The "10-Day Mental Wellness Challenge"

March 10, 2019
The "10-Day Mental Wellness Challenge": Day 10

A Walk in the Art What is it about art that makes me stand in awe Artistry, like a fine aged wine waiting to be poured into an exquisite crystal glass then slowly sipped and savored Hours spent hunched, and squinting has produced this I see through another's eyes the wonder of a creation effused […]

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March 9, 2019
The "10-Day Mental Wellness Challenge": Day 9

When was the last time you were truly alone? Many people erroneously confuse solitude with loneliness. However, it's possible to be happily solo in a "state of being alone or remote from society" (Webster). Cal Newport, in his revealing and challenging best-seller "Digital Minimalism" asserts that we've become addicted to our phones to the point […]

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March 8, 2019
The "10-Day Mental Wellness Challenge": Day 8

Why is it that our minds often feel like a war-zone? In January I started having a weekly coaching coffee with one of my sons. As he faces the challenges of becoming an entrepreneur with a growing tailoring business, he’s waging a daily battle with his own Limiting Beliefs. I have them too - you […]

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March 7, 2019
The "10-Day Mental Wellness Challenge": Day 7

n late 2018 I (Dave) saw my personal productivity take a significant uptick when I began using Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner. Using their system I was able to accomplish more in less time due to better focus, purposeful intention and tracking. So I decided to attend his January 2019 Best Year Ever Conference in […]

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March 6, 2019
The "10-Day Mental Wellness Challenge": Day 6

Sarah and I are listening to Cal Newport’s newest book, Digital Minimalism. Cal’s previous book, “Deep Work” has had a profound effect on my work habits and why we are doing this study break. In his wildly popular Ted Talk, Cal outlines his reasoning for why he believes our lives (and our world) would be […]

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March 5, 2019
The "10-Day Mental Wellness Challenge: Day 5

De-clutter your room or desk. Here's an excellent article by Joshua Becker on this topic and a pic of my office space after the de-clutter. Feel free to post a pic of your de-cluttered space. Learn more about how you can declutter your workspace.  

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March 4, 2019
The "10-Day Mental Wellness Challenge": Day 4

Call someone you love. As I thought about today’s challenge, the subject of loneliness came to mind. So I did a quick Google search and learned that loneliness has grown to epidemic proportions and is endangering the lives of millions globally. So much so that in 2018 the UK appointed a minister for loneliness. May […]

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March 3, 2019
The "10-Day Mental Wellness Challenge" - Day 3

Take a walk outdoors. “Muir wrote of time not in the wilderness: “I am degenerating into a machine for making money.” ― Florence Williams, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

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March 2, 2019
The "10-Day Mental Wellness Challenge": Day 2

Ten years ago Sarah and I each started a Gratitude Journal. Every evening we record 3 things we're grateful for. This simple habit kept our gaze fixed on the good and on God even in the midst of some of the hardest, most painful years of our lives and marriage. The scriptures advocate a similar practice. Paul […]

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March 1, 2019
The "10-Day Mental Wellness Challenge": Day 1

If you've been following Grace Adventure for a while, you know we are passionate about soul-care and your growth. However, sometimes it's hard to translate that growth into practical application. We get stumped or become non-creative in our approach to daily life. Albert Einstein said, "Insanity is continuing to engage in the same behavior and […]

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