If you're a woman leader, you probably have a hard time saying "no" to new activities and are in need of some personal self-care. Soul Spa: Spiritual Therapy for Women in Leadership invites you to take care of yourself for a few minutes each day with a biblically based devotional reflection. Each of Joyce Mitchell's meditations brings you a quote, brief devotional thought, journaling prompt, and an action suggestion. In the back of the book is a list of 77 quick and easy self-care treatments for you to utilize when you're in a hurry. Included are plans for group meetings and retreats. Paperback.
Typically high-achieving, multitasking, fix-it people, women leaders rarely say no to a new challenge. If an element of their lives is overlooked or undervalued, it is likely in taking care of their own needs. The way a woman nurtures her own vitality, though, will dramatically impact her effectiveness to lead others.Soul Spa invites women for a few moments each day to a place of nourishing heart, mind, and soul. Scripturally based, these daily meditations and guided journaling pages lead women in seeking authentic spirituality with transforming application for daily life.The reader will explore areas of her life to discover where she might need special attention like what drains or diminishes her passion, how she?'s caring for her physical well-being, or how she is engaging her mind with her world. A spiritual checkup will focus attention on prayer, growth, and life in the Spirit. Finally, she ll look at how she relates to her neighbors, friends, family, community of faith, and others. Bonus material includes facilitator suggestions for group discussion, as well as plans for a women?'s retreat.For a woman who is always busy caring for others, Soul Spa is welcome therapy that will leave her refreshed and thriving.
Valued for her experience and expertise, Joyce A. Mitchell serves as the staff Leadership Development Team co–team leader for a 1 million-member nonprofit organization where she coaches more than 95 employees in their personal and professional development. Facilitating individual and team development with national-level staff, she is also responsible for the implementation of multiple training events for members held across the United States. Joyce readily admits that she has been leading teams, some successful and some not, for more than 20 years.
Content is based on this Christian leaders own experiences with sustaining self-care with other-care.
Book has four main sections addressing the Christian woman leaders self-care: heart, soul, mind, and strength; including the womans physical being, spirit, intellect, and relationships.
With intentionality and attentiveness to womens needs, writers premise is to strengthen ones inner life and align with Gods purposes, thus unleashing vitality and energy for the pursuit of Gods plan in life.
The message encourages growth and changes in womens personal lives, and for them to engage in this growth journey with companions.
Proverbial epigraphs throughout.
Daily meditations prompt pause and self-assessment.
The added benefit for women who are of a journaling mind-set is that each days reflective thought will have a journaling prompt from which she can springboard to deeper reflections on the topic for the day.
Each entry also suggests an action which the woman might take that day relating to a discrete element of her self-care.
Multipurpose use: the individual reader; or a group of women who read and meet at intervals for discussion, and even conclude with a retreat following the ten weeks of self-study and journaling.
Could be integrated into a suggested plan for missions leaders within a church.
Includes a weekly meeting and retreat plan.
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