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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 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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Befriending Our 'Self-Sacrificing' Part achieving highest potential inner parts work renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

If you feel guilty and undeserving of ‘self-care’ moments even though you know you feel at times running on empty, this video is for you!

As a giver, you might...

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Befriending 'Procrastination' in Self-Care achieving highest potential inner parts work renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As givers, at times we tend to postpone or procrastinate our self-care or renewal routine because we feel we don't have the time, as we are too busy helping others. It is...

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Perfectionism in Self-care: Why It Matters And How To Befriend It achieving highest potential inner parts work renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Most of us have a side of us that is striving for perfection. This can be good at times as it helps us make sure everything gets done well, however, too much of it can also...

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Prepare For Giving: Our Needs At The Body Level prepare for giving renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

We are often conditioned to think that the needs of our bodies are more elaborate than they really are. In our culture, it is not uncommon for us to get dissatisfied with our...

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Prepare for Giving: Waking Up With Clarity Of Mind prepare for giving renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits

by Dr. Ioana Popa

What is your state of your mind in the morning as you wake up? Do you wake up with a clear mind focused for your day of giving? Or do you wake up with your mind feeling...

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How To Overcome Renewal & Self-Care Blocks:"Lack Of Time"- Part 2 renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits time in renewal

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Last week, I talked about the CHOICE we have in terms of perceiving if we are busy or not (independent of how busy we actually are) and the importance of 'upgrading' our old...

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How To Overcome Renewal & Self-Care Blocks:"Lack Of Time"- Part 1 renewal-on-the-go sustaining wholesome habits time in renewal

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As givers and compassionate human beings, it is common to encounter many blocks to self-care and renewal. And, from the intense and fast paced schedule, to other...

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2 Mindset Upgrades To Avoid Burnout and Keep On Giving achieving highest potential renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

Many compassionate human beings find themselves in situations where they are asked to do too much, or they voluntarily pick up doing much more, as others in their team,...

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Realign With Your Purpose In Life and Avoid Overwhelm From Other's Needs achieving highest potential emotional regulation renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

As a giver, if you feel at times getting pulled in too many directions during your busy days - juggling different demands from work, family and other people, while squeezing...

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Navigating Our Emotions: 3 Helpful Mindsets To Better Understand Them achieving highest potential after workday - separate & release emotional regulation renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

At the end of the day we might have lots of emotions and it might be tricky sometimes to know what to do with them, besides shutting them down, as we just want some quiet...

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3 Simple Tips to Settle Your Mind At The End Of The Day achieving highest potential after workday - separate & release renewal-on-the-go

by Dr. Ioana Popa

How do you usually feel at the end of your workday? Do you tend to...
have lingering thoughts about your to-do list?
feel pre-occupied about something that happened or you...

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How To Stay In Flow: A 2-Step Practice You Can Do With Ease achieving highest potential care for the soul - true self renewal-on-the-go staying in flow

by Dr. Ioana Popa

"How can I stay grounded and present through the ups and downs of the day, like the "Eye" of the storm?" Most of us GIVERS would love to feel a sense of peace, regeneration...

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