September 23, 2021

Restorative Niche – Final Chapter

Choosing Restorative Niche Activities 4 Here are my last two tips to help in choosing activities that really do replenish your soul. Choose to balance the tensions There’s tension between desiring to attain certain goals and the need to feel in control of an…
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building a sustainable life.

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Choosing Restorative Niche Activities 3 In the two previous blogs I’ve given three tips of six to choose restorative activities that suit you: come to Jesus and allow Him to replenish your soul, choose something that you love doing, and something that absorbs your attention. Here is my fourth tip: Choose because you will be in control. We often feel

Restorative Niche – Chapter 3

September 16, 2021
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Choosing Restorative Niche Activities 2 As well as finding refreshment in the presence of Jesus, and in activities which you find enjoyable, here is a further thought on choosing something that restores your soul. Choose something in which you become absorbed.  Choose something in which you lose yourself, become so absorbed by, that you forget to look at the time.

Restorative Niche – Chapter 2

September 9, 2021
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Choosing Restorative Niche Activities 1 We know that it is important to do some things for ourselves to restore a balance of energy and health—emotionally, physically, spiritually, mentally. How do we decide those niche activities that suit just us and our life circumstances? Here are first two of six criteria to help you choose. Jesus said, “Come to me.” Firstly,

Restorative Niche – Chapter 1

September 2, 2021
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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. Opportunities come even through tough times. This time last year I was posting blogs on DonEaston.com. In the heat of COVID-19, to help leaders thrive, we founded VerveLead.com and

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

January 8, 2021
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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 you like it if they did that to you?” This is usually our first brush with the concept that other people have feelings, just like us. They can feel hurt and

Chrismas is empathy in the flesh

December 24, 2020
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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 us from the important. Fatigue is a thick fog that immobilises. Gaining an understanding of your emotions is very important. Ignoring them is disastrous. Giving them unfettered reign is likewise

5 things to moderate emotional impact

November 19, 2020
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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 of happiness home. When happiness is bubbling up inside of us, it starts to bubble inside of others. Laughter and smiles flow from one face to another.Likewise, the emotion of sadness travels

Our emotions impact others.

November 12, 2020
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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 a link to this to someone who would benefit. Leave a helpful comment below. “I am not stressed but….” If you have heard something like this then read on…

4 Practices in reducing Stress

November 5, 2020
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Guest Blogger: Dr. Chris Adams Executive Director Center for Vocational Ministry Azusa Pacific University Senior Research Associate: The Flourishing in Ministry Project University of Notre Dame Keep perspective. God is with us, no matter what happens. The hope of Easter resurrection is alive! The Christian Church is the most resilient movement in history, having survived and even thrived during wars,

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

July 14, 2020