Go Giver Collective

I have exciting news, friends!

 Go Giver Blog has found an official place to call home at http://www.gogivercollective.com!

I am so happy to announce not only that this blog is an official “.com” but also that Go Giver is turning into Go Giver Collective.

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I know there are some questions as to why there would be a change, so I will just take the time to answer them right here!

Will Go Giver Collective still have the same message of Go Giver Blog? 

YES! Absolutely! This blog will still have the content you love about life, positivity, and helping others. I am just adding a bit new content to some of the posts I have started to add a little already.  The blog will have more posts about small things like travels, clothes, or books along with the theme of Go Giver. Go Giver Collective will be a place to continue to share the message of being active givers in our world instead of being major consumers in all aspects of life.

Why choose Go Giver Collective as the new blog title? 

Like I said, this blog is first and foremost about giving encouragement, truth and love to others. The word “collective” means that something is “done by people acting as a group or cooperative enterprise.” The goal of Go Giver is to not only encourage readers, but to also challenge readers to live a life of giving as well. If we all work together to share a little light to others, the world (and social media), can be a much brighter place.

Will there still be weekly posts? 

YES! The blog will still be updated every Saturday. However, there may be a few more posts added during the middle of the week as more content is added and more posts are written.

How can I get the latest updates about posts and projects? 

There are several different ways to keep up with Go Giver Collective. You can “like” the Facebook Page, subscribe to be a reader on WordPress, follow me on Twitter, or follow me on Instagram. Twitter and Facebook tend to have the quickest updates about blog posts soon to be under the new hashtag #GoGiverCollective and you can look at past posts by following #GoGiverBlog.

Thank you so much for your support, this would not be possible without all of you!

Thank you for coming along on this exciting new adventure with me and the new Go Giver Collective!

Much love. Much grace.

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Rejection I.

The fear of the first week during #NoFearNovember15 is one that I struggle with greatly.

Rejection.

This is a “fear” of mine that is based on insecurities in myself and how I think others view me, and I am ready to take that fear down. In fact, I struggle with this so much, that my intended post for this week is moved back to be a few days later all because I am somewhat scared of being rejected.

Maybe you have had that feeling. That tiny little gut feeling that you shouldn’t do or say something because people might think of you in a negative way. Maybe you are afraid of not coming across as sincere or having a weird sense of humor or just being misunderstood. If so, you definitely aren’t alone. Manypeople feel these things; especially in our American culture. I am one of the many people who have allowed the fear of rejection to climb into my life; and at times allowed it prevent me from doing things I want to do.

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In order to reduce my sensitivity to rejection, I am participating in a weekly challenge.

About 2 times each week I am subjecting myself to different forms of rejection. This can be anything from simply asking for a free refill on a Starbucks order to asking for money from a stranger.

This project was actually the brain-child of a man named Jia Jang. (You can view his finished project on his website.) He created the rejection project, but he did it everyday for 100 days.

As I complete various acts of placing myself ready to accept rejection, I will write a post to share with you. I may not share each one, due to time constraints and the Holidays approaching, but I will share what I can.

Wish me luck and bravery as I go through this month of having no fear!

Much love. Much grace.

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No Fear November

Fear is such a tricky and subtle thing. It can creep up in unexpected ways, like being scared of whales. Or it can develop over time coming from insecurities or traumas.

This past month I was asked to write as a guest blogger for a regional blog about marriage in my area. While I was so excited at first, I slowly began to become nervous and somewhat stressed. I began to become so stressed that I developed writer’s block.

I mean, how could I write about marriage when I have only been married for five months? I know nothing of trials and struggles that marriage can bring. People keep saying I am still in the “Honeymoon Stage”.

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As I began thinking of what to write about the more desperate I became. I would try writing whatever I could just to try to find an idea that stuck. I started and stopped about eight different times just trying to write one post.

As I said before in a previous post, writing was never my strong suit in school, and I began to remember the comments and even my grades as I would try to write this guest post. I was struggling.

Insecurities have a way of tearing us down.

Not quickly like outside or hurtful comments do. No, insecurities come from the inside. They come at us from our core and who we think we should be.

“I should be more graceful by now” “Why can’t I just stop eating Oreos?! That’s probably why I am so chubby” and on and on.

These little thoughts of negativity eventually bring us to a place of inhibited living or avoidance of certain activities, just like true fears do.

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This month is November, and in honor of Halloween being over, I am dedicating this month to overcoming my fears and insecurities. I will continue to write what is on my heart and I will begin conquering the insecurities that make me doubt myself.

Who’s with me? Let’s overcome our fears together this No Fear November. If you want to do this challenge with me, be sure to fill out the contact section on the blog and let me know!

Let’s see just who we can be without fears and insecurities weighing us down.

Much love. Much grace.

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Give A Little

A Note on Call-Out Culture
Here is a wonderful reply to the ever spreading behavior of calling out people in public or on social media. Somewhat wordy, but definitely worth the read about why we should “call-in” instead.

Dear Newlyweds, Protect Your First Year
Being a newlywed myself, you can see why this article caught my eye when it was shared on Facebook. This is such an encouraging article for those who are newlyweds or those who have been married for years.  Such great advice!

Freedom 13 Ministry
This is a new and upcoming ministry that I am so excited about! In light of all of the media publicity about Josh Duggar and the Ashley Madison scandals, this seems like as good of time as any to share about a ministry that is not only doing good for people who believe in God, but also those who do not.

He for She
Not only was National Dog Day this week, so was National Equal Rights Day. He for She is a great cause that is not just for rights of women, but every person regardless of race or disability. You can see Emma Watson’s inspiring speech on equality here.  Be sure to take a look at their website or their Instagram to see how the get involved!

HitREcord
Guys. This is such a cool site. Not only is it fun to look at, it is a community of artists who can create things together. I love how this site uses different talents from all over to create videos and other art forms. Take a look, buy some merch, and maybe even join the process!

I found each of these articles extremely inspiring or interesting this week; so many great causes out there! Have a cause or inpiration you would like to share? Be sure to send an email by going to the “Contact” section on the blog.

Much love. Much grace.

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Give a Little

This week I am giving a little love to some inspirational people, blogs, and other things I have been seeing recently!


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This blog post was so inspirational to me. It is a blog run by Alex and Brett Harris, two brothers who are the co-authors of The Rebelution.

This article in particular, written by Luke LeFevre,  describes the important differences between passions and purpose, and why those differences matter. This blog is full of inspirational blogs, videos, and books directed at pre-teens and teens, but is honestly wonderful for anyone of any age.


This is a new blog just started in the last few months by Florida dwelling Kirstin Czernek.
She is a nutritionist and health enthusiast, but also blogs about her personal life at times.She has an inspirational story about overcoming an eating disorder and how that has helped her build her new company, The Balance Culture, in Florida. Check out her new company, blog, and Instagram @thebalanceculture


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Moriah Peters friends… she can get it.

Her new album is quite bold and electrifying, and I love it. While her first album was more sweet and subdued, her second is far from it. Still the sweet spirited woman, but more fierce and BRAVE. Check out her Instagram   @moriahpeters and her blog listing tour dates, merch, and cool stories people have shared with her.

 

Much love. Much grace.

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