My therapist can attest to how much I like to focus on goals. We’ve discussed goals for my anxiety, exercise, and more. But she noticed something I needed to work on “drastically” in 2022 — something that was brand new to me, just in time for the new year. After getting everything off my chest in our last session, she asked one question that left my mind blank: “Makaela, when was the last time you put your happiness before others’?”
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Unlocking a growth mindset is a lot like unlocking a superpower you never knew you had. Suddenly, your weakness becomes your strength, a problem which could have stumped you before just makes you smarter, & your potential expands like the horizon. Here’s what Jacqueline learned.
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#GrottoMusic | A Playlist to Inspire Your New Beginning
Setting out in a new direction takes boldness, commitment, and courage. Old patterns and habits die hard — it’s not easy to break out of those ruts. Here’s a playlist to help you as you make a new beginning in 2022.
“Just. // What a horrible, candle-snuffing word. // That’s like saying, He can’t climb that mountain // He’s just a man…”
Keeping Dreamers Dreaming
Juan Constantino was born in Mexico — his family came to America when he was 5 years old. As a DACA Dreamer, he wanted to serve the immigrant community and took a job at La Casa de Amistad in Indiana. “Even when there’s a fix, will be other folks who don’t have the opportunities that I had,” he shares. “I’ll make sure to advocate and fight for them to also have equal access, to just be able to live in this country.”
Is Your Friend in Recovery? Here’s What They Need From You
Battling an addiction of any kind takes dedication, hard work, and acts of heroism on a daily basis. If you have a friend or family member who is in recovery, licensed therapist Julia Hogan shares 5 important strategies as you walk with someone toward freedom.
5 Habits for Newlyweds to Build a Strong Marriage
The first year of marriage is heaven — but it’s also really stressful! Today on Grotto, Dan and Bethany Meola share the wisdom they’ve gained in 10 years of marriage that they wish they’d known as newlyweds. Here are 5 habits they found essential to a strong marriage.
Gym Anxiety is Real — Don’t Let it Interrupt Your Fitness Goals
Have you ever felt like you don’t know what you’re doing at a gym? If you are feeling uncertain about how to use equipment or are afraid you are being judged by regulars, it can be really tempting to just give up and go home. Don’t let gym anxiety interrupt your fitness journey.
Helping His Hometown Get Healthy And Swole
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3 Keys to Keep Running in Winter
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Get Started Cross-Country Skiing with these Pro-Tips
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3 Lessons from the Healthiest and Happiest People on the Planet
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Hanna explains why How Not to Die is essential reading for anyone wanting to live a long and healthy life. Read her whole review in the link in our bio.