SMM 037: How to Create Thoughts to Love Your Children Better || Lisa Funk

Create Thoughts

In this episode of the Spiritually Minded Mom Podcast I interview Lisa Funk.  You may know Lisa from her business and Instagram account, Hand Lettered Design.  Lisa’s business focuses on hand lettering as well as creativity. She also shares about mindfulness.  Lisa has learned to change her expectations and create thoughts to love herself and her children better.

Loving and Teaching

In the interview, you’ll hear Lisa talk about steering away from trying to control your child and instead, loving and teaching them.  She compares this to God and how he does not control us and instead loves and teaches us, and then gives us agency. (See the show notes below for a video of Lisa discussing loving and teaching.)

Sharing About Mental Health

Lisa also talks about her struggles with depression and anxiety.  She discusses how changing her thoughts and expectations has not only helped her overcome these things but also helped her in her journey through motherhood.

She goes into detail about her hand-lettering business which came at a time when she needed hope while going through challenges. Lisa also shares why she’s so open about her mental health struggles.

Lisa is a light.  I know you will love her positivity and faith as you listen to her motherhood story.

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Show Notes

Follow Lisa

Instagram: www.instagram.com/handlettereddesign/
Website: handlettereddesign.com

Go HERE to watch a short video of Lisa sharing about loving and teaching your children. It’s short and you will love it!

Other Episodes about Mental Health

Episode 10: Being Open about Mental Illness in Motherhood + When You Don’t Know if God is Your Partner || Ally Hayward

Episode 21: Chasing Your Dreams + Turning to God in Post-Partum Depression || Amanda Anderson

Other Episodes about Creating Thoughts

Episode 14: How to Recognize God in Simple Ways + Battle Loneliness and Negative Thoughts || Michelle Garfield

Episode 15: Balance + Overcoming Feelings of Failure + True Self-Care in Motherhood || Elise Curtis

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SMM 015: Balance + Overcoming Feelings of Failure + True Self-Care in Motherhood || Elise Curtis

Show Recap

Elise Curtis is a wife, mom to three and an entrepreneur. In addition to a photography and a Maskcara business, Elise is also the founder of SALT, an LDS retreat that offers a place for women to come together to feel the Spirit and connect.

During our conversation Elise and I have a discussion about what “balance” looks like for her as a mom who works from home. In addition to her insights on doing work outside of motherhood, Elise also shares her hopes for what her children will learn by seeing her work and achieve her goals and dreams.

We talked about some of the tools Satan uses to distract mothers. Elise has struggled with the fear of failing and has noticed this fear creeps up when she feels overwhelmed. She shares both the practical and spiritual solutions she uses to combat this.

Elise got the idea for the SALT retreat at a time when she was experiencing depression and majorly doubting her testimony. Her story of how SALT got off the ground is a beautiful reminder that God can use us as we are with all of our imperfections to be an instrument in His hands and accomplish His purposes.

One of the overall messages of this episode is Elise’s realization that you have to take care of yourself spiritually before you can help others. As a mother, when you take time to nurture and care for yourself, you can better serve and care for your family and those around you.

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Show Notes

Follow Elise:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/saltldsretreat/
Facebook: Be the Light Facebook Group
Website: www.saltldsretreat.com

I personally attended a SALT event last Spring and had an amazing experience. The next one will be on September 7, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Go HERE if you are interested in learning more about this event.

Elise mentioned an article she read about how Satan doesn’t know our thoughts but only knows what we think by our actions. Here are some resources about this topic:

The Miracle Morning book by Hal Elrod (NOT an affiliate link)

Your 10 Minute Meditation Podcast hosted by Adrian Cook (You can also search and find this on iTunes.)

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SMM 014: How to Recognize God in Simple Ways + Battle Loneliness and Negative Thoughts || Michelle Garfield

Recognize God in Simple Ways

“This challenge really was an answer to a prayer for me, which is why I jumped on it the second that I saw it. … It’s changed my life and it was so simple. That’s what I loved about this challenge was that it wasn’t like I had to be immersed spiritually for eight hours a day. It was just simple little things, recognizing what I need to do to feel the Spirit and feel God in my life more and more importantly to recognize it.” –Michelle Garfield

Show Recap

Today I am interviewing Michelle Garfield. I met Michelle through Instagram when she participated in the challenge I did, Five Ways to Become a More Spiritually Minded Mom. She shared with me the things she learned from doing the challenge and how it helped her with her relationship with God. I invited her to come on the podcast so we could dive in more.

Michelle loves being a mom and loves how motherhood has helped her to learn and grow and improve herself. She talks about how she deals with the hard days in motherhood and how God taught her about resiliency. She has learned to recognize angels in her life, both seen and unseen, as communication with God.

Loneliness has been a part of Michelle’s motherhood experience, and she has an amazing perspective on how to overcome feeling left out. “If you’re not invited to the party, then throw the party yourself.”  Michelle has great ideas about how to reach out and create a community right where you are.

Michelle is real and candid. She shares how her experience with the Five Ways to Become a More Spiritually Minded Mom challenge changed her perspective on how God communicates with her. Michelle knows her thoughts are directly connected to her relationship with God, so she is working to change her thinking.

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Show Notes

Follow Michelle:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/realblissfullife
Website: www.realblissfullife.com

Here is the quote Michelle shared: “No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child.” –Jeffrey R. Holland

Get access to the Five Ways to Become a More Spiritually Minded Mom workbook by clicking HERE. Checkout the story highlights on @spirituallymindedmom on Instagram for videos.

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SMM 011: Being Enough + How Motherhood Helps You Understand God’s Love || Lisa Andersen

 God’s Love

“I like to think of motherhood as a chance for me to understand a little more about how God feels about me.  …So when I think about the way that I love my children, and then I pull it back to think, ‘That’s how God loves me,’ and I just think, ‘Wow!’ What a privilege,’ number 1 to have a father who loves me this much and second, that He gave me the opportunity to feel this kind of love. It’s amazing and it’s something that I am grateful for every single day.” –Lisa Anderson

Show Recap

In this episode, I interview Lisa Anderson, a wife and mom to four who loves encouraging other mothers on Instagram.

We discuss what “positive parenting” looks like for her, and especially, how she has made her home an environment that encourages good choices, building relationships, and giving mutual respect. We also talk about the experiences Lisa’s family has had with moving and helping children overcome challenges.

Lisa gives great insight into her own struggles with contentment in motherhood and feeling motherhood wasn’t “enough” for her.  Lisa shares about a simple list that helped her develop herself and also feel fulfilled in different seasons of motherhood.

Since Lisa uses her Instagram account, @thrivingmotherhood, to connect with, help and encourage other moms, I was excited to dive into how moms can use social media for good and to receive help in motherhood. Lisa gives an easy way you can know if you should keep following someone on social media.  

We talk about the “mental game” and how thoughts dictate everything in motherhood. Lisa shares some great resources if you’re stuck in negative thought patterns.

My favorite part of interviewing Lisa was when she said, “I’ve been entrusted by God to help them become the humans they’re supposed to become and it’s amazing.”  Lisa has an optimistic spirit that will lift you and help you want to be a better mother. 

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Show Notes

Follow Lisa:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thrivingmotherhood

Learn more about Jody Moore

We talked quite a bit about Jody Moore and the principles she teaches. The model we mentioned is CTFAR: circumstances, thoughts, feelings, actions, results. To find out more about what Jody, listen to her podcast, Better Than Happy, follow her on Instagram at @jodymoorecoaching or visit her website.

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