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How One Mother Managed a Kidney Disease Diagnosis and Turned it into a Reason to Run // Interview with Boston Marathon Qualifier Cara Johnson

How One Mother Managed a Kidney Disease Diagnosis and Turned it into a Reason to Run // Interview with Boston Marathon Qualifier Cara Johnson

January 26, 2021

Today’s guest started running in college after being diagnosed with kidney disease. She ran her first half marathon in 2001 and her first full marathon in 2003. In the past 17 years of marathon training, Cara Johnson has run 1-2 marathons every year! 

Tune in to diver deeper and hear

  • How she managed a kidney disease diagnosis and turned it into a reason to run.
  • What the key ingredient was for Cara to qualify for the Boston Marathon -- hint, it wasn’t adding extra miles to her training!
  • Why community matters when training for a goal.
  • She shares her adventure at the Cozumel Ironman, her first!
  • Why becoming a pacer for races is a worthwhile challenge.

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Wake up to Your Goals, NOT Your Cell Phone // Thursday Tidbits

Wake up to Your Goals, NOT Your Cell Phone // Thursday Tidbits

January 21, 2021

I have a question for you. What’s the first thing that you do in the morning?

For many, the answer to that question - even before they head to the bathroom - is to pick up their phone that is right next to them on their nightstand. However, as soon as you reach for your cell phone and check your emails and social media, you have said no to yourself and yes to everyone else.

Your wake time is important for you. It’s a time to get yourself ready for the day ahead physically, mentally, and spiritually. When you say yes to yourself in the morning, you can be better equipped to serve others throughout the day.

I want you to wake up to your goals, not your cell phone, and in this episode, I'm going to share a few tips on how to do just that!

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What Do You Do When You Find Yourself in the Middle of Unexpected Transition? // Interview with Life Coach April Nicole Scipio

What Do You Do When You Find Yourself in the Middle of Unexpected Transition? // Interview with Life Coach April Nicole Scipio

January 19, 2021

After being asked to leave her job unexpectedly, April Nicole Scipio took a chance to turn that unforeseen obstacle into an opportunity to build a business that she loves, and today she shares just how she did it!

April is a life coach for busy women. She helps women manage their time and achieve their goals. She desires to help them make time for what matters most.

Tune in to dive deeper and hear:

  • How God used a bad work situation and turned it into a positive entrepreneurial endeavor.
  • What to do when you find yourself in the midst of transition and don’t know where to turn.
  • Why big dreams matter, why the media needs to be infiltrated with positive messaging, and how we can be a part of that!

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How to Find Courage to Embrace New Beginnings // Thursday Tidbits with Faith Blogger Heather Chapman

How to Find Courage to Embrace New Beginnings // Thursday Tidbits with Faith Blogger Heather Chapman

January 14, 2021

New beginnings are hard because we often feel as if that means we have to let go of the past. For Heather Chapman, new beginnings means living without her precious daughter. The courage to have new experiences, celebrate birthdays and holidays, and go on family vacations without her was more than overwhelming the first two years.

You might not be afraid of new beginnings because of death, but what about a broken relationship, having to let go of a dream, or taking a chance on someone who has hurt you in the past?

We mamas tend to put our children first and make life as happy as we can for them. In doing this, we often hide our own emotional needs and suppress our own fears. This can lead to depression, anxiety, and overall unhappiness. By talking about how to embrace new beginnings, it gives moms permission to look at their fears and face them rather than suppress them.

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Learn the Three Ds to Going after Your Goal // Interview with Boston Marathon Qualifier Suzuka Hetterich

Learn the Three Ds to Going after Your Goal // Interview with Boston Marathon Qualifier Suzuka Hetterich

January 12, 2021

Today’s guest knows what it’s like to train with a packed schedule, and she gives great tips on how to ensure time to train in busy seasons!

Suzuka Hetterich runs to clear her head, and her life motto is, “If I can’t find the answer to my problem during my long run, there won’t be an answer.” We talk more about this in the episode, and it’s gold!

Tune in as we cover The following topics:

  • How to prioritize when you have a full schedule.
  • Why you shouldn’t be so rigid in your training plan.
  • The three Ds to going after your goals.
  • How running has become a part of her life and the reasons she runs.

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Change Your Mind // You Have the Power to Control Your Thoughts

Change Your Mind // You Have the Power to Control Your Thoughts

January 7, 2021

Did you know that we have the power to control our thoughts? We can change our minds! It’s not easy, and it takes work - daily work - but it’s possible, rewarding, and worth it.

Our minds are like computers. We need to program them because they calibrate our expectations, and our expectations calibrate how effective or successful we will be at putting in the work to make things happen.

This process is a daily occurrence, really a moment-by-moment journey because we take in 1000s of thoughts every day, and our mind has to manually accept or reject each one. Accept - decline - accept - decline - accept - decline. So much clutter to get through! But isn’t it good news that you can change your mind! You do have the power to control your thoughts. God has given us the tools and resources we need to dwell on what is pure, right, and true.

In this episode, we're going to go through a few of these resources to put in your toolbelt!

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http://www.redhotmindset.com/change-your-mind-you-have-the-power-to-control-your-thoughts-episode35

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How to Create a Vision in Unknown Times and Why You Need to

How to Create a Vision in Unknown Times and Why You Need to

January 5, 2021

I know you probably are thinking, what’s the point in goal setting or creating a vision for the year if it can just be taken away in the blink of a moment? In light of the events of last year, are you feeling any anxieties for 2021 as you are deciding on things you’d like to accomplish, races you’d like to run, vacations you’d like to take?

One thing we learned from last year is that anything can happen at any time, and we need to be prepared to shift and adjust in any given moment. I think that's a huge lesson, don't you?

BUT, this lesson shouldn’t keep us from dreaming and setting big, burly goals! We just need to learn to flex when obstacles come and we find we need to shift. 

As we embrace the new year, I’ll be sharing quite a bit about setting and crushing goals, but as we create our visions for 2021, we need to remember that what we write down on paper may not turn out exactly how we plan. We do the work, we get into motion, but God determines our steps. His vision for our life is what is ultimate and best, and if we’re leaning into Him and seeking Him, he will reveal some of that vision to us so we can plan and work, but we need to also allow for the flexibility required to get to the finish line.

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Taking Time to Rest // Slowing Down to Speed Up

Taking Time to Rest // Slowing Down to Speed Up

December 8, 2020

My entire life I’ve been in too much of a hurry. The last couple of years have been teaching me that it’s time to slow down and focus on what is most important. I had to do a full-out evaluation of the activities and roles I was putting my time into and evaluating if they were where I needed to be. The short answer is most of them were not and that someone else could do them as well or even better than I could, so it was time to let go and let God work in my life!

It’s important to take down time in order to refresh and refuel and get ready to go again. God rested on the seventh day of creation, and if He decided a rest day was important, then maybe we should think about that and why it may matter to us. 

Do you find time to rest? Can you tell the warning signs when you’re beginning to feel burnout? And maybe the most important question is, do you listen to them?

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How to Shift When Your Plans Changed // How My 2020 Vision Turned into God Opening My Eyes

How to Shift When Your Plans Changed // How My 2020 Vision Turned into God Opening My Eyes

December 3, 2020

2020 Vision. That’s what this year was set up to be. A year of vision! Did you feel the same way on January 1? My word for this year was VISION. It’s crazy to think looking back it truly was a year of vision, but very different from what I saw or thought this year was going to bring.

I’ll explain more about this as we go. I was reflecting on the year, and God literally hit me over the head and said, “It still was a year of vision, my vision for your life, not yours.” That’s why I knew I had to share this with you!

What were your plans on January 1? What New Year’s resolutions did you set for yourself? What goals were you gearing up to crush? What did you think this year would bring?

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How One Mother Runner Uses Her Sport to Inspire Her Son // Interview with Boston Marathon Qualifier Debbie Cohen

How One Mother Runner Uses Her Sport to Inspire Her Son // Interview with Boston Marathon Qualifier Debbie Cohen

December 1, 2020

Today’s guest started running in her 30s but didn’t race her first marathon until she was 58. She struggled with injury as she worked toward qualifications for the Boston Marathon, and her journey to motherhood is a huge victory story! 

Debbie Cohen had a 30-year career as a journalist and editor before launching a second career as a personal trainer five years ago, working primarily with older women looking to tone up, build strength and stamina and manage chronic conditions. 

Debbie has been an avid swimmer her whole life but took up running and strength training at the age of 30 to add cross training to her routine and gradually developed a passion for running and competing in races. 

In this episode she shares insights and encouragement as she looks back on her journey, and I believe you will be blessed by this conversation. Let’s get to it.

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http://www.redhotmindset.com/interview-with-mother-runner-debbie-cohen-episode32

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