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with Dr. Ioana Popa

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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To Feel Or Not To Feel Part 1 - Is there a problem with Suppressing Emotions emotional regulation renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Experiencing pleasant emotions is lovely but what do we do with our uncomfortable "negative" emotions? Should we express them or suppress them? For ages, humans have asked...

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Renewing and Growing Through Life's Journey regenerate & renew renewal conversations renewal-on-the-go

Interview with Dr. Roxanne Louh, Psy.D., PA

For many givers, it may seem that feeling out of balance is an unavoidable part of the giving journey. This may be partly true nowadays as busyness,...

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When Motivation Runs Out: Design your Space to Support your Habits - Part 3 achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As a giver, have you been putting off your own projects or habits due to the many demands in your life? And in this New Year are you ready to turn things around, but not sure...

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When Motivation Runs Out: Train Your Subconscious Brain - Part 2 achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

When we are running low on motivation, is there a way to help ourselves and support our mind, so that we can keep our habits with ease and progress toward our goals?

And if...

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When Motivation Runs Out: Bridging the Gap between Thoughts and Actions - Part 1 achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

What do we do when motivation runs out? It is so helpful to have inner drive to do things, but many times we don't have the same level of motivation or energy.

And this is...

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How to Set Intentions for the New Year achieving highest potential sustaining wholesome habits time in renewal

by Dr. Ioana Popa

It can be exciting to set intentions and goals at the beginning of the year, but for many people it is tricky to actually follow through with them. This is especially true...

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Can Motivation be Internal or External? achieving highest potential renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many people believe that motivation is important in order to achieve our goals and intentions, and the dilemmas become should motivation be internal or external?

And...

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Why Intentions Matter As We Start The New Year achieving highest potential renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many people set goals at the end or beginning of the new year, but it can be hard to stay on track especially when juggling many commitments as a giver. And then, it is easy...

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Does True Self-esteem come from Achievement or from Soul? achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Having low self-esteem is common and can be a difficult feeling to shake, which is why many people tend to seek validations from external factors such as jobs, relationships,...

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Giving in Balance: Unmet Needs and Wellbeing inner parts work renewal conversations

Interview with Nancy Sowell, LICSW, IFS Trainer

For many givers, it may seem that feeling out of balance is an unavoidable part of the giving journey. This may be partly true nowadays as busyness,...

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How to Connect with Your True Self and Soul Part 4 - Practical Steps achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self inner parts work regenerate & renew

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Connecting with our True Self, our Soul, our true inner home, can feel like a daunting task requiring years and years of practice. Nonetheless there is a common...

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The Soul and the Ultimate Freedom of Choice - is the Christian perspective valid? care for the soul - true self

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Nonetheless this can lead to polarities - one person's word against another person's word, or 'my tradition against your tradition' and vice-versa.
As we all know,...

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Does Psychology have anything to say about the Soul? care for the soul - true self regenerate & renew

by Dr. Ioana Popa

If you ever wondered what Psychology or Science might have to say about what IS, beyond our mind (thoughts), heart (emotions), perception and body sensations, then watch this...

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Does the Soul exist? Does it even matter? And if so, how can one tap into it? care for the soul - true self regenerate & renew

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Do we have a soul? Does it even exist? How do we even know? And does it matter? Is this even connected to our ability to regenerate so that we can keep on giving?

Questions...

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Boundaried Generosity and 9 Insights to Prevent Professional Burnout with Dr. Thomas Skovholt achieving highest potential emotional regulation renewal conversations

Interview with Dr. Thomas Skovholt - Author of The Resilient Practitioner

If you are passionate about giving and are in the helping profession, such as a therapist, nurse, doctor, priest, pastor,...

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The Yo-Yo Self-care problem: the core dilemma leading to burnout sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

It is widespread in our culture to think of self-care as a 'one time reset', as a 'project' - "If I can only regenerate this time, then I can later maintain this new rhythm"....

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Emotional Regulation & Spiritual Growth: Can emotions have a message for us? achieving highest potential emotional regulation staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many kind and compassionate human beings and givers might think that taking the time to focus and care for their emotions is selfish. This might be the case even more, if you are...

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