building a sustainable life.

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An often overlooked task in the mentor role is ensuring safety; safety for the mentor, for the mentee and for the larger community around both. In fact, safety is an important component in Verve Lead’s front page statement; “Lift buoyancy and resilience of Christian leaders, to enhance the well-being, sustainability and safety of our communities.”  The effect of a Christian

Five Tips for Neutralising Danger in the Workplace

May 5, 2022
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We’ve been looking at the idea of creating margins in our life… buffer spaces so that when things begin to get difficult we have the room to handle the difficulties. It’s like leaving your house ten minutes early in case of traffic, or building up a savings account in case a pipe bursts in your house. We can do it

An Act of Kindness – The Good Samaritan

August 26, 2021
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Many people make compromises when it comes to work/life boundaries. They allow time for gym, rest and personal replenishment, but they will put those aside for others out of obligation, especially in the case of emergencies. This is how most people operate and it makes sense. We all have to make compromises sometimes! We can’t ignore emergencies, we can’t ignore

The Work/Life Balance of Jesus

August 19, 2021
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No one likes to think about the worst-case scenarios in our lives, and even less, do we like to plan for them. It can feel negative, faithless, overly cautious, and unnecessary… but it is necessary. We don’t need to live in fear, but adding some margin for catastrophe in our lives can keep us feeling safe and in control (as

Creating Margins in Life

August 12, 2021
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Do you recall a time when you hesitated to be vulnerable, when you played things close to the chest when maybe you shouldn’t have? You aren’t alone—most of us have difficulty trusting at some point, often as a result of experiences in the past where someone close has hurt us. That can be hard to overcome. Healthy adults will seek

Building a Bridge of Trust

August 5, 2021
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How many times have you been asked “How are you today?” on a day when you are simply not doing well? Maybe, you got into a small car accident on your way to work. Perhaps you had a family member in the hospital and you were worried about them. Or maybe you just woke up on the wrong side of

Trust is the Key to Transparency

July 29, 2021
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We all recognize the need for medical doctors in our lives. We understand that we don’t know everything about our own bodies. This requires professionals to be able to tell us what is wrong because we simply can’t always know what is going on inside of us. We have regular checkups, take medication if we need to, and follow the

360-Degree Care

July 22, 2021
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Growing Through the Uncertainty This past year when COVID-19 hit, you likely implemented some strategies to survive the uncertainty of how long it would last, the claustrophobia and loneliness of lockdown, and the fear of ourselves and our loved ones getting sick. Maybe you decided to get your groceries delivered instead of going to the store, you probably bought some

Strategizing for Life Post-Covid-19

July 15, 2021
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A Healthy Balance Begins with Valuing Yourself Why is it that work seems to overwhelm other areas of our lives? Many of us have had a job—or even still do—that seemed to require too much of us, or maybe we were even requiring too much of ourselves. After I went through burnout, I spent a lot of time reflecting on

Self-Value is a Strategy for Work/Life Balance

July 8, 2021