Tammy Helfrich

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A Favor to Ask

When I started this blog almost three years ago, I had absolutely no idea where it would lead.

I had no idea that I would interact with so many amazing people from all over the country. I had no idea that I would form friendships with people. I had no idea that I would be able to encourage others through my words. I had no idea that it would lead to starting a podcast.

It’s fun to look back and see how this journey has been full of twists and turns, and also lots of joy.

Today, I want to say:

(Creative Commons: Nate Gregg)

(Creative Commons: Nate Gregg)

Thank you for following my journey.

Thank you for interacting with me and providing feedback.

Thank you for encouraging me to keep sharing my work.

Thank you for inspiring me to continue to tell LifeChanger stories.

Thank you for listening to Right Where You Are.

I’m rapidly approaching my 50th episode of the podcast. I’ve loved sharing stories of people living differently and making a difference in the world. I have received great feedback from many of you, and I am incredibly thankful for your words.

Today, I’d love to ask a favor. If you’ve listened to the show, would you take 2 minutes and jump over to iTunes and leave a review? While I don’t get hung up on numbers with the blog or podcast, I would love to have 50 reviews before my 50th episode. More reviews help people find the show, and spread inspiring stories.

Again, THANK YOU!

If there is anything I can do to help encourage you, please let me know!

 

Becoming Healthier {Podcast Episode #48}

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Today, we are talking about becoming healthier. I share my experience over the last few months of learning to believe in myself and making changes.

 

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We talk about:

  • There are so many different opinions on healthy eating
  • It can be so overwhelming
  • You need a coach
  • What a difference the switch flipping makes
  • Unexpected positive benefits: clear skin, stronger nails, clearer sinuses, digestive issues, more energy
  • Living without grain, caffeine, and chemicals and additives
  • Eating every 3-4 hours
  • Not experiencing cravings in the same way
  • Learning that I CAN do this!

Have you made changes to your eating? I’d love to hear what is working for you.

 

I’d be honored if you left an honest review on iTunes. Thank you!

Empty Shelf Challenge Book 9 and 10

I’ve joined Jon Acuff and thousands of others in committing to reading and filling an empty shelf this year. It has been so fun!

Here are quick reviews of Book 9 and 10.

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Book #9Lasting Impressions: From Visiting to Belonging by Mark Waltz

This was a book I read for my new job as the Connections & Growth Director. It is all about how to welcome people into your community and help them get connected. I really enjoyed this book. It’s not for everyone, obviously, but if you are involved in church ministry and are looking for ideas for how to get people better connected, this is a great book for you.

Book #10Restless by Jennie Allen

I really enjoyed this book. I’ve recently started reading more of Jennie’s work, and the first thing that comes across is her heart. She is passionate about what she does. She’s also very honest about how she fought God for many years on her true calling. Wow, could I relate to that!

This book is her honest and heartfelt words about so many things. Why we feel restless, how to keep moving forward, and becoming who we are intended to be. I highly recommend this one!

 

You can read about the previous books I have read this year here, here, and here.

What are you reading? I’d love to hear!

 

Navigating through Transition {Podcast Episode #47}

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Today, we’re talking about transition. I share some tips I’ve been experiencing in my own recent transition.

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We talk about:

  • Leaving well
  • Feeling surreal
  • Transition is bigger than we expect it to be
  • Transition can be more emotional than we anticipate
  • You need to give yourself patience
  • You will feel out of rhythm
  • You may question your abilities
  • You may feel vulnerable
  • You need to relearn what it takes to be excellent in your new role
  • Check and recheck expectations
  • You need to take care of yourself

 Have you been in transition? What has worked well for you?

 

Thanks for listening! I’d love it if you took 2 minutes and left an honest review on iTunes. Thank you!

Christine Niles on Moving Forward {Podcast Episode #46}

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My friend Christine joins me on the podcast today. She is a Quitter, a full time writer, and helps coach new writers. She is passionate about writing, orphans and helping others.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • How she recovered her dream of writing
  • How getting up at 5am and hustling helped her prepare to leave corporate America
  • Dreaming is a learning process
  • It was more important to get her words out and stay on a schedule
  • How discipline helped her learn to write every day
  • How she started writing about her adoption story
  • She never thought of herself as an early morning person, but works best then
  • Showing her husband that she was serious about her dream
  • Spouse support is so important
  • Being in your dream together with your spouse
  • Ecclesiates 4:6 “Better is one hand full with tranquility than two hands full with toil and chasing after the wind.”
  • What you’re doing matters. It’s making a difference to you and someone else, whether you see it or not
  • Give yourself some grace
  • Focus on what is going to move you towards your goal
  • We find out limits by going past them
  • Being excited for your friends’ successes
  • Christine’s new book, Eight Essentials: Keys to Success for New Writers
  • The critical part of gaining feedback on your art
  • Being generous and helpful

 

You can connect with Christine through Twitter or her blog. You can also find her in the My 500 Words Facebook group.

I’m giving away two copies of her book. Leave a comment below to be entered to win.

What lessons have you learned through writing?

 

I’d be so honored if you’d take a few minutes to leave an honest review on iTunes. Your feedback is so helpful!

 

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