Arise Blog

Articles by Pam Kanaly

  • 12 Tips for Refreshing Your Mental Health

    Moms can take daily steps to diminish mental anxiety. We can’t fix a lot of problems, but we can make intentional choices to enhance our emotional wellness. Let's examine our own mental weaknesses and do something about them?! Would any of these twelve suggestions appear on your “Steps to a Healthier Me” list?

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  • What Needs To Be Left Behind?

    Much of our ability to thrive depends on the debris we let go of when life does not go the way we had planned. Maybe we ought to ask ourselves what "trash" we have that needs to be left behind.

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  • ’Twas Almost Christmas

    A Christmas Poem For Single Moms

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  • Christmas Road to Bethlehem

    So often when we consider the Christmas story, we envision Mary and Joseph giving birth to baby Jesus in a stable. However, I would imagine most of us overlook another part of the narrative. The road to Bethlehem was grueling. The journey was hazardous and strenuous. But it was worth it. What does your journey look like today?

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  • Letting Go

    I’m constantly reminded of the stark reality that though I can’t control a lot of things, I CAN control how I react to them. In almost every case, it requires me to redirect my thinking. What thoughts are gripping you?

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  • Things Aren't Always As They Seem

    When’s the last time you looked on Facebook or Instagram and felt saddened because it appeared that everyone had “the perfect family” but you? Or name a time when you lost sight that God was orchestrating a higher plan. Maybe if we shift our focus we could see that things aren't always as they seem.

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  • The Worry Cycle

    You’re likely going to read this blog because you’re wrestling with something that keeps you all stirred up. It's worry. Can good come from that? How do we interrupt the worry cycle and slow it down?

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  • Enjoy The Little Things

    How would your life look different if you took a minute each morning to just hit the pause button and “smell the roses?”

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  • Uncertainty

    Have you ever considered the fruitless results of dwelling on the UNCERTAINTIES in life? Why not think on God’s truths and what we know to be CERTAIN? Here's a little test to help you see where your focus lies.

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  • Overcoming Fear When It Feels Impossible

    A person fears when he faces people or circumstances that have the ability to control them, or even in the most severe case like Margy, murder us for goodness sake! Maybe as a single mom you haven’t been kidnapped by a serial killer, but you’ve faced financial fear or the ‘well-being of my child’ fear or the ‘what am I going to do’ fear.

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