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with Dr. Ioana Popa

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Settle Your Thoughts at the End of the Day after workday - separate & release regenerate & renew renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many compassionate givers find themselves exhausted by 6-7pm (or even sooner) to the point that they feel that they have no time and energy to enjoy their evening, to regenerate,...

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How to Avoid Distractions During Evening Prayer? after workday - separate & release care for the soul - true self renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Can't fully focus when Praying at night? Just when you're about to communicate with God, your mind gets distracted with thoughts or emotions? You are not alone.

At the end of the...

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Is Prayer Enough to Prevent Burnout? The answer might surprise you! care for the soul - true self renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Is prayer (connection with God and the divine) enough to prevent burnout, maintain a balance and prevent burnout?

In this Renewal Nugget, I unpack a central mistake that...

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Why Self-Care is Not One-Size-Fits-All achieving highest potential renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Is this you? Trying different self-care routines, programs or advice and finding yourself feeling frustrated because nothing seems to work or stick long enough?

If so,...

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