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Stepping into a Joy Filled Life | Christian, Christian Mom, Christian Woman, Faith, Relationships, Personal Growth, Bible, Anxiety, Inspiration, Self help, Marriage, Homeschool, Parenting, Intentional Living, Motherhood, Meditation, Health Cover
Stepping into a Joy Filled Life | Christian, Christian Mom, Christian Woman, Faith, Relationships, Personal Growth, Bible, Anxiety, Inspiration, Self help, Marriage, Homeschool, Parenting, Intentional Living, Motherhood, Meditation, Health Profile

Stepping into a Joy Filled Life | Christian, Christian Mom, Christian Woman, Faith, Relationships, Personal Growth, Bible, Anxiety, Inspiration, Self help, Marriage, Homeschool, Parenting, Intentional Living, Motherhood, Meditation, Health

English, Religion, 1 season, 205 episodes, 4 days, 6 hours, 28 minutes
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***The Top-Rated Christian Living Podcast for Women!*** Can my life actually be full of joy? Is it possible to grow into all that God created me to be? How do I get there? What about the junk in my past? Good news, girl! You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. Just take the next step, then the next. Your past may have shaped you, but it doesn't define you. You were created on purpose, with purpose, for a purpose! You are called to a life that is good! (Jeremiah 29:11) Hey sweet friend! I’m Katie, a Certified Christian Life Coach, homeschool mom of three and iced coffee fanatic. I'm passionate about helping Christian women improve their spiritual health and grow deeper in relationship with God. If you’re a Jesus-loving woman who wants to grow forward and live JOYfully in the areas of life that matter most: spiritually, personally and as a wife, mama and friend, this show is for you. Be sure to follow the show so you don't miss a single episode as we step into an intentional, joy-filled life together! With Great Joy! Katie Want to contact the show? Send an email to [email protected] or check out StepIntoJoy.com
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192. How Do my Kids Honestly Feel About Homeschooling?!

I did a thing. I invited my three kids onto the podcast to talk openly and honestly about their thoughts on homeschooling. Nothing was pre-scripted and I didn’t even tell them the questions I would be asking. I wanted them to share off the cuff, and from their hearts.  They didn’t hold back and a few of their answers even surprised me (in a good way)!  So often, we hear the mom’s take on homeschooling, but it’s a whole different thing to hear it from the perspective of the kids being homeschooled. Join us for the conversation, as the kids answer questions like… What’s been your favorite thing about homeschooling? What has surprised you? What’s been most challenging for you? How have your family relationships changed? Would you ever go back to public school?  What are you most looking forward to in the years to come? It’s a tell-all episode on the Joy at Home podcast!  ————— Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/192 ————— Grab a seat at my (Free!) upcoming class -  Homeschool 101: Making so Easy that ANY Mom can Get Started! Tuesday, June 25 at 2 pm CST Register here | KatieHedrick.com/Homeschool101  ————— Need a little homeschool help? (Free!) Homeschool Curriculum Guide | TeachMeToHomeschool.com  Katie’s “How to Homeschool” Course | FirstStepsToHomeschool.com  ————— Resources Mentioned: Joy at Home with Katie Hedrick YouTube Channel | KatieHedrick.com/YouTube  IEW Language Arts Curriculum | KatieHedrick.com/IEW (Search for “Fix it! Grammar”)  
6/17/202419 minutes, 19 seconds
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191. Exposing the TRUTH about the LIES Homeschool Moms Believe

Don’t do it, mom. Don’t tell yourself that lie again.  Eek! I’ve done it too. We all have. It’s so easy to whisper little lies into your own heart… “I’m not qualified to teach my kids.” “What if I’m failing them?” “What if they fall behind?”  “I don’t have enough hours in the day to make this all work.” “I’m not doing enough.” There’s a BIG problem with those little lies. Whatever you’re telling yourself, your brain believes it to be true. And get this… your brains starts LOOKING for ways to back it up.  Let’s break up with the lies, friend. Join me on the pod today, where Kelsey Sorenson (from Educate and Rejuvenate) and I are exposing the TRUTH behind those lies you’re believing.  This episode will change your life (and your mind)!  ————— Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/191  ————— Educate and Rejuvenate Tickets | https://educateandrejuvenate.com/sp/er-summer-2024-homeschool-mockup-b/?aff=124 Need a little homeschool help? (Free!) Homeschool Curriculum Guide | TeachMeToHomeschool.com  Katie’s “How to Homeschool” Course | FirstStepsToHomeschool.com 
6/10/202441 minutes, 24 seconds
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190. How We Homeschool | The Hedrick Family (From Public School to Homeschooling)

For years and years, my kids were in public school. (I was public schooled myself!) I never dreamed that I could or would be homeschooling them. Yet, here we are… God spent years, whispering to my heart, “what if you homeschooled?” Meanwhile, he slowly opened some doors and closed other ones.  He transformed my mama heart from feeling unqualified and unequipped, to one that overflows with joy and gratitude. All because of… homeschooling. Today, I’m sharing about the journey that my family has been on. One with twists and turns… one that took our family from public school to living the homeschool life… one that transformed us into a thriving family who is growing in relationship with God and each other. I wouldn’t trade what we’ve found for anything.  Whether you're considering homeschool for your family, or you’re just looking for a wholesome listen, this episode holds a heartwarming story that you don’t want to miss!  ————— Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/190  ————— Homeschool Help -  Download your Free Curriculum Guide | TeachMeToHomeschool.com  Learn How to Start Homeschooling (the easy way!) | FirstStepsToHomeschool.com  Christian Life Coaching - Grab a Seat in Katie’s Free Class: “How to Have a Life Breakthrough when You Don’t Know Where to Start” | LifeBreakthroughNow.com   Experience Life Breakthrough and Grow Deeper in Relationship with God when You Enroll in Katie’s Signature Course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Time + Home Management -  Overwhelmed and Overstimulated? Join the Wisdom Woman Academy™ waitlist | WisdomWomanAcademy.com
6/3/202427 minutes, 46 seconds
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189. Anger Management for Moms? 3 Ways to Cope when You’re at Your Breaking Point

Mom Anger.    Without going ANY deeper, I know that if you’re a mom, you understand. You’ve seen it. You’ve felt it. And you wish you had better self-control over it. Right?   Galatians 5:22-23 talks about the fruit of the spirit, and how we should be living out self-control in our daily lives. But it can be SO hard. Especially when we’re tired, or when we’re easily triggered.   You know what I’m talking about…   The kids start arguing or back-talking, or you’re running late and someone’s clothes “just don’t feeeeeeeel right” as you’re trying to get out the door. Ahhhhh!    It wells up inside you and then…. BOOM! Mom anger explosion.    (For the record, I’ve wrestled with this too. You are SO not alone.)   So, let’s do something about it!    Samantha Semans, founder of The Abundant Woman Collective and I are diving deep into #momanger today on the podcast. Join us to learn about: How to manage the things that trigger you Self-care (what it really is) and ways that you can fill your cup What it looks like to “redeem mom anger”  3 practical ways for you to have more self-control You’ll love Samantha’s quirky, relatable, loving-truth approach. (This is truly one of my most favorite episodes so far! Sam is just the best!)    I’ll meet you on the pod, mama friend. It’s time to do some anger management!     —————   Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/189     —————   Looking for Your Next Step?    Anxiety Relief | This Mini Course is the Antidote —> KatieHedrick.com/AnxietyAntidote    Life Breakthrough | Get the Step-By-Step Blueprint —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com    Homeschool Help | Get the Free Curriculum Guide —> TeachMeToHomeschool.com   Time + Home Management | Find Simple Solutions (and Proverbs 31 wisdom) Here —> WisdomWomanAcademy.com   
5/20/202439 minutes, 55 seconds
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188. Hard Conversations (Part 4) How to Get your Kids to Open Up for Connection and Conversation

As a mom, you want deep connection and a great relationship with your children, right? But it can be HARD to get them to open up.    The tough topics are important, mama. And there are so many benefits to going there.    Stephanie Kelsey joins me on the podcast today to chat about why it’s important to have the hard conversations with your kids. She’s also giving tips about how to get them to open up and share their hearts, no matter what age or stage they are in.    Let’s talk about talkin,’ mama!    —————   Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/188    —————   Looking for Your Next Step?    Life Breakthrough | Get the Step-By-Step Blueprint —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Anxiety Relief | This Mini Course is the Antidote —> KatieHedrick.com/AnxietyAntidote  Homeschool Help | Get the Free Curriculum Guide —> TeachMeToHomeschool.com Time + Home Management | Find Simple Solutions (and Proverbs 31 wisdom) Here —> WisdomWomanAcademy.com   
5/6/202452 minutes, 22 seconds
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187. Hard Conversations (Part 3) Talking to your Spouse about Sex (and other Tough Topics)

We’re going deep (on a spicy topic) in today’s episode of Joy at Home.    You guessed it… we’re talking about sex. And about how to talk to your husband ABOUT sex (and other tough topics).   After your relationship with the Lord, your marriage should be the next thing on your priority list. Yet, how often do you find yourself going through the motions day after day, doing (or not doing) things out of obligation?    As wives, we’re really missing out… on the connection that hard conversations bring, on the gift that marriage is, on the beauty of building trust and intimacy, on the deepening of relationship with our spouse, and (yes!) even on the pleasure that sex should bring.    Relationship Coach, Mary Whitman-Ortiz is joining me today to share her best tips about how you can have fruitful conversations with your husband. She’s also sharing about what to do when difficult, uncomfortable topics come up.    Ultimately, Mary is bringing a ton of encouragement to let you know that having hard conversations about sex can and will lead to a healthy, fulfilling sex life and marriage for both you and your spouse!  
4/22/202429 minutes, 6 seconds
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186. Hard Conversations (Part 2) How to Have a Hard Conversation with God

Jen Weaver is no stranger to having hard conversations with God. After the loss of a baby, and undiagnosed fertility struggles, Jen found herself deep in grief and going “God-adjacent,” instead of running to Him with her heart and problems. It wasn’t until she pivoted and chose to bring her heartbreak before the Lord in conversation, that she began to find healing.   You know, sometimes we just don’t want to talk to God, we’d rather run and hide instead, and sometimes we don’t want to hear what God has to say… Yet, He faithfully stands ready to hold us and to hear our prayers. Because that’s who He is.    Join Jen and me on the podcast today as we talk about conversations with God and dive into questions like…    “Where do I start in approaching God with a hard conversation?”   “Does God even want to talk to me?”   “How do I hear Him?” and “What if I don’t hear Him?”   I think you’ll come out the other side ready to slip into a wonderful conversation with your Heavenly Father. I pray that it’s a sweet one!   —————   Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/186     —————   Looking for Your Next Step?    Life Breakthrough | Get the Step-By-Step Blueprint —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Anxiety Relief | This Mini Course is the Antidote —> KatieHedrick.com/AnxietyAntidote  Homeschool Help | Get the Free Curriculum Guide —> TeachMeToHomeschool.com Time + Home Management | Find Simple Solutions (and Proverbs 31 wisdom) Here —> WisdomWomanAcademy.com   
4/8/202427 minutes, 38 seconds
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185. Hard Conversations (Part 1) Resolving Conflict When You're NON-Confrontational

Have you ever found yourself sweating bullets over a hard conversation that NEEDS to happen?   Conflict might not feel good, especially if you’re non-confrontational, but unresolved conflict can feel even worse. Like a wound that festers, sometimes the problem continues to grow and it can create bitterness in your heart.    The answer? Have the conversation. Even when it’s hard.   Lyncon Martinez, host of Gather the Gals, is joining me on the podcast today for a deep dive into how to have those hard conversations, while maintaining Biblical grace and honor.   From talking to your in-laws or your spouse, to dealing with uncomfortable conversations involving your close friends, Lyncon and I will help you navigate the tough moments and help you find the courage you need, so that the conversation can happen and the healing can begin.   —————   Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/185     —————   Looking for Your Next Step?    Life Breakthrough | Get the Step-By-Step Blueprint —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Anxiety Relief | This Mini Course is the Antidote —> KatieHedrick.com/AnxietyAntidote  Homeschool Help | Get the Free Curriculum Guide —> TeachMeToHomeschool.com Time + Home Management | Find Simple Solutions (and Proverbs 31 wisdom) Here —> WisdomWomanAcademy.com 
3/25/202438 minutes, 33 seconds
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184. My Fool Proof Method for Eliminating Decision Fatigue

If you’re anything like me, then you know that there’s nothing worse than being faced with a situation and not knowing what choice to make.    I’m talking about the tough decisions, like “I’m supposed to be in two places at once. Which one do I choose?” Or “there’s a hard situation at my workplace. My husband gave me this piece of advice, my best friend gave me that piece of advice. How should I actually handle the challenging circumstance?” (In other words, not things like “do I order the guac or the queso?” That one’s easy!)   I’m talking about the hard stuff. The uncomfortable stuff. The situations and choices that leave you stuck in analysis paralysis because you just don’t know what to do.    There is a way to eliminate the decision fatigue. It starts with knowing your core values… the foundational beliefs that anchor your life.   Today on the podcast, I’m giving the low down on what core values are, why they are so important and we’ll identify some values that you’re probably never even thought of before. By the end of today’s episode, you’ll be ready to make your next choice BEFORE there’s even a choice to make!    Let’s make the decision making process MUCH simpler for you. Sound good? Press play and let’s get started!     —————   Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/184     —————   Looking for Your Next Step?    Life Breakthrough | Get the Step-By-Step Blueprint —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Anxiety Relief | This Mini Course is the Antidote —> KatieHedrick.com/AnxietyAntidote  Homeschool Help | Get the Free Curriculum Guide —> TeachMeToHomeschool.com Time + Home Management | Find Simple Solutions (and Proverbs 31 wisdom) Here —> WisdomWomanAcademy.com   
3/11/202411 minutes, 48 seconds
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183. Two Ways to Reduce your Anxiety

The term “anxiety” seems to get thrown around like a hot potato these days. Like it or not, it’s coming your way at some point. Catch!?    Worry, stress, overwhelm… whatever you call it, anxiety can be a tough thing to manage.    Take heart… today on the podcast, I’m sharing two ways that you can reduce your anxiety.   Join me to hear about the P3 method and the Re-Frame/Pre-Frame strategy. These two concepts will equip you to reduce, or even eliminate your anxiety once and for all.   —————   Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/183     ————— Looking for Your Next Step?    Anxiety Relief | This Mini Course is the Antidote —> KatieHedrick.com/AnxietyAntidote  Life Breakthrough | Get the Step-By-Step Blueprint —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Homeschool Help | Get the Free Curriculum Guide —> TeachMeToHomeschool.com Time + Home Management | Find Simple Solutions (and Proverbs 31 wisdom) Here —> WisdomWomanAcademy.com
2/26/202419 minutes, 51 seconds
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182. How to Create the Life You Want! [Replay]

Pssst. I know a secret… I know what it takes to create the life you want. In fact, I know the exact recipe.  There are 4 simple parts. Today on the podcast, I’m sharing it all as one cohesive road map. Tune in as I walk you through the process and show you exactly how you can fine tune the little choices you make every day, create the life you want AND find joy in the journey!  ————— Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/FindingJoy  ————— Looking for Your Next Step?  Anxiety Relief | This Mini Course is the Antidote —> KatieHedrick.com/AnxietyAntidote  Life Breakthrough | Get the Step-By-Step Blueprint —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Homeschool Help | Get the Free Curriculum Guide —> TeachMeToHomeschool.com Time + Home Management | Find Simple Solutions (and Proverbs 31 wisdom) Here —> WisdomWomanAcademy.com 
2/12/202428 minutes, 40 seconds
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181. My #1 Tip for Finding Joy When You Don’t Feel Joyful

The weather was a nightmare. My kids were sick. The pipes were frozen. I found myself standing over the stove, boiling snow down into water just so we could make the toilets flush and I was… Angry.  (Have you found yourself in a moment so frustrating and overwhelming that you actually experience anger?) Where was the joy in this moment?  I couldn’t find it. I didn’t want to find it.  And then…. God spoke a message to my heart that I desperately needed to hear. He told me how to find the joy when I didn’t “feel” joyful. Today, I’m sharing the message with you…  I pray today’s episode brings blessing (and joy) to your heart and home.  ————— Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/181 Learn more about the Anxiety Antidote™ mini-course here —> KatieHedrick.com/AnxietyAntidote   ————— Looking for Your Next Step?  Homeschool Help | Get the Free Curriculum Guide —> TeachMeToHomeschool.com Anxiety Relief | This Mini Course is the Antidote —> KatieHedrick.com/AnxietyAntidote  Life Breakthrough | Get the Step-By-Step Blueprint —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Time + Home Management | Find Simple Solutions (and Proverbs 31 wisdom) Here —> WisdomWomanAcademy.com   
1/29/202417 minutes, 12 seconds
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180. How to "Make Jesus your Habit"

Olivia Kay knows what it means to speak boldly for Jesus, even when it’s hard.     As a child, her family didn’t spend much time in church, but she did experience God by attending church with friends. As she grew in wisdom and her faith, Olivia began to heed the whispers and calling that God placed on her heart.    From witnessing to her family, to writing a book about how to make Jesus your habit, to speaking to the nations, Olivia Kay waits for her next assignment from the Lord and then she walks it out with boldness and courage.    Join Olivia Kay and me on the Joy at Home podcast as we discuss:  What it means to “make Jesus your habit” How to listen (and hear) about the next assignment that God has for your life How to share the love of Jesus (even when it feels hard)  This episode will help you grow in your daily walk with Jesus. Press play and let’s begin!   ————— Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/180  —————   NEXT STEPS…   Say Goodbye to Anxiety —>  Step out of anxiety and back into your life again (in less than 1 hour) with THE ANXIETY ANTIDOTE™ mini-course | KatieHedrick.com/AnxietyAntidote    Transform Your Life —>  Work through a complete life breakthrough blueprint with the FAITH FUELED BREAKTHROUGH™ life coaching course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com    Start Homeschooling —>  Learn how to start homeschooling (the easy way!) with FIRST STEPS TO HOMESCHOOL™ | FirstStepsToHomeschool.com    Stop Feeling “Crazy Busy” and Find More Hours in the Day —>  Ever feel like you’re trying to “manage the mother-load?” WISDOM WOMAN ACADEMY™ offers time and home management for the overwhelmed (and overstimulated!) mom. Join the waitlist! | WisdomWomanAcademy.com   All the Good Stuff —>  Browse KatieHedrick.com for updates, encouragement, life coaching and homeschool help.
1/15/202440 minutes
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179. The People Pleaser's Guide to Co-Parenting Well (What you NEED to Know After Divorce)

“Divorce is the death of a dream.”   I got chills the moment those words came out of Mikki Gardner’s mouth.    Mikki is a Certified Life and Conscious Parenting Coach who’s walked the path of divorce herself and she knows every twist and turn well. Her wisdom comes from personal experience, and she’s joining me on the podcast today to talk about it.    Sharing practical advice to help divorced moms flip the script from people pleasing and peace-keeping to protecting their own well-being, and that of their children, Mikki knows how to cultivate calm in the chaos and she’ll teach you to do the same.     At the end of the day, divorce is not the end of a family story—it’s the beginning of a new chapter. And co-parenting well and creating an intentional, joy-filled life after divorce are things that ARE possible.    Listen, learn and let the healing begin…    ————   Resources Mentioned   Mikki’s New Book, The People Pleaser's Guide to Co-Parenting Well | https://amzn.to/49SvzUN    Ep. 54 “A Guided Meditation for Beloved Kingdom Daughters” | KatieHedrick.com/KingdomMeditation    Ep. 124 “A Guided Meditation: WISDOM and WORSHIP” | KatieHedrick.com/124    Ep. 173 “First Steps to Healing your Past Pain” | KatieHedrick.com/173   Ep. 31 “Forgiveness: The Full Circle” | KatieHedrick.com/Forgiveness    Ep. 120 “How a Young Mama got UNSTUCK from Anger” | KatieHedrick.com/120    ————   Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/179     Join Katie’s List for Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP   —————   Looking for your next step?   Browse KatieHedrick.com for encouragement, life coaching and homeschool help.  Move your life forward with simple, effective life coaching inside of the Life Breakthrough Blueprint | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com    Learn how to start homeschooling (the easy way!) with First Steps to Homeschool | FirstStepsToHomeschool.com  Ever feel like you’re trying to “manage the mother-load?” Wisdom Woman Academy offers time and home management for the overwhelmed (and overstimulated!) mom. Join the waitlist! | WisdomWomanAcademy.com
1/1/202452 minutes, 15 seconds
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178. Are Your Children Dealing with Big Emotions? Here's How to Help Them from a Christ Like Perspective

Are your kids dealing with big emotions? (Or maybe YOU are the one wrestling with big emotions.) You’re not alone, mama friend. We all have plates that are full and things that we’re struggling with.    Marley Hayman is in the same boat. She’s a wife and mama, as well as a private practice Christian Counselor. Marley loves helping kids and parents work through their big feelings… things like anxiety and anger.    Today on the podcast, she’s offering up some great advice about how you can take care of yourself, so that you’re able to take care of your kids and serve them in a helpful way. (Have you ever been on an airplane? They always tell you to put on your OWN oxygen mask FIRST, should the plane go down.)     Marley is also sharing about “hand breathing,” a tangible activity that you can do RIGHT NOW to help your family learn how to find calm in the midst of life’s storms.    Marley’s heart (and mine) is to equip you to navigate your family’s emotions in a Christ-like way, so I think you’ll find today’s episode REALLY helpful! Press play and let’s get growing.    ————   Resources Mentioned   Get Marley’s Free Guide | https://www.kingdomguarded.com/Freeguide    ————   Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/178     Join Katie’s List for Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP   —————   Looking for your next step?   Browse KatieHedrick.com for encouragement, life coaching and homeschool help.    Move your life forward with simple, effective life coaching inside of the Life Breakthrough Blueprint | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com    Learn how to start homeschooling (the easy way!) with First Steps to Homeschool | FirstStepsToHomeschool.com  Ever feel like you’re trying to “manage the mother-load?” Wisdom Woman Academy offers time and home management for the overwhelmed (and overstimulated!) mom. Join the waitlist! | WisdomWomanAcademy.com
12/18/202332 minutes, 43 seconds
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177. 3 Reasons Why You and Your Kids Should be “Keeping Chickens” (yes, real chickens) + How to Get Started!

Dalia Monterroso is a chicken keeper. (Yes, I’m talking about real chickens.)    She’s also the President and creator of a magical place called Chickenlandia. (You can’t make this up!) Having found herself living an unexpected dream, Dalia finds joy in the everyday tasks of both motherhood and chicken keeping. She also spends time educating the world about how to raise healthy birds successfully.    Join Dalia and me inside of today’s podcast episode where we’re discussing the benefits of chicken keeping, the best types of chickens to raise and how to start your own journey. (It turns out that raising chickens provides MANY benefits and learning opportunities for both you and your kids!)   Nothing is off limits! Dalia is spilling all the pros and cons, the good, bad and the ugly about chicken keeping (in an incredibly entertaining way, I might add!). Most importantly, Dalia is sharing WHY she believes it’s WORTH it to raise chickens.    Who knows? You just might find yourself on the front end of a new adventure after listening. Let’s head to Chickenlandia, shall we? Go ahead and press play!     ————   Check out Dalia’s Website and Chicken-Keeping Course | WelcomeToChickenlandia.com    ————   Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/177     Join Katie’s List for Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP   —————   Looking for your next step?   Browse KatieHedrick.com for encouragement, life coaching and homeschool help.  Move your life forward with simple, effective life coaching inside of the Life Breakthrough Blueprint | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com    Learn how to start homeschooling (the easy way!) with First Steps to Homeschool | FirstStepsToHomeschool.com  Ever feel like you’re trying to “manage the mother-load?” Wisdom Woman Academy offers time and home management for the overwhelmed (and overstimulated!) mom. Join the waitlist! | WisdomWomanAcademy.com
12/4/202338 minutes, 48 seconds
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176. Embracing Advent: How to Prepare your Heart and Home for Christmas

Tis’ the season! We’re getting closer and closer to Christmas… a time for baking cookies and family gatherings and twinkling lights and…. Possibly a time where you feel like you’re endlessly rushing around and racing against the clock. (Am I right?)   As believers, I believe that we genuinely WANT to focus our hearts and minds and homes on Christ, especially in this season. But if we’re being honest, it can be really easy to fall into the traps of commercialization and “obligatory busy-ness” as December draws near.    So, let’s take a slow down, shall we? Make yourself a cozy cup of hot cocoa and press play on today’s episode where Jen Ludwig is joining me to share tips about how you can embrace Advent this year. Yep, Jen and I are here to help you effectively prepare your heart and home (and calendar!) for Christmas. It’s time to focus on what matters most…   —> Grab a copy of Jen’s devotional, “Embracing Advent” | https://www.amazon.com/dp/057896788X/ref    —————————   Feeling overwhelmed this season? Take a deep breath and watch the Life Breakthrough Workshop (for free!) | LifeBreakthroughNow.com       Join Katie’s List for Podcast Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP   Explore the Website | StepIntoJoy.com   Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/176   
11/20/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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175. LIFE BREAKTHROUGH SECRETS [Part 3]: Declutter your Mind to Experience Breakthrough

Do you ever have so many things rattling around in your mind that you actually feel stuck? Like you’re paralyzed and standing still amidst the brain clutter?   (One time, I was stuck at the bottom of the Grand Canyon ((true story)) and it did NOT feel good! You’ll hear the full story inside of today’s podcast episode.)   There are a few common reasons that women often feel “stuck” in their own mind… Thought Overload/Worry/Anxiety Feelings of Unforgiveness The (nasty) Comparison Game Do any of these things resonate? I’m guessing at least one of them does. (Maybe even several of them.)    If you need some help sorting out the clutter in your mind and you’re ready to get unstuck, hit play on today’s podcast episode and let’s get you moving towards a “brain breakthrough.”    —————————   Save your seat at the [FREE] Life Breakthrough Workshop | LifeBreakthroughNow.com     Join Katie’s List for Podcast Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP Explore the Website | StepIntoJoy.com Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/175  
11/6/202326 minutes, 58 seconds
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174. LIFE BREAKTHROUGH SECRETS [Part 2]: The Problem with Comfort

This past summer, our area was going through a major drought. We went days, then weeks, then months without a single drop of rain. It became so intense that it was almost as if you could hear the earth crying out in desperation for the rain to come.    I walked down to our pond, which was 6 feet lower than usual. I studied the ground closely. It was parched, dusty and barren. There were cracks in the ground, so large, that I could fit my entire hand down into them.    It made me think about life. You see, some of us don’t like the rain. We long for warm days. We want sunshine all the time. We want to live in a constant season of #blessed and #thankful. We want the perfect life that looks great on Instagram with no troubles of any kind.     The problem is… if we don’t have some rainy days, if we don’t walk through any struggles or tough seasons, then our lives become like the dry, cracked ground. There is no growth. Everything becomes stagnant.    Eventually, we begin to cry out in need of the rain, just like earth does. You see… discomfort and the rainy seasons are good things. Whether we like the rain or not, we NEED the rain. We NEED to experience life outside of our comfort zone so that we can grow.  💧= 🌱   Join me inside of today’s episode for a deeper dive on the problem with comfort and how it might be holding you back from the life that God has for you. It’s time to GROW, friend!    —————————   Save your seat at the [FREE] Life Breakthrough Workshop | LifeBreakthroughNow.com     Join Katie’s List for Podcast Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP Explore the Website | StepIntoJoy.com Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/174 
10/23/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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173. LIFE BREAKTHROUGH SECRETS [Part 1]: First Steps to Healing your Past Pain

Hey friend. Have you ever found yourself replaying past pain over and over in your mind? Or even reliving the pain and asking “why?”    I’ve been there, too.   Recently, I attended a women’s conference and God spoke some eye-opening things into my heart. He reminded me that there is purpose in the pain. There is growth in the pain. And perhaps most importantly…. God sees us in our pain.   In the Bible, we can read the story of Hagar. In today’s terms, we would say she was “used and abused.” She endured pain that just didn’t make sense. But as her story continued to unfold, we are shown how God saw her in her pain, how He was with her in her pain, how He called her by name and how He blessed her when she chose obedience.    I’m sharing Hagar’s story on the podcast today, and walking you through the first steps you need to take when it comes to your own healing journey. I’m praying this episode brings peace, hope and breakthrough to your life today.    —————————   Save your seat at the [FREE] Life Breakthrough Workshop | LifeBreakthroughNow.com     Join Katie’s List for Podcast Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP Explore the Website | StepIntoJoy.com Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/173 
10/9/202323 minutes, 45 seconds
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172. Less Stuff and More Peace! How to Organize your Home with the Minimal Mom

Let’s talk about the STUFF in your house.    Did you know that the amount of “stuff” around you affects you in more ways than one? Too much stuff can make you feel stressed out, mentally and emotionally. It can even affect your physical health.    Knowing that information raises the question: Is all of the “stuff” that you are hanging on to absolutely necessary? Or could letting go of some things equate to peace and more mental clarity? 🤔   Dawn Madsen (well known as The Minimal Mom) joins me on the podcast to discuss all of these questions and more.    We’ll help you take an inventory of YOUR inventory, plus share tips about how to declutter and organize your home so that ultimately, you can experience more peace. 🙌     —————————   Do you have a ton of “stuff” rattling around in your brain? Get help sorting through your thoughts and beliefs with this FREE Life Coaching workshop | LifeBreakthroughNow.com       Join Katie’s List for Podcast Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP   Explore the Website | StepIntoJoy.com   Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/172
9/25/202337 minutes, 38 seconds
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171. Help Your Kids know Who they Are and “What to Wear” (Colossians 3)

As a mom who loves Jesus and who wants to faithfully raise up the kids you’ve been trusted with, it can feel like a blessed, yet heavy burden to be discipling them in today’s secular world.    What’s right? What’s wrong? And how can you teach your kids to stand firm in BOTH their faith AND their conviction, while still showing love…   Author Catherine Parks joins me on the podcast today, to discuss her kids’ Bible study “What to Wear.” Inside of the episode, we’ll take a look at what Paul teaches in Colossians chapter 3, so that you can equip your kids to know who they are, how they’re called to live and how to stand for their faith in today’s (cRaZy) world.     —————————   Watch the New Life Breakthrough Workshop (for free!) | LifeBreakthroughNow.com     Join Katie’s List for Podcast Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP Explore the Website | StepIntoJoy.com Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/171 
9/11/202335 minutes, 41 seconds
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170. The 6 Styles of Homeschooling

Join me for a deep dive on the 6 Styles of Homeschooling, including: Traditional, Classical, Charlotte Mason, Unschooling, Unit Studies and Eclectic   I’ll share what each method looks like, talk about the pros and cons, and give curriculum recommendations.   Knowing the 6 different styles of homeschooling will help you outline the flow and structure of your homeschool. Plus, knowing what style suits your family best will help you narrow down and pick out curriculum in a way that feels easy, breezy (and not overwhelming!).    Cheering you on in your homeschool adventure!    —————————   Learn how to start homeschooling (the easy way!) | TeachMeToHomeschool.com    —————————   45 Minutes of FREE Life Coaching | LifeBreakthroughNow.com  Join Katie’s List for Podcast Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP Connect with Katie | [email protected]  Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/170 
8/28/202329 minutes, 38 seconds
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169. Prepping for the New Homeschool Year... Here's the Curriculum We Chose!

The #1 thing I get asked about as a homeschool mom is “What curriculum are you guys using?!”    While most homeschool moms are quick to answer that question with… “the curriculum is NOT the most important thing,” (I agree) I always add… “but it’s also NOT the least important thing!”   Your choice of curriculum DOES matter! And you want to know… which one is the BEST one?!    Today, I’m sharing what our family is using in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science, History and Bible as my kiddos head into the 4th, 7th and 9th grades!   It’s going to be a great school year ahead!    —————————   Let’s connect! | [email protected]  Learn how to start homeschooling (the easy way!) | TeachMeToHomeschool.com  Join Katie’s List for Podcast Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/169     —————————   Resources Mentioned: All About Reading | KatieHedrick.com/AllAboutLearning  Masterbooks.com IEW.com TeachingTextbooks.com  Little House (series of 9 books) | https://amzn.to/3YlDXXi The Biggest Story Bible Storybook | https://amzn.to/45hjK7w Not Consumed Bible Studies | KatieHedrick.com/NotConsumed  She Reads Truth CSB Bible | https://amzn.to/44S7HNW World Watch (Christian World News) | KatieHedrick.com/WorldWatch (Please note: Some of these are affiliate links. You won’t pay any extra, and the commissions earned help support this podcast. Win win!) 
8/14/202328 minutes, 24 seconds
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168. So you think you can Homeschool? (or maybe you don’t) Here’s what you need to know!

Calling all (future) homeschoolers. 📣   This is a sign that you CAN and SHOULD homeschool if the Lord has laid it on your heart.    He put it on mine and it took me 2 1/2 years to obey his call. When I did… it held mountains of blessing. (It will for you too!)    Inside of this episode, we’ll discuss what homeschool is NOT, what it IS, what matters most and why you should consider stepping into it.    Buckle up, mama! We’re about to go to school!    —————————   Learn how to start homeschooling (the easy way!) | TeachMeToHomeschool.com    Join Katie’s List for Podcast Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP   Weirdos Homeschool Documentary | Available on Amazon Prime    Related Episode “We started Homeschooling! How it’s Going (so far!) plus Reality vs. Expectations” | KatieHedrick.com/154  Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/168 
7/31/202332 minutes, 32 seconds
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167. I’m REBRANDING! (Plus Encouragement for your Mama Heart)

Growth. Change. The podcast is REBRANDING!! Let’s talk about it!   —————————   **48 Hours SALE** (Offer ends 7.19.22 @ midnight CST) Save $100 on Katie’s Christian life coaching course when you use the code: CELEBRATE    Tell me more! | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com      Want to skip the fluff? Get started here -->  https://katie-hedrick.mykajabi.com/offers/L7L2554y?coupon_code=CELEBRATE   —————————   Join Katie’s List for Podcast Updates | KatieHedrick.com/VIP Explore the Website | StepIntoJoy.com Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/167  
7/17/202318 minutes, 40 seconds
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166. The Secret to Managing Mom Emotions

Can we talk about “mom emotions?” They are real. They are big. (Sometimes they are really big.)    And if we’re being honest, they can be hard to manage.    The thing is… there is nothing new under the sun. Moms have been wrestling with their emotions since the fall of mankind.    Can you imagine the guilt and shame that Eve must have felt right after she ate the forbidden fruit? Or the emotions that came with raising children in a newly-fallen world?   Join Mirella Acebo (author of SOS for the MOM) and me, as we discuss the women of the Bible who have gone before us as mothers, and the secret to managing those big mom emotions that you are feeling right now.     —————————   Need a little help managing your mom emotions?  Learn how, step by step | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com      Claim your Free Gift! (Katie’s eBook) | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Join Katie’s List | KatieHedrick.com/VIP Explore the Website | StepIntoJoy.com Find this Episode on the Blog | KatieHedrick.com/166 
7/3/202339 minutes, 29 seconds
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165. How to LET GO of Toxic Positivity [Replay]

Are you battling toxic positivity?  (One time, someone actually told me I was “too happy.” True story!) Join me for a deep dive on what toxic positivity is, what it looks like, why it’s hurtful and what we need to do sometimes instead of being “eternally optimistic.”  It’s not all sunshine and rainbows on the show today… in fact, we’ll be talking about giant slugs, vomit, anger and so much more. Don’t miss this episode, sister. It’s a good one!  ————————— WHAT’S NEXT???   Get started with the Faith Fueled Breakthrough life coaching course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com   Join the Step into Joy Sisterhood on Facebook | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Learn from Katie and keep up with the latest | KatieHedrickCoaching.com   Connect with Katie | [email protected] 
6/19/202317 minutes, 12 seconds
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164. Is your Gut a Hot Mess? How Poor Gut Health can Keep You from Living the Life You were Created to Live! With Katie Lovitt

A while back, I was chatting with a friend about some issues I’d been having and before long, we were deep diving into gut health. Turns out that your gut health is hugely important and the truth is, it can directly impact MANY of your body’s systems and functions (we’re talking brain, hormones, skin, and more).    So I’m all ears today, and I’m sure you will be too, as Katie Lovitt, a functional gut health dietitian joins us to take a closer look at YOUR gut health and how it could be impacting your life.    Press play and let’s dive into Hippocrates' idea that "all disease begins in the gut.” I’m believing this episode will equip and empower you to start your healing journey!    Episode Show Notes | KatieHedrick.com/164   —————————   Connect with Katie Lovitt!    on Instagram @the_healthygut_dietitian    on her Podcast “The Nourished & Thriving Show” @ https://www.buzzsprout.com/2028938/share   —————————   Join the #1 subscription box for Christians! Get 25% off your first order at ArtzaBox.com when you use the code: KatieHedrick25    —————————   Get started with the Faith Fueled Breakthrough life coaching course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com   Join the Step into Joy Sisterhood on Facebook | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Learn from Katie and keep up with the latest | KatieHedrickCoaching.com   Connect with Katie | [email protected]
6/5/202339 minutes, 46 seconds
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163. Kids and AI? 5 Key Scriptures to Navigate this “New Reality”

New forms of technology seem to be popping up overnight. First came Alexa and Siri. Then, Tik Tok and crypto currencies. Now, we’re all hearing the buzz around Artificial Intelligence, specifically ChatGPT.    What is AI, really? What is ChatGPT capable of exactly? And how in the world are you going to navigate it? More, importantly, how are you going to help your KIDS navigate it safely?   Today on the pod, I’m sharing my thoughts about this “new reality,” as well as some key Bible verses that will help you decide whether to utilize AI with wisdom, or to steer clear of it altogether.     Episode Show Notes | KatieHedrick.com/163   —————————   Learn how to read through the Bible with the Faith Fueled Breakthrough life coaching course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com     Join the Step into Joy Sisterhood on Facebook | KatieHedrick.com/Community    Learn from Katie and keep up with the latest | KatieHedrickCoaching.com   Connect with Katie | [email protected]
5/22/202324 minutes, 25 seconds
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162. 10 Travel Hacks for your Upcoming Summer Vacation! [Replay]

Summer travels will be here before you know it. Use these 10 packing hacks to make your next vacation so much more enjoyable!  ————————— Get started with the Faith Fueled Breakthrough life coaching course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com   Join the Step into Joy Sisterhood on Facebook | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Learn from Katie and keep up with the latest | KatieHedrickCoaching.com   Connect with Katie | [email protected]   
5/8/202330 minutes, 14 seconds
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161. Values Based Entertainment for Children? Why it MATTERS!! With Katie Miller from Sight and Sound Theatre

Hot Topic!! What kind of entertainment are you and your family currently consuming?   With the world serving up heaps of readily-available content, it’s more important than ever that we are intentionally seeking values-based entertainment for our kids and ourselves.    Katie Miller, Director of Marketing and Communications for Sight & Sound (and granddaughter of the original founders!) joins me on the podcast today to talk about values-based entertainment. (She’s also sharing tips about how to help our kids navigate social media, and other popular forms of entertainment!)   Listen in to be informed and entertained as we discuss Sight and Sound, the stories behind the company and their mission, and to discover how you can utilize this fantastic, values-based source of entertainment!   Episode Show Notes | KatieHedrick.com/161   —————————   Get started with Katie’s Faith Fueled Breakthrough life coaching course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com     Join the Step into Joy Sisterhood on Facebook | KatieHedrick.com/Community    Learn from Katie and keep up with the latest | KatieHedrickCoaching.com     Connect with Katie | [email protected]  
4/24/202339 minutes, 13 seconds
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160. Does your Marriage Feel Wounded? 3 Tips for your Hurting Heart

Hey sweet friend. If you’re married, chances are you’ll relate to this recent #reallife story…   There I was, riding in the passenger seat of our family’s Expedition while my husband was at the wheel. He was fuming silently and there were hot tears streaming down my face. It felt like I had entered a whole new level of “broken.”    I was emotionally wounded and my heart was hurting, as I replayed the intense conversation that we had engaged in just moments earlier…     From the outside looking in, I had everything. A new house, a beautiful family, a life that included travel and security and most importantly, the love of my Heavenly Father. Shouldn’t I look happy and be happy and feel happy ALL the time? I wasn’t sure what the right answer to that question was, and I felt so guilty.     Sound familiar?   Thankfully, in HIS perfect timing (isn’t that the way our God is?) my Heavenly Father stepped in and reminded me of 3 important truths about marriage. These three things started the healing process for my husband and me after that tense argument and drive. Today, I want to speak the same three truths into your heart, because I believe there’s healing available for you and your marriage too.    Episode Show Notes | KatieHedrick.com/160    —————————   Start the process of working on your own personal growth | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com    Join the Step into Joy Sisterhood on Facebook | KatieHedrick.com/Community   Learn from Katie and keep up with the latest | KatieHedrickCoaching.com    Connect with Katie | [email protected] 
4/10/202321 minutes, 50 seconds
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159. How to Help when your Teen is Struggling with Depression with Shannon Monet

Is your teen struggling with depression? Would you know how to identify it, or how to help if they were?   On the latest episode of Stepping into a Joy Filled Life, 16 year old Shannon Monet is joining me to share about her own mental health journey, which included anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts. Together, we are peeling back the curtain to discuss what she walked through and the roles the God and her mom played in her healing.    Shannon is truly light in a dark world. She knows her value and she’s walking in her purpose, helping teens who desperately want to find their God given identity. Shannon is also helping parents to better understand the struggles that teenagers are facing today, and giving impactful tips for how we can make a difference in their lives. Don’t miss this episode, mom!    Episode Show Notes | KatieHedrick.com/159   ————————— WHAT’S NEXT???     Get started with the Faith Fueled Breakthrough life coaching course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com     Join the Step into Joy Sisterhood on Facebook | KatieHedrick.com/Community    Learn from Katie and keep up with the latest | KatieHedrickCoaching.com     Connect with Katie | [email protected]    —————————   Factor | Enjoy fresh, healthy, convenient meals that you DON’T have to prep! Visit KatieHedrick.com/Factor to get up to $150 OFF your first order. World Watch | Change the way you and your family receive World news. Go to KatieHedrick.com/WorldWatch to access your free trial!
3/27/202328 minutes, 18 seconds
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158. Could Etsy be your Next Step to Making Money as a Stay-at-Home-Mom? with Courtney Mize

Calling all stay-at-home-mamas who would like to make some extra $$$, while exercising their creativity!    You’ve seen it, you’ve shopped it and no doubt, you love it… Etsy has long been a beloved platform for buying gifts, printed products, t-shirts, jewelry, craft items and more.   It’s also a platform for SELLING such items! And you have the opportunity to benefit!    My longtime social media friend, Courtney Mize joins me on the podcast today to talk about the launch of her own Etsy shop, The Littlest Biscuit.    Tune in to hear about the biscuit themed birthday party that inspired Courtney to turn her passion into profit. She’s also spilling the deets about how YOU can start your own Etsy shop too!    Courtney’s answering your burning questions, including… How much does it actually cost to start an Etsy store? How would I even know what to sell? How long does it take to get things up and running?  What tools can help me with the design process? What challenges might I need to overcome along the way? What is print on demand (POD) and how can I make money with it on Etsy? Can any mom start an Etsy shop (for real?!)?    Don’t miss this episode, packed with the step-by-step process for launching (and profiting!) from your own Etsy store!     Episode Show Notes | KatieHedrick.com/158   —> Shop The Littlest Biscuit on Etsy!! | Etsy.com/Shop/TheLittlestBiscuit    —————————   WHAT’S NEXT???     Get started with the Faith Fueled Breakthrough life coaching course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com     Join the Step into Joy Sisterhood on Facebook | KatieHedrick.com/Community    Learn from Katie and keep up with the latest | KatieHedrickCoaching.com     Connect with Katie | [email protected]    —————————   Factor | Enjoy fresh, healthy, convenient meals that you DON’T have to prep! Visit KatieHedrick.com/Factor to get up to $150 OFF your first order.   World Watch | Change the way you and your family receive World news. Go to KatieHedrick.com/WorldWatch to access your free trial!   —————————   Links/Resources mentioned in today’s episode:   Miscarriage and the Path to Healing (featuring Courtney’s testimony) Episode #27 | KatieHedrick.com/Miscarriage   Etsy YouTubers: Cassidy Johnson | YouTube.com/@CassiyJohnson Heather Studio | YouTube.com/@itsheatherstudio    Tools to help you set up your Etsy shop: Everbee | Everbee.io   Canva | Canva.com  Place it | PlaceIt.net  Printify | Printify.com  Printed Mint | PrintedMint.com Shopify | Shopify.com  Creative Fabrica | CreativeFabrica.com
3/13/202353 minutes, 32 seconds
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157. How to Cultivate a Biblical, Lifestyle of Learning in your Homeschool and Beyond with David Nekrutman

The topic of Homeschool has been of major interest lately… Especially as we see the lines getting blurred and conflict arising between secular values and Christian values. It’s more important than ever, to take a look at homeschool with eyes and hearts that are seeking wisdom.     Whether you’re already a homeschool family, or you’re just on the front end of it and considering what it might look like for your family, I think you’ll really enjoy today’s conversation with my guest, David Nekrutman.   David is the founder of BiblicalExcavations.com, and the author of “Your Sabbath Invitation,” a critical thinking course for High School students. He’s joining me today to talk about cultivating a Biblical lifestyle of learning in your home and homeschool and to share about homeschool content that fuses together critical thinking and Scripture.    Episode Show Notes | KatieHedrick.com/157   —————————   Next Steps —>    Grow deeper in relationship with God | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com     Join the Step into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community    Connect with Katie | [email protected]    —————————   World Watch | Change the way you and your family receive World news. Go to KatieHedrick.com/WorldWatch to access your free trial!   Not Consumed Ministries | Enhance your family’s Bible study time with kid-friendly, truth-inspired material! Visit KatieHedrick.com/NotConsumed    —————————
2/27/202323 minutes, 26 seconds
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156. When you Make a "Mess-take" (Confessions of a Less than Perfect Mom)

Recently, I made a “mess-take” (not to be confused with a “mistake”) because I am, indeed, a less-than-perfect mom.   A MESS-take is big and ugly. It leaves a lasting impression. MESS-takes hurt.   But God. He has a way of turning our mess into a message and the best thing of all? We can hold tight to the promise that even in the middle of our screw-ups, God stays the same.    “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”  -Hebrews 13:8   Join me on the podcast today, as we celebrate that promise!    Episode Show Notes | KatieHedrick.com/156    —————————   Next Steps —>    Grow deeper in relationship with God | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com     Join the Step into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community    Connect with Katie | [email protected]    —————————   World Watch | Change the way you and your family receive World news. Go to KatieHedrick.com/WorldWatch to access your free trial!   Not Consumed Ministries | Enhance your family’s Bible study time with kid-friendly, truth-inspired material! Visit KatieHedrick.com/NotConsumed    —————————
2/13/202321 minutes, 25 seconds
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155. Secrets of a Happy, Healthy, Grace-Fueled Life with Robin Rhine McDonald

Grow deeper in your relationship with God… Enroll in the Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com    —————————   Hey friend! Biblically speaking, the Lord wants you to be WELL! Not only spiritually well, but also physically well. What’s more is that He is faithful to meet each of his children in every area of life, even the mundane aspects that can sometimes come with healthy living.    Robin Rhine McDonald, the founder, CEO, and Head Coach of Made Well Health joins me on the podcast today to share about her sustainable, grace-based process that is helping women all over the country to live healthy and well. Get ready to hear about her E4 method and how she’s using it as a tool to transform the lives of women on an individual, life-changing basis.    Today’s episode will help you understand that living well and “fueled by grace” is very much possible! You’re worth it!   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/155     —————————   Watch Robin’s FREE masterclass “How to Prioritize Your Health amidst the Chaos without Added Stress” at madewellhealth.com/prioritize   —————————   Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
1/30/202328 minutes, 43 seconds
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154. We started Homeschooling! How it’s Going (so far!) plus Reality vs. Expectations

We. Started. HOMESCHOOLING. Today, I’m opening my heart to share about the journey that we’ve been on this school year.  From a mama who felt totally unqualified, to kiddos who weren’t sure what we were getting into, to a thriving homeschool family who is growing in relationship with God and each other, as we learn and grow together… join me for a behind the scenes look at the #homeschoollifestyle. (One that I wouldn’t change!) Whether you’ve ever considered homeschool for your family, or you’re just looking for a wholesome listen, this episode holds a heartwarming story that you don’t want to miss!  Episode Show Notes | KatieHedrick.com/154   ————————— Next Steps —>  Grow deeper in relationship with God | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com   Join the Step into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | [email protected]  ————————— World Watch | Change the way you and your family receive World news. Go to KatieHedrick.com/WorldWatch to access your free trial! Not Consumed Ministries | Enhance your family’s Bible study time with kid-friendly, truth-inspired material! Visit KatieHedrick.com/NotConsumed  ————————— Interested in the books mentioned in this episode? Grab them here! Homeschool Basics by Tricia Goyer and Kristi Clover —> https://amzn.to/3WhwMx5  Better Together by Pam Barnhill —> https://amzn.to/3UZbpQd Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie —> https://amzn.to/3FVfzEx    Please note: These are affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, it won’t cost you any more, but Katie may receive a small commission for sharing it with you. :)
1/16/202338 minutes, 24 seconds
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153. How Stress is Affecting You + How to Manage it and Live Healthy God’s Way! with Katrina Sequenzia

Did you know that God created you to live healthy and free? It’s true! I love 3 John 1:2 where it says “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” So beautiful, right? The thing is, there’s something that might be holding you back from good health… something you’re probably familiar with…  That thing?  It’s called stress. **inserting good news here** There’s someone who knows about stress AND she knows how to manage it well. Katrina Sequenzia, the founder of Healthy Free Life is joining me on the podcast today to share about how stress is affecting you, and (the best part is) she’s also dropping tangible tips for how to manage it! On top of that, Katrina is unpacking all the things that you want to hear about when it comes to health and wellness… Things like the importance of movement (and rest!), as well as what good nutrition actually looks like and what God says about all of it. She’s also answering the age old questions: “What foods should I eat? What foods should I avoid?” (Wait until you hear her wisdom-filled answers on these. So GOOD!) As an added bonus, Katrina is sharing a breathing exercise that you can start utilizing right now to help put stress, and your health back in its place. (You’ll love it!) Enough of me gushing about this value-packed episode. Head on over to the podcast and press play! It’s time to start fresh, be a little more intentional, and to live a little wiser when it comes to your life and health. Your future self will thank you!   ————————— Try Katrina’s Healthy Free Life Academy for FREE for 30 days at HealthyFreeLife.com/Katie when you use the code: PODCAST   Sign up for the Healthy Free Life Newsletter and get the STARTER KIT for Free! | HealthyFreeLife.com/Starter-Kit  ————————— Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/153  Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
1/2/202345 minutes, 55 seconds
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152. Year in Review: The Goals I Crushed (and the ones I didn’t), What I Learned and Where I Fell Short

As we wrap up 2022, I thought it would be fun to do a little “year in review” and share openly with you about the goals that I personally crushed this year, the ones that I didn’t, what I’ve learned and where I fell short. I pray that this “relatable” episode brings encouragement to your heart, along with the reminder that, as believers we can continue to move forward into the New Year with expectant hope, deep faith and great joy in the Lord.  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/152 ————————— Enroll in the Faith Fueled Breakthrough life coaching course for just $99 | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  (Use the code: JOY at checkout) Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
12/19/202222 minutes, 17 seconds
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151. Three Ways to be a Giver (Without Spending Money)

Press play to hear about 3 quick ideas for how you can be a giver this season! “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”  -2 Corinthians 9:7   —————————   Enroll in the Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ life coaching course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]      
12/13/20228 minutes, 2 seconds
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150. Relationships Matter! How to Step into Joy with JESUS

Hey Sweet Friend! As you probably already know, relationships are SO important. (Although, sometimes they are HARD. Sometimes they take effort and WORK!) Are good relationships worth it? I say a resounding YES! When it comes to the relationships in YOUR life, take a moment to carefully consider: What are some of the most important relationships in my life right now?  Are those relationships helping me grow?  What does my relationship with Jesus currently look like and how can I begin to grow deeper in relationship with Him?  What does it mean to experience genuine JOY with Jesus? Join me on the podcast today, as we discuss these important relationship questions (and more!). I’ll meet you inside! Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/150 ————————— Enroll in the Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  (Use code: BLACKFRIDAY22 to save $50 on your enrollment! Offer expires 11.27.22) Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
11/21/202231 minutes, 10 seconds
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149. You are more than your TO-DO LIST! (3 Tips for De-Stressing your Life!)

I recently recognized that my to-do list was (once again) ruling my life, when on my Birthday, my husband’s birthday wish to me included being proud of “all the things” that I’m able to accomplish.  Ugh. Although his birthday wish came from a place of love, it made me stop and think about how I’ve made my to-do list a GIANT part of my identity.  Self assess for one second, Sister Friend… There’s a good chance you’ve made your to-do list a big part of your identity too. I get it… you’re juggling it all and trying to do it all, while smiling on the outside and dying of overwhelm on the inside.  With everything on your plate and time going faster by the minute, you find yourself saying “yes” to everything and burning out quick. **HELP!!?**  Deep breath…. You don’t have to keep living in a state of stress-paralysis and overwhelm. (Seriously. Mean it!)  Check out today’s podcast episode where I’m sharing 3 tangible tips that will help you de-stress and knock out the things that you ACTUALLY need to get done in record time so that you can live and love your family well, with more intention and joy! (Because Sis, you are MORE than your to-do list!) ————————— Get the “How to Say NO” Guide (for FREE!) | KatieHedrick.com/HowToSayNo   Grow deeper in your faith with the Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ course | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Join the Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
11/7/202226 minutes, 42 seconds
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148. I’m Slowing Down, a BIG Life Change and a Surprise

God’s Word says that “there is a time for everything under the Heavens.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)  I love how that translates into “seasons” in our life. Over here, my family has been shifting into a new season. I mean BIG TIME shifting. As our life has been changing, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends and it’s time to lay some things down. It’s time to include a bit more rest in this new season…  Tune in today, as I share about the new thing my family has stepped into and what it means for the future. *Bonus* If you listen until the end, there’s a surprise gift waiting for you!  “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  -Galatians 6:9 Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/148 ————————— **Save $150** Enroll in the Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ Guided Study with the code: JOY | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
10/24/202215 minutes, 15 seconds
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147. Three Reasons WHY You should be Reading the Bible RIGHT NOW {{Replay}}

As chaos swirls around you and as the world tries to blur the lines between right and wrong, good and evil, it’s more important than ever that you, as a Believer become rooted in God’s Word. HOW do you do that and WHY should you do that? You take your own Bible in your own hands, open it… and READ it, so that you can know, and stand for the truth that’s inside of it.  It’s time to stop being spoon fed little snippets of God’s Word and instead taste the richness and goodness of the Bible in its entirety for yourself, Sister Friend. The Word is pure, true and alive and there are 3 SUPER important reasons why you should be reading your Bible right now!  “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.”  -Psalm 1:1-3 Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/119   —————————   Enroll in the Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ Guided Study | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com    Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]  
10/17/202225 minutes, 7 seconds
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146. A Light in the Dark... The Kairos Hope Story with Eryka Mabus McMillan and Miranda Coulson

I recently found out about an incredible organization that is shining a light amidst the dark reality of sex trafficking and sexual trauma. That organization is called Kairos Hope.  Kairos Hope is a Christian recovery home (located in the Missouri) for survivors of sexual trauma. They help women find freedom through Biblical instruction and clinical mental health counseling. Their program is completely free to residents and lasts 6-9 months. The work that Kairos Hope is doing is powerful, effective and so very needed. I first heard about this organization and their mission when a beautiful girl named Miranda Coulson spoke at a local church. Miranda is joining me on the show today, along with the executive director and founder of Kairos Hope, Eryka Mabus McMillan, to talk about the Kairos Hope story.  Don’t miss this episode full of hope and healing!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/146 ————————— **SPECIAL DISCOUNT** Enroll in the Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ Course for just $99 when you use the code: HOPE | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
10/10/202225 minutes, 32 seconds
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145. Looking for Less Stress and More Happiness? Ditch the “To-Do List” and Implement these 4 Things Instead! with Katie Jefcoat

Hey friend. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like I’m living in one heck of a fast paced world.  Let me reframe that and let’s be real…  We’re ALL living in a fast paced, busy, high stress world, and most of us are longing…  We’re longing for more peace, slower days and a more fulfilling life. Do you relate? *cue ALL the hands raising* So how do we get there?  Does the answer lie within your to-do list? Does peace and fulfillment happen by checking boxes? Or… Could it actually be possible to ditch the to-do list, slow down and experience life in a whole different way… a way where you choose and CREATE more harmony and happiness?  I say “YES!”  So does Katie Jefcoat. Katie is a speaker, author and a “happiness curator” and she’s joining me on the podcast today to discuss what it can look like to create and live a more happy, fulfilling life by ditching the to-do list and by implementing 4 quick daily practices instead. These 4 “happiness habits” are simple and practical, and the best part is that you can start applying them to your life immediately!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/145 ————————— Enroll in the Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ Guided Study | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
10/3/202230 minutes, 32 seconds
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144. All about ROUTINES! The Top 5 Things You Need to Prepare on Sunday to Make your Week Amazing (as a Working Mom) with Whitnee Hawthorne

Today’s new podcast episode is all about ROUTINES! **cue the hallelujah choir** Routines are one of the #1 things you ask for when it comes to podcast content. And it makes total sense! Routines can help us kick the overwhelm and ditch the stress paralysis, which in turn… makes life easier!  Tune in today as Whitnee Hawthorne, founder of The Savvy Working Mom shares a simple 5 part routine that you can do each Sunday to make your upcoming week even more amazing. (For real!) This quick episode is packed with tangible tips, including Whitnee’s wisdom AND my own personal Sunday W.R.A.P. routine. Don’t miss it. Press play now!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/144 ————————— Enroll in the Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ Program | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
9/26/202218 minutes, 27 seconds
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143. Would you like to Hear from the Lord? Start by Taking a Look at these 6 Women in the Life of Jesus with Rachael Groll

God loves his children, that includes women! And he has a specific plan and purpose for YOUR life! He has spoken to women throughout the Bible, and throughout the ages and he still speaks to women today!  So when today’s guest, Rachael Groll reached out me, sharing about her devotional book which takes a look at 6 women in the life of Jesus and some of the interactions that happened between them, I knew she’d be a great fit for the show and would have some wonderful wisdom to share with you! Tune in today, as Rachael and I dive into the gospel of John and unpack what God has for YOUR life based on the accounts of 6 women who were looking to grow in their faith journey, just like you!   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/143 ————————— Enroll in the Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ Guided Study | FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
9/19/202228 minutes, 28 seconds
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142. What is God’s Will for my Life? How do I Follow it with Boldness and Courage? with Brittany Ann

Hey Sis. I see you. I know you’re doing your best to live out your days as the best version of you… a Kingdom daughter, a loving wife, a joy-filled (exhausted) mom.  I also know that all the while you’re asking “What does God truly want for my life? What is His will? What is the plan? What’s my next step?” So… Let’s talk about it! Join Brittany Ann and me on the podcast today as we dive into what it looks like to uncover God’s will. We’ll also tackle 3 common myths that you might be believing about God’s will and how those thoughts could be keeping you stuck. By the end of today’s episode, you’ll have gained a deeper understanding of how to hear God’s voice, how to discern his will and how to step forward in courage. Let’s get growing, shall we!   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/142 ————————— Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
9/12/202239 minutes, 25 seconds
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141. The ONE Simple Technique that Will Transform EVERY Part of Your Life | Romans 12:2 {{Replay}}

Back in 2011, I uncovered a secret. Well... a few secrets, actually.  Spoiler alert: Choo! Choo! All aboard the “Beliefs Train.”  🚂🚋🚋🚋💨 First, I learned that the things I believed were so powerful and so deeply ingrained in me that they were directly affecting my life.  The things I believed, both true and untrue, both good and bad, they were taking root and affecting my thoughts, emotions and my actions. My entire life was wrapped up in my belief system and that was a problem!  It was a problem because I held onto untrue beliefs about who I was and what my future looked like. (All of that changed, don’t worry!) The second thing I learned was a simple, powerful technique that led to life change and transformation (of both my beliefs and my life) on a February night in 2012.  I’m spilling all the deets in today’s podcast episode. Don’t miss it, sister friend! This one little thing is going to blow (and renew) your mind...  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/Renew ————————— Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]  
9/5/202217 minutes, 35 seconds
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140. How to Finish What you Start: 4 TIPS for (actually) Following Through with what you WANT to Do!

Hey Sister Friend! I don’t know about you, but I have started a LOT of stuff in my lifetime. I’ve also battled the monsters of procrastination and excuses from time to time. Consequently, stuff has fallen through the cracks. And it stinks. It drives me crazy to have projects, goals or tasks laying around unfinished. It makes me feel… unsettled.  Have you ever been there? Have you ever started something, but not finished it? Have you ever let procrastination (or excuses) stop you from following through? I see you, girl! Over the years, I’ve learned 4 tips for effectively following through and finishing the things I start and let me tell you… it feels GOOD at the end of the day. I feel accomplished when my to-dos and goals and projects get tackled start to finish. I promise you, it’s actually not that hard to do! You heard me right… it’s not that hard to finish what you start by following through! Ready to become equipped to follow through with all the things you actually want to do? Press play on the podcast today, sweet friend. It’s time to listen to this episode… start to finish of course! You’ll be glad you did!  —>> Snag Katie’s signature program, Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/140 ————————— Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
8/29/202216 minutes, 40 seconds
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139. These 3 Things will CHANGE your Life {{Replay}}

We’re about to shatter life as you know it, Sister Friend… Because you were NOT meant to stay where you are.  In the words of Dani Johnson, “It’s time to rise up, step up and do something great with your life.”  You see, change starts with the realization and the understanding that no one is going to make positive change happen for you, but rather it’s going to require personal responsibility and then… Action. Yep, change happens when we take tiny steps forward in truth. Change happens when we take action on the wisdom that we’ve gleaned.  Join me on the podcast today, where I’m sharing 3 pieces of wisdom that you can take immediate action on. These things that will change your life, Sis! Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/Change ————————— Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]  
8/22/202219 minutes, 5 seconds
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138. Hook Ups and Hang Ups... How to Shuck the SHAME {{Replay}}

Today’s podcast topic is a little… well… Juicy. When my husband walked by me and saw the show notes on my Mac for a podcast titled “Hookups and Hang Ups,” he asked, “uhhhh… should I listen to that episode?” I told him in total honesty… “it’s fine with me!” I have nothing to hide… the junk in my past, it’s the past. (Plus I’m not the only one with junk in my past. We all have some, am I right?) As I’ve grown in my walk with the Lord, I’ve learned to hand things over to him, I’ve learned to shuck the shame, so to speak. I’ve also learned that God can and will use our messy past, our hookups, our hang ups and our screw ups… God will take those things and use them for GOOD! That’s where I’m at today, Sis. I’m forgiven and free and I live with great JOY! I want that for you, too! If you’re living with anxiety or guilt, feeling chained because of your past, or feeling shameful because of your current sin… there is hope, Sister Friend! It’s time to shuck the shame! Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/ShuckTheShame ————————— Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
8/15/202224 minutes, 46 seconds
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137. Exposing the Broken Parts of our Marriage and 3 things that Helped us Find Healing and Freedom

To be blunt about it… today’s podcast episode was not fun, nor easy to record. No one wants to talk about the junk in their past. No one wants to expose their imperfections and struggles. Nobody wants to share about the ways they’ve failed or the ways in which they’ve been hurt. And no one wants to admit that their marriage has seen dark days.  But Sis, my marriage has seen dark days.  Perhaps your marriage has seen dark days too. Maybe you’re even walking through a valley season in your marriage right now.  Whether you’re sitting in hurt and licking past wounds or you’re just simply wondering, “Could my marriage ever be more than mediocre?” I’m here to testify that God can move your marriage from just surviving to intimate and thriving when you implement the 3 things that I’m sharing inside of today’s episode. Trust me, Sis, your marriage? It’s worth it.   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/137 ————————— Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
8/8/202230 minutes, 37 seconds
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136. Want to Experience more PEACE? Purge these 7 Things!

Heads up, Sister Friend! The “stuff” around you… the things you’re accumulating from physical things to apps on your phone to the items on your to-do list… all of that “stuff” is directly affecting you! You heard me right. Your mental health, your level of stress (or peace) is tied to the amount of clutter that you’re surrounding yourself with.  I’m here to help! There are 7 areas you can purge right now that will get you on your way to less stress and more peace… because Sis, I’m here to tell you that LESS IS MORE! Hit play and let’s get purging!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/136 ————————— Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
8/1/202224 minutes, 18 seconds
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135. They Gave Away $1 Million by Age 40 after Implementing this 4-part Money Motto

There’s a simple money motto that changed the lives of Bob and Linda Lotich, as well as countless others. It’s a 4 part process that’s simple, but not always easy to follow.  Tune in to the Stepping into a Joy Filled Life podcast as Bob, Linda and I discuss this 4 part money motto and watch it shatter everything you thought you knew about your finances. (All of this goodness is also tucked away inside their book “Simple Money, Rich Life.”) We’re breaking it all down, plus sharing about how to be a cheerful giver AND releasing wisdom-filled secrets about how you can earn, save and give more of your money… all to the glory of God!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/135 ————————— Check out these free resources from Bob and Linda Lotich! → Financial Prayer Prompts | Seedtime.com/Prayer  → 3 Day Money Challenge | 3DayMoneyChallenge.com  → Travel for Free Blog Post | Seedtime.com/free-travel  ————————— Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
7/25/202234 minutes, 13 seconds
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134. Got the Motherhood Summertime Blues? You Need to know about THIS! {{Bucket Fillers vs. Energy Drainers Replay}}

Motherhood got you feeling a little empty? Burnt-out? Overwhelmed? If you’re a visual learner, you’re going to love this… I want you to picture your life (and your motherhood) as a bucket. (Seriously!) What’s your bucket look like? What color is it? Is it full or empty? Is it heavy or light? Is it worn out, cracked and leaking? Or is it overflowing with what’s inside? I don’t know about you, but in terms of my life, I want a bucket of overflow! God wants that for you too, Sis. He loves to bless his children!  God has something awesome planned for your life that you can’t even fathom, that you haven’t even seen yet because the energy drainers and the distractions of life and motherhood have kept you looking back when you should be looking forward! You may be thinking, “That’s great, Katie, but what in the heck are “energy drainers!?” I’m glad you asked! Today on the podcast, I’m sharing what “energy drainers” are, how you can swap them for “bucket fillers” instead and ultimately, how you unlock your best life and step into the OVERFLOW that God has for you in motherhood and beyond! Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/overflow ————————— Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
7/18/202227 minutes, 58 seconds
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133. Four Secrets of Genuinely Joy-Filled People

Disclaimer: I’ve personally been in a bit of a funk lately. BUT… I still have JOY. How is that? Joy is deep-rooted. It’s not something that can be stripped away by circumstance. In fact, tough life situations, those moments where you feel in a funk? They can be opportunities for JOY to shine in your life! Join me on the podcast today as I share openly about the funk I’ve been in, as well as why I’ve still got that JOY deep down in my soul.  Want even more? I’ve got you! I’m spilling 4 secrets that all genuinely joy-filled people know about. How many of these secrets have you uncovered in your life? Tune in to find out!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/133 ————————— Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
7/11/202224 minutes, 39 seconds
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132. How to Pursue Holiness (instead of Happiness) {{Replay}}

Do you ever feel like the world is screaming “Do what makes you happy?” Or “Do whatever feels good?”  We’re being fed a lie that what matters most in this life is the pursuit of happiness. But the pursuit of happiness is not what matters most. Can we be happy? Yes. But happiness and genuine joy, it comes from a greater, deeper, richer source. Happiness comes as a result of pursuing… Holiness. Join me on the podcast today as I share what it looks like to journey through this life in pursuit of holiness, rather than in pursuit of happiness. Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/113 ————————— Never miss an episode! | KatieHedrick.com/VIP  Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
7/4/202227 minutes, 19 seconds
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131. The Messiness of Following Jesus, Purpose and Pizza with Pastor Kyle Dunn

Life can feel messy as we follow Jesus. We are all imperfect, and “works in progress,” after all. So can there be some type of balance between loving Jesus and making mistakes? What do we do when we fall short? Pastor Kyle Dunn joins me on the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast to discuss how we can continue to take steps forward in our walk with the Lord instead of reeling in the failures that we do (and will) make. Tune in as Pastor Kyle shares about a 4 part restoration process where we can come to Jesus after sin, while embracing both grace and truth. (So much wisdom in this!) You’ll also be blessed when you hear Pastor Kyle’s thoughts about how to separate our identity from the roles we play, how we can live out our purpose and the best kind of PIZZA :) inside of this faith-filled episode!   ** Direct link to purchase the Faith Fueled Breakthrough study at the summer SALE price! —> KatieHedrick.com/FFBSummerSale   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/131 ————————— Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
6/27/202234 minutes, 34 seconds
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130. The Heart of Money and Marriage... How to Get on the Same Page with your Spouse! with Austin Black

In less than 10 years, Austin Black has gone from not being able to afford groceries, to paying off his home and living completely debt free on a Missouri farm with his family. To make it even sweeter, Austin and his wife have also been able to cash flow the births of their daughters, pay cash for vehicles, and establish an emergency fund… all while implementing sound, Biblical financial practices. How did they do it? They got on the same page.  And now, as a Dave Ramsey certified financial coach, Austin combines what he’s learned about both money AND marriage to help other couples get on the same page too. In doing so, his clients are able to make great financial gains.  Join Austin and me on the podcast today, as we chat about practical first steps for walking in wisdom when it comes to your money and your marriage. It’s time to get to the heart of it!   ** Direct link to purchase the Faith Fueled Breakthrough study at the summer SALE price! —> KatieHedrick.com/FFBSummerSale   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/130 ————————— Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
6/20/202229 minutes, 40 seconds
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129. Struggling with Postpartum Depression? Self-soothing with Food? How to be Healthy... Body, Mind and Soul with Kelsey Bryant

Postpartum Depression. A diagnosis that sounds heavy and if you’ve ever experienced it, feels even heavier. It’s possible that you, or someone you know is even struggling with it at this very moment…  Guess what, sweet friend. No one has to go the journey alone.  Today on the podcast, Kelsey Bryant is sharing her own story about wading through the waters of postpartum depression. Tune in as she talks about how she felt overwhelmed by the very idea of motherhood and how she began to recognize that she was dealing with depression. Kelsey is also offering insight about how the comparison game can hurt us, the importance of shifting our expectations and tips for how to STOP self-soothing with food.  “Afterwards, I had a full belly but I still had the same feelings. That’s because I wasn’t clinging to God or turning to Him to say “this is how I’m feeling.” What I really wanted was peace. I thought I could find it in food. But I didn’t. I had to turn to the Lord. He was calling me in.”  -Kelsey Bryant  Today’s episode will help you identify what postpartum depression looks like, understand if you might actually be walking through it right now and gain wisdom around how to overcome it during your own motherhood journey.  ** Direct link to purchase the Faith Fueled Breakthrough study at the summer SALE price! —> KatieHedrick.com/FFBSummerSale Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/129 ————————— Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
6/13/202231 minutes, 48 seconds
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128. Abundant Fruit: Unpacking each "Fruit" of the Spirit that's in the Basket!

The Fruit of the Spirit. One of my favorite topics (and pieces of Scripture!) Maybe you’ve heard about it? Perhaps you strive to live it out daily. Or maybe you’re wondering “what does fruit have to do with the Spirit?” The Fruit of the Spirit is the collection of characteristics and qualities that are produced as a result of us pursuing holiness as we strive to become more like Jesus.  In other words, as a Believer, the Lord loves to work in our lives and “prune us” (the sanctification process) so that we can bear more and more good fruit. As a result, we are able to love on others out of the abundance of “good fruit” in our heart.  Tune in to the podcast today, as Casey Wayne (brand new author!) and I take a look at each fruit in the proverbial basket (We’re talking love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. -Galatians 5:22-23) and discuss how they can all work together to make one delectable, beautiful fruit salad!  Bonus! Casey and I are also sharing our thoughts on how this concept is so relatable in motherhood. Don’t miss it!     ** Direct link to purchase the Faith Fueled Breakthrough study at the summer SALE price! —> KatieHedrick.com/FFBSummerSale   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/128  Check out the past episodes that were mentioned: #123. Three Ways to Overcome Anxiety and Take Back your Mind —> KatieHedrick.com/123   #108. The Secret of Life (Hint: It's a Biblical Principle) —> KatieHedrick.com/SecretOfLife   #120. How a Young Mama got UNSTUCK from Anger and Grew into the Mom that God created Her to Be (She implemented these 3 things!) —> KatieHedrick.com/120  ————————— Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
6/6/202248 minutes, 23 seconds
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127. Deep Intimacy, Pleasurable Sex, Genuine Connection! How to Cultivate an Intentional, Biblical, Lasting Marriage with Lindsey Maestas

Lindsey Maestas, creator of The Wife Project is stopping by the podcast today to chat about intentional, Biblical marriage. (So good!) With her passion to see marriages thrive, combined with her real life stories and experiences, Lindsey is bringing a wealth of wisdom to today’s show.  Tune in as we chat about how you can love better and be more Christ-like in the way you serve your spouse. Plus we’ll dig into tangible tips for how you can experiences deeper intimacy, more pleasurable sex and genuine connection inside of your marriage.  Whether you’ve been married for years, you’re a newlywed or even if your marriage feels like it’s “less than thriving” at the moment, Lindsey is sharing her heart and so much encouragement that will help you take positive steps forward inside of today’s episode!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/127 Get 25% off The Wife Project when you use the code: KATIE25 at SparrowsAndLily.com/the-wife-project ————————— Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
5/30/202241 minutes, 41 seconds
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126. Are Men "Emotionally Modest?" (My Husband is Spilling it ALL in this REVEALING Conversation!)

I recently came across a YouTube video that was painting a picture of men being “modest” emotionally in the same way that women want to feel “modest” physically. In the bedroom, we want to feel safe, right? We want the lights down low. We want to enjoy privacy while we experience connection with our spouse.  My jaw hit the floor as the Pastor in the YouTube video explained how men want to feel safe in that same way when it comes to sharing their heart with their wife. It made sense, but I needed to get more solid insight to find out if this was really true or not. So…. I did something. I grabbed my hunky husband and my mic and created a safe space for him to share his thoughts on “emotional modesty.”  Join us for this insightful, shocking and steamy episode of the Stepping into a Joy Filled Life™ podcast where Chad is holding NOTHING back as I ask him the deep questions about how our husbands can best feel loved, supported and connected with us. (And yes, we definitely talk about sex. Don’t miss it!) Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/126 Watch the video this episode was based off of:  “Modesty with Men and Women” | Jimmy Evans https://youtu.be/_TCk2zfxEvA ————————— Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
5/23/202247 minutes, 54 seconds
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125. Finding Faith Above: She Left the Mormon Church and Traded "Works" for "Grace" (Shelby's Story)

Shelby Hohsfield grew up in a mixed religion home, primarily following Joseph Smith’s teachings and the Book of Mormon. She was “baptized into the religion at age 8” all the while trying to discern if what she was believing was actually true.  From “levels of Heaven” to the lie of salvation by works, Shelby began seeking God’s truths and grace when she left the Mormon Church at age 18. God began speaking into her life through dreams and life events until she opened her heart and freely received salvation by grace through faith.  If you’re feeling far from Jesus right now or if you’re looking for first steps when it comes to trusting in Him, Shelby is sharing loads of Biblical wisdom (and her full testimony) inside of today’s episode.  “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”  -Ephesians 2:8 Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/125 Check out the past episodes that were mentioned: #23. Growing up Amish —> KatieHedrick.com/GrowingUpAmish  #75. Alcohol Addiction, Leaving the Jehovah's Witness Religion and Finding Jesus (Candace's Story) —> KatieHedrick.com/CandaceAdvent  #117. Religion vs. Relationship with Andrew Moore —> KatieHedrick.com/117  ————————— Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
5/16/202236 minutes, 6 seconds
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124. A Guided Meditation: WISDOM and WORSHIP (Romans 8 / Psalm 91)

In this extra special episode of the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast, we’ll turn our hearts and minds to the truths found in Romans 8 and Psalm 91. These two passages were intentionally selected to help you grow in wisdom, as you “worship your way out” of stress, anxiety and all the things you may be wrestling with right now, Sis.  When you are focused on worship, it leaves very little room for worry. Amen!  I pray that you are blessed as you join me in this powerful, guided meditation of God’s Word. Let’s begin… Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/124 ————————— Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]  
5/9/202213 minutes, 39 seconds
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123. Three Ways to Overcome Anxiety and Take Back your Mind

Disclaimer: I’ve been walking through a season of deep anxiety and I’m sharing about it super vulnerably in today’s podcast. My heart behind this episode is that it will bring healing to the hearts and minds of my sisters who find themselves in the valley season of anxiety right now.  You are seen, Sis.  It’s a battle. I’ve been in the ring. I’ve wrestled with it too.  But God… He’s been in the ring with me. And He’s in the ring with you, too.  I pray today’s episode speaks truth to your heart and brings peace to your mind as we talk about three different ways to overcome anxiety. I’m rooting for you, beautiful girl.  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/123 ————————— Studies & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Step Into Joy Sisterhood | KatieHedrick.com/Community  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
5/2/202237 minutes, 11 seconds
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122. How to Find More Hours in the Day When Motherhood is Overwhelming You

“Chronic overwhelm.” “Hot mess.” “What is wrong with me?” Have you ever used these terms to describe your life? You’re not alone, mama friend.  Lots of moms are associating with overwhelm and wishing they could just “find more hours in the day.” Sound familiar? Well, hang tight and get excited because today’s podcast features Cason Schulze, a girl mom of 3 and mentor who helps women create more time for themselves by implementing simple routines and strategies.  Join Cason and myself, as we discuss key insights like how to become aware of what you need and how to find more time to fulfill those needs (while ditching the overwhelm!). We’ll talk about how you can partner with the Holy Spirit to create change and implement some simple routines into your life (without over complicating it!).  Finally, we’ll share tips about how to create consistency in your life as you take your next steps forward!   If that sounds like a TON of goodness, just wait ’til you tune in. You’ll want to take notes today. (Promise!) Because honestly, this conversation holds SO MUCH more than just tips around how to find more hours in the day. It’s a condensed version of the MOST impactful things that you can do to improve your life when it comes to your role as a mother and as a Kingdom daughter.  In the words of Cason, it starts with this tip… “Be your own best friend.” I couldn’t agree more!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/122 ————————— Courses, Coaching and Free Workshop! | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms  Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
4/25/202241 minutes, 12 seconds
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121. The Truth about Body Image: How to Embrace your "Mom Bod" with Victoria Yates

Hey Sis! Get ready for some life changing insight on today’s podcast episode. It’s all about body image and how to embrace your “mom bod.” Yep! Let’s be real… changes in your body can be uncomfortable and awkward to say the least and as a woman, you are bound to go through a LOT of those changes!  Puberty, pregnancy, childbirth, peri-menopause, menopause, stress and anxiety (just to name a few)… In some of those moments in the past, I bet it’s safe to say that you’ve turned to at least one or two methods that didn’t work. Perhaps you’ve jumped on a diet trend or even tried starving yourself altogether. Maybe you’ve attempted to exercise vigorously… all while wrestling with self doubt and insecurity and the frustrating feeling of not being happy even if/when you “arrived” at your “ideal body.”  Sis… it turns out that when it comes to body image, the truth is, the way you THINK about your body image is actually JUST as important as your physical body itself. #truthbomb Tune in to the podcast today as Victoria Yates, an intuitive eating and body image coach unpacks this truth, plus so much more (including tips for what to do on those “hard body image” days)! Raw and real, I know you’ll relate to Victoria who says “I’m still a work in progress.” Yes and amen, Sis!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/121 ————————— Courses, Coaching and Free Workshop! | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms Connect with Katie | Send an email to [email protected]
4/18/202233 minutes, 21 seconds
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120. How a Young Mama got UNSTUCK from Anger and Grew into the Mom that God created Her to Be (She implemented these 3 things!)

Have you ever been in the space of motherhood where your entire day consists of following your kids around the house while picking up their toys, dealing with disobedience, fussy toddlers, nap times gone wrong and all the other proverbial plates that are spinning in your hands?  Relatable, right?  It’s frustrating to say the least, and it can be easy to feel angry.  My little Sister, Dori is joining me on the podcast today, to share vulnerably about how her frustration with motherhood quickly escalated to anger and then…. Ultimately led to heart change as she discovered and implemented three different things which helped her to more intentionally embrace her God-given role as a mom. Mama friend, if you feel like you don’t even recognize yourself right now, or like you’re drowning in motherhood, there is HOPE! Press play to hear about how God broke through to a fellow mama’s heart and how He can break through to yours, too!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/120 Check out the past episodes that were mentioned: #119. 3 Reasons WHY Every Christian should be Reading the Bible RIGHT NOW —> KatieHedrick.com/119  #22. How to Discipline God’s Way —> KatieHedrick.com/Discipline  #97. Is Clutter Draining You? Embrace Minimalist Mom Life with these TIPS! How to Start, What to Purge and MORE with Allie Casazza —> KatieHedrick.com/AllieCasazza  ————————— Watch the Free Workshop!  The 4 Pillars of a Faith Fueled Breakthrough: How to Move from Spiritually Stuck to a Thriving Life —> KatieHedrick.com/4Pillars  Are you an #actiontaker? Skip the fluff and expedite your growth journey! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Join Katie’s email list for weekly wisdom and podcast updates! —> KatieHedrick.com/Insider   Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected]
4/11/202239 minutes, 23 seconds
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119. 3 Reasons WHY Every Christian should be Reading the Bible RIGHT NOW

As chaos swirls around us and as the world tries to blur the lines between right and wrong, good and evil, it’s more important than ever that we (Believers) become rooted in God’s Word. HOW do we do that and WHY should we do that? We take our own Bible in our own hands, open it… and READ it, so that we can know, and stand for the truth that’s inside of it.  It’s time to stop being spoon fed little snippets of God’s Word and instead taste the richness and goodness of the Bible in its entirety for yourself, Sister Friend. The Word is pure, true and alive and there are 3 SUPER important reasons why you should be reading your Bible right now!  “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.”  -Psalm 1:1-3 Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/119 ————————— Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected] 
4/4/202226 minutes, 37 seconds
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118. How to Grow Deeper in your Relationship with God

118. How would you describe your relationship with God? Maybe it’s “so good!” (Awesome, if that’s the case!) …Or maybe it’s just “lukewarm” or perhaps it’s even “barely there.” If you’re a believer, it’s safe to say that you’d love to have a growing, even thriving relationship with God. I hear you, Sis! And it IS possible.  Just like any good relationship, your relationship with God is WORTH growing and investing in to! Join me (and my girl, Ryanne Channell) in today’s podcast episode as we share tangible tips for how to grow deeper in your relationship with God. Bring a pen and prepare to take some notes!   With deep faith and great JOY, Katie   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/118 ————————— Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected]
3/28/202247 minutes, 6 seconds
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117. Religion vs. Relationship with Andrew Moore (one of my favorite Gospel Preachers!)

117. Today’s podcast is featuring the MOST important topic we could ever cover on the show. We’re discussing the difference between “religion” and “relationship” and taking a look at what it means to step into a life of being saved by grace. (Ephesians 2:8-9)  This topic, and today’s guest have been on my heart since before the podcast even began (over 2 years ago!). From the first moment I heard Andrew Moore, a farm kid from Northeast Missouri open his mouth to preach the Gospel, I knew that even as a teenager, he had deep wisdom and a passion for the Lord. It felt like I was listening to a young Billy Graham.  Andrew’s relationship with Jesus is deep and it continues to grow every day, as he takes in God’s word and lives his life in a way that reflects Christ. Whether he’s on his college campus, on the farm, or traveling the world, Andrew strives to sow seeds of Biblical truth.   Tune in today as he shares about how a health diagnosis at a young age changed his life plan and pointed him towards ministry. Andrew and I are also unpacking these questions: Could I ever be “good enough” to go to Heaven? What is the difference between “religion” and “relationship” with Jesus? Why is relationship with Jesus so important and what happens if I reject him? How can I secure my eternal salvation and live with absolute peace? What comes next? How do I continue to grow in wisdom? What is my purpose as a believer? Don’t miss today’s episode, friend. It may be the most important one you’ll ever hear! As Andrew says, it will encourage your heart to be a “sower of seeds.”  With deep faith and great JOY, Katie   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/117 ————————— Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected]
3/21/202240 minutes, 32 seconds
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116. Improve your Relationships with these 5 TIPS!

116. Can I start off by saying that I value our relationship? Seriously, it’s a joy to connect with you each and every week on the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast! (I also love connecting with you via email and on social! Feel free to say hello at [email protected] or in a DM!) Meaningful relationships and connections are a gift. Right?! They are meant to be an encouragement in our life and to help us grow!  “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works... encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”  -Hebrews 10:24-25  “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”  -Proverbs 27:17 The topic of relationships has been on my heart a lot lately. And YOU have been on my heart, Sis! So today on the podcast, I’m bringing you 5 tips to help your relationships grow and thrive! I’ll see you inside of today’s episode!  With deep faith and great JOY, Katie Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/116 ————————— Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected] 
3/14/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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115. From Conflict to Connection: Finding Resolution and Growth in the Heated Moments (Featuring the Moms in the Middle)

115. Recently, my husband and I were experiencing some conflict. Yep, you could even call it a “heated moment.” There were tears and everything… the whole nine yards.  As the disagreement came to a close, we noticed something beautiful happening… amidst the conflict came a deeper connection. With resolution, came growth.  You see, conflict doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. It all depends on how you look at it, how you choose to deal with it and whether or not you allow it to be a growth opportunity.   Join me on the podcast today, as we gather around the proverbial table with a group of my favorites (yep, the Moms in the Middle!) to discuss in depth how conflict can lead to deeper connection, whether it be with your spouse, extended family or even with your kiddos!  Don’t miss this episode. It’s loaded with wisdom and tangible tips!   With deep faith and great JOY, Katie   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/115 ————————— Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> LearnFromKatie.com ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected] 
3/7/202245 minutes, 22 seconds
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114. How to Find Hope when your (Extended) Family Falls Apart

114. Have you ever been in a situation where there was “family friction?” Perhaps it even felt like your family was falling apart? This scenario often plays out behind closed doors and our hearts ache alone in the silence.  Today’s podcast guest, Julie Plagens is no stranger to the hurt. In fact, after years of family friction, hurt and being diagnosed with Crohn's disease, Julie felt the need to completely separate from her extended family, so that her heart, body and mind could heal.  After 7 years apart, Julie prayed some big prayers and fasted as she sought the Lord’s guidance on her next steps forward. God chose to answer those prayers through reconciliation and healing.  Tune in to the podcast today, to hear all the details from the “in between” season of Julie’s life. She’s also sharing how YOU can experience hope when you feel like your own (extended) family is falling apart.  With deep faith and great JOY, Katie   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/114 ————————— Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected]
2/28/202238 minutes, 51 seconds
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113. The Pursuit of Holiness (instead of Happiness)

113. Do you ever feel like the world is screaming “Do what makes you happy?” Or “Do whatever feels good?”  We’re being fed a lie that what matters most in this life is the pursuit of happiness. But the pursuit of happiness is not what matters most. Can we be happy? Yes. But happiness and genuine joy, it comes from a greater, deeper, richer source. Happiness comes as a result of pursuing… Holiness.  Join me on the podcast today as I share what it looks like to journey through this life in pursuit of holiness, rather than in pursuit of happiness. Bring a pen and paper. I have a feeling you’re going to want to take notes as this episode speaks to your heart! With deep faith and great JOY, Katie Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/113 ————————— Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected] 
2/21/202233 minutes, 13 seconds
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112. Do You Hear what I Hear? The TRUTH about Who's Whispering in your Ear!

112. The enemy loves to whisper in our ear. He does it through the media. We just spent over a year being fed lies that we should be afraid. He does it through social media. Hello? The comparison game… the belief in your head that you don’t measure up to so and so’s perfect Instagram worthy life?!  He does it through people you don’t even know… strangers, haters. When you put yourself out there, you’re gonna get haters and it will feed your mind the belief that you’re not capable of doing whatever it is that you’re putting yourself out there with. (I’ve got first hand experience with this one!) Who else is in your ear and feeding your mind? Have you got friends pressuring you to do things you know you shouldn’t be, or don’t want to be doing? Is your extended family feeding you a lie that you should feel guilty about this or that, even though you KNOW in your heart it’s what God wants for you?!  The enemy will speak through all these sources and more!  Join me over on the podcast today as I spell out the truth about who’s whispering in your ear!  With deep faith and great JOY, Katie   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/112  ————————— Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> LearnFromKatie.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected]
2/14/202217 minutes, 37 seconds
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111. Let's Grow, Girl... Your Breakthrough is Waiting!! 5 Ways to Set yourself up for Success on your Growth Journey

111. I don’t know about you, but my husband and I are polar opposites. He’s a risk taker, a “fly by the seat of your pants” kinda guy. As for me, I’m a planner and more of a “play it safe” girl, but there’s one area where our personalities overlap… We are both passionate about growth. And being stretched. And stepping outside of our comfort zone, even though it can feel scary sometimes.  So when my husband and I went on an epic cross country journey to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary a few years back, I should probably have known better than to do what I did. I gave my husband one job… ONE JOB. I’d planned the entire trip from Iowa to South Carolina to Tennessee, but I left ONE job up to Chad. “Babe, book us a zip line while we’re in the Smoky Mountains. I’m gonna be brave and do this with you.” I tossed him a brochure that had a small zip line course that overlooked beautiful waterfalls. Romantic right?! What I didn’t know was there was a second zip line course and it was called “The Goliath Line.” It was 475 feet high and the passenger travels at over 55 mph. “We’re booked,” Chad told me. I had NO idea what was ahead… We showed up at the Zip line check in. “You’re down for the Goliath line,” our guide told us. I turned white, my eyes got huge and my stomach churned. I looked at Chad. He smiled at me. I had a moment of insanity andecided then and there I would do this thing.  We zipped a couple of “starter” lines. When it was my turn to jump off the first platform, I thought I was going to throw up. And this was like, the baby line. I didn’t want to look like a total chicken in front of the group that was zipping with us, plus I really DID want to have this experience with my husband, so I held my breath… and jumped. I made it to the other side alive and I decided zipping was actually pretty awesome.  We finally got to the last zipline of the tour… the GOLIATH. It was bigger, badder, longer, higher, SCARIER than I had even imagined. My prior thoughts about zip lining being awesome were completely diminished at that moment.   I watched my husband jump with total delight into the vast sky, 475 feet above thousands of acres of the Smoky Mountain National Park. If I remember right, I’m pretty sure he even went “upside down” on PURPOSE. And then… It was my turn. There was no turning back. My legs trembled. My stomach flipped. Heights are one of my greatest challenges. I wanted to cry. I wanted to back away from the edge. But I didn’t. Instead, I jumped. I jumped because I knew it would cause me to grow.  And friend, I didn’t just grow a little bit, I grew a lot as I SOARED over the tree tops.  It was silent and peaceful. It was surreal. I felt (physically) the closet to God that I ever had in my life. The forest below me was a lush green carpet. The heavens surrounded me. I wanted to stay in that moment forever.  When I landed, I was CHANGED. What would you have done in that situation, friend? Are you in a place, hungry enough for growth in your life that you would make that jump too?  I know that you are. So join me on the podcast today, where I’m sharing about 5 ways that you can set yourself up for success on your growth journey. This one’s for all my growth-minded sisters!  With deep faith and great JOY, Katie   P.S. It’s the LAST DAY to snag a 10% discount on my new, signature life coaching course. Head to FaithFueledBreakthrough.com and use code: BREAKTHROUGH at checkout!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/LetsGrow —————————
2/7/202226 minutes, 32 seconds
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110. He had to lose everything to learn the hard lesson...

110. Hey sweet friend! It's a bonus episode! Why? I just finished reading the (incredible!) story of Job and wanted to share my thoughts and reflections with you! Let's see what we can learn together, as we recap this powerful Bible story.   —————————   It’s here!!! The Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ course is available now! Heal from your past, find freedom for your future and learn how to see God’s hand on your life in the here and now. Get started with Katie’s signature, go-at-your-own-pace Biblical life coaching program here —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  Get 10% off (this week only!) when you use code: BREAKTHROUGH at checkout!   —————————   Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected]           
2/2/202214 minutes, 49 seconds
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109. Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ is HERE! (Peek inside the course!)

109. IT’S HERE! My new signature course, Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ is available now!  I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by giving you a peek inside the course, via the podcast. Tune in today to hear about why and how I created this new foundational program, as well as what’s inside of it and how it will transform your life! And to top off the celebration, I’m sharing a discount code at the end of the episode. It’s good for one week only! So don’t wait another minute… Give the latest episode a listen, snag the discount code, head over to FaithFueledBreakthrough.com and get started on a journey that will change. your. life.  Healing. Breakthrough. Freedom. Clarity. Joy. It’s all ahead of you, Sis. The best is yet to come and I can’t wait to join you on the journey! Cheers to your soon coming breakthrough, Katie Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/FFBishere ————————— It’s here!!! Faith Fueled Breakthrough™ is available now! Get ready to trade the broken pieces of your past for a clear and abundant future with Katie’s signature, go-at-your-own-pace Biblical life coaching course. Head to FaithFueledBreakthrough.com to get started. Don’t wait another minute, Sis. Your breakthrough awaits! ***Snag a 10% discount with the code: BREAKTHROUGH ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected]
1/31/202215 minutes, 55 seconds
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108. The Secret of Life (Hint: It's a Biblical Principle)

108. Psst…  Want to know a secret? (I had to learn it the hard way.) #facepalm My husband and I had to walk through fire to learn this secret. I mean… we almost crumbled. We almost lost everything. It was bad. There were days where I struggled to breathe, actually. But those moments were necessary to learn the secret and if we hadn’t learned it, I’m convinced we’d still be stuck living out a nightmare.  I’m so glad that the Lord leaned in while we were at rock bottom to speak this secret into our hearts. It took learning and implementing His wisdom before we could begin climbing our way out of the dark hole we found ourselves in.  What is the secret? It’s tucked away within the scripture, in Matthew 25:14-30. You don’t have to learn it the hard way like I did, Sis. Meet me over on the podcast and I’ll share it with you…  With deep faith and great JOY, Katie   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/SecretOfLife  ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected]
1/24/202224 minutes, 53 seconds
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107. To the Exhausted, Busy Mom with a Teachable and Hungry Heart (Tips to THRIVE! - Part 2)

107. Last week on the podcast, we chatted about 5 tips to help you thrive in motherhood and this week, we continue the conversation. (Man, I wish I had known all of this stuff in my early days of #momlife!) Inside of today’s episode, I’m teaching you 4 powerful self-coaching questions that you can ask yourself on a regular basis to help you grow into the mom that God created you to be. It’s basically a free life coaching session, Sis! I wanted to share this wisdom with you though, because it’s life changing. When I was a mom in the middle of my mess, someone cared enough to reach out and help lift me up. I’ve been where you are, and I want to help you grow. That’s why we’re here… to help, and love, and serve one another… to walk in freedom, together! I really do mean it when I say, I love you, friend. You are special. You hold value. You are a good mom. As a mom, you’re probably also “busy,” so enough with the sappy stuff. Go press play on today’s episode!   With deep faith and great JOY, Katie   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/Thrive2  ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected]
1/17/202218 minutes, 5 seconds
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106. To the Exhausted, Busy Mom with a Teachable and Hungry Heart (Tips to THRIVE! - Part 1)

106. As my word of the year “Relatable,” continues to tug at my heartstrings, I felt prompted to reach back into my own early, blurry days of motherhood and share some of my rookie mistakes with you. Geesh, I made a lot. That first kiddo feels like such an experiment, right? I remember feeling so lonely, overwhelmed and completely unqualified and unequipped to excel at motherhood. Mix that with the unrealistic expectations I had set for myself, along with my desire for control and perfection and let me just say…. It was a recipe for one heck of a hot mess mom! Thankfully, the Lord began to whisper to my heart and I grew in wisdom. (I’m still growing, let’s be real!)  These days, there is a lot more intention, peace and joy in my motherhood… all because the Lord opened my eyes to what it’s all about, as well as WHO I really am. I’m a daughter before I’m even a mom. You are too, Sis! We can rest in that. Yes and amen! Tune in to today’s podcast episode as I share stories from my early days of motherhood, along with 5 tips to help you thrive. You got this, mama! (I’m here to help!) With deep faith and great JOY, Katie   Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/Thrive1 ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected] 
1/10/202230 minutes, 48 seconds
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105. What you Need to Know about Creating Space in your Life and How to Step into Genuine Joy this Year!

105. Happy New Year, Beautiful Girl! It’s a fresh start, a new beginning and the perfect time to create space in your life. Creating space will allow you to step into genuine JOY, Sis! This year, let’s focus on the things that matter and let go of the things that don’t… Let’s say “YES!” to living, loving and serving well. Let’s say “YES!” to the things that fill our bucket. And let’s say a resounding NO to the things that are prompting #momguilt, piling on the overwhelm and sucking away our time and joy.  I’m here to help you with all of that! Join me over on the podcast today for the first episode of this new year! It will equip you for success on your growth journey. Promise! (In fact, this episode is JAM packed with tangible tips for ya, sweet friend!) Inside of today’s show, I’m spilling all the deets on: How I’m personally creating space in my life for what matters most How to find JOY in the midst of challenging seasons What my life looked like before I stepped into genuine joy My definition of JOY (it’s different than “happiness”)  Tangible tips for stepping into JOY this year!  My 2 favorite routines Some things that can steal your joy in motherhood and derail the growth process + how to combat those things How to set boundaries to help maintain your JOY Energy drainers vs. bucket fillers: How to keep your joy bucket FULL!  I know, it’s an insane amount of goodness, but I wanted to help you start your year off in the BEST way possible! Cheers to ongoing growth. The best is yet to come!  With deep faith and great JOY, Katie Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/CreatingSpace   ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected]   
1/3/202245 minutes, 22 seconds
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104. Angels Among Us (Real Life Stories of Miracles and Angel Encounters)

104. Today’s episode features real life stories of angel encounters and miracles submitted by listeners! (I’m also sharing a few stories from my own life as well.) It’s a heartwarming, inspiring episode that might even give you a few Holy Ghost bumps! The Bible speaks of angels in many passages. In Hebrews, we are told that we may entertain angels without even knowing it and in Psalm, God tells us how he sends his angels to surround and protect us. So comforting and beautiful! I’m praying that you are “covered by angels” today, Sis and that you feel God’s love, peace and protection. Take a listen to today’s show and be blessed!  With deep faith and great JOY, Katie Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/Angels  ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! Are you loving the wisdom here on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com 
12/27/202130 minutes, 3 seconds
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103. Have you ever experienced a Godwink? How to Spot the Extraordinary Little Moments that some People call "Coincidence" with Louise DuArt

103. Have you ever experienced a “coincidence” but something inside you told you it was more than that? Maybe you felt a little tug in your heart and wondered “perhaps this is the hand of God?” or “is it possible that God could have orchestrated this moment to show me how much he loves me?”  Louise DuArt and her husband SQuire Rushnell would call those little moments “Godwinks,” a special term that many people have come to know, embrace and experience.  You are in for such a treat today, because Louise is joining me on the Stepping into a Joy Filled Life podcast to chat about “Godwinks” and to share how we can tap into the Godwinks that are available to us.  Louise is a former Broadway star and the Co-Executive producer of Hallmark's Godwink Christmas movies (as well as the upcoming Netflix movie "Rescued by Ruby”).   Not only will your heart be touched by what Louise has to share today and her love for the Lord, you’ll also be entertained by her charming personality and incredible talent. (Louise even shares some fantastic voice impersonations on today’s show! To be honest, it might be my favorite part of the interview! So fun!) With Great Joy!  Katie Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/LouiseDuArt ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, my new go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Life Coaching & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  FB Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms  Connect with Katie | [email protected] TikTok and IG | @KatieLynnHedrick
12/20/202141 minutes, 12 seconds
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102. Eat This, Not That: How to THRIVE Spiritually and Physically while Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit

102. It’s that time of year where people are putting a lot of thought into what’s going on with their physical health. I’m curious… Are we putting as much thought into what’s going on with our spiritual health? Kelly Wenner, faith and fitness coach and founder of SoulStrength is joining me on the podcast today to talk about the beautiful place where our physical AND spiritual health collide. (It’s a pretty interesting concept, right?!) Check this out… Have you ever considered the question “Are food choices and health a spiritual battle?”  Interesting question, right?!  How about this one… “Do I ever turn to food for comfort, rather than turning to God?” Or… “Does shame and guilt about my body image steal my JOY?” Tune in today as we unpack these questions, plus share tangible tips about how we can be more intentional and more nurturing to both our physical and spiritual selves. We’re also deep diving into how we can use nutrition and fitness as a way to grow in the Fruit of the Spirit (one of my favorite topics and pieces of scripture!). I think you’ll love today’s episode, Sis!   With Great Joy!  Katie P.S. Kelly is even sharing some of her top food recommendations that will keep you feeling your best inside of today’s episode!  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/KellyWenner ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, my new go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Life Coaching & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  FB Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms  Connect with Katie | [email protected] TikTok and IG | @KatieLynnHedrick
12/16/202143 minutes, 45 seconds
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101. A Story of HOPE! In the Toughest Moments, this Couple Doesn't Give Up... Instead, the Fitch Family Gives Back with the Cuddle Cow Company

101. Have you heard about the Cuddle Cow Company yet? This awesome company offers beautiful, soft blankets featuring the cows and farm that belong to Karen and Nik Fitch.  You might remember my sister, Karen from when her story was posted on the blog back in February of 2020. If you missed it, check it out at KatieHedrick.com/KarensStory Karen’s had a lifelong journey with an AVM that was discovered when she was in grade school. The years that followed brought surgeries, hospital stays, hope, dreams, marriage to a farmer named Nik and the purchase of a dream farm. It also brought bumps in the road and major obstacles, things that would have caused most people to give up. But Karen doesn’t give up. And neither does Nik. Instead, they decided to give back with the launch of the Cuddle Cow Company, where proceeds from every purchase are donated to help with spinal cord research.  Karen and Nik’s story will tug at your heartstrings in so many ways. It will motivate and inspire you to help make the world a better place and it will speak to your life about the power of giving back! Tune in to the podcast to hear it now. With Great Joy!  Katie “We believe curing spinal cord injuries is possible. With our cows and your contribution we can help be part of the cure.”  -Nik & Karen Fitch, owners of the Cuddle Cow Company  Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/CuddleCowCompany  **Want to buy a blanket and support the Cuddle Cow Company? Head to CuddleCowCompany.com and use code JOY for a 5% discount! (Order by December 14th for guaranteed Christmas delivery!) ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, my new go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Life Coaching & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  FB Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms  Connect with Katie | [email protected] TikTok and IG | @KatieLynnHedrick
12/13/202127 minutes, 14 seconds
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100.5 BONUS! // Living with Chronic Physical Pain? How to Move from barely Surviving to Thriving (Featuring the Moms in the Middle)

Hey Sis! Welcome to another #bonus episode featuring the Moms in the Middle! Today, the girls and I are gathering around the proverbial table to discuss the topic “How to Thrive While Living with Chronic Physical Pain.” As always, we’re holding nothing back when it comes to sharing struggles and solutions as we walk out the journey of life and motherhood!  Tune in as we chat about: -The different types of pain we have experienced and/or are living with now -Practical solutions for dealing with the pain -The importance of our mindsets and faith throughout our struggles Get ready to THRIVE, instead of just survive, Mama friend. We got you!  ————————— Need some support navigating #MomLife? (We weren’t meant to do this thing alone, mama friend!) See how we can work together at KatieHedrickCoaching.com  ————————— Life Coaching & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  FB Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms  Connect with Katie | [email protected] TikTok and IG | @KatieLynnHedrick   
12/9/202146 minutes, 12 seconds
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100. Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People? Our Family's Personal Story of Navigating our Daughter's Scoliosis Journey

100. It’s time to share something with the world. It’s a message of hope and healing. It’s a story of God’s goodness, regardless of any certain “outcome.” So, here it is… Our family has been walking through a heavy situation these last few months.  In July, on the day after her 13th birthday, it was discovered that our daughter, Chloe, had scoliosis. In simple terms, it means her spine had a pretty severe curve to it. The world would deem this as “bad news,” and to be honest, it’s not anything we wanted to hear. It’s not a journey we hoped our child would ever have to be on.  After some tears, a lot of hopeful prayers and meeting with a Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist at the University Hospital in September, we got the toughest news of all… Chloe needed to have spinal fusion surgery to correct the scoliosis.  We felt shocked, sad, scared, hopeful, relieved (somehow?), and determined to walk the long road ahead hand in hand with our girl and partnered with the Lord.  In October, Chloe underwent surgery. The procedure was successful and she has been home on the road to recovery for several weeks now.  That’s the story in a quick, little snippet. But what I just shared is NOWHERE near the whole story. God moved mountains in Chloe’s life and ours throughout this journey. He showed us new and awesome things. He spoke to our hearts in powerful ways.  I’m sharing the whole story, complete with every last detail, every little God-wink, the struggles, the blessings and everything in between today on the podcast.  Tune in to today’s episode to hear about our family’s (very) personal, faith-filled journey over these last few months. I pray it brings blessing upon blessing to your life! With Deep Faith and Great Joy!  Katie P.S. It’s the 100th episode of the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast! I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by bringing you some valuable, personal content. It’s an honor to speak into your life each week, sweet friend! Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/GodsGoodness  ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, my new go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Life Coaching & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  FB Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms  Connect with Katie | [email protected] TikTok and IG | @KatieLynnHedrick
12/6/202140 minutes, 14 seconds
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99. His Appointed Times // How to Apply the Hebrew Calendar and the Concept of Shabbat to your Life with Christine Vales

99. Today’s podcast features a really special guest, the author of His Appointed Times, Christine Vales! Perhaps you’ve heard of her? She’s well known for her simple, powerful “chalkboard” teachings on YouTube. What does she teach about? God’s calendar!   When I first started learning about this topic, I simply couldn’t get enough of Christine and her wisdom. You’re going to absolutely love her AND… learn SO much! Tune in as Christine and I discuss the Hebrew Calendar in depth, including what it is, how it’s different from the Gregorian calendar and tips for how we can begin to apply God’s amazing timepiece to our life, starting today!  With Great Joy!  Katie ​​Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/ChristineVales ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, Katie’s brand new, go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Life Coaching & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  FB Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms  Connect with Katie | [email protected] TikTok and IG | @KatieLynnHedrick
11/29/202130 minutes, 31 seconds
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98. I Love Me, I Love Me Not... Tips to Create a Healthy Self-Love while Becoming Emotionally and Spiritually Fit

98. Growing up, did you ever sit out in the grass and play the old flower petal “gamble” game? You know the one where you whisper over and over again “he loves me, he loves me not” as you sheepishly pluck petals off of a flower. I’ll be the first to (embarrassingly) admit… I remember doing it.  “He loves me, he loves me not… he loves me, he loves me not…” As if love were some kind of toss-up, luck of the draw game of chance?! Well… maybe back in the 5th grade it was. But these days? We’re older, wiser and more equipped. Love is deep. It’s true and real. You know that. I don’t have to tell you. But what about when it comes to you loving yourself? What does that kind of love look like? Have you ever thought about it? So often as women, we think about, and try to show our love for others, but do we slow down enough to actually form a healthy “self-love?” Rebecca Dawson, a faith based Master’s Level counselor is joining me on the podcast today to dive into this topic. I have to admit… she rocked my world when she mentioned a piece of scripture during our recording that goes like this… “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. And love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31) Wait a minute!? The Bible says to “love yourself?!” Oh yes, sister, it does. I don’t know about you but I have referenced that scripture in my mind so many times before like this…. “Love your neighbor” Period. Hard stop! But it doesn’t stop there. It goes on to say “as yourself.” #Mindblown, right?!  Needless to say, there is GOOD STUFF coming your way on the podcast today! Tune in to hear about “self-love” being explained in a Biblical way (and I’m not talking “self-care”), and take away some tangible tips for how you can begin to create a healthy self-love in your own life. This episode goes deep, Sis!   With Great Joy!  Katie Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/RebeccaDawson ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, Katie’s brand new, go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Life Coaching & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  FB Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms  Connect with Katie | [email protected] TikTok and IG | @KatieLynnHedrick
11/22/202130 minutes, 42 seconds
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97. Is Clutter Draining You? Embrace Minimalist Mom Life with these TIPS! How to Start, What to Purge and MORE with Allie Casazza

97. Do you ever feel totally overwhelmed and stressed out because of the STUFF around you? Yep, me too. Here’s a little known secret… We’re a product of our environment. As in, the clutter that’s around us is cluttering up our mind and it’s stressing us out!  Not only that, but all the stuff that’s taking up the space around you is also taking up your TIME, your most precious commodity. Think about it, everything you own, all the “stuff” in your home requires maintenance, cleaning, organizing, wiping it down, moving it here, moving it there.  Simply stated your “stuff” is a time suck, Sis. AND it’s wearing you out. Insert…. Simplified mom life. Minimalism.  Today’s podcast guest, Allie Casazza, author of the new book Declutter Like a Mother, is about to rock your cluttered mama world with tons of tangible tips for making your space support you! She’s here to help you lighten up your physical space, and your mind. Tune in as Allie shares about setting the intention for our home, shifting family culture, breaking emotional ties with our clutter and handling husbands who are borderline hoarders! I know, I know… TONS of good stuff, right?!  We’re about to get intentional, mama. Don’t miss it! With Great Joy!  KatieFind today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/AllieCasazza ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, Katie’s brand new, go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Life Coaching & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  FB Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms  Connect with Katie | [email protected] TikTok and IG | @KatieLynnHedrick 
11/15/202129 minutes, 42 seconds
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96. Tired of the "Hot Mess" Mom Culture? Practical Ways to Set Yourself up for MORE JOY and LESS STRESS!

96. There’s this thing in motherhood that’s become socially acceptable… Not just socially acceptable, but the “norm” actually. Hot mess mom culture.  We speak it, we embrace, we live it and we create more of it. Yep, I said it. We create more of it…   We say things like “I’m a hot mess. That’s just the way it is.”  While motherhood CAN be messy… (spit up, throw up, poop explosions anyone?!) It can also be beautiful and… intentional. And it can even be peaceful. It doesn’t have to feel like we’re riding the hot mess express every hour of every day.  The Lord has been speaking to my heart about this lately, so I grabbed the mic and recorded a podcast about debunking the embrace of hot mess mom culture. Not only that, but I’m also sharing practical tips and strategies from my own #MomLife about how I intentionally set myself up for success as a mom in the four most important areas of my life. Get ready for less stress, and more JOY, mama friend! These simple solutions are about to change your life!  With Great Joy!  KatieFind today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/HotMess ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, Katie’s brand new, go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Life Coaching & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  FB Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms  Connect with Katie | [email protected] TikTok and IG | @KatieLynnHedrick 
11/8/202120 minutes, 1 second
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95. How to Live an Intentional, Values Based Life

95. Have you ever considered what your core values are? Right off the top of your head, you might answer with a quick “faith and family are my core values, of course!”  If that was your response, that’s awesome! And you’re not alone, that’s most people’s exact answer. Those things are great, but… core values actually go way deeper and encompass way more than those vague answers.  Things like honor, compassion, integrity, hospitality and financial stability are core values that are “funneled down” to something so focused that they become absolute. Knowing what your core values are is like having a guiding light deep down inside of you, and that guiding light can help you make decisions before there are even decisions to make! When you’re at a crossroad and don’t know what your next step is, you can turn to your core values to help make the best choice. It’s so helpful!   Sarah Dalton, a fellow podcast host joins me on the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast today! Meet us over there for a deep dive discussion on core values and tips about how you can live a more intentional, values based life.  Sarah is even sharing her core value implementation method! Don’t miss it as she shares how to name your values, define your values and then align them with your life, as well as her CEO framework! It’s tangible and helpful. I can’t wait for you to hear about it!  With Great Joy!  Katie Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/SarahDalton ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, Katie’s brand new, go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Life Coaching & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  FB Community | KatieHedrick.com/GrowthMindedMoms Connect with Katie | [email protected] TikTok and IG | @KatieLynnHedrick
11/1/202130 minutes, 48 seconds
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94. Step into the OVERFLOW! Unlock your BEST LIFE by Understanding the Difference Between "Energy Drainers" and "Bucket Fillers"

94. If you’re a visual learner, you’re going to love this… I want you to picture your life as a bucket. (Seriously!) What’s your bucket look like? What color is it? Is it full or empty? Is it heavy or light? Is it worn out, cracked and leaking? Or is it overflowing with what’s inside? I don’t know about you, but in terms of my life, I want a bucket of overflow! God wants that for you too, Sis. He loves to bless his children!  God has something awesome planned for your life that you can’t even fathom, that you haven’t even seen yet because the energy drainers and the distractions have kept you looking back when you should be looking forward! You may be thinking, “That’s great, Katie, but what in the heck are “energy drainers!?” I’m glad you asked! Today on the podcast, I’m sharing what “energy drainers” are, how you can swap them for “bucket fillers” instead and ultimately, how you unlock your best life and step into the OVERFLOW that God has for you! Don’t miss it! With Great Joy!  KatieFind today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/Overflow ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, Katie’s brand new, go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Life Coaching & Courses | KatieHedrickCoaching.com  FB Community | GrowthMindedMoms.com Connect with Katie | [email protected] TikTok and IG | @KatieLynnHedrick 
10/25/202133 minutes, 19 seconds
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93. Narcissism Part 2: Can a Narcissist Recover and Change their Ways???

93. We’ve been discussing narcissism in depth with Ronica Cormier, host of the Mama Trauma podcast. In the last episode, Ronica shared specific control tactics that narcissist use to abuse their victims. She also shared two effective methods for breaking FREE from those toxic tactics.  Today, we’re unpacking the loaded question “can a narcissist recover and change their ways???” The answer might surprise you… it lies within this wisdom: Pray, Protect and Live your Purpose Press play to get the scoop, Sis. This is powerful wisdom to have tucked in your heart and mind.  Cheering you on with faith and joy! Katie P.S. Don’t miss these two previous episodes featuring Ronica! #77 - Narcissism // What it is, Why it Hurts, How to deal with It #92 - Narcissism Part 1: Gaslighting, Manipulation and other Controlling Tactics that Narcissists Commonly Use (to Abuse) Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/Narcissism ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, Katie’s brand new, go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Ready to grow forward and step into all that God has for your life? Check out Katie’s Life Coaching programs (designed for Jesus-loving, growth minded moms) at LearnFromKatie.com  Looking for a tribe of like-minded sisters? Join Katie’s Facebook group at GrowthMindedMoms.com Have questions or want to connect with Katie? Send an email to [email protected]
10/21/202114 minutes, 20 seconds
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92. Narcissism Part 1: Gaslighting, Manipulation and other Controlling Tactics that Narcissists Commonly Use (to Abuse)

92. When it comes to the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast, I’m all ears when you and other listeners offer feedback, share episodes with your friends and send me messages/comments/questions about the episodes that you find impactful.  When episode #77 aired earlier this summer, the feedback was overwhelming. In that episode, Ronica Cormier (host of the Mama Trauma podcast) shared her expertise and wisdom around the topic of narcissism. She discussed the spiritual impacts of narcissism, gave us examples of red flags to watch for and she even shared about how narcissism has affected her on a personal level, as well as how she found healing.  It was a loaded episode that brought tremendous amounts of insight and if that wasn’t enough, Ronica graciously agreed to come back on the show to join me for not one, but TWO episodes to dig deeper into all of this.  Today we’re discussing control tactics that narcissists commonly use to abuse their victims PLUS two simple, effective techniques you can use to put a stop to these toxic tactics. (This was my favorite part of the interview! GREAT INFO!)  …and then, don’t miss Part 2 when it releases on Thursday where we’re diving into the question “Can a Narcissist recover and change their ways??” This info will change your life, Sis. I know because I recently had a personal encounter with narcissism and I was equipped to protect myself from the abuse. I want you to be equipped too!  Cheering you on with faith and joy! Katie P.S. Have an idea for a future podcast episode? Send an email to [email protected] and tell me what you want and need to hear more about, Sis! Find today’s show notes and links at KatieHedrick.com/Narcissism ————————— Faith Fueled Breakthrough, Katie’s brand new, go-at-your-own-pace Life Coaching course is coming soon! This self-guided program will help you breakthrough from the junk in your past so you can live a more abundant future, as you step into your true identity and purpose.   If you’ve been waiting for a chance to experience Biblical-based life coaching at an affordable price, this is it. Don’t miss the launch! Join the waitlist at FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Ready to grow forward and step into all that God has for your life? Check out Katie’s Life Coaching programs (designed for Jesus-loving, growth minded moms) at LearnFromKatie.com  Looking for a tribe of like-minded sisters? Join Katie’s Facebook group at GrowthMindedMoms.com Have questions or want to connect with Katie? Send an email to [email protected]
10/18/202123 minutes, 59 seconds
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91. Holding onto Past Wounds and Hurt Feelings? How to Find HEALING

91. There’s a fresh, new episode waiting for you on the podcast today and the messaging is this… Healing brings JOY! Yes and Amen.  So many of us are walking around hanging onto past hurts, stuffing them down deep or thinking that those things don’t actually matter. Or maybe we “think” we’ve already found healing? Here’s the thing, Sis… We are actually run by our emotions when we are running away from them.  The world tells us to ignore, or just “get over” our past hurts. The world says “haters gonna hate. Use it as fuel.” But the way the world says to handle our hurts and anger is contrary to how the Bible says to handle and HEAL from those things.  Jessica Hottle, a faith-based fitness coach, is joining me in today’s episode and sharing about how we can partner with God to see our healing all the way through, because healing? It. Brings. JOY! With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Interested in Life Coaching? Book your call with Katie at KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall  ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
10/11/202119 minutes, 35 seconds
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90.5 BONUS! // Practical Ways to Find More JOY in Motherhood (Featuring the Moms in the Middle)

In a recent Moms in the Middle talk, we discussed ways to help our kids be the light in a dark world. Today, we’re flipping the script and focusing on the mamas. We’re chatting about some simple solutions and practical ways to find more JOY in motherhood, because let’s be honest, this journey isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. As much as we adore our kiddos, motherhood can sometimes feel heavy and messy and even lonely, but I really do believe there are some things we can do to up the JOY factor within our families and our homes and so that’s the conversation we want to bring to the table today!  If you’re new around here, welcome. We’re the Moms in the Middle, a collaboration of 6 Jesus-lovin’ real life mamas who do NOT have it all together. But we are so here for it anyway!!!!! Each week we show up as our authentic selves to talk about our struggles, as well as solutions and how our Heavenly Father is faithful to meet us in the middle of it all!  We love sharing these talks on our respective podcasts as a way to bring you value and wisdom around the topics you want to hear more about!  Have an idea for a future "Moms in the Middle Talk?" Send an email to [email protected] and tell me about it!  ————————— Need some support navigating #MomLife? (We weren’t meant to do this thing alone, mama friend!) Grab an hour with me at KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall  ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook
10/7/202141 minutes, 48 seconds
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90. How to Stop Getting Triggered by your Kids and Parent with Purpose Instead!

90. Have you ever had this experience???  Your kids say or do something —>  You get triggered —>  You fly off the handle, lose your temper and yell at the kids —>  Everyone is sad/upset/confused/angry —>  You then feel loads of #MomGuilt and you’re not quite sure what just happened or how in the world you’re going to make things better. Whew! I’ve definitely been there and it’s not a great place to be. Nobody wins.  Good news, Mama! Brittany Wilson is joining me on the podcast today. She’s a former Marriage and Family Therapist turned coach and in today’s episode, she’s covering scenarios like the one above and so much more.  Brittany explains WHY we get triggered, the science behind how we can retrain our brain and respond in a better way and HOW we can parent with purpose. This episode is one that I’ll be coming back to again and again. It’s LOADED with tangible parenting tips!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Interested in Life Coaching? Book your call with Katie at KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall  ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
10/4/202126 minutes, 29 seconds
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89. Four Common Fears and Limiting Mindsets that Most Moms are Clinging To and How to Break FREE

89. Imagine being on a long hike through a beautiful forest. Around every corner lies something new and unexpected, something to discover. There are even new paths to navigate. It’s exhilarating.  … But there’s one problem. You have a backpack full of “stuff” and it’s totally weighing you down. Instead of enjoying the journey, you’re feeling pain. You’re constantly thinking about the heaviness you are carrying.  What are you going to do about the heavy backpack? How do you feel knowing it’s blocking you from the joy you should be experiencing on this journey?   Part of you wants to set it down, but there are things inside that are familiar to you. Things you’ve been carrying for a long time. You just couldn’t imagine letting them go. What’s the next step, then? What’s the next right thing? How do you get rid of the heaviness? And what would it feel like to be able to breathe easier again? What would it be like to finish this hike taking in the beauty that surrounds you, instead of being distracted by the heavy backpack?  Sweet friend, the fears and limiting mindsets that you are carrying around in your mind are like that heavy backpack. They are weighing you down and holding you back. They are blocking your joy. Your fears and limiting mindsets are preventing you from all that God has for you.  There’s a better way. If you want to experience it, join me over on the podcast today. I’m sharing about 4 common fears and limiting mindsets that most moms are clinging to. More importantly, I’m sharing the secret for how to break FREE.  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Interested in Life Coaching? Book your call with Katie at KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall  ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
9/27/202130 minutes, 20 seconds
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88. BONUS! // Encouraging our Kids to be the LIGHT in a Dark World (Featuring the Moms in the Middle)

Hey fellow mamas! It’s another bonus episode featuring the awesome moms in the middle here on the podcast today. “Moms in the Middle” is a group of 6 real-life, Jesus lovin’ mamas who are in the messy middle of motherhood just like you and we collaborated to periodically bring you some round table style discussions about topics that are important to you! We cover motherhood from every angle, as well as marriage, wellness and so much more.  All of us mamas are feeling the heaviness of the world right now, as I’m sure you are too. It’s a wild time to be raising up kiddos, and not just raising them up, but also equipping them to be light in a dark world.  If that’s how you’re feeling right now, mama friend, know that you’re not alone. Grab a cup of coffee and listen in as we talk about some of the struggles we are facing right now, as well as discuss solutions about how we can pour into our kids and help them shine the light of Jesus whenever and wherever they are!  ————————— Need some support navigating #MomLife? (We weren’t meant to do this thing alone, mama friend!) Grab an hour with me at KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall  ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook
9/23/202147 minutes, 32 seconds
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87. Loving Big, Grieving Deep and Reaching Out (Abigail’s Story)

87. Hey Sister Friend! Isn’t God so awesome to connect us with special people at exactly the right time?  When a fellow sister in Christ found the podcast and then connected with me via messenger, I knew that she had a heart to serve women and a story about love, loss and community that needed to be shared with the world.  Abigail Lutz was 24 years old and living and teaching in Alaska when she got word that the plane her soon-to-be fiancé was piloting went missing. Immediately, she was thrown into a season that included shock and walking through the process of deep grief and eventually, healing. Through it all Abigail leaned into the Lord and the community around her and as a result, she experienced relationships and love on a whole new level.  Today’s episode will warm your heart and speak to your soul. It’s a good one, Sis.  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Interested in life coaching? Book a 1:1 call with Katie at KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall  ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
9/13/202128 minutes, 58 seconds
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86. LIVE Coaching Call with a Jesus-Lovin' Overwhelmed Mama of 3!

86. I’ve got a special treat for you today! It’s a “listen in” episode on the podcast as we walk through a clarity call with a Jesus-Lovin’, Overwhelmed Mama of 3. If you’ve ever wondered how to find more hours in the day, how to beat the overwhelm OR if you sometimes question if you’re even doing this “Mom Thing” right, then today’s episode is for you, beautiful girl. I’m here to remind you that you’re a really great mom AND to help you discover some gems inside today’s LIVE coaching call. Enjoy mama! With Great Joy!  Katie ———————— Hey Mama! If you feel like you’re constantly trying to juggle #allthethings or if you’re desperately trying to find “balance” but you feel like you’re falling short, I’m here to help!  I love helping stressed-out, Jesus loving mamas turn their overwhelm into clarity and confidence. Head over to KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall and let’s spend an hour together designing your life intentionally, so that you can chase after your kids and your dreams instead of chasing perfection! We’ll map out your next steps forward in creating a life that you love… one that’s full of purpose, fulfillment and joy! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
9/6/202154 minutes, 48 seconds
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85. How to Live a Joy-Filled Life in an Unpredictable World

85. Hey Sister Friend! The last time I checked, we were all living in a pretty unpredictable world. (The year 2020, anyone?) As believers, we’re called to live in the world, but not be OF the world. We’re called to shine the light, show the love and spread the JOY… even when the world around us feels like all sorts of CrAzY.  Today on the podcast, I’m sharing some thoughts about HOW we can live a joy-filled life, even in an unpredictable world.  Tune in to hear about… How I moved from the person that I used to be —>> a joy-filled person Ways that we can embrace and create joy in life 3 things that hold us back from living out our full potential An extra treat is that my awesome friend, Angela Barnard joins me on the show today for this fun deep dive! enJOY! With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! I used to be a stressed-out mama, battling overwhelm, anxiety and  #momguilt. It wasn’t a great space to be in. Maybe you relate? There’s hope, sister! I learned to partner with God in designing my life and living it out with intention. #GameChanger  Now I run my time, instead of feeling pulled in every direction and I actually live my priorities (instead of just talking about them). Imagine being able to passionately pursue Jesus and your purpose. Picture having the freedom to chase after your kids and your dreams, every day. Sister, that’s my actual life! It’s within reach for you too! If you’re looking for less stress and more JOY in your life, I’d love to help! Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com to see how we can work together.  ———————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
8/30/202138 minutes, 34 seconds
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84. Are You a “Do it All Dolly” and Totally STRESSED OUT? 3 Tips for De-Stressing your Life!

84. Hey girl! I see you. Juggling it all, doing it all, smiling on the outside and dying of overwhelm on the inside. I’ve been there too…  I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that being the Do It All Dolly can leave me totally stressed out!  With everything on our plate and time going faster by the minute, we find ourselves saying “yes” to everything and burning out quickly. **HELP!!?**  Today on the podcast I’m sharing 3 tangible tips that will help you de-stress (and declutter) your life starting right now. There’s no time to waste, sister friend. Press play!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! I used to be a stressed-out mama, battling overwhelm, anxiety and  #momguilt. It wasn’t a great space to be in. Maybe you relate? There’s hope, sister! I learned to partner with God in designing my life and living it out with intention. #GameChanger  Now I run my time, instead of feeling pulled in every direction and I actually live my priorities (instead of just talking about them). Imagine being able to passionately pursue Jesus and your purpose. Picture having the freedom to chase after your kids and your dreams, every day. Sister, that’s my actual life! It’s within reach for you too! If you’re looking for less stress and more JOY in your life, I’d love to help! Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com to see how we can work together.  ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
8/23/202123 minutes, 12 seconds
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83.5 BONUS! // How to Navigate a Season of Transition (Featuring the Moms in the Middle)

Hey Mama! Whether you've just brought home a baby, you're looking to move, you're in between jobs or you just have no idea what is next in life, this bonus episode is for you! Ashley Carroll and I are getting real about the transitions our families are going through right now! We're holding nothing back, and I promise you'll find some gold nuggets for easing your season of transition, whatever it may be, inside of this episode. Let's dive in!  —————————   Need some support navigating #MomLife? (We weren’t meant to do this thing alone, mama friend!) Grab an hour with me at KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall    —————————   Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook
8/19/202147 minutes, 31 seconds
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83. Periods and the Hormone Rollercoaster! // Featuring the Moms in the Middle (We're here for it!)

83. We're getting real and relatable with the Moms in the Middle on the podcast today, as we chat about our periods and the hormone rollercoaster. (Ever been there?) The moms (myself included!) are spilling all the deets about our monthly cycles, how we manage pain, and how we've learned to read our bodies through cycle syncing (life changing!). Fill up your coffee cup and grab a seat at the table. There's always room for one more, sister friend! With Great Joy! Katie    ______________________   Hey Mama! If you feel like you’re constantly trying to juggle #allthethings or if you’re desperately trying to find “balance” but you feel like you’re falling short, I’m here to help!  I love helping stressed-out, Jesus loving mamas turn their overwhelm into clarity and confidence. Head over to KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall and let’s spend an hour together designing your life intentionally, so that you can chase after your kids and your dreams instead of chasing perfection! We’ll map out your next steps forward in creating a life that you love… one that’s full of purpose, fulfillment and joy!   —————————   Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
8/16/202143 minutes, 8 seconds
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82. Sync Your Cycle: How Your Menstrual Cycle is Affecting Your Sex Life, Productivity and Your Mood

82. Ahhh… isn’t being a woman glamorous? Hormones, periods, child bearing, #allthethings, right?! LOL. I remember sitting at the kitchen table one evening, looking at my family and then just bursting into tears for seemingly no reason at all. I covered my face and ran into our son’s bedroom. My husband walked in and looked at me dumbfounded.  “It’s my stupid hormones,” I blurted out between sobs.  He gave me a long hug, then walked out without saying a word. The poor guy had no clue about the hormonal storm that was raging inside of me. Neither did I, really. Fast forward a few years and a whole lotta wisdom… Today I know about the secret (gift from God) that is “cycle syncing.” Yep, you read that right, as weird as it sounds.  Our monthly cycle isn’t just something we should dread each month. When we take a deeper look at it, it’s actually an amazing calendar system that can give us insight into how we can function at our best ALL month long. #PraiseHands I’m spilling alllll the deets over on the podcast today. Tune in to discover how your period is affecting your sex life, your mood and your productivity. From one sister to another, this episode will CHANGE your life. Promise!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Mama! If you feel like you’re constantly trying to juggle #allthethings or if you’re desperately trying to find “balance” but you feel like you’re falling short, I’m here to help!  I love helping stressed-out, Jesus loving mamas turn their overwhelm into clarity and confidence. Head over to KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall and let’s spend an hour together designing your life intentionally, so that you can chase after your kids and your dreams instead of chasing perfection! We’ll map out your next steps forward in creating a life that you love… one that’s full of purpose, fulfillment and joy! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
8/9/202124 minutes, 1 second
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81.5 BONUS! // Self Care, Redefined (Featuring the Moms in the Middle)

What's the first thing you think of when you hear the term "self care?"   If it's bubble baths, candles and quiet music, you're in the majority.    Sister friend, we're about to take what you know about self care and completely redefine the term in today's *bonus* episode featuring the spunky, wisdom-filled Moms in the Middle.   Bucket fillers, energy drainers and all things "self care"... we're going there today, oh yes we are! It’s time for “self care,” redefined!   —————————   Need some support navigating #MomLife? (We weren’t meant to do this thing alone, mama friend!) Grab an hour with me at KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall    —————————   Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook  
8/5/202142 minutes, 19 seconds
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81. God’s Radical Design for Femininity and Sexuality with Kristen Clark of Girl Defined Ministries

81. Did you know that God created women in a unique, wonderful way? Yep! He even calls you a masterpiece, sister friend! He designed you on purpose for a time such as this! Kristen Clark, co-founder of Girl Defined Ministries joins me on the podcast today as we deep dive into God’s Radical Design for Femininity and Sexuality. It might be different than what you think and it’s definitely different from what the world says!  Tune in as we discuss the difference between femininity and feminism, as well as sexuality and ways that we can have a healthy, fulfilling sex-life, within our marriage. Sex is a beautiful gift, after all!  With Great Joy!  Katie ———————— Hey girl! If you feel like you’re constantly trying to juggle #allthethings or if you’re desperately trying to find “balance” but you feel like you’re falling short, I’m here to help!  I love helping stressed-out, Jesus loving mamas turn their overwhelm into clarity and confidence. Head over to KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall and let’s spend an hour together designing your life intentionally, so that you can chase after your marriage, your kids and your dreams instead of chasing perfection! We’ll map out your next steps forward in creating a life that you love… one that’s full of purpose, fulfillment and joy! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
8/2/202125 minutes, 17 seconds
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80.5 BONUS! // 10 Travel Hacks to make #MomLife Easier on your next Family Vacay!

This. Girl. Loves. To. Travel! So many of you have asked about insight into our family travels or how we do it with our kids in tow.  In this bonus episode, I'm spilling all my best travel tips and hacks to make your next vacay a breeze, mama friend!  Grab a cup of coffee (and your suitcase) and let the adventure begin! --------------- Wanna talk about the dreams on your heart (or your travel plans, or lack thereof)? Grab an hour with me at KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall and let's get chasing the adventure that God planted inside of you!  
7/29/202125 minutes, 33 seconds
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80. Want to Have More FUN in Your Marriage? 4 Tips to Make it Happen!

80. My husband and I recently celebrated our 15th Anniversary with a trip to Door County, Wisconsin and let me tell you…. We had so. much. Fun!! From the road trip itself, to the beautiful scenery and spending time in nature, to spending time in the bedroom (wink!), our little getaway was exactly what we needed! We came home feeling refreshed and more in love than ever. #swoon  While we were on our adventure, God revealed a few things to my heart about the importance of having FUN in our marriage and so I jotted down several of the ways that Chad and I spark joy together. Some of them are spicy! Some of them are practical.  Press play on today’s episode where I share all about our trip, as well as 4 tips for having more FUN in your own marriage. #RelationshipGoals am I right?!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! I used to be a stressed-out mama, battling overwhelm, anxiety and  #momguilt. It wasn’t a great space to be in. Maybe you relate? There’s hope, sister! I learned to partner with God in designing my life and living it out with intention. #GameChanger  Now I run my time, instead of feeling pulled in every direction and I actually live my priorities (instead of just talking about them). Imagine being able to passionately pursue Jesus and your purpose. Picture having the freedom to chase after your kids and your dreams, every day. Sister, that’s my actual life! It’s within reach for you too! If you’re looking for less stress and more JOY in your life, I’d love to help! Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com to see how we can work together.  ———————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
7/26/202127 minutes, 16 seconds
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79. 3 Ways to Prevent Disappointment and How to Deal when it Happens in your Life

79. Hey Sister Friend, Have you ever walked through a season of disappointment? (I’m over here with my hand raised.) Of course you’ve experienced disappointment. You’re human, Sis! Disappointment can send us into a deep, dark hole if we allow it to take us there.  Fortunately, there are some things we can do that will actually prevent disappointment from happening, or at the very least help us deal with it in a manageable way.  Tune in today as I share the truth about where disappointment comes from and three ways we can prevent it. You’ll also pick up some nuggets of wisdom from special guest, Kelsey Joy Rinker as she shares insights about how to deal with disappointment when it does happen in our life.  You’re gonna love this episode!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! I used to be a stressed-out mama, battling overwhelm, anxiety and  #momguilt. It wasn’t a great space to be in. Maybe you relate? There’s hope, sister! I learned to partner with God in designing my life and living it out with intention. #GameChanger  Now I run my time, instead of feeling pulled in every direction and I actually live my priorities (instead of just talking about them). Imagine being able to passionately pursue Jesus and your purpose. Picture having the freedom to chase after your kids and your dreams, every day. Sister, that’s my actual life! It’s within reach for you too! If you’re looking for less stress and more JOY in your life, I’d love to help! Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com to see how we can work together.  ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
7/19/202125 minutes, 26 seconds
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78. Toxic Positivity? Girl, Here's Permission to Feel your Feelings

78. BIG NEWS! The “Happy Chick” is covering a completely wild topic on the podcast today. Yep, we’re talking about “toxic positivity.” Me, the girl who someone once called “too happy,” is actually going there today.  Join me for a deep dive on what toxic positivity is, what it looks like, why it’s hurtful and what we need to do sometimes instead of being “eternally optimistic.”  It’s not all sunshine and rainbows on the show today… in fact, we’ll be talking about giant slugs, vomit, anger and so much more. Don’t miss this episode, sister. It’s a good one!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Mama! If you feel like you’re constantly trying to juggle #allthethings or if you’re desperately trying to find “balance” but you feel like you’re falling short, I’m here to help!  I love helping stressed-out, Jesus loving mamas turn their overwhelm into clarity and confidence. Head over to KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall and let’s spend an hour together designing your life intentionally, so that you can chase after your kids and your dreams instead of chasing perfection! We’ll map out your next steps forward in creating a life that you love… one that’s full of purpose, fulfillment and joy! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
7/12/202117 minutes, 58 seconds
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77. Narcissism // What it is, Why it Hurts, How to deal with It

77. Narcissism. It’s a heavy word. And it’s probably rearing its ugly head somewhere in your life (or it has in the past). The after effects of being abused by a narcissistic person can be deep and painful. There’s a reason why. Narcissism is not only a psychological battle, it’s also spiritual warfare.  Ronica Cormier, host of the Mama Trauma podcast is joining me today to deep dive into this topic. We’re unpacking what narcissism is, why it hurts and how to deal with it.  In all transparency, immediately after we finished recording this episode, my heart was so convicted to pray for a loved one that I immediately hit my knees and called on the redemptive power of the Holy Spirit.  This episode is a powerful one, Sis. Press play. With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! I used to be a stressed-out mama, battling overwhelm, anxiety and  #momguilt. It wasn’t a great space to be in. Maybe you relate? There’s hope, sister! I learned to partner with God in designing my life and living it out with intention. #GameChanger  Now I run my time, instead of feeling pulled in every direction and I actually live my priorities (instead of just talking about them). Imagine being able to passionately pursue Jesus and your purpose. Picture having the freedom to chase after your kids and your dreams, every day. Sister, that’s my actual life! It’s within reach for you too! If you’re looking for less stress and more JOY in your life, I’d love to help! Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com to see how we can work together.  ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
7/5/202126 minutes, 31 seconds
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76. These 3 Things may be Holding You Back! How to Move "Past the Past" and Embrace Your True Identity

76. Hey Sister. I’ve got a tough question to ask you today… Are you spending more time looking back at your past than you are looking towards your future? Are you living with brokenness and bitterness and fear because of it? Girl, I’ve been there. And it kept me stuck. It prevented me from actually living the GOOD life that God had for me.  But then…  After years of searching, I finally identified the THREE things that were holding me back and the “secret” to moving past my past.  I can’t wait to share these life-changing insights with you today, Sis! Press PLAY now! With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Sister! Ready to move past the past? Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com to find more ways to “grow forward.” Let’s grow, girl! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
6/28/202127 minutes, 37 seconds
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75.5 BONUS! // The Struggle with Mom Friends (Featuring the Moms in the Middle)

Hey sweet sisters! It’s another bonus episode here on the podcast. I recently connected with an amazing group of mamas and we have collaborated as a sisterhood of moms who are in the “messy middle” of motherhood, right along with you guys, to bring you some insightful round-table style discussions.    Today’s topic is the struggle with mom friends. And sister… the struggle can be real! Am I right?! Everything from keeping friendships alive to knowing that it’s time to say goodbye to some friendships as you transition into a new season of life to trying to make new friends while you’re also figuring out your role as a mom and wife and trying to find some kind of balance amongst it all!   We see you, sister. And we’re right there in the trenches with you. So grab a cup of coffee and picture the 6 of us mamas sitting around the kitchen table with you as we discuss friendship today!    —————————   Need some support navigating #MomLife? (We weren’t meant to do this thing alone, mama friend!) Grab an hour with me at KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall    —————————   Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook
6/24/202149 minutes, 14 seconds
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75. Alcohol Addiction, Leaving the Jehovah's Witness Religion and Finding Jesus (Candace's Story)

75. Hey Sister Friend! Candace Advent, a fellow Jesus lovin’ sister joins me on the podcast today to bravely share about how she traded religion for a relationship with Christ, while simultaneously walking through a divorce, becoming sober and navigating a pregnancy. If that sounds like a whirlwind of life experiences, that’s because it was, but the resounding anthem of that season in Candace’s life was one of HOPE. Today, with a shaved head and nose ring, Candace notes how she “looks different” than other people, yet it beautifully illustrates how God’s children are all unique, wonderfully made, and deeply loved.  Tune in as Candace shares from her heart about what life looked like inside the Jehovah's Witness Religion, what she lost and gained by leaving and the hopeful life that she lives today.  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Girl! Are you feeling stuck? Or maybe you’re striving to find that “balance” in life or figure out what your purpose is… I’d love to help you get to where you want to go with coaching. Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com and let’s get you moving forward one step at a time, Sister!  ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
6/21/202144 minutes, 21 seconds
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74.5 BONUS! // Where Can I Find God in the Messy Middle of Motherhood? (Featuring the Moms in the Middle)

Join the Moms in the Middle as we discuss where and how we find God while in the #messymiddle of motherhood. In this round-table style discussion, we're diving deep into questions like...   -How can we know that God sees us and is with us in the messy middle of motherhood?   -What does it mean to be a daughter first, and a mama second?   -What are some ways that God speaks to us in motherhood?   -How can we find/make more time to grow in relationship with God amongst the busyness of mom life?   You'll find loads of tangible tips and #reallife discussion in this convo. Press play now! #MomsInTheMiddle   Need some support navigating #MomLife? (We weren’t meant to do this thing alone, mama friend!) Grab an hour with me at KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall 
6/16/202148 minutes, 31 seconds
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74. Rescued by God's Love out of Drugs, Brokenness and Anger (Hilary's Story)

74. It’s a joy to feature my sister-in-love on today’s podcast episode! Hilary’s testimony is one of redemption and unfailing love. There’s something in it that will touch the heart of every listener.  From a life of drugs and brokenness to walking through a season of deep anger, the Good Father rescued Hilary time and time again, receiving her with open arms, reminding her of her value and worth and touching her heart with an everlasting love.  If you’ve ever felt hopeless, or maybe you’re even in that place right now, then today’s episode is for you, Sister. Hilary and I are here to remind you that our God is faithful and he is relentlessly pursuing you, his beloved child.  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Mama! If you feel like you’re constantly trying to juggle #allthethings or if you’re desperately trying to find “balance” but you feel like you’re falling short, I’m here to help!  I love helping stressed-out, Jesus loving mamas turn their overwhelm into clarity and confidence. Head over to KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall and let’s spend an hour together designing your life intentionally, so that you can chase after your kids and your dreams instead of chasing perfection! We’ll map out your next steps forward in creating a life that you love… one that’s full of purpose, fulfillment and joy! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
6/14/202130 minutes
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73.5 BONUS! // Moms in the Middle - Meet the Moms, Testimonies and Identity

Hey Sister! I’m so excited to collab with a group of amazing women to bring you something awesome!   “Moms in the Middle” is a group of Jesus-lovin’ mamas having round-table style discussions on topics that are important to YOU!   Faith, Wellness, Marriage, Motherhood, Intentional Living, Communication, Sex and MORE!   These talks will be hosted in each of our private Facebook groups and on our podcasts, periodically. (You can join my FB Group, Happy Chicks by clicking HERE!) Throw your hair in a messy bun, reheat your cup of coffee ☕️ and join us for the very first “Moms in the Middle” talk! You’ll get to meet all the moms, hear our personal testimonies and listen in as we discuss what it means to find our identity in Christ. 🙌🏼 Want more? Check out KatieHedrickCoaching.com
6/11/202149 minutes
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73. Babies, Companies, Houses... the Life we’ve Created in our First 15 Years Together (A Peek into our Marriage)

73. Oh my goodness. Where to start!?  Today marks 15 years of being married to the man I love… someone who is not perfect, but who is perfect for me. Chad is someone who doesn’t complete me (only Jesus can do that), but he completely compliments me. He brings out the best in me. He protects me, cherishes me, cheers me on, makes me laugh and he loves me so well. Don’t get me wrong… we’ve had our ups and downs (wayyy downs actually). But I’ve got to say that the good moments have so totally outweighed the tough ones. The laughs have happened way more often than the tears. The realizations and the revelations and the lessons learned… they make up our story… the story of the life we’ve created in our first 15 years of marriage. So naturally… I had to grab Chad (by his hunky biceps) and pull him into my recording studio (Ha! More on that inside this episode!) for a trip down memory lane to celebrate just how far we’ve come.  Enjoy today’s bonus podcast episode as we reminisce about the years gone by and more importantly, dream about the years that are yet to come…   With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Mama! If you feel like you’re constantly trying to juggle #allthethings or if you’re desperately trying to find “balance” between #wifelife, #momlife and all the dreams that are on your heart, (but you feel like you’re falling short) I’m here to help!  I love helping stressed-out, Jesus loving mamas turn their overwhelm into clarity and confidence. Head over to KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall and let’s spend an hour together designing your life intentionally, so that you can chase after your kids and your dreams instead of chasing perfection! We’ll map out your next steps forward in creating a life that you love… one that’s full of purpose, fulfillment and joy! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
6/10/202153 minutes, 42 seconds
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72. My EXACT Daily Routine // Try this “Rinse and Repeat” Formula to get the Most out of Each Day!

72. If you’ve ever wondered what my daily life looks like, then you’re gonna LOVE today’s podcast. I’m peeling back the curtain so you can get a glimpse into the routines that rock my world. I’m sharing my morning, day time and evening routines with you and I’m including my best tips for living a life that keeps all the parts of me in shape. We’re talking physical, mental and spiritual! I’m also sharing about my family life and my work life!  Basically, it’s all about intentional living on the show today. If you’re ready to up your productivity, and live happier and more fulfilled, be sure to press play on today’s episode! With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Mama! If you feel like you’re constantly trying to juggle #allthethings or if you’re desperately trying to find “balance” but you feel like you’re falling short, I’m here to help!  I love helping stressed-out, Jesus loving mamas turn their overwhelm into clarity and confidence. Head over to KatieHedrick.com/ClarityCall and let’s spend an hour together designing your life intentionally, so that you can chase after your kids and your dreams instead of chasing perfection! We’ll map out your next steps forward in creating a life that you love… one that’s full of purpose, fulfillment and joy! Are you here for it? I’m here for it! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
6/7/202131 minutes, 25 seconds
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71. Hot Mess Express? How to NIX the STRESS with Lindsay Anderson

71. Did you know that as women, there are three main areas of our life where we typically experience a lot of stress? Maybe the following three categories will strike a chord with you…  Time management and balance (that buzz word!) Finances Relationships Does the thought of any of those make you shudder or feel anxiety? How often are we rocking a messy bun and sweatpants flying around the house trying to “get it all done” before bedtime? We’re running kids through the bath, cleaning up the dinner dishes, packing tomorrow’s lunches, signing off on homework and then we think “oh my gosh… did I get that bill paid on time?” That thought sends our mind spiraling down the finances hole in a hot minute. *Cue the stress* By the time we wind things down for the evening and climb into bed with our husband, we’re too tired and stressed out to even think about our relationship with the guy lying beside us (who probably adores us and really wants us to stop thinking about stress and focus on him for a few minutes).  Sound like a familiar scenario? I’ve been there… Well… Hold up, sweet friend.  Lindsay Anderson, mom coach and Kingdom Mom podcast host is joining me on the show today to help us catch our breath, get OFF the “hot mess express” and NIX the stress. This episode is packed with tangible tips for reclaiming our lives and telling the stress where to go. Plus… Lindsay is adorable! She’s become a dear friend of mine and I know you’re going to love her, too! Tune in to today’s life changing episode here. (You’re welcome.). :) With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Sister Friend! Are you feeling stuck or striving to find that “balance” in life? Maybe you’re looking to uncover your true identity or figure out what your purpose is… I’d love to help you get to where you want to go with coaching. Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com and let’s get you moving forward one step at a time, girl! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
5/31/202127 minutes, 29 seconds
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70. How to "Fight Fair" with your Husband (Resolving Conflict the RIGHT Way)

70. Calling all wives! This episode is a juicy one! Katie Mae Webb, Marriage Empowerment Coach, wife and mom is joining me on the show today to talk about how to “fight fair” in marriage. Not only that, but we’re also covering things like how to be a better communicator, what to do after you’ve had an argument with your spouse, the #1 thing that your husband needs from you, what to do if you’re questioning “does my husband still love me” and… sex.  Yep, this episode is spicy, wisdom filled and packed with tangible tips you can implement immediately that will take your marriage to new heights. Some things you’re about to hear will make you say “WOW,” some of the content will make your jaw hit the floor and some of the things you’re about to hear… well, they might make you laugh until you leak! It’s good stuff, ladies. I promise!  Press play now!    With Great Joy!  Katie P.S. Katie Mae mentions some awesome resources in this episode. Be sure to check out these books on Amazon! —> Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs —> For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn  Also you can download Katie Mae’s eBook “We Fought on our HoneyMoon” at the following link:  KatieHedrick.com/KatieMaeEbook ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
5/24/202145 minutes, 15 seconds
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69. Submission, Sex and Stereotypes / The Wise Wife Blueprint with Natasha Drisdelle

69. Hey Sister Friend! If you’re a wife, then today’s podcast episode is going to make you laugh, probably cry and undoubtedly… leave you with your jaw on the floor. I mean it… it’s all about YOUR marriage today.  When I recently came across a book titled The Wise Wife Blueprint (Biblical Solutions for finding Joy in any Marriage), I was intrigued to say the least. Once I started reading it however… I was HOOKED.  Outside of the Bible, I’ve never found a book as thorough, transparent, to the point and helpful when it comes to marriage solutions. Seriously, you should see my copy of the book right now. It’s FULL of highlighted pages.  If your marriage is on the rocks, this book and today’s episode are for you. If your marriage is lukewarm, same. If your marriage is red hot… it’s still for you, sister!  In today’s episode, Natasha Drisdelle, the author of the Wise Wife Blueprint and an all around awesome human being, is joining me to discuss marriage on a deep level. And I mean, Sister, we are holding nothing back in this episode…. We’re talking sex, submission, addiction, stereotypes… it’s alllllll in there.  If there’s ever been a “don’t miss episode” on the podcast, this is it, sweet friend. With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Girl! Are you feeling stuck or striving to find that “balance” in life? Maybe you’re looking to uncover your true identity or figure out what your purpose is… I’d love to help you get to where you want to go with coaching. Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com and let’s get you moving forward one step at a time! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
5/17/20211 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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68. Livin’ the Mompreneur Life! How to be a Rockstar Mom while Pursuing your God-Sized Dreams with Stefanie Gass

68. Hey Sister Friend! If you’ve got a dream that God has planted in your heart, today’s episode is for you. Whether you’ve been called to start a ministry, a podcast, a work from home business or maybe even scale your existing business, you’re sure to find some gold on the podcast today.  My girl, Stefanie Gass is a Jesus loving, mompreneur, business coach and podcast host and she’s sharing all of her best tips on how to be a present mom, kick the mom guilt once and for all AND pursue those dreams that God has planted in your heart.  We’re talking some powerful buzz words on the show today… obedience, massive action, results and blessing. Don’t miss it! With Great Joy!  Katie —————————     Looking to start a podcast? Stef can help you, step by step! Check out her program Podcast Pro University at KatieHedrick.com/PPU ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
5/10/202132 minutes
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67. One Mic, 4 Generations, Endless Coffee | Mother's Day SPECIAL

67. Happy Mother’s Day to all the awesome mamas out there! To celebrate this special day, we’re doing something extra fun on the podcast today!  I pulled together 4 generations of mamas from my own family, we filled up our coffee cups and gathered around one microphone to share all of our favorite stories about motherhood.   In this *bonus* episode you’ll smile, and probably laugh until you leak. Tune in as we talk (and laugh) about our first ever camping trip (in below freezing temps), the time we accidentally made “vinegar spaghetti,” the shopping trip that required a new pair of underwear, our individual “sandwich personalities” and so much more…  I hope you’ll join my Grandma, Mom, Sister, Daughter and me in this heartfelt, once in a lifetime episode! With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Mama! Feeling stuck or overwhelmed in motherhood, or like you’ve lost your identity somewhere in the mix? Let’s chat! Book a free discovery call at KatieHedrick.com/DiscoveryCall ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
5/9/202131 minutes, 6 seconds
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66. Money and Husbands... Let's Have THAT Conversation!

66. Hey Sister! Confession: When my husband and I got married back in 2006 (forever ago!) we brought two very different methods of “money management” to the table. I’d been raised to balance my checkbook (is that even a thing anymore?!) to the penny each time I spent money. My husband, on the other hand, was running a commercial roofing business and had money coming and going in every direction. Needless to say, it took us a bit before we got into a flow that worked for us. The most important parts of the process were honesty and communication, something that husbands and wives often avoid when it comes to the finances.  Sweet Sister, I’m here to tell you that there can be peace and harmony when it comes to you, your money and your husband. Lauren Guest is both a wife and a financial expert (she loves Jesus too!) and she’s joining me on the podcast today to share about ways that we can have fruitful money conversations with our husbands. (All the praise hands!) Lauren weaves faith, scripture and so much wisdom into today’s conversation. I believe it will impact your finances, and your marriage in a big way!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey sweet friend! Are you feeling stuck or striving to find that “balance” in life? I’d love to help you get to where you want to go with life coaching. Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com and let’s get you moving forward one step at a time, girl! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
5/6/202141 minutes, 37 seconds
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65. Hot Marriage Secrets / Throwback!

65. Today’s podcast is extra special (and spicy!) as I’m pulling a few of my favorite throwback clips and sharing some #HotMarriageSecrets. In the first clip, I’m talking ABOUT my husband, *gasp* but it might not be what you think. I’m also giving three tangible tips you can start doing immediately in order to up the satisfaction level in your own marriage! In the second clip, my husband joins me as we share a walk along the beach chatting about things that we do to keep our marriage happy and healthy. It’s pretty interesting (and fun) to hear some of these juicy tips from the guy’s perspective.  Don’t miss this special throwback episode! With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Girl! Are you feeling stuck? Or maybe you’re striving to find that “balance” in life or figure out what your purpose is… I’d love to help you get to where you want to go with coaching. Send an email to [email protected] and let me know you’re interested in life coaching. Let’s get you moving forward one step at a time, Sister! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
5/3/202124 minutes, 51 seconds
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64. The Truth about Human Trafficking and How to Keep our Kids SAFE | The Set Me Free Project

64. I remember the day I first heard about the dark reality of human trafficking. I sat on the edge of my seat weeping, cold chills running up and down my body. How had I never known about this evil? As a midwestern girl born and raised in the middle of nowhere, I found the concept of trafficking both shocking and foreign. Surely, SURELY this only happened in foreign countries, right? WRONG. I was horrified to learn that it’s also happening in the United States AND the midwest, the good ol’ middle of nowhere. WHAT?! Human trafficking leaves no one out. Women, Men, Children, Adults… all are being affected and it’s something that we have to become educated about and fight against.  We pray “God, break our heart for what breaks yours. Help us come together to fight against this darkness, this evil and help us to set captives free in Your name!” Tune in to the podcast today, as Stephanie Olson, CEO of The Set Me Free Project shares facts about trafficking, how we can help fight against it and ways that we can keep our own kids safe!! Be sure to share today’s episode to help spread awareness and bring light to a dark reality. It’s IMPORTANT!  With Great Joy, Katie P.S. If you think you spot trafficking, call 888-373-7888 to report the incident. ————————— Hey Sister Friend! Are you feeling stuck or striving to find that “balance” in life? Maybe you’re looking to uncover your true identity or figure out what your purpose is… I’d love to help you get to where you want to go with coaching. Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com and let’s get you moving forward one step at a time, girl! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
4/29/202132 minutes, 23 seconds
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63. When God's Provision Looks Like a Janky Motel Room ((We Survived a Tornado))

63. Spring break threw us for a MAJOR loop this year, when on the first day of our (unplanned) vacation, we found ourselves smack dab in the middle of a… TORNADO.  The moment was SO WILD that I simply had to grab my cell phone and record a podcast episode! (Right?!)  God revealed a few things to my heart in the rush of that unexpected moment. I pray that he speaks to your heart through this episode, too!    With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Girl! Is the Lord currently speaking into your life? I’d love to help you sort it all out. Let’s connect on a discovery call to see if life coaching is for you! Book your free 30 minute call at KatieHedrick.com/DiscoveryCall ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
4/26/202121 minutes, 7 seconds
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62. When Life Throws You a Stinger (My Mom Got Stung in the Butt) #truestory

62. What do ground hornets, ice packs, Benadryl, fishing line and determination all have in common?  They are all a part of today’s podcast episode! My son, Chase is joining me on the show today to talk about a family experience that stung for a bit, but taught us a lot. Honestly, it was worth getting stung (in the butt) for! Tune in to catch what happened after life threw us a stinger on that fateful day…  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Hey Girl! Are you feeling stuck or striving to find that “balance” in life? Maybe you’re looking to uncover your true identity or figure out what your purpose is… I’d love to help you get to where you want to go with coaching. Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com and let’s get you moving forward one step at a time! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
4/22/202114 minutes, 5 seconds
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61. Is Your Set Back a Set Up? How to Turn Your Trial into Testimony

61. From marriage struggles to financial burdens to physical and emotional health problems, this life is nothing short of a series of hills and valleys, and I would imagine that you’re no stranger to walking through some trials. You’re human, after all!  It can be really easy to get lost in the spiral of negative thinking, or the “woe is me” mentality, the “this is never gonna get better” mentality, or the “I’m a victim, why do bad things always happen to me?” mentality. It really can be easy to do that when it feels like the world is raining down on you.  But today, I want you to flip the script with me. I want you to consider the possibility that your set back… is actually a set up. A set up for good. A set up for impact.  I want you to consider that your trial could actually become your TESTIMONY. I want you to think about ways that your story, what you’re walking through right now, could be used for God’s glory. How could it be used, or shared with someone else to help turn their life around?  Will you go there with me? It could be an eye-opening journey…  With Great Joy!  Katie P.S. Ready to turn your trial into testimony as your step forward into all that God has for you? Let’s connect, Sister! Book your free discovery call at KatieHedrick.com/DiscoveryCall  ————————— Hey Girl! Are you feeling stuck or striving to find that “balance” in life? Maybe you’re looking to uncover your true identity or figure out what your purpose is… I’d love to help you get to where you want to go with coaching. Head over to KatieHedrickCoaching.com and let’s get you moving forward one step at a time! ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
4/19/202125 minutes, 28 seconds
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60. Struggling with Body Image and Weight? How to Heal and Love Yourself

60. As a woman, you might relate to the vicious cycle of your body weight going up and down, up and down. Oftentimes, our thoughts around our body image yo-yo up and down right along with those numbers on the scale. #facepalm Pregnancy and hormones? Weight gain and loss. Trauma? Weight gain and loss. Boredom? Weight gain and loss. Riding an emotional roller coaster? Weight gain and loss.  Let’s just set it straight. Maintaining a weight we love can feel heavy (no pun intended!). Loving our body? It can be hard. Today on the podcast Heidi Bramm, holistic lifestyle strategist, is helping us take a look at how we can step towards healing and adopt a healthy view of our body.  Heidi is sharing about her own body image journey, as well as how she found healing and peace. She’s sharing tips about how we can start on the inside, by developing a healthy mindset and work our way to the outside of our body to begin feeling great about the way we look. (Also, I think you’ll love her tip about clothing… it’s one I’d never heard before!)  And in case you forgot, you’re beautiful, Sis! God made you wonderful and unique and he calls you a masterpiece!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Feeling stuck? Looking for clarity about WHO you are or WHAT you’re called to? Let’s partner up and get you moving forward, Sister Friend! Grab a 1 Hour Coffee and Clarity Power Hour at KatieHedrickCoaching.com ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
4/15/202122 minutes, 26 seconds
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59. Grab the Anointing Oil and Let's Talk Healing with Kaylene Yoder

59. I don’t know about you, Sister Friend, but there have been some moments in my life where I was in desperate need of healing.  Once, my marriage was in a really dark place. We hit our knees and asked God for healing... Several times I’ve cried out to God for physical healing, including a time when nerve damage in my tongue left me unable to speak or communicate clearly... God has brought healing to my life during several different seasons of anxiety... When I was a 26-year-old, very broken wife and mother, God met me in the middle of a still, quiet night and healed me emotionally, mentally and spiritually.   Sometimes the healing has come quickly, other times it’s happened slowly and there have also been times where healing hasn’t happened... yet. And it may not, this side of Heaven.  Our Earthly mind can play tricks on us. If we don’t take them captive, our thoughts can take us into a space of constant uncertainty... “Why is this happening? Where is the healing? Should I keep hoping... keep praying?”  Sweet sister, we should always keep hoping and keep praying. We must flip the script and replace our wandering thoughts with God‘s truth...  The healing may not have happened... yet, but God promises that He sees us, that He holds our future and that it is good, that He’ll never leave us. What if we begin to view our desire for healing as a growth opportunity? What if it’s supposed to be part of our refining process? Maybe it’s meant to be a season where we draw closer to the Lord? Maybe it’s a way that we can point people toward Jesus? I think it’s safe to say that you’ve been in a place where you needed healing at some point. Maybe you’re even in a place like that right now. God’s about to use your story for His glory, Sis. Be encouraged! Amen!  To dig a little deeper on this, be sure to tune into today’s podcast where Kaylene Yoder and I discuss ways that we seek God’s blessing and healing power... through prayer, fasting and anointing. This episode is packed with Holy Spirit power!  Tune in here.  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
4/12/202138 minutes, 27 seconds
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58. From Homeless and Abused to Loved and Redeemed (Frannie's Story)

58. Hey Sister! My girl, Frannie Foltz is a faith and fitness coach who is equal parts funny, beautiful, strong and wise… If you met her today, you’d think the girl had been confident and fearless her entire life…  but her story goes much deeper.  Frannie’s walked through more than her fair share of tough times… from growing up with abuse to struggling with her weight, from broken engagements to homelessness and other painful life experiences, she would have had every reason to just throw in the towel, or at the very least settle for less than what God had for her life. But God… He is a good father. He met Frannie over a chocolate pie (true story) and he redeemed and restored her broken heart. He washed away the mess of her past and he turned into a powerful message… one that will undoubtedly touch your life as you tune in to today’s podcast.  Frannie shines… because of the love of Christ.  Come meet her over on the podcast today. It’s a “don’t miss” episode, Sis.  With Great Joy! Katie    ————————— Feeling stuck? Looking for clarity about WHO you are or WHAT you’re called to? Let’s partner up and get you moving forward, Sister Friend! Grab a 1 Hour Coffee and Clarity Power Hour at KatieHedrickCoaching.com ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
4/8/202142 minutes, 44 seconds
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57. Hookups and Hang Ups! How to Shuck the Shame

57. Today’s podcast topic is a little… well… Juicy. When my husband walked by me and saw the show notes on my Mac for a podcast titled “Hookups and Hang Ups,” he asked, “uhhhh… should I listen to that episode?” I told him in total honesty… “it’s fine with me!” I have nothing to hide… the junk in my past, it’s the past. (Plus I’m not the only one with junk in my past. We all have some, am I right?) As I’ve grown in my walk with the Lord, I’ve learned to hand things over to him, I’ve learned to shuck the shame, so to speak. I’ve also learned that God can and will use our messy past, our hookups, our hang ups and our screw ups… God will take those things and use them for GOOD! That’s where I’m at today, Sis. I’m forgiven and free and I live with great JOY! I want that for you, too! If you’re living with anxiety or guilt, feeling chained because of your past, or feeling shameful because of your current sin… there is hope, Sister Friend! It’s time to shuck the shame! Press play on today’s episode —> KatieHedrick.com/ShuckTheShame With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Feeling stuck? Looking for clarity about WHO you are or WHAT you’re called to? Let’s partner up and get you moving forward, Sister Friend! Grab a 1 Hour Coffee and Clarity Power Hour at KatieHedrickCoaching.com ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
4/5/202124 minutes, 44 seconds
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56. The ONE Simple Technique that Will Transform EVERY Part of Your Life (Romans 12:2)

56. Back in 2011, I uncovered a secret. Well... a few secrets, actually.  First, I learned that the things I believed were so powerful and so deeply ingrained in me that they were directly affecting my life.  The things I believed, both true and untrue, both good and bad, they were taking root and affecting my thoughts, emotions and my actions. My entire life was wrapped up in my belief system and that was a problem!  It was a problem because I held onto untrue beliefs about who I was and what my future looked like. (All of that changed, don’t worry!) The second thing I learned was a simple, powerful technique that led to life change and transformation (of both my beliefs and my life) on a February night in 2012.  I’m spilling all the deets in today’s podcast episode. Don’t miss it, sister friend! This one little thing is going to blow (and renew) your mind...  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Feeling stuck? Looking for clarity about WHO you are or WHAT you’re called to? Let’s partner up and get you moving forward, Sister Friend! Grab a 1 Hour Coffee and Clarity Power Hour at KatieHedrickCoaching.com ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
4/1/202117 minutes, 20 seconds
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55. The LIE I Believed for 26 Years (How it Kept me Stuck, Broken and Afraid) + Why I Became a Life Coach

55. Hey Sister Friend! Believe me when I say we are going deeeeep on today’s podcast episode.  It’s a solo show, but I’m not alone. The Holy Spirit is powerfully at work, as I share about my past, including the LIE that I believed for 26 years and how it kept me stuck, broken and afraid. Sister, I spent so. many. years. looking backwards. It wasn’t until I hired a life coach and began to seek the Lord and his wisdom that I realized where our eyes should be fixed… on what’s ahead of us, NOT on what’s behind us. Have you ever noticed how your front windshield is wayyy bigger than your rearview mirror?! Yeah, there’s a reason for that! God has a plan for your future and he says it is GOOD! (Jeremiah 29:11) One of the things the Lord has placed in my future (and possibly yours) is working 1:1 with women… helping them to uncover WHO they are, WHOSE they are and WHAT they’re called to. Basically, when my kids went back to school last Fall, the Lord asked me to go to school too. He opened a door for me to become a certified Christian Life Coach and he says it’s time to offer that service to women like you, Sis! I’m not doing a huge launch around this or even making a big deal of it. God knows exactly who is supposed to partner with me in life coaching. If there’s a burn in your belly, Sis…. If you’re looking for clarity or you're wondering what you’re supposed to be doing with your life, I’d love to connect with you and look at how we can work together to help you walk in your identity and move forward with the God-sized dreams that the Lord planted in your heart.  You can check out my coaching packages at KatieHedrickCoaching.com or send me an email at [email protected]  I can’t wait to see the way God works through all of this, for you and for me!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— 1:1 Coaching is available NOW for a limited number of clients!  Feeling stuck? Looking for clarity about WHO you are or WHAT you’re called to? Let’s partner up and get you moving forward, Sister Friend! Grab a 1 Hour Coffee and Clarity Power Hour at KatieHedrickCoaching.com ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
3/29/202119 minutes, 32 seconds
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54. A Guided Meditation for Beloved Kingdom Daughters

54. Hey sweet friend! Recently my husband was out of town for a week and things got really real over here. The Holy Spirit swept in with a few eye-opening whispers (when I REALLY needed to hear them… in His true, perfect timing) and the reminder that… I am a beloved Kingdom daughter. You are too, Sis! I don’t know what’s going on in your life right now. Maybe things are smooth sailing and you’re currently on the “mountain top.” If so, that’s great! But maybe that’s not the case. Maybe life is feeling chaotic and stressful and busy. Or maybe you feel unappreciated or unloved in this season of your life. Or maybe you straight up feel like you’re in a valley right now, like things are hard… like you’re being crushed and refined.  I have a powerful truth for you, sister… You are seen. You are loved. You are a daughter of the Good Father.  Isaiah 54:10 says “Though the mountains move and the hills shake, my love will not be removed from you and my covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says your compassionate Lord. So good, right? Let’s rest in God’s truth and wisdom and goodness and peace and love today with a short, guided meditation today.  This is a REALLY special podcast episode, Sis. I think you’ll be coming back to this one and pressing “play” over and over again. With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
3/25/202114 minutes, 56 seconds
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53. How to Meditate through the Scripture + Try a 5 Minute Guided Meditation!

53. Have you ever tried meditating? Do you have a stigma around it, like “only weird people do that?” Admittedly, I felt that way… until I actually tried it!  When I recently stepped into the practice of meditation, I honestly found it a bit challenging at first. My thoughts were going in a million directions… and I just don’t sit down and do… well, basically nothing. Like, ever. ….but the more I’ve stuck with it, the more I’ve found that meditation is doing some awesome things for me... mentally and emotionally. I feel like it’s forcing me, in a gentle and effective way, to slow down and get intentional about my focus and thoughts.  I went on a search to find some Biblical guided meditation and I came across the coolest chick, Ryanne Channell. Once I found her, I knew I had to get her on the podcast so that you could meet her too!  Tune in to today’s podcast as Ryanne and I discuss how to meditate through Scripture…. AND you’ll even get to try a 5-minute guided meditation. So awesome!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
3/22/202121 minutes, 51 seconds
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52. I Started Doing These TWO Things Recently and it’s Significantly Increased the Amount of JOY in my Life!

52. Hey Sweet Sister! Happy (almost) Spring! It’s a season of renewal, hope and great JOY! Speaking of joy… there are two things that I’ve started doing recently which have significantly increased the amount of JOY in my life! I’ll be honest… they are a little non-traditional… and a little outside the box of today’s society (especially #1). But trust me when I say, these two things? They are WORTH doing! They are POWERFUL!  …They are also totally unrelated, (lol) BUT they both focus on renewing and refreshing our heart, our spirit and our body. And the best part… doing these two things will help you focus your thoughts on what is good, pure and true (and most important!). You’re gonna love this episode! With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Connect | [email protected] Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
3/15/202122 minutes, 45 seconds
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51. How to Construct the Perfect Morning Routine

51. Let’s talk mornings! Love them? Hate them? Are you somewhere in between? The key to unlocking a productive and peaceful day might just lie within those precious morning hours… The key? It’s the morning routine! Maybe you have one, maybe you don’t… maybe you just don’t know where to start. I’ve got you, Sis! Today’s guest, Angela Barnard is an intentional living expert and she’s joining me on the podcast as we discuss ways to craft YOUR perfect morning routine.  Angela is also sharing some wisdom bombs about how we can be more intentional and consistent with the way we spend those morning hours, as well as her thoughts and some science behind the way we reach for our cell phone first thing when we wake up… ouch!  This episode is full of things you definitely need to hear! When we live intentionally, we live our best life! Get ready to have a great day, Sis!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
3/8/202131 minutes, 56 seconds
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50. The Power of (Dream) Planning with Polly Payne

50. Polly Payne is the picture of beauty and grace, a true daughter of the King! She’s also a brilliant business woman and she’s changing lives with her physical product, the Dream Planner.  As the founder of Horacio Printing, Polly knows a thing or two about partnering with God to make BIG things happen!  Join us today as we discuss the power of (dream) planning. Polly’s dropping serious wisdom about discovering who you are, who you want to become and how to get there with a little help from the Dream Planner.  With Great Joy!  Katie P.S. Head to KatieHedrick.com/DreamPlanner and use code: KATIE15 for 15% off your Horacio Printing order!  ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
3/1/202127 minutes, 29 seconds
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49. Routine and Time Management #MomHacks for the Busy Mom who's Trying to Juggle it All

49. Ever feel like you’re juggling allllll the balls, just waiting for some of them to drop? Me too. It can feel like a real live circus up in here! Home life, work life, mom life… #allthethings, right?! I got you, girl. Your life is about to be CHANGED (promise!) Today’s podcast guest, Toni-Ann Mayembe knows what it feels like to be a busy mom who’s juggling it all! She’s a full-time dentist, a reservist in the Navy, and the blogger and podcaster behind the brand Real Happy Mom. Aaaaaand lucky for us mamas, she’s dropping all her best secrets about how routines can up our productivity in today’s episode. You’re gonna love this!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— LAST CHANCE!! Enroll in the Joy Filled Mama Membership @ JoyFilledMama.com  Hurry!! Limited availability!!  ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
2/22/202120 minutes, 24 seconds
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48. Don't Mom Alone! Why Mamas Need Community with Heather Shriver Burns

48. I can’t say enough good things about today’s podcast guest! Heather Shriver-Burns is a fellow mompreneur and she’s quickly become one of my dearest friends.  If there’s one thing Heather knows how to do really well, it’s cultivate community. As the host of the Garden of Favor podcast, Heather pours out her heart, soul and energy every single week to help women like you and me experience the favor that the Good Father wants to lavish on us.  Today, we’re chatting about the importance of community in motherhood and why you should never mom alone.  This is one of my all-time favorite episodes. From one mama to another, you’ll definitely want to tune in! (Disclaimer: things get really real in this one. The Holy Spirit shows up in a big way!) With Great Joy! Katie  ————————— Enroll in the Joy Filled Mama Membership @ JoyFilledMama.com  Hurry!! Limited availability!!  ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
2/18/202121 minutes, 19 seconds
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47. Life Lessons from the First Grade Classroom

47. Canyon, or “Grand Canyon” as we call him is our youngest child. At 7 years old, he loves Jesus, his family, roller skating, fishing and his cat, Scratchy. Canyon is sweet, smart and funny and he’s bringing that joy to the podcast today as together, we talk about three “First Grade Promises” that Canyon’s class and his (awesome) teacher created together!  Today’s show is heartfelt and adorable! Tune in, as we discuss life lessons (that every adult really needs to hear) from the First Grade Classroom!  With Great Joy!  Katie ————————— Enroll in the Joy Filled Mama Membership @ JoyFilledMama.com  Hurry!! Limited availability!!  ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
2/15/202112 minutes, 25 seconds
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Connect with your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less Challenge - Day 3


It’s Day #3 of the “Connect with your Kids” Challenge! 🎉 Today’s challenge is POWERFUL! We’re about to speak some TRUTH over our kiddos and we’re about to ask the Good Father to cover our kids with a thick hedge of protection and mounds of blessings, in Jesus’ name! (All of this, in less than 5 minutes!)  •  •  •  •  •  • Head over to JoyFilledMama.com and grab your spot in the new membership! There’s limited availability and I know that you don’t want to miss out. Your heart’s desire is not to stay on the sideline and it’s not to stay stuck. Get enrolled and let’s grow forward together, Mama.  Don’t forget that you can save an extra 10% on your membership when you use the code: JFMCHALLENGE at checkout. // Hurry!! Limited availability!
2/11/202127 minutes
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Connect with your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less Challenge - Day 2

It’s Day #2 of the “Connect with your Kids” Challenge! 🎉 Today’s challenge will take exactly 5 minutes and it will be the sweetest 5 minutes of your day, I promise! Get ready to connect with your child on a deep and meaningful level. Who knows? You might even discover something new about them!  •  •  •  •  •  • Looking for a “mom coach”? I’d love to work with you! 💜 Join me inside the Joy Filled Mama membership at JoyFilledMama.com  *Bonus!* Use the promo code: JFMCHALLENGE at checkout to save 10% off your entire membership! // Hurry!! Limited availability!
2/10/202120 minutes, 31 seconds
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Connect with your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less Challenge - Day 1

It’s Day #1 of the “Connect with your Kids” Challenge!  Today’s challenge is sweet, short and... sticky??!! You can do this in wayyy less than 5 minutes (and believe me, you’ll want to do this)!  •  •  •  •  •  • Want to go deeper? 💜 Grow into the mom that God created you to be and plug in to a community of other moms who will cheer you on at JoyFilledMama.com  Enroll now with the promo code: JFMCHALLENGE to save 10% off your entire membership! // Hurry!! Limited availability!
2/9/202119 minutes, 29 seconds
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46. How You CAN be a Joy Filled Mom and Feel GOOD about the Way You’re Raising Your Kids

46. Hey Mama! Ever feel like you’re falling short? (I’ve been there.) Ever feel like you just keep messing up at the mom thing? (Also been there!) Did you know that “messing up” is actually a sign of being a really great mom?! Yep! It’s true! Get ready, because we’re about to flip the script. I’m going to explain why messing up as a mom is a good thing. I’m also going to share four things you can do, right now, to bring up the JOY factor in your home.  By the time you’re finished listening to this episode, you’re going to know exactly HOW you can feel good about the way you’re raising your kids (even if you mess up sometimes)!  Cheers to every great mom out there! (You’re one of them!) With Great Joy!  Katie ———————— Enroll in the Joy Filled Mama Membership @ JoyFilledMama.com  Hurry!! Limited availability!!  ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
2/8/202120 minutes, 55 seconds
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45. Motherhood, Farm Life & Jesus

45. Pull up a seat at the kitchen table for today’s “non-coffee” coffee chat with my sweet friend, Kailey Bastian.  This girl, who has a heart of gold, is mama to sweet Miss Casey Jo and she also has a little one on the way!  Kailey and her family also run a farming/beef operation together. How cool is that?!  Tune in today, as we have a heartfelt chat about all things motherhood, farm life and Jesus. (The good stuff!)  With Great Joy!  Katie P.S. Want to take part in the 3 Day “Connect with your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less” Challenge? It’s happening February 9-11th inside the Happy Chicks FB Group. Click here to join —> facebook.com/groups/happychicks ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
2/4/202121 minutes, 49 seconds
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44. From the Love Story to the Birth Story

44. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally here for it when it comes to mushy love stories! Today’s podcast guest, Kelsey Bryson has a good one!  It’s almost too cute to be true. Tune in to hear about the fun way that Kelsey met her (now) husband when she was just 14! Prepare to say “aww” over and over again, as Kelsey shares details about their long distance, long term romance. (Kelsey and Shane had known each other for TEN years before he popped the question!)  Aaaaand… listen in to hear the deets about baby Noah’s arrival! (You will be shocked when you hear how long Kelsey was in labor!) This is one of the sweetest and most fun episodes that’s ever aired on the podcast. You’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat as we travel back in time from the love story to the birth story.  With Great Joy!  Katie   P.S. Want to take part in the 3 Day “Connect with your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less” Challenge? It’s happening February 9-11th inside the Happy Chicks FB Group. Join here! —> facebook.com/groups/happychicks  ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon
2/1/202127 minutes, 57 seconds
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43. Music Matters! How Your Family can Create a Tuneful Home

43. Hey Mama! (I said that in my best “sing-song” voice.) I don’t know about your family, but we’re pretty musical over here. (Sometimes on key, sometimes not. Lol!)  From long before our babies were even born (did you know that babies can hear music in utero after 24 weeks?!), my husband and I have immersed ourselves in music. We both love to sing and we’ve played/picked at different instruments from the piano and bass guitar to the drums and the tuba (yep, my hubs played tuba!).  Music can, and should be such an important part of family life! It can help you and your kids relax and unwind, connect with each other and even open pathways in the brain! Awesome, right?! “Tune” in to the podcast today, as JoEllyn Sumner and I discuss the importance of music in your home and talk about ways that you can make it even more tuneful! With Great Joy!  Katie P.S. Want to take part in the 3 Day “Connect with your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less” Challenge? It’s happening February 9-11th inside the Happy Chicks FB Group. Click here to join! ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
1/28/202122 minutes, 51 seconds
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42. A Mom's Mission Field: It's Closer Than You Think!

42. Hey Mama! Sometimes, as moms we find ourselves being tugged in all directions, trying to give here and there and everywhere. And while that’s not all bad (we are called to be salt and light!), we must remember that our very first mission field? It starts at HOME. We have been entrusted with precious little souls and we are called to raise them up to become honorable adults, who love Jesus and love people. It’s no small task, but when God made you a mom, He knew that with His help, you were capable of rising to the call.  Today’s guest, Christy Gebhart is a mom of 6 and she’s sharing a PILE of pointers about how she points her little people towards the Lord. Christy is a beautiful soul who truly exemplifies the Proverbs 31 woman, and fun fact: Christy and I went to High School together!  I know you’ll love her sweet and gentle spirit. Be prepared to take notes during this episode, too, because Christy is dropping wisdom bomb after wisdom bomb. So good! With Great Joy!  Katie P.S. Want to take part in the 3 Day “Connect with your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less” Challenge? It’s happening February 9-11th inside the Happy Chicks FB Group. Join here! → facebook.com/groups/happychicks  ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
1/25/202126 minutes, 47 seconds
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41. Mom Guilt and Meltdowns (What to do When you Feel Like Crying)

I don’t know about you, but I often struggle with #MomGuilt. I lose my cool over something small and raise my voice at the kids. Cue the #MomGuilt. I let my kids watch too much TV or make dinner out of a box or space a ball practice. #MomGuilt I spend some extra money to buy my kids the cool thing that all the other kids have, just to have it tossed aside and forgotten about a few days later. Shouldn’t have done that?! #MomGuilt Can you relate? I bet you can.  We worry, question, doubt and fear. “Are we doing enough of this or too much of that?” #MomGuilt We make pretty much any wrong parenting choice and then look back at it with 20/20 hindsight. #TotalMomGuilt Then… comes the melt down. You know what I’m talking about…  those times you lock yourself in the bathroom with a handful of chocolate. Or the times you slip into the shower and just cry, because as wonderful as motherhood is, it sometimes feels heavy.  In those times, sweet mama, there is one thing we can focus on and it can set us free. Tune in to today’s podcast episode to hear about it…  With Great Joy! Katie P.S. Want to take part in the 3 Day “Connect with your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less” Challenge? It’s happening February 9-11th inside the Happy Chicks FB Group. Click here to join!  ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon   
1/21/202114 minutes, 45 seconds
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40. Are You in the Messy Middle of Motherhood?

Today’s podcast episode is dedicated to every mama out there who is juggling play dates and lunch dates, burp cloths and dishrags, car keys and teething rings.  You’re in the “messy middle” of motherhood, mama and I’m right there with you! It’s a bittersweet, beautiful, hard yet wonderful place to be... Your work? It’s important, sweet mama.  Tune in to today’s episode to hear a special message just for you AND…. a big, huge, awesome announcement!!!  With Great Joy! Katie P.S. Want to take part in the 3 Day “Connect with your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less” Challenge? It’s happening February 9-11th inside the Happy Chicks FB Group. Click here to join!  ————————— Learn | KatieHedrick.com  Connect | [email protected] Community | facebook.com/groups/happychicks  Work with Katie | KatieHedrickCoaching.com Free Gift | KatieHedrick.com/eBook Support the Show | KatieHedrick.com/Patreon 
1/18/202113 minutes, 35 seconds
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39. Creating a Parenting Plan (and Avoiding Surprises) with Ann Kaplan

39. Wouldn’t it be nice if parenting could be just a little bit easier? Because let’s be honest, our kids are always going to throw us curveballs. We can’t possibly anticipate everything that they will do and there are bound to be surprises at times. In today’s episode, Ann is diving into her work as a parenting coach and how it’s possible to avoid those surprises by implementing a parenting plan. She gives us tangible tips to create our own plan by looking at three specific areas: parenting, mindset and home management. Tune in to episode #39 of the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast as Ann and I discuss: What a parenting plan is and why it’s important to have one Tips for creating your own parenting plan The importance of carving out time for yourself ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
1/14/202125 minutes, 9 seconds
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38. Beyond Survival: Practical Tools and Tips for Every Mom to Thrive (not just survive until bedtime) with Hillary Bennett

38. How many of us moms feel like somedays we are just trying to survive until bedtime? With a million things to do and not enough time to do them, it can be overwhelming. #momlife, am I right? In today’s episode, Hillary and I discuss how to get out of that surviving mindset with actionable tips we can implement as soon as tomorrow to begin thriving in motherhood. Tune into this episode as Hillary and I discuss: The difference between surviving and thriving in motherhood How to structure your day to achieve a thriving mindset Hillary’s journey through motherhood How to find fulfillment, adventure and joy in your daily life ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
1/11/202126 minutes, 58 seconds
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37. How to Handle #allthethings with Grace this Year

37. Our dad has always said that leaders run into the fire and Kayla is the perfect example of that. She has faced some challenging times and with everything on her plate, it might be easy for her to just throw in the towel. But she doesn’t. She continues to push through whatever she comes up against. She focuses on the positive rather than the negative and makes the best of every situation she finds herself in. I don’t have to tell you that we’re all going to be met with some challenges in life. I mean, hello 2020! But what I can tell you is that you have a choice in how you handle those challenges. Are you going to respond or react? Are you going to sit back and give up or are you going to make the decision to push forward? Tune in to episode #37 of the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast as Kayla and I discuss: How to determine your core values & non-negotiables amidst all of your commitments Kayla’s strategy for handling #allthethings with grace Her thoughts on the concept of balance Tips to combat overwhelm and avoid burnout ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
1/4/202123 minutes, 22 seconds
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36. How to Love your Life Right Now (Instead of Waiting)

36. It’s common to spend our time focusing on everything we want, everything we need, what our future holds, etc., but the truth is, we don’t have to live like that. As we hear Janice explain in this episode, no matter what season we’re in, we can find blessings. In every season, we can find purpose. We don’t have to constantly wonder what’s next. We don’t have to wait to enJOY everything that God has blessed us with! Tune in to episode #31 of the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast as Janice shares with us: The journey she walked through that brought her to the place she is now What it really means to love your life right now What has changed since she started loving her life through every season Tangible tips to incorporate to start loving your life now Insight into her book and what we can take away from it. ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
12/28/202018 minutes, 16 seconds
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35. How to Create the Life You Want (and Find JOY in the JOurneY)

35. Life is a series of choices, or “baby steps” if you will. In this episode, we’re going to talk about some of those little choices that will add up in a BIG way. I’ve grouped those little choices, those “baby steps” into two categories: input and output. By taking a look at the input and the output areas of your life, I’ll show you exactly how you can fine tune the little choices you make every day, so that you can create the life you want while finding joy in the journey!  ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
12/21/202026 minutes, 14 seconds
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34. The 4 Pillars of a Joy-Filled Life

34. In this episode, we’re talking about building a joy-filled life through the concept of pillars.  They are instrumental, crucial and necessary to building and supporting your ideal life, one that’s full of joy! These four concepts, what I call the 4 pillars of a joy-filled life can and will change your life!  ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
12/14/202020 minutes, 53 seconds
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33. Stress Paralysis? Focus on this ONE Thing Instead

33. In today’s episode, we’re talking about something that many of us are probably all too familiar with…Stress Paralysis. With everything happening in our world right now, it’s difficult not to become overwhelmed, anxious and stressed.  Tune into to this episode as I share my most recent experience with stress paralysis while trying to handle #allthethings and how I shifted my focus to find peace and JOY! ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
12/7/202028 minutes, 50 seconds
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32. Is Your "Christianity" Turning People away from Christ?

#32. We know that everyone has their own opinions and perspectives. But it seems that in sharing those differences, some have lost the true meaning of Christianity. Because it’s not about turning our backs to others who think or act differently than us. It’s about loving those people, just as God loves us.  Tune in to hear: Curt’s journey through following Christ How he realized he was turning people away rather than leading them towards Christianity Why actions are more meaningful than words How Christianity is both inclusive and exclusive The right way to bring others to Christ How we can love others just as God loves us ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————  
12/3/202028 minutes, 46 seconds
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31. Forgiveness: The Full Circle

31. My mom and I are talking about the circle of forgiveness - what it looks like and the importance of doing our part.  Tune in to episode #31 of the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast as my mom and I discuss: Tough experiences we’ve gone through that required forgiveness How Jesus forgave and we can too What the full circle of forgiveness looks like The importance of doing our part in the circle Find today's show notes at: KatieHedrick.com/forgiveness ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
11/30/202029 minutes, 49 seconds
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30. How to Thrive after Divorce (Jenna's Story)

30. After 23 years as a wife, homemaker and homeschool mom, Jenna suddenly found herself living through the thing that was never EVER going to happen. Divorce. Having risen from the ashes, Jenna inspires others with hope that one can totally thrive despite what they’ve been through. Find today's show notes at: KatieHedrick.com/AfterDivorce ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
11/23/202042 minutes, 31 seconds
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29. When Your Marriage isn’t Where You Want it to Be / 5 Things You Can Do to Improve It!

#29. Today we’re gonna get really real about marriage, specifically about marriage when it’s not going well.  Marriage is freaking hard. Am I right? It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. It looks a lot less like picnics at sunset and surprise bouquets of roses and a lot more like taking care of each other during the hard times and vowing to never quit on the same day. It looks like loads of dishes and laundry and diaper changes… and loads of grace and forgiveness and prayer. It looks like working hard to honor the commitment you made to each other back when you were starry-eyed and eternally optimistic.  As tough as some moments in our marriage might be, the one thing I can tell you? Marriage... it's worth it. No matter what state your marriage is in right now... There is room for God to move. There is a way for things to change. There is HOPE.  In today's episode, I'm sharing five things that you can do starting right now to help get your marriage growing in the right direction again!  ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
11/16/202023 minutes, 7 seconds
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28. The Grief Episode (Jodi's Story)

28. Jodi Stout is a Wife, Mom, and Grandma who is sharing her journey of grief after two of her grandsons have entered heaven in the last 6 years. As Jodi walks us through her story, we start to see how God is working in her life to turn her tests into testimonies through her mentorship of teens and women going through grief. Listen in to hear Jodi share how she is able to continue moving forward and how it’s possible to feel peace and joy again after experiencing loss. Tune in to episode #28 of the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast as Jodi and I discuss: • Jodi’s journey through grief • How God is using her story to help others • Why you don’t want to stay in a dark place • What to do when you are overcome with grief • How to support grieving friends and family members • The importance of forgiveness Find today's show notes at: KatieHedrick.com/grief ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
11/9/202047 minutes, 31 seconds
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27. Miscarriage and the Path to Healing (Courtney's Story)

#27. In this episode, Courtney Mize opens up to us about her journey through something that 1 in 4 women will experience in their lives…miscarriage. Tune in to hear: How she felt emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually The changes she has made in her life Her healing process How to support a loved one who has experienced a miscarriage   Find today's show notes at: KatieHedrick.com/Miscarriage ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook  Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected]  Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple  ————————————————
11/2/202046 minutes, 14 seconds
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It’s my Birthday!! (BIG Announcement and Free Gifts for You!!)

Hey sweet friend! It’s my birthday and I have exciting news! I’m offering you the opportunity to partner with me in support of the podcast and receive free gifts for doing so!  Go to KatieHedrick.com/Patreon to choose your level of support and to select your gifts!  The free gifts include exclusive bonus content, as well as a set of beautiful, inspiring scripture cards that were created by my team and me.  Each of the 20 different scripture cards fit in the palm of your hand, making them the perfect size to place around your home, use as bookmarks or share with friends! You can also snag an exclusive Live JOYfully wristband when you partner with me in support of the podcast!  If you couldn’t tell, I’m super excited that the Stepping into a Joy Filled Life Podcast is now on Patreon. Let’s team up and spread joy like confetti.  Go to KatieHedrick.com/Patreon to partner with me today and be sure to choose your free gifts. I can’t wait to get these awesome items in your hands!   Thanks for your support and for celebrating my birthday with me! And until next time, live joyfully!  ———————————————— Support the show and receive FREE gifts from Katie: KatieHedrick.com/Patreon Download Katie’s (free!) eBook: KatieHedrick.com/eBook Join Katie’s FB community: facebook.com/groups/happychicks Contact the show: Email [email protected] Review & Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: KatieHedrick.com/Apple
10/28/20201 minute, 55 seconds
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26. Mom • Stepmom • Goat Mom

#26. Today’s episode is all about mom life. We’re talking all things mom, stepmom and goat mom. Yep, you heard that right! My girl, Shanna Withington is raising babies and baby goats, as her family works together to grow Holy Goat Homestead. It’s a wild adventure, but Shanna and her family wouldn’t have it any other way! Put on your work boots and prepare to enjoy today’s episode!   Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/FamilyAndGoats
10/26/202036 minutes, 2 seconds
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25. Top 12 Children’s Books + a New Release! (Penny is Back!)

#25 Is it seriously the 25th episode of the Stepping into a Joy Filled Life podcast?! Why yes it is! And are we releasing my brand new children’s book today on the show? Why yes we are! Hey girl hey! I’m Katie Hedrick, the host of this podcast and a children’s book author. Today marks some major milestones, so you know it’s time to celebrate! That’s right, it’s time to celebrate big with an awesome giveaway! I‘m giving away a book bundle that has ALL FOUR of my children’s books in it! Entering to win is super simple! Leave a review for this podcast OR share this episode on your social media. Then go to katiehedrick.com/bookgiveaway and pop in your email so I can notify you if you’re the winner!  The winner will be notified on November 2nd, via email! Cool? Cool!  Alright, let’s jump on into today’s episode. It’s a fun one!!  Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/ChildrensBooks
10/19/202023 minutes, 27 seconds
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24. Three Things We've Learned from Laura Ingalls Wilder

#24. My daughter, Chloe and I have a ton of things in common, but one of the things that I love most is that we both adore the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.   From Laura‘s courage and sass to Pa’s fiddle to Ma’s proper ways to the family dog named Jack, there’s something about America’s favorite pioneer family that brings a sense of simple joy to our lives.  Chloe and I have learned so much from Laura Ingalls Wilder and though it was hard to narrow it down, today we are sharing our three favorite things that we’ve learned from the Little House books.  Cue the music of Pa’s fiddle as you close your eyes and visual the Ingalls family rolling across the prairie in their wagon. You’re sure to enjoy this sweet episode!  Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/Laura
10/12/202027 minutes, 37 seconds
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23. Growing Up Amish (Mary's Story)

#23. Bonnets, beards, horses and buggies. Let’s be honest, for most of us, that’s about all we know of the Amish culture. Even for me personally, growing up in an area that was full of Amish and Mennonite people, I actually knew very little about what things looked like inside of their community. That was… until an Amish gentleman started working on my dad’s farm. Slowly, but surely our families began to learn more about each other and slowly but surely, our families formed an unbreakable bond. Today Mary Yoder, the mama of that family is one of my dearest friends. She’s a beautiful soul and when you look in her eyes you can actually see the joy of Jesus shining through. Those shining eyes of hers have been on quite a journey, a life transformation actually and she’s about to share it all with you. Whether you think you know a lot about the Amish culture or you have no idea what it’s all about but you’re curious to know more, this episode is one that will have you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to be clinging to every word as Mary shares her story, explaining in detail how she grew up Amish, got married and had six children, then alongside her husband made the decision to leave the Amish community. Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/GrowingUpAmish
10/5/202052 minutes, 26 seconds
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22. How to Discipline Your Children God's Way

#22. We recently walked through a situation in our family that required all of us sitting down for a family meeting and discussing at length how we were going to handle it.  Two of our three kiddos made the choice to disobey guidelines that my husband and I had laid out. As parents, we give our children rules to follow because we LOVE them and to PROTECT them, much like how God, the Good Father has laid out rules for his children to follow.  The incredible thing is that God had recently revealed to me His method of when, why and how to discipline children. It was the roadmap that my husband and I needed to navigate this recent situation with our kids in a wisdom-filled and loving way.   Tune in as we dive into the first example of God's discipline and explore how we, as parents can model the Good Father's example. Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/Discipline 
10/1/202023 minutes, 3 seconds
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21. What was it Like to Raise my Husband? We're about to Find Out!

#21. TODAY, September 28 is the day that we celebrate the birth of my husband. That’s right, it is Chad Hedrick’s birthday. Blow up the balloons and throw the confetti. It’s time to celebrate the man who I love. In today’s episode (which, disclaimer, is going to be primarily entertaining) I’m interviewing the woman who gave birth to the legend that is Chad Hedrick. Buckle up, buttercup because we are about to explore what it was like to raise my husband. God love my Mother-in-Law. Here we go! Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/RaisingMyHusband
9/28/202028 minutes, 39 seconds
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20. Dear Husband: This is How I Know You Love Me

#20. As human beings, love is at our very core. We were created by the Good Father, who loves us and who asks us to very simply love him back and love people. In other words, our very purpose is directly tied to love.  Soooo…. today’s show is all about it… love! We’re going to deep dive into what love actually is and explore how we can both give and receive love.  You’re about to hear some of the adorable, sweet and silly ways that my husband has shown love to me and finally, I’ll reveal how I KNOW that my husband loves me 100%. I’m going to share a lot about my husband and our marriage today, but what’s great about this topic and this episode is that it’s totally applicable to ALL relationships in your life.  So here we go. Let’s talk about love...  Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/LoveIs
9/21/202027 minutes, 20 seconds
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19. The 2nd Greatest Love Story

#19. Today’s episode is the real-life story of a how a charming southern boy with blue eyes and an irresistible accent met a clueless, bubbly college freshman from Iowa on the Carnival Pride cruise ship headed to Mexico. It’s a mashup of the classic Titanic movie, except the ship didn’t sink and the country song “Are you Gonna Kiss Me or Not?” You’re about to hear two versions of this story, both the “his” and “hers” perspectives. (I’ll let you decide which one is more accurate.)  It’s the 2nd greatest love story ever written and, you guessed it. It’s mine.  From romance to heartache, from new life to loss, from hitting rock bottom to feeling like we were on top of the world, my husband and I are about to share it all with you. So fill up your coffee cup and prepare to enjoy our version of “happily ever after.” Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/LoveStory
9/14/202057 minutes, 47 seconds
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18. I Didn't Get Married Until I Was 35 (Erin's Story)

#18. I was sitting with my daughter at her eye doctor's appointment when the sweetest girl, full of JOY bounced into the room. “Instant connection!” I thought to myself. “This girl is such a happy chick!” Erin Forsythe began chatting with my daughter, asking her about school, her eyesight and all the usual things. I smiled at the two of them. They were adorable, as they made a routine eye doctor visit a totally fun experience.  The conversation shifted as Erin mentioned that she had a new baby girl. My daughter and I let out an “awww” in unison and we asked Erin to tell us all about her. After that, I asked Erin how she met her husband. (You know I looooove a good love story!) Erin proceeded to tell me the sweetest love story about how she met her husband, Ryan in her 30’s and how they got married when she was age 35?! I was shocked, I was inspired, I was smiling the entire time!! I knew at that moment that I had to get her on the podcast so you could hear her story too! Get ready for an entertaining, hope-filled and perfectly mushy episode on the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast! Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/IGotMarried
9/7/202055 minutes, 10 seconds
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17. Life Lessons with my High School Besties

#17. This episode is a trip down memory lane, as well as a glimpse into the future and an exploration of all the wisdom that's been gleaned along the way.  I got together with my best friends from high school. We hadn’t been together in over two years, which blows my mind but is a perfect example of how fast time goes. Life really does fly by in the blink of an eye.  So it was an absolute treat to squish together in the back of my car with my high school besties Emily Burgus and Brandi Claman to record today’s heartwarming conversation.  We’re reflecting back, we’re looking forward and we’re talking about all the life lessons we’ve learned on the journey! Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/LifeLessons
8/31/202033 minutes, 4 seconds
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16. Find Peace in 30 Minutes / A Step by Step Guide to Grounding

#16. In this actionable *bonus episode* Alica Bales and I are discussing the process of "grounding" and we're not talking about your kids!  You may be thinking... What the heck is grounding? Grounding is a recentering of your mind. It's stopping, or pausing to take yourself out of the rush, hurry, worry or anxiety that you're experiencing and instead focus on being "in the moment," a place that is peaceful, calm and fact-based. Tune in as Alica walks us through the (surprisingly simple!) three-step process of grounding.  **Extra Bonus!** Alica and I teamed up to condense today’s episode into a free download for you! It will walk you through everything she talked about in a very condensed way, leaving you feeling relaxed, peaceful and calm. The Guide to Grounding is waiting for you at katiehedrick.com/GroundingGuide enJOY! 
8/24/202022 minutes, 46 seconds
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15. Feeling Like You're Not "Enough?" Here's the Answer

5 things that may be causing you to feel less than and what you can do to overcome them. #15. I have a friend, who if I was in jail, this is the friend I would call. If I was headed to the ER, this is the friend I would call. If I had exciting news, this is the friend I would call. If I were stranded on the side of the road, this is the friend I would call. If I suffered a loss, this is the friend I would call. When I’m joyful, sad, scared, frustrated, confused or elated, this is the friend who I call! Everyone needs a friend, like my friend Alica, in their life.  Someone who is loyal, honest, loving and kind. Someone who is gentle, giving, understanding and accepting, yet will point out the facts and the truth when you need to hear it. Someone, who when they leave your presence, you feel like your bucket is overflowing and you feel inspired to go make the world a better place, because of the wisdom they have shared.  For me, that person is my friend, Alica Bales and it’s an absolute joy to have her on the show today.  We are discussing what it’s like when you feel like you’re not “enough” We’ll cover 5 different things that may be causing you to feel “less than” and we’ll identify the one common denominator that will crush that feeling of not “enough.” Find today's show notes (and resources) at KatieHedrick.com/Enough
8/24/202042 minutes, 1 second
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14. When #MomLife and #WifeLife Feel Overwhelming

#14. Deb Franklin, grandmother of twelve and Dori Colborn, mother of two know what it's like to attempt to "balance" #allthethings. Deb and Dori are well acquainted with both #MomLife and #WifeLife and they tackle their God-given roles in a beautiful, grace-filled way. (The very best part about these two awesome women is that they are my mom and my sister!) If you can relate to feeling overwhelmed in your role as mom or wife, then sweet friend, this episode is for you! So fill up, or reheat your coffee cup and get ready to thoroughly enjoy this episode!   Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/Overwhelmed
8/17/202025 minutes, 23 seconds
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13. The Truth about Anxiety

#13. Today, we are digging into some tough things. Anxiety. Stress. Even depression. We’ve all dealt with it. Life is challenging sometimes. And often (unfortunately) our culture is quick to hand out medication rather than deal with the actual root of what’s causing the problem. I understand that in some cases, medication may be necessary, but in my humble opinion, we are an overmedicated society.  Like most people, I’ve struggled with anxiety during difficult seasons of my life. I can think of at least six different times where my anxiety was so intense, that I felt like I was drowning. There was a weight on my shoulders that I could physically feel. But all six of those times, I knew in my heart that there was a way out… and it didn’t require medication.  It feels incredibly vulnerable to share the things inside of this episode, but as I’ve said before “No one enjoys talking about the junk in their past, but if that’s what it takes for even one person to achieve breakthrough in their life, then I will gladly step into that discomfort. I’ll do it again and again.”  Find today's show notes (and resources) at KatieHedrick.com/Anxiety
8/10/202019 minutes, 43 seconds
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12. Dear High School Freshman Girl...

#12. *Bonus Ep* Back to School is right around the corner and there’s one particular group of people who are on my heart: incoming High School Freshman Girls. I remember those days and all the anxiety, fear and excitement that was in my heart as I was about ready to enter high school. I came to a point in my high school life where I became the “weird girl” who was way less concerned about fitting into cliques or social norms and way more concerned about treating people with honor and kindness. Something inside me knew that after high school, that was what would matter the most. People would never remember which social circle I was in or whether I had name brand shoes or jeans, but they would always remember the type of person that I was and how I treated them and the way that I made them feel.  Knowing that has served me well post High School, along with the other things that I’m about to share in this episode.  I’m spilling the deets on #allthethings: Popularity, Peer Pressure, Friendship, Dating, Sex and Life after Graduation. Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/HighSchool
8/6/202021 minutes, 59 seconds
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11. Back to School 2020: What the Teachers Really Want You to Know

#11. *BONUS EP* It’s a bonus episode on the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast! We’re talking “Back to School 2020: What the Teachers Really Want You to Know” This episode features a handful of fantastic educators from across the United States sharing their thoughts on what the new school year may look like. I have found that, your child’s teachers? They are anxious, uncertain and excited, just like you! Their hearts ache to give our kids a sense of normalcy, the best education possible and of course, a hug. While this school year feels a bit up in the air, one thing is for sure: Educators love their students and are committed to making this the best school year that they possibly can. If you’re feeling nervous about the school year ahead, listen on to calm your heart and mind. You might choose to have your kiddos listen too!  Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/BackToSchool
8/6/202022 minutes, 41 seconds
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10. Healthy, Happy You

#10. Today’s topic is “Healthy, Happy You.” Our guest, Julie Brown, is a health and wellness coach and a great friend of mine. I actually met Julie at a youth leadership camp back when we were just 16 years old! We stayed in touch throughout the years but we both grew to have busy lives, so we hadn’t really deeply connected in quite a while. I was a busy mom and at a point in my life where I thought a balanced diet meant one donut in each hand. Balance, right? I constantly thought to myself “I can always lose weight later.” One day Julie shared a picture on social media that really caught my attention. It was a side-by-side photo and I could see that she had lost a substantial amount of weight. I reached out to her and she began to teach me the things I needed to learn that led to me losing 15 pounds in 90 days and maintaining a weight that I love. You can read all about my personal journey to healthier living inside my free Getting Healthy (and Happy!) Guide. Download it at KatieHedrick.com/HealthyGuide Julie has your “textbook down-home” Iowa girl background. She married the farmer next door and Julie and her family now live in the farmhouse she grew up in! Her love of nutrition and living a simple healthy lifestyle has changed my life forever. It might just change yours too. I think you’ll really enjoy Julie’s simple healthy living tips, as well as her heart to serve! Please note: Today’s show does not contain medical advice. You should always consult your doctor before making any changes to your health care routine. Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/HealthyAndHappy
8/3/202020 minutes, 7 seconds
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9. Weight Loss Secrets + Four Health Hacks

#9. Today’s show is packed with all the things our family has done to live healthier and happier. From unconventional health hacks to sharing the exact way I lost 15 lbs and maintain a weight that I love, I’m spilling all the deets on how I live joyfully healthy!  This episode is going to dish out a lot of info in a short amount of time, so if you want to dig deeper or digest this info slower, no pun intended, download my free Getting Healthy (and Happy!) Guide at Katie Hedrick.com/HealthyGuide  Please note: Today’s show does not contain medical advice, just some thoughts from a girl who thinks outside the pharmaceutical box! You should always consult your doctor before making any changes to your healthcare routine.  Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/HealthyLiving
7/27/202015 minutes, 37 seconds
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8. Sending You This Message from my Bed (Literally, while in Excruciating Pain)

#8. *BONUS EP*  If you're feeling down, lost, broken or hurt, I've got a special message just for you.  KatieHedrick.com
7/23/20205 minutes, 5 seconds
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7. Woman on a Mission: Sharing the Truth about Essential Oils

#7. In previous episodes of the Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast, we’ve been talking about discovering, and living out our life’s purpose.  Today I am chatting with a lady who is on a mission to live and love well, while walking out her purpose. Renee Warner is a wife, momma, Wellness Advocate with dōTerra, and a country girl at heart. She’s passionate about helping others find their best physical, emotional, and mental health with essential oils.  I am admittedly slightly obsessed with essential oils these days, but you wouldn’t believe how my oil journey began. My mom gave me a bottle of dōTerra‘s pure, therapeutic-grade lavender essential oil several years back. I graciously accepted the little bottle then proceeded to set it on my dresser and leave it there for the next 18 months. I had no idea what it really was, or how to use it. I also had this preconceived notion that only weirdos used essential oils. But then Renee shared true and helpful information with me about the power packed in those little bottles of essential oils.  One by one, I tried different oils and one by one, they made a huge impact on my family‘s health. My family enjoys better sleep, more mental clarity, stabilized emotional health, and overall improved wellness and immunity all because of essential oils. I realized that education is key, like knowing how and when to use the different oils, and that’s exactly what Renee provided for me.   Whether you love using essential oils, you’ve heard of them, but don’t know where to start, or you’re clueless what essential oil even is, this episode is for you! Please note: this is not medical advice. You should consult your doctor before making any changes to your health care routine. Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/EssentialOils
7/20/202043 minutes, 33 seconds
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6. How to Live Out Your Purpose with Rebekah Nolt

#6. Today we’re discussing what it looks like to live out our life’s purpose. Get ready for a wisdom-filled conversation with Rebekah Nolt, a wife, mama and the founder of EntrepreneHer Nation. Rebecca, who spent 8 years on the mission-field, and the last 8 years in the business world will help us define purpose vs passion. She’ll also share her best advice on how to transition into living out your purpose while still fulfilling your daily obligations. Finally, Rebekah will help us take a look at how personal growth plays a huge role as we pursue our purpose in life. If you’re tuning in today, and you feel like you have no idea what your purpose is, then jump back one episode to episode #4 and I’ll walk you through six questions to help you discover the reason that God put you on this earth. You can also grab my new free resource, The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Purpose at KatieHedrick.com/PurposeGuide Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/LiveYourPurpose
7/13/202020 minutes, 48 seconds
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5. Discover Your Purpose and Calling

#5. Have you ever wondered “What exactly is my purpose in life?” You are not alone. I have totally pondered that question. In fact, I really didn’t understand my life’s purpose until I was 33 years old. Then hindsight made total sense. I looked back at the gifts that God had put inside me and I thought about the things I was passionate about, and it was like a ‘duh’ and ‘aha’ moment all wrapped up in one!  Did you know that God created you on purpose for a purpose? Did you know that he created you uniquely and wonderfully, and for a time such as this? He knew you, even before you were born. He knows the number of hairs on your head. You are precious to him and your purpose is important to him!  Today, we’re going to deep dive into six questions, to help you understand and live out your life’s purpose.  Find today's show notes, and download my new resource The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life at KatieHedrick.com/Purpose 
7/6/202015 minutes, 50 seconds
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4. Responding to Covid-19 in 3-2-1

#4. *BONUS EP* Covid-19. Coronavirus. Quarantine 2020. I don’t think any of us will ever forget the pandemic that is currently sweeping our nation. And honestly, I hope we don’t forget it. In a lot of ways, the Quarantine of Early 2020 has been a blessing. A lot of families, including mine, have become way more intentional about spending quality time together. We need each other, more than ever. The new, slowed-down pace has also led to more rest, home cooking, frugality in finances and it’s been a strengthener of faith.... all things that we desperately needed and didn’t even know it. It’s also taught us that we can get by with less... less running, fewer conveniences, even less toilet paper. It’s showed us to choose faith over fear and reminded us that we were born for a time such as this. Check out the book of Esther for more on that. Today’s conversation with Pastor Dean Tomlinson is filled with a unique perspective on Covid-19. Dean explains how this is an opportune time to look up and reach out. I think his thoughts will stir your heart. Also, I created a free printable pdf called “A Powerful Prayer for Uncertain Times” that you can download for free at KatieHedrick.com/PowerfulPrayer Whatever struggle you may be walking thru right now, whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual, I think you’ll find this prayer will bring peace to your troubled heart. Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/Covid
6/29/202037 minutes, 59 seconds
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3. Healing from the Past and Growing Forward (Carla's Story)

#3. Today’s guest is the Queen of Awesome! I’m chatting with my favorite Canadian friend, Carla Airey Colinares! She’s the host of A Coffee with Carla, which means that she’s usually the one asking the questions as others share their stories on her show. But today, we’re turning the table and that’s a good thing because Carla is about to share the importance of healing from the past, knowing your worth and growing forward. From an abusive relationship to living in her friend's basement to getting back on her feet, finding a loving husband and now changing the world with her positive mindset and social media presence, Carla’s story is one of truth, courage and inspiration! Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/Carla ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected] 
6/29/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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2. How to Change your Life

#2: Hey there! This episode? It’s a good one. We are about to shatter whatever is holding you back in life, with the power of truth! We'll deep dive into three areas of your life to discover: What you are consuming Who is influencing you If you're utilizing the greatest success book ever written Because the truth is… We can do hard things and hard things are worth doing! If deep down in your heart you want to change and grow and become the person who God created you to be, you can do it. If you’re telling yourself that you can’t change because of some stupid excuse like you’re not old enough, not young enough, not smart enough, not skilled enough or you’re choosing to marinate in the fact that you failed in the past… All you’re doing in that is feeding yourself a bunch of lies and buying into them. It’s time to tell the lies to go back to hell where they came from… Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/Change ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected] 
6/29/202016 minutes, 54 seconds
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1. My Untold Story: From Broken to Beautiful

#1. Welcome to the first episode! I'm so excited about this podcast being out in the world and I'm expectant that you'll find some things here and in future episodes that are life-changing for you. The Stepping Into a Joy Filled Life podcast has been on my heart for a long time. Honestly, it's been in the making since my eyes were opened to my life's purpose of sharing Biblical wisdom with women. God lit a fire in my heart to help other women enjoy the same freedom and genuine happiness that I have found. So that's exactly what I'm here to do.  Today, I'm sharing my personal story. I like to refer to it as "the real-life story of a little girl who went from broken to beautiful, not on her own but by the transforming power of a God who is good." It's a journey from heartbreak to peace and freedom.  I'll introduce you to three things that helped changed my life: forgiveness, gratitude and honor. You can read more about those three concepts inside of my eBook, which you can download for free at KatieHedrick.com/eBook In today's episode, I'll also share the backstory of how and why KatieHedrick.com was created.  In total transparency, this may be the hardest episode I'll ever record, but potentially the most powerful.  I'm on a mission to set millions of captives free in Jesus' name. I don't expect the journey to be easy, but I know it will be worth it. No one enjoys talking about the junk in their past, but if that's what it takes for even one person to achieve breakthrough in their life, then I will gladly step into that discomfort. I'll do it again and again... Find today's show notes at KatieHedrick.com/MyStory  ————————— Hey Sweet Friend! Are you loving the wisdom on the podcast and ready to grow even deeper in your faith and personal life? Here’s your next step! —> FaithFueledBreakthrough.com  ————————— Questions about life coaching or the podcast? Send an email to [email protected]   
6/29/202021 minutes, 28 seconds
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Stepping Into a Joy-Filled Life {Official Trailer!}

Welcome to Stepping Into a Joy-Filled Life! If you're an (awesome) woman who's looking for more wisdom, joy and happiness in your life, this show is for you! Hit subscribe so you don't miss a single episode as we step into a joy-filled life together.  To learn more, check out StepIntoJoy.com To contact the show, send an email to [email protected]
6/12/20202 minutes, 17 seconds