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May you thrive in 2021 -- Happy New Year to you and yours

May you thrive in 2021 -- Happy New Year to you and yours

I’m taking this moment to send greetings for the new year. May you thrive and be at your best. Praying that this year be your best, full of promise and opportunities.…

Don Easton January 8, 2021
Chrismas is empathy in the flesh

Chrismas is empathy in the flesh

Beginning as children, we are often told the importance of empathy. We are taught not to push other kids on the playground, or take their toys because “how would…

Don Easton December 24, 2020
5 things to moderate emotional impact

5 things to moderate emotional impact

Emotions impact us and others Emotions have a big impact in our life. If we are feeling sad, our work will suffer. Anger often causes loss of clarity and distracts…

Don Easton November 19, 2020
Our emotions impact others.

Our emotions impact others.

Self-regulating emotions It is wonderful how the emotion of happiness is contagious. One of the great gifts we can bring to our families is to bring the emotion…

Don Easton November 12, 2020
4 Practices in reducing Stress

4 Practices in reducing Stress

This blog is by Max Rankin. Max is one called to come alongside and help. He is part of the leadership of Verve Lead. His practical insights will help many. Flick…

Don Easton November 5, 2020
3 Key Strategies for Personal Wellbeing - Guest Blog: Dr. Chris Adams

3 Key Strategies for Personal Wellbeing - Guest Blog: Dr. Chris Adams

Guest Blogger: Dr. Chris Adams Executive Director Center for Vocational Ministry Azusa Pacific University Senior Research Associate: The Flourishing in Ministry…

Don Easton July 14, 2020
2 steps to managing conflict

2 steps to managing conflict

Healthy key relationships don’t just happen. They are built over time, flowing out of a healthy well-being, with intentional interactions to develop relationships.…

Don Easton May 27, 2020
2 builders, 2 impeders and 2 destroyers of Effective Communication

2 builders, 2 impeders and 2 destroyers of Effective Communication

2 things that build trust: Listening and Affirmation Have you noticed that when you talk with emotionally healthy influencers and leaders you feel listened to, affirmed…

Don Easton May 20, 2020
Identifying Depleters

Identifying Depleters

The gravity that pulls me under The last blog spoke of buoyancy upthrust. Today we examine the gauges that indicate weight that pushes one under. What pulls you…

Don Easton May 11, 2020
5 Things that give emotional buoyancy.

5 Things that give emotional buoyancy.

How is your buoyancy? Buoyancy is the ability to float. Also, it’s the cheerful and optimistic attitude or disposition. It’s your verve, your vim, your va-voom.…

Don Easton April 27, 2020
3 Keys to thriving COVID-19

3 Keys to thriving COVID-19

3 more Gauges Continuing on with Thriving through COVID-19, here are some more thoughts on paying attention to your gauges for well-being. Gauges help you know how…

Don Easton April 20, 2020
Thriving through COVID-19

Thriving through COVID-19

In 43 years of ministry/leadership, I have never seen our world under such pressure. COVID-19 has put everyone under immense pressure. Our families, workplace and…

Don Easton April 9, 2020
Where is God in your life?

Where is God in your life?

Cultivating a high awareness of God’s interaction with daily life Burnout affects relationships.Relationships are effected through feeling high detachment.…

Don Easton February 27, 2020
Conversations show our connectedness with God

Conversations show our connectedness with God

Part 2 of emotional health and a spiritual vitality that demonstrates a connected relationship with GodThe second area we look at in our connected relationship is…

Don Easton February 20, 2020
Spiritual vitality & connectedness with God

Spiritual vitality & connectedness with God

The health of your relationship with God reflects your emotional health. How vital is your relationship with God? If God is part of your world, then the quality…

Don Easton February 13, 2020
My spouse is going through burnout - Part 2

My spouse is going through burnout - Part 2

(Part two by Adrienne Easton see Part one) Don’t take it personally—understand they are not well. Being the spouse of a person going through burnout has its…

Don Easton February 4, 2020