I'm speaking at this year's SWELL Conference on "Improving Our Ability to Care for Others - Healthy Coping Skills for Secondary Trauma". Those of us in the helping professions witness trauma through the eyes of our clients on a daily basis, taking a toll on our own emotional well being and relationships. In this presentation, I will offer healthy coping techniques to deal with our secondary trauma. For more information on the SWELL Conference, click here: http://bit.ly/2R8ezk5 -Chris #swell#trauma#secondarytrauma#empowerment#chrisshea#lifesjourney#lifecoaching
It was great seeing my good friends Jason & Erika for lunch as they passed thru on their way back home from Alabama.
Jason & I go waaaay back to 1999. He & I joined the Air Force at the same time, trained, & were stationed together during our first few years in. Over the years we went our separate ways & I honorably discharged while he stayed the course, officialy retiring this summer.
So as I see them now as they get closer to starting their next chapter, it was an honor to catch up & another reminder of all the friends I've made in life from all over the place. A true testament of friendships.
Safe travels my friends!
NEW POST ON THE BLOG!
Ever heard of Epaphroditus? I hadn't either (or at least... barely) till last fall. Turns out he, and his story, are pretty relevant to me.
That's the thing I love about the Bible: it actually *does* to connect to most everything we wrestle with in life. Including my readiness - my longing, really - to go home.
(PS. Name that state!)
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"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." Jawaharlal Nehru
When was the last time you went out and sought out something new to try? You really went looking for an adventure. It doesn't have to be anything major. It may even be something you have done before, but this time you look at it with open eyes and mind seeking to find something new that you didn't see before.
In today's world we are so busy running around from place to place and task to task that we forget to slow down and really take in what we are doing. We eat our meals quickly and don't even taste our food. We walk by a beauty mountain scene or patch of wild flowers. We get so wrapped up in the day to day stuff we just don't slow down, which means we aren't taking care of ourselves either. And we wonder why we feel so bad or why we are so tired. We bring it on ourselves, but the good news is it doesn't have to stay that way. We can change! Now there is a scary idea change. Change is new and exciting with a new adventure just waiting for you. -
I challenge you to slow down and really take in what's around you. On your way to work look to see if new signs have been put up that you haven't noticed. Have new trees or plants been put out and you were so busy that you forgot to look. I challenge you to look for something new around you each and every day. You will be amazed at what you will find and how much more relaxed you will feel just because you slowed down. Take a minute a drop me a line and tell me something new you saw or experienced today. I can't wait to hear what you find!
Decision Making ..... I’m a total procrastinator 🤷🏻♀️ —————————————————————
That is until I know what I want or need and then I’m SET. I listen to my gut so much more these days and I’ll always be spontaneous but I’m more well cautious now which I like but can also do my head it. Definitely something I’m learning to balance. And you will see that as I will finally be launching my YouTube channel officially. WHEN you will have to watch this space or subscribe (link in bio) and then you will know. It’s exciting and time consuming but being creative is me & my children most definitely follow in my footsteps atm at least. I was very indecisive as I was well ? Them being in it, over exposure ect. I watched pros and cons on it and them being part of it. I then sat on the decision till I decided to do a healthy balance, they are my life. Zavier is admit he be part of it he loves filming editing, ect. Bella is young but loves being part of what ever we do SO excluding her wouldn’t be an option.
I know people will always have an opinion so I decided to do a balance that works for me. The first chapter will run and I will reassess life is forever changing as is our world. So I say..... be it in life, work, parenting do what works for you, educate yourself and then balance. And I shall practice what I preach. I’d love to know subject you think maybe in the Vlogs if that you would hope to see ? 💙💜🖤💛🧡 #youtuberewind#balance#healthymindset#children#parentingquotes#exposure#mylovesmylife#instamom#vlogger#dreams#parenting
Surviving with all the cards stacked against me, my life’s transformation.
That kid on the left had to overcome 3 lifetimes worth of pain and darkness to become the man on the right.
1️⃣ Growing up with an alcoholic and verbally abusive father.
2️⃣ My parents very, very nasty divorce at 14 (an age I needed them the most)
3️⃣ My house getting foreclosed on and getting kicked out.
4️⃣ Living on food stamps for 11 months.
5️⃣ Headed down the wrong path and almost giving up on my future.
The picture on the left is very important to me, it marks the start of me changing my life for the better, which all started with fitness. I took it about a month after I started weightlifting 7 years ago.👇
Everything I have in my life now is of my own effort and creation. I went from almost failing high school to now almost having a degree in finance from The Ohio State University. I went from being helpless to supporting myself 100%. I’ve achieved so much on my own out of pure motivation to better myself and not let the past define my future. It was 7 years ago I came up with the idea of getting Stronger Every Day.
I know I’m not the only one who’s been through some shit, but if I can overcome it than so can anyone else. There’s no excuse for giving up and giving in when times are hard and life sucks. You have the CHOICE to better yourself, you have to choice to get STRONGER EVERY DAY.