Self-improvement in 2020

In the most difficult of situations, if you allow yourself – you grow, you adapt, you improve.


This year, we were all pushed to new limits. A year of so many hardships and trials that challenged us to shift. We were nudged to reflect and decide what is most important.


In 2020, I stretched to new limits – as a mom, as a Therapist, as a Police Wife, and as a human.


If there are 4 skills that I sharpened in 2020, they would be flexibilty, simplify, clarity and creatitivity.
✨ I learned to be flexible, to adapt and stop living in my rigid plans.
✨ I learned to simplify, to really know what is important and enjoy the smallest joys.
✨ I learned clarity, to know what I believe.
✨ I learned to be creative, to make things that were not there before out of whatever we had.


Each of these skills were essential skills this past year and then improved my character! And truly, December 31st of 2019, they were not on my list of To-Do’s!! πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ


It’s hard to walk out of 2020 with anything positive to say, but that’s what I want to close this year with – all that I have learned about myself and how encouraged I am for the year ahead with my new skills! πŸ™Œ


Happy New Year, Moms!! πŸ₯³ All love, Kathryn πŸ’—


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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„βœ¨ Happy Friday Moms!!


My hope for you this Christmas Season is to be able to experience true Joy & Peace. After such a difficult year, it is a strain to have the energy and attitude to put on a happy face and notice any of the positives.


It is going to take each small moment of Gratitude, Breathing, Positive Self-talk and so many more self-care tips I share in my new ebook and each week of December on my YouTube Channel. I want you to have a joyful heart and a peaceful mind!


I want you to feel refreshed, patient and enjoy the time with my family at Christmas! Take a look at my new YouTube video for tips on how to shift your attitude and bring in that Joy & Peace!! πŸ‘


If you have not already gotten your FREE copy of my ebook, just visit my website at www.KathrynGardner.com or click on the link in my Instagram bio.


ebook πŸŽ„ Christmas Joy & Peace for Moms: BE in the Christmas Spirit in 2020


Enjoy a moment for yourself and watch my YouTube video for Moms, Christmas Joy & Peace for Moms – give yourself a little LOVE today! πŸ’— Subscribe for my weekly videos for Moms and Pregnant Moms! The link is in my Instagram bio.


Today, take care of yourself!! πŸ₯° You’ve got this Momma!!

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Christmas Joy & Peace for Moms

Do you need to feel recharged? My new ebook, Christmas Joy & Peace for Moms: BE in the Christmas Spirit in 2020, has over 15 easy self-care tips for you!


Have you already read the ebook? I hope this quick read has brought you some inspiration at Christmas and helped you to renew yourself ~ body, mind and soul.


Chapter 1 Distress in 2020
Chatper 2 Mary’s Nativity Journey
Chatper 3 Moms Spark Christmas
Chapter 4 3 Areas of Recharge
Chapter 5 Finding Time to BE
Chapter 6 Christmas Joy & Peace
Chapter 7 Plan for 2021


Only 28 pages long, I hope the ebook encourages you to take a moment for yourself all throughout the day to recharge your battery and connect to God’s love at Christmas!


I pray God brings you comfort and peace where you need it most. Let me know below if you have had any Tranquility Moments today!


Please enjoy a FREE copy of my new ebook, Christmas Joy & Peace for Moms: BE in the Christmas Spirit in 2020, on my website www.KathrynGardner.com or click on the link in my Instagram bio.


Each Friday of December, I have posted a new YouTube video with more details on the tips for your self-care in the ebook. Shift your attitude and spark your Christmas Joy & Peace. Check it out! Subscribe to my Channel for new videos for moms and pregnant moms every Friday!


Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! πŸŽ„βœ¨β€οΈ


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Joy about Baby Jesus

In 2020, your joy may feel watered down. There may not be peace in your heart. You may feel troubled and struggling to cope with all of the stress.


I know I have felt tired, having more aches and pains, distracted and discouraged this week. I am sad and hope Christmas will have a spark this year!


I cannot rely on myself or my own mood to bring a spark to our family this Christmas. I must rely on the Good News of the birth of baby Jesus to renew me!


It is a mother’s journey long ago on a donkey to a stable in Bethlehem that connects me to Mary and her incredible strength, body, mind and soul. She knew hardship. She trusted fully and completely in God to get her through.


Mary is such an inspiration to us as moms, from pregnancy through motherhood.


In Chapter 2 of my new ebook, I explore how we can gain our courage and encouragement from Mary’s Nativity Journey. She was reassured of God’s plan and this carried her through the hardest times.


My hope today is to be inspired by Mother Mary and the renewal of all people in Jesus’ birth. I pray she brings you comfort and peace where you need it most. Let me know below if you have had any Tranquility Moments today!


If you have not grabbed a copy of my FREE new ebook, Christmas Joy & Peace for Moms: BE in the Christmas Spirit in 2020, you can get your copy on my website www.KathrynGardner.com or click on the link in my Instagram bio.


I also posted a new YouTube video on Friday, Positive Self-Talk exercises, to shift your attitude and spark your Christmas Joy & Peace. Check it out! Subscribe to my Channel for new videos for moms and pregnant moms every Friday!
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Positive Self-talk

Happy Friday Moms!! πŸ₯³ Another week through and we made it! How are you doing?
I have been up and down, some days, I feel like I’ve got, other days – I don’t got it!! πŸ˜‚


As we move through the month of December, I have been posting new YouTube videos with more details of HOW to do the self-care tools in my new ebook. This week’s YouTube video is Positive Self-Talk exercises.


We all get into a loop of beating ourselves up and being critical of what we do and what we DON’T do! That inner voice is harsh and leaves us drained and exhausted. That leads to MORE Mommy Burnout!! πŸ˜•


I want to feel refreshed, patient and enjoy the time with my family at Christmas! Take a look at my new YouTube video for tips on how to shift your attitude and bring in that Joy & Peace!! πŸ‘


If you have not already gotten your FREE copy of my ebook, just visit my website at www.KathrynGardner.com or click on the link in my Instagram bio.


ebook πŸŽ„ Christmas Joy & Peace for Moms: BE in the Christmas Spirit in 2020


Enjoy a moment for yourself and watch my YouTube video for Moms, Positive Self Talk exercises – give yourself a little LOVE today! πŸ’— Subscribe for my weekly videos for Moms and Pregnant Moms! The link is in my Instagram bio.


Today, take care of yourself!! πŸ₯° You’ve got this Momma!!

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Christmas Music

As we seek a Tranquility Moment for ourselves, sometimes the best way to shift the mood is to play some of your favorite Christmas music!!


Here are some of my favorites:
✨ Lauren Daigle – O Holy night (I just love all of her songs!!) @lauren_daigle
✨ Coffey Anderson – Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy to the World (he is amazing!) @coffeyanderson
✨ Michael Buble – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas (his whole album is great!) @michaelbuble
✨ Nat King Cole Trio – The Christmas Song (a true classic!)


What is your favorite Christmas song to listen to?


Music has a wonderful way of brightening our mood and warming our hearts! Let your sense of hearing help you today to BE in the Christmas Spirit! πŸŽ„


I have an entire list of ways you can find Tranquility this Christmas season in Chapter 4 of my new ebook! And, each chapter has a wonderful Christmas hymn at the Intro! Thanks Mom, for finding such amazing music and lyrics to share!!


If you have not grabbed a copy of my FREE new ebook, Christmas Joy & Peace for Moms: BE in the Christmas Spirit in 2020, you can get your copy on my website www.KathrynGardner.com or click on the link in my Instagram bio.


I also posted a new YouTube video on Friday, we write down our Gratitude Exercises to shift our attitude and spark our Christmas Joy & Peace. Check it out! Subscribe to my Channel for new videos for moms and pregnant moms every Friday!


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Mary’s Nativity Journey

I can only imagine how Jesus’ mother, Mary, was feeling on that donkey ride to Bethlehem! I know that I wasn’t very comfortable in my last trimester of pregnancy and neither was she!


Mary is such an inspiration to us as moms, from pregnancy through motherhood.


In Chapter 2 of my new ebook, I explore how we can gain our courage and encouragement from Mary’s Nativity Journey. She was reassured of God’s plan and this carried her through the hardest times.


My hope today is to be inspired by Mother Mary. I pray she brings you comfort and peace where you need it most. Let me know below if you have had any Tranquility Moments today!


If you have not grabbed a copy of my FREE new ebook, Christmas Joy & Peace for Moms: BE in the Christmas Spirit in 2020, you can get your copy on my website www.KathrynGardner.com or click on the link in my Instagram bio.


I also posted a new YouTube video on Friday, we write down our Gratitude Exercises to shift our attitude and spark our Christmas Joy & Peace. Check it out! Subscribe to my Channel for new videos for moms and pregnant moms every Friday!


#christmas #christmas2020 #ChristmasJoyPeaceformoms #mom #momlife #refreshedmom #tranquility #motherhood #motherhoodrising #parents #baby #pregnant #pregnantduringapandemicinapandemic #calm #christian #catholic #spirituality #marychristmas #youtube #selfcare #strength

Giving to Others

Light a Candle

I love the calming scent of lavendar or the freshness of lemon candles! At Christmas, candles like Gingerbread man or Snowflake are great to fill and warm the house! 😊

To find your Tranquility Moment today, light one of your favorite candles and breathe in the beautiful scent! πŸŽ†

Our sense of smell is great to bring back positive memories and put us in the Christmas Spirit πŸŽ„

Please grab a Free copy of my ebook on my website, KathrynGardner.com ~ the link is in my Instagram bio!

ebook πŸŽ„ Christmas Joy and Peace for Moms: BE in the Christmas Spirit in 2020

Check out my YouTube Channel πŸ’—Kathryn Gardner πŸ’— to watch this week’s video on Gratitude Exercises. We do the journaling exercises together!! πŸ€— Link to my YouTube Channel is in my Instagram bio!

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Christmas Gratitude Exercises

Happy Friday Moms!! 🌺

In today’s YouTube video, I am sharing tips to writing your daily Gratitude Exercises! πŸ™Œ

Focusing your thoughts on what to be grateful for is so important in improving your attitude! πŸ˜ƒ It’s difficult right now with so much stress, anxiety and grief. I want to share easy tips with you, moms, to take a moment to recharge YOU! πŸ’—

The YouTube videos expand on many of the tips in my new 28 page ebook. πŸ“–

Please grab a Free copy of my ebook on my website, KathrynGardner.com ~ the link is in my Instagram bio!

ebook πŸŽ„ Christmas Joy and Peace for Moms: BE in the Christmas Spirit in 2020

Check out my YouTube Channel πŸ’—Kathryn Gardner πŸ’— to watch this week’s video on Gratitude Exercises. We do the journaling exercises together!! πŸ€— Link to my YouTube Channel is in my Instagram bio!

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