Treasure Box Tuesday
Treasures for Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Welcome to Treasure Box Tuesday, your weekly email of resources for faith + family + spirit from Traci Smith. Every week I share 3-5 interesting links, quotes, and ideas for faith and family. This version is always free, but you can check out the PREMIUM VERSION here which offers weekly additional links, offers, and goodies (and it supports this free version!) Don’t forget to check out my Etsy Store as well for printables for faith and family and Eventbrite for upcoming events.
Family Conversations for Living and Loving — Check out these great CONVERSATION STARTERS from Christine V. Hides! So amazing and useful. (Note: premium subscribers got these for free this month! Being a premium subscriber comes with a lot of benefits. See the link at the bottom of this email if you’re considering making the switch.)
Let’s Talk About Sleep — Three years ago I had a complete psychotic break from reality after a period of devastating insomnia. I’ve been writing about it on and off for years and am just now getting to the place where I have nearly a first draft of some kind of project done. I don’t know what will come of it, but I do know that I feel called to talk about it more and more as I feel healed from the experience and understand it better. One of the things I’ve learned and studied over the past few years is how much sleep is essential to mental health and wellness. I’m now quite serious about my sleep and regard even one night of poor quality sleep to be a warning sign, an immediate need for intervention. If you aren’t sleeping well because you can’t or because you’re not taking the time to sleep better, you have my compassion and love. I know firsthand the benefits of good sleep and the absolutely dramatic and tragic consequences of not sleeping well. I sleep very well now. Here are a few links that have helped in recent years: The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington, weighted blanket, understanding sleep hygiene, and good socks. Yes, good socks. Sharing this long paragraph on sleep to get it in your brains, both for yourselves, as practitioners/pastors/leaders, and also for the parents and families you work with. Sleep is so important and we could talk about it a lot more.
Advent Cohort — My Monday Advent Together cohort is sold out, but there’s some space in the Friday one, still. Make friends and create together. You’ll get a ton of resources out of this thing, as well as coaching and guidance.
Sparkle Wall — I’ve spent an unreasonable amount of time looking through the logistics of how to create a SPARKLE WALL and I don’t even know which wall I’d make sparkle, if given the option. So cool though. Does your office or children’s ministry need a sparkle wall? Yes they do!
Practicing the Faith — oh, hooray! So much richness, here. Love to see it.
Enjoy the treasures,
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