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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: May, 2023
May 30, 2023

We are stepping off of Memorial Day and into SUMMER!

Who's ready?! 

If you're waving your hand in the air, then this episode is for you.

If you're slowly lifting your hand because you're not sure if you're ready, then this episode is for you.

If you are shaking your head, wondering how you are so unprepared, then this episode is for you.

Shawna Sullivan is back to continue the conversation about being intentional with our time in the summer months with kids at home. We pick up right where we ended in the Part 1 episode, so go listen to that first if you haven't already.

In this episode we talk about:

-Life lesson benefits of side-by-side time

-How to create alone time for everyone in your home

-Shawna's summer rhythm of rotating through the different types of time

-Inviting friends, for both moms and kids, along on your activities

-The concept of easy plus one to add the "special" to any part of your day

-Offering kids loose structure as a jumping off point for their creativity

-Using summer as a time to recalibrate to our family's values

If summer feels overwhelming, this episode will give you the confidence to know that it's your time to rise. You can meet the new challenges that summer months bring, and not only  meet them, but see them as opportunities for new ways to connect and grow. We are so glad you are joining us in this conversation about smart strategies for summer.

May 23, 2023

Summer's coming.

And it's coming fast.

Moms need some smart strategies to get us through. Why? Because summer has different rhythms, expectations, and needs. And every summer our kids are different ages than they were in summers past. The old ways may no longer work. It's our time to rise.

In this two-episode conversation, we invite Shawna Sullivan to share her strategies for getting things done while also enjoying her kids. We cover:

-Family principles to fall back on when planning

-How summer offers a reset for time together

-Planning with the end goal in mind

-Doing a family inventory of what an "enjoyable summer" looks like

-On days and off days during summer months

-Face-to-face vs. side-by-side vs. alone time for moms and kids

We are having this conversation NOW, before summer has completely snuck up on us. And the great news is there will be more next week with Part Two!

Get Shawna's free download

As mentioned on the show, Shawna has created a resource for Our Time to Rise podcast listeners. Grab her Ten Simple Strategies to help you enjoy summer rather than dread it or regret it. You can download the here.

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Questions to help you rise up

For journaling or reflecting with friends, here are some questions to help you rise up to meet what summer presents.

  1. What do I have time for that I haven’t had time for in the last season?

2. What could I focus on with my kids this summer?

3. At the end of the summer when someone asks me how my summer was, how would I like to answer?

4. What are the principles that

May 16, 2023

In part two of Rising to Reinvention, Alex and Krista dive right into what keeps us stuck, naming the role of fear in shackling progress. They also give practical tips and tricks to utilize when approaching new or challenging circumstances or situations.

As they explore the process of reinvention, they reveal when transformation happens, how long it takes, and what it requires.

And who needs to stop overthinking and overanalyzing decisions?  Yeah, they tackle that too.  

If you missed part one, be sure to go back and listen. We can all benefit from some reinvention!  

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

The 12 Week Year

Podcast episode with Crystal Woodman Miller Columbine Survivor

The Gap and The Gain

Dr. Amy Cuddy Power Pose Ted Talk

Spokane Pivot (Moth storyslam)

“The good work of change happens while we are in motion. It’s a process that we go through. Reinvention is a series of small steps that reinvigorates our internal life.” — Krista Gilbert

QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU RISE UP – ANSWER THESE IN A JOURNAL OR WITH A FRIEND.

  1. In what area is fear making your decision for you?
  2. Where are you in “the gap?” How can you shift your thinking to be in “the gain?”
  3. What area could you focus on for twelve weeks and who could help you get “in motion?”

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May 9, 2023

We are kicking off the rebranded podcast, Our Time to Rise, talking about REINVENTION.

With change come opportunity.

We get to evaluate where we are, where we want to be, and figure out how to move forward with hope, optimism, courage, and faith.

This is part one of a two part mini-series on how we reinvent ourselves, what stops us from doing so, and how we overcome obstacles and rise to the moment we are given.

You are going to love this topic – dive in with us and let’s rise together!

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

Ken Wytsma podcast interview on Create vs. Copy

Isaiah 43:19: "See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."  

From Psychology Today: On Women and Anger

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

Dr. Sasha Shillcut interview on boundaries

“We undertake all things as if we were establishing immortality for ourselves on earth. If we see a dead body, we may philosophize briefly about the fleeting nature of life, but the moment we turn away from the sight the thought of our own perpetuity remains fixed in our minds. Death is an abstraction to us, something technically true but unimaginable as a personal reality.”

16th-century Protestant theologian, John Calvin

Questions to Help Us RISE UP

(answer these in a journal or with a friend)

  1. Do an evaluation: where are you? your age, your situation, your stage, your marital status, your job, your kids, your general well being? How do you feel about where you are? Is this where you want to be?
  2. In what area do you want to move off autopilot and do something differently? What is that area? How can you get uncomfortable and get in a new space?
  3. Where are you overwhelmed by your reinvention and how can you pick one thing to focus on for 90 days.

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May 9, 2023

Our Time to Rise is a podcast talking about rising to meet life challenges, seasons, opportunities, and changes with strength, courage, optimism, and faith.  

Join popular podcast hosts, Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall, as they explore stories, topics, practical ideas, and challenges, and unpack what it looks like to rise to the moment.  

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May 2, 2023

Today is the day! We are announcing the new name of our podcast!

The Open Door Sisterhood is not going anywhere – our retreats will still be called The Open Door Sisterhood Retreats – but the podcast is going to have it’s own name.

On today’s episode we discuss the five reasons we decided to change the name, the names that didn’t make the cut, and we announce the name that was decided upon in two minutes.

We can’t wait to share this with you! Look at us embracing growth and change – let’s do this TOGETHER!

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