It Hurts So Good : The Art Of Embracing Growth Pain

It hurts so good! 

Have you ever heard the expression? 

In my last blog we saw that reaction or behaviour is less dependent on the events that occur but more about our perspective of the event or our mindset. Our reaction to a situation often depends on the level of pain it is being stirred by. But is pain always bad? 




Pain can be described as an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. I remember hearing my son moaning in the middle of the night due to the pain he was experiencing in his legs, an uncomfortable soreness located in his calves and thighs.  It was growing pains. His eight year old muscles were stretching to accommodate his lengthening bones. As much as I wanted to stop my son’s suffering, I understood that his pain was a sign of growth. 

 

Here’s another example. When I exercise after a long “gym sabbatical,” I wake up the next morning with a definite soreness in muscles I...

Continue Reading...

Upgrade Your Mindset, Change Your Life

It has come to my attention that I have not posted on my blog for a little while. In the past months, my family moved from Vancouver, British Columbia to Sherbrooke, Quebec, where I serve as lead pastor of a church with my husband Pascal. We have been wanting to do ministry together for a while and we are delighted for this opportunity. Such transition also comes with its load of challenges; from helping our three teenagers adjust to a new school and make new friends in a different environment and culture. The main thing that made the most impact on my capacity to adjust and embrace this new life has been my mindset — that’s a trendy word I know. In the next few weeks, I will share with you several mindsets that can help you not only endure but thrive in the midst of changes in your life. 

 

First, what’s a mindset?

 

A mindset is a set of attitudes held by someone.  Your mindset reflects your way of thinking, influences the way you process and...

Continue Reading...
Close