Here’s How God is Prompting Me…How About You?

God has been prompting me in unexpected ways, How about you? The last 4 years have been a wild ride for me. God has been prompting me to minister to others in ways that I could have never imagined. You don’t have all day, so here’s a quick recap…along with some questions for you. 2013 […]

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When Christmas is a Mixed Bag

A couple of weeks ago I couldn’t imagine writing this blog post But here I am…so I thought I’d keep it real. The last two weeks have been mixed – to say the least. Dec 1- 4  We went to So Cal to visit my 93 year-old father who has lung cancer, and my husband’s […]

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Sustaining Hope…When It’s Hard To Keep Hoping

Sustaining Hope...When It's Hard To Keep Hoping kimfredrickson.com

I’m not big on Hope…even though I have a sign that says Hope on my porch year round. Are you thinking…Wait…what? How can she say that? I want to be encouraged here…. I’m not big on attaching hope to: ~ Outcomes I can’t control ~ People I can’t influence or change ~ Situations in the […]

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Losing Our Spiritual Footing

Hope when we losing our spiritual footing in the face of extreme difficulties. www.kimfredrickson.com

I have the honor today of sharing a post, “Losing Our Spiritual Footing”, by my author friend, Georgia Shaffer*. Georgia and I met when Georgia was gracious enough to provide an endorsement of my book, Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend. Georgia and I also shared a rough last […]

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Reclaim a Part of Yourself

Do you ever feel like you’ve lost a part of yourself? Do you sometime not recognize yourself, and wonder where you went? You are not alone. The difficulties of life, necessary adjustments, and demands on you from a variety of sources can diminish parts of you, or push them to the side. The good news […]

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Fight for Yourself

Kim Fredrickson shares how important it is to fight for what you need. She gives practical steps to help you advocate for yourself as a compassionate friend www.kimfredrickson.com

Fight for Yourself What did you think when you read, “Fight for Yourself”?     Probably a lot of different responses!   Scared – Fight is a dangerous word No Way – I can’t, don’t know how, I’m not supposed to Yeah! – That’s right, I will, what she said! Confused – Huh? What does […]

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Adjusting is Hard

  I don’t know about you, but adjusting sure is hard. I haven’t posted for four weeks because I’ve been adjusting to some recent health challenges. For those of you who might be new to this blog, you can read more about my journey here. Change Happens…and Adjusting is Hard About a month ago I […]

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When I Need Self-Compassion the Most

There are so many times when I need self-compassion the most. These are often the most difficult times. I got to thinking about this after I received a wonderful question from one of my readers:   “Why is it that during times of grief, loss or disappointment – when I need self-compassion the most, it […]

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Are You Tired?

  Are You Tired? Notice your response…how did you respond inside when you asked yourself, “Are You Tired?” My guess is that most everyone who asks this question answers, “Yes.” Today I have the pleasure of having one of my new Author friends, Shelly Benoit Hendricks share an encouraging message with you. I asked Shelly […]

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We All Need Kindness

  We All Need Kindness I had the privilege last week to share with 15 Hospital Chaplains different ways to show others that we all need kindness –not only toward others, but also toward ourselves. Specifically, I shared ways they can teach themselves as well as their patients and their families how to be compassionate […]

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