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Balancing Sacrifice and Self-Care: Mormon Marriages

If we don’t invest time in developing our sense of self, we can’t be “self-less.” We wouldn’t have anything to offer. – Dr Julie Hanks

!I talked with Angilyn and Nate Bagley recently about how to balancing caring for the self while caring and sacrificing for others and God. Enjoy!

You Don’t Have to Be the Sacrificial Lamb of Your Family: About Progress Podcast

I loved interviewing with Monica Packer, host of About Progress Podcast on the topic of playing the mommy martyr in your family. Here’s how she describes the episode. “If you feel a little bit lost, uncertain of where to start, or even what’s missing, I have been there. I’m even sharing an experience years ago that made me feel like pursuing anything outside of my children was selfish. Now I know that to be more selfless, to be able to give of myself to my family, I have to be my whole self first. Tune in to this episode for the practical push you need find your passions again.”

Protecting Your Family’s Mental Health During COVID-19 Crisis

With all of the focus on physical health during the Corona Virus Pandemic, it’s easy to forget about our mental health. While we are focused on protecting our physical health by staying home, social distancing, and refraining from many of our usual activities, our mental health may suffer.  The change in routine, social isolation, a sense of uncertainty, and increased stress may leave us feeling heightened anxiety, a sense of hopelessness or doom, agitated, frustrated, or a variety of other difficult emotions.

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