'

🎧 Check out her podcast “Finding Something REAL” - 

-To learn more about Janell, check her website here: 

📝 Check out Janell's FREE Resource here "7 Deep Questions" (as mentioned in the video) - 

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