Perfectionism: The Enemy of the Joyful Soul

Hi. My name is Julie, and I’m a perfectionist. [Hi, Julie.] Perfectionism is a condition I may never overcome, but I am in recovery. I slip on occasion, but I’m getting better, one day at a time. My triggers are the same as any other addict: stress, the need to belong, feelings of inadequacy, old … Continue reading Perfectionism: The Enemy of the Joyful Soul

Maintaining Your Joy in the Holiday Chaos

In the spirit of keepin’ it real, I’ve struggled this week. I’m working overtime at my day job and part-time on Overflowing Woman. Winter sports and endless holiday obligations are happening, and we just threw my baby girl’s birthday party. Somehow, I still have to connect with God, husband, friends, and survive the holiday craziness, … Continue reading Maintaining Your Joy in the Holiday Chaos

Exciting News!

Good morning! Last week, I attended the Business Boutique conference in Nashville and it. Was. Ah-MAZING! While there, I had the “a-ha!” moment. I designed this website to help overwhelmed women find peace in the chaos of life, but my posts are overwhelmingly long. To serve you better, I initiated a blog metamorphosis. I will … Continue reading Exciting News!

Perspective in the Dark Times

Like you, I’ve endured a lot of “circumstances” in my life. We all have a story – every single one of us, but we must never give up our hope. These situations are often the catalyst for massive transformation. #overflowingwoman #youareadiamond

Hope in the Wait

God recently gave me a vision of me where he needs me to go and what he needs me to do in a significant area of my life, but immediately afterward, he hit the pause button and said, “Wait. Don’t move forward until I tell you to.” Anyone who knows me knows when you give … Continue reading Hope in the Wait

Life Lessons from Sea Glass: Part 2

Luke 1:37 ESV – “For nothing will be impossible with God.” God often communicates with us in seemingly random and unexpected ways, like the other day when I was scouring a beach for sea glass. Sometimes, he also asks us to do things that seem random, unexpected, and counter-intuitive. In my first sea glass post, … Continue reading Life Lessons from Sea Glass: Part 2

Five Verse Friday: “No” is Your Friend

"No" is a beautiful, life-changing word, but it's also terrifying for women to use because we want to to everyone and tend to over-commit be everything ! Today's Five Verse Friday post is a loving reminder that your time is precious and finite, and it gives you permission to carefully choose how you spend it.

The World Needs Your Talents

“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” – Matthew 25:21 ESV Most of are familiar with the Parable of the Talents, but we’re going to explore it from a new angle … Continue reading The World Needs Your Talents