• 074: Add Rest to Your Holiday To Do List

    This is episode 074, and today we’re talking about rest during the busy holiday season. Three big holidays are coming, jammed into an already busy work-ministry-family schedule. The dots on my Google calendar are multiplying like a mogwai when he gets wet (pre-gremlin stage). But this year I want to remember one big lesson from last year about the most important thing that usually gets left off the to do list—rest!  Quick Links 024: Letting Yourself Feel All the Feels Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortland (affiliate link) 055: Celebrating the Sabbath as Abiding Caregivers You May Also Like 044: Creating a Bucket List for the Rest of 2020 040: Changes We’ve Made to…

  • 073: Creating Holiday Traditions That Work for Your Unique Family

    October kicks off three months of big holidays—Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. But for caregiving families, these holidays can also kick off a season of unmet expectations and unfulfilled goals. In today’s episode, Sandra and Lauren talk through how they have learned to create holiday traditions that work for their unique families. Their advice will help you celebrate the holidays with more grace for yourself, your kids, and your extended family.  Quick Links: Abiding Caregivers Facebook Group You May Also Like: 067: Supporting Special Needs Siblings 061: Read, Watch, Listen Recommendations from Winter 2021 049: Navigating Complicated Family Relationships with Diane Dokko Kim 034: Social Media Self Care Quotes from this Episode: Figure out what it…

  • 072: 3 Ways to Care for Your Soul This Fall

    This is episode 72 and in today’s episode, Lauren shares 3 ways we can care for our souls! With the new routines and various commitments the fall season ushers in, it is easy to forget to care for our souls which leads to feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. However, there are some simple ways we can prioritize our spiritual health that will help us flourish!  Quick Links: Dr Alicia Britt Chloe Study about Memory and Serotonin Production Gabrielle Roth Abiding Caregiver Facebook group You May Also Like: 071: Adjusting To Our New Fall Routines 063: The Why Behind Hobbies: (why I have a garden, buy BBQ sauce in bulk, and have learned lots of…

  • 071: Adjusting to Our New Fall Routines

    This is episode 71, and in today’s episode Sandra and Lauren talk about the struggles they are having adjusting to a new and very full fall routine! Lauren is juggling therapy appointments, Sandra is juggling work and ministry commitments, and it all feels like too much some days! They share practical ideas that help, but their big focus is on how God sustains us through changing seasons as we abide in Him.  Quick Links: Ideal Week PDF Today’s 3 Do List PDF Weekly Planner PDF Weekly Meal Plan PDF Habit Tracker PDF The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst (affiliate link) Abiding Caregiver Facebook group You May Also Like: 055: Celebrating the…

  • 070: Fall Self Care Habits

    This is episode 70, and today Sandra is sharing five fall self care habits! Something about the transition from summer to fall makes her feel all cozy and relaxed, so it’s the perfect time to focus on some self care habits that will carry you through fall and into winter. She’ll start with one of the simplest habits she started over the summer that makes a huge difference and even share some skin care recommendations. Quick Links: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Night Moisturizer Cream (affiliate link) Abiding Caregivers Facebook group Kindle (affiliate link) Olive & June Pedicure Set You Might Also Like 038: Managing Your Mental Health with Gillian…

  • 069: Meet Our New Co-Host, Lauren D. Crow!

    After a break for the summer, host Sandra Peoples is back and has big changes to share! Quick Links: www.laurendcrow.com www.instagram.com/thecaregivingmom www.instagram.com/laurendcrow www.facebook.com/thecaregivingmom Abiding Caregiver Facebook group You Might Also Like: 068: Our Summer Plans and Priorities 057: Picking a Bible Study/Bible Reading Plan 046: An Invitation to Those Who Have Stopped Praying In This Episode Sandra interviews new co-host, Lauren D. Crow! They talk about Lauren’s family, her battle with covid, why now was the perfect time for Sandra to ask her to be the cohost, and the changes they plan for future episodes. Listen in your favorite podcast app or in the player below!

  • About the Podcast

    As caregivers, self care isn’t optional. We have to take care of ourselves so we can care for those who depend on us! My view of self care isn’t about self-sufficiency, self-fulfillment, or self-righteousness—it’s about dependence on God. You weren’t created to live a life of exhaustion, excuses, or extreme mood swings. You were created to abide in Christ. Self Care and Soul Care for the Caregiver is purposeful and practical. It doesn’t add more to your to-do list—it transforms your to-do list for better fulfillment and efficiency. I hope you’ll listen, and that it will be a blessing to you!

  • Episode 68: Our Summer Plans & Priorities

    This is episode 68, and today I’m talking about our summer plans! I’ll share what each one of us has planned and how we’re making decisions on what our priorities need to be. With the world opening up, we have to be careful not to overextend ourselves in a rush to do all the things again! But we also want to enjoy summer as much as possible. Hopefully we can do both! Quick Links: episode 38 on managing your mental health with guest Gillian Marchenko The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst (affiliate link) By the Brook Retreat by Rising Above Ministries You Might Also Like: 055: Celebrating the Sabbath as Abiding Caregivers…