Do you wish there were more to this life?

#livingmybestlife probably started trending when some celebrity posted a selfie on Instagram while skiing in the Alps or tanning in Turks & Caicos.

Now my besties and I text it to each other with utter sarcasm:

just dumped my smoothie in my purse #livingmybestlife
I think we have ants #livingmybestlife
my kids aren’t speaking to me…again #livingmybestlife

Hashtag or no hashtag, sarcasm or in all seriousness, living my best life is a very loaded statement.

One of my clients said to me recently, I know how to live. I know how to do laundry and make dinner and get myself to work. But I don’t know how to live a life.

After our session, I texted her. I told her I couldn’t stop thinking about what she said and that I had written this down in my notebook:

I don’t know how to live a {meaningful, authentic, non-reactionary, contented} life.

She texted back:

Yes. That’s exactly it.

I think we all for the most part know how to live. We know how to get dressed, how to feed ourselves, how to go about the business and busyness of life, how to portray to the world that we’ve got our act together.

But in a world of #livingmybestlife when we’re all comparing our realistic, sometimes-not-so-pretty truths with everyone else’s filtered hashtag facades, we’re left wondering:

Is this all there is? (even as a Christian) (or maybe even especially as a Christian)

If I could, I would strike best and perfect out of our collective lexicons.

And I would replace those words with better ones…words like:

depth   intention   simple   purpose   gentle   wholehearted   authentic   contented

What so many of us are really after is a life filled with meaning. Pared down to the basics. Not so caught up in things that distract.

I told my husband recently that all he – or anyone for that matter – really needs to know about me is that I love God, I love him, I love our family, I love my friends, and I love my work. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.  I don’t want the drama, the chaos, the rushing, the extra trappings any more.  I just want peace and meaning and hope.

I’m here to say that no matter your age or your life circumstances, you can learn to live a simpler life, a peaceful life, a contented life, an authentic life, a meaningful life, with steadier relationships and a deeper connection with God.

If this rings true for you – if you are into God-discovery and self-reflection and you want to partner with Him (and me!) in your own transformation and healing – I’ve got so many choices for you, sweet girl!

You can choose from any of these options:
Beauty for Ashes: if you have a hard story but want God to use it
Decision Time: if you’re trying to decide whether to stay in your marriage or if it’s time to leave
Intimacy with God: if you long to feel closer to God
Looking for Mr. Right: if you’re divorced and thinking about dating again
Meaningful Life: if you want to learn how to live an authentic, contented life no matter your circumstances
Relationships 201: if you could use help with boundaries, forgiveness, detaching and communication if all of your relationships
Remarriage Ready: if you’re seriously dating or engaged to be remarried
Remarriage Ref: if you’re adjusting to a remarriage
So You Want to Be a Writer: if you’ve always wanted to start putting your voice and words out into the world
UnStuck: if you’re feeling lost, confused, stuck, weary and need some nudges to move forward
Worry & Trust: if you’re struggling with overwhelm, decision-making and faith that dips with your circumstances

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When you choose to spend a month with me focusing on your growth, you’ll receive:
one month of women-only Facebook group support
3-5 weekly lessons & weekly journaling exercises (depending on the course you’re taking)
5 weekly Facebook Live Q&As

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Searching for more right alongside you,

Life isn't always how we want it. When change seems elusive, and we're stuck in old routines, a gentle push or some self-reflection can make a difference. Let these questions be that nudge to get you moving.

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