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Our Time to Rise

Together we are rising to meet life's challenges, seasons, opportunities, and changes with strength, courage, optimism, and faith. From the heavy and hard to the light-hearted and fun, popular podcast hosts and leadership mentors Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall bring you honest and hopeful conversations for this moment in your life. We are intentional here. We are hopeful. We are courageous. We are honest. We are realistic. We are for each other. We are God fearing and Holy Spirit welcoming. We are joyful. We are generous. We are capable. We are rising together. It is our time to meet the moment. It is OUR TIME TO RISE.
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Now displaying: January, 2024
Jan 30, 2024

You know the moment. You've said "Hello", but don't know what to say next? Yeah, we know that moment too. Which is why we are doing an episode on what to say when you've forgotten someone's name and you really feel like you should know it. Or you run into somebody at the grocery store and don't want to get into the hard details of how life has actually been going.

We are all human. We don't always have the perfect response or eloquent conversation starter. This episode won't change that, but it might get you thinking about how to handle the most common moments in your own life when you feel a bit tongue-tied. We are here to think ahead together so that we can be intentional in those slightly awkward moments with people we know and those we don't.

How do we operate in the world when we want to be kind, honest, and also curious...and are just at a loss for words? This episode is meant to give some practical suggestions from our podcast hosts Krista and Alex AND is meant to get a conversation started. Comment below on what you say, when you have forgotten somebody's name.

 

A few things mentioned in this episode:

Knowing What to Say: Finding the words to fit any situation by American Girl

Harvard's blog about The FORD Method

The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon

Sharon McMahon aka @sharonsaysso on Instagram

The Gottman Institute

Some questions for reflection

-How do you want people to feel as you are having a conversation?

-Where do you tend to get stuck in small talk?

-How can you be prepared before you go into a situation so that you can avoid some conflict?

-What are some scripts you can have ready?

Jan 23, 2024

Are you someone who wants change but is afraid of the unknown? Do you ever wonder what would be on the other side of making a move that feels uncomfortable?

Joining us today is best selling author, speaker, TV personality, and coach Michelle McKinney Hammond. Splitting time between Ghana and Chicago, Michelle is no stranger to change and innovation.

She has moved from writing to speaking to singing to fashion designing to conference hosting… and more. At every stage Michelle evolves and creates, and she encourages us to do the same.

We also dive into the topic of mindset and why this is vital for the health and thriving of our lives. In this interview you will laugh, be inspired, and sharpened.

If you want to get better at embracing change, listen in!

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MICHELLE

Book: When Shift Happens

Visit her website to learn more

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

The Design Lab -Stanford

Genesis 2

Rock for the Rock – Michelle and Relevance (music)

JOIN THE 7 DAY MASTER YOUR MINDSET CHALLENGE!


 

QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU RISE

What do I really want? 

What change in my life can I embrace as a pathway to new opportunity?

What part of my mindset needs to shift so I can see the change in my life differently?

How can I invite God into the change happening in my life?  What would that look like?

 

LET’S CONNECT!

Did you like this episode? Let us know and leave a review on itunes or share it with a friend.

Or message us on Instagram – we’d love to hear from you!

Jan 16, 2024

There's no kinda stress like money stress. The good news is the new year offers an opportunity to examine our spending habits and their root causes. We didn't want this new year marker to pass without looking at how we can evaluate our tendencies and be intentional with how and where we spend.

We brought you the best for this conversation. Shawna and David Sullivan discuss the importance of addressing money issues in the new year with honesty and no judgement. They highlight the three primary mistakes people make with money: overspending, mindless spending, and oversaving. They emphasize the need to address the heart issues behind these mistakes and approach money as a reflection of values and priorities.

Shawna and David also share their personal experiences in navigating money differences in their 20-year marriage. They offer a great reminder that this conversation around money decisions is bathed in grace. Jesus is better than anything money can buy. We can encourage each other in that good news as we make daily decisions with our money.

Connect with David and Shawna

Through Shawna's website or Instagram

A few things mentioned

mint.com

ynab.com (You Need A Budget)

The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn

Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper

Shawna's download 7 Do's and Don'ts for Your Time and Money in the New Year

Some questions for reflection (from Shawna's download)

When thinking of spending, ask yourself:

  • Does this line up with my values?
  • Is this necessary?
  • What is one investment goal I have for this year?

Head over to Shawna's website to find more thoughtful questions to get your spending lined up with your priorities.

Jan 9, 2024

Do you feel frustrated and a bit confused about how to best care for your body in midlife? You are in good company.

In this episode health coach Megan Dahlman encourages us to focus on four essential pillars of health. Most of us are good at one or two, but rarely all four.

Megan educates us on what we need to know about bone density, muscle mass, healing, and balance, and why these are especially important in our season of life.

Our health is vital to our wellbeing. If you are a woman in midlife, or approaching midlife, you want to hear what’s in this episode!

Find Megan Dahlman on her website or Instagram

WHAT YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones

Balance ideas you can do while brushing your teeth

Fast Like a Girl by Dr. Mindy Pelz

Jumpstart 30

QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU RISE

  1. Which pillar of health needs your attention this year? Fitness, nutrition, stress management, or sleep?
  2. What is one habit you can stack on another to increase your health? (ie. mobility exercises while brushing teeth)
  3. Knowing muscle mass and bone density are critical to aging well, what is one pivot you can make to incorporate more strength exercises?
  4. Do you tend to be more like the tortoise or the hare? In what area would it be beneficial for you to become Team Tortoise?

FOUR PILLARS OF HEALTH IN MIDLIFE

FITNESS

NUTRITION

STRESS MANAGEMENT

SLEEP

LET’S CONNECT!

Did you like this episode? Let us know and leave a review on itunes or share it with a friend.

Or message us on Instagram – we’d love to hear from you!

Jan 2, 2024

Have you ever felt frustrated by New Year’s resolutions? Do you tend to set the same goals over and over with little progress?

Today on the podcast hosts Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall talk about effective goal setting and what elements need to be addressed in order to make lasting change. They also address common mistakes people make when the calendar turns.

Krista, a life and leadership coach, coaches Alex through one of her goals for 2024 in real time. Alex is real, vulnerable, and open as she shares about her goal and what gets in the way of her success in this area. Push play to find out what it is and to witness the effective goal setting process.

If you want to make changes that last this year, listen in!

QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU RISE

  • What is the one goal you want to focus on for the next 90 days?
  • What is your deeper why behind that goal?
  • What are your limiting beliefs that come up against this goal?
  • What is a powerful thought you can repeat when the limiting beliefs arise?
  • What is your roadmap to achieve your goal? It is helpful to create systems that set you up for success.
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