The Working Mom's Balance Podcast with Tracy Kulwicki

The Working Mom's Balance Podcast with Tracy Kulwicki

The Working Mom’s Balance Podcast is aimed at helping you increase your happiness, find meaning and purpose for your life, improve your health, and teach you practical time management skills to get more done in less time. Tune in each week as Tracy Kulwicki, wife, mom, full-time employee, and life coach shares inspiration and motivation gleaned from the field of Positive Psychology to teach Christian working moms how to thrive and experience greater well-being. We’ll talk about faith, parenting, marriage, health, mindset, finding meaning, managing emotions, time management, and so much more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tracy-kulwicki/support... Show More

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March 8, 2021 16 min

There's a popular passage of scripture in Romans where Paul says something along the lines of "I don't understand myself. I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate...I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out." I think we can all relate to this passage in some way. We know what we should do, we know what we want to do, but how do we get ourselves to actually do...

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February 22, 2021 16 min

People with a fixed mindset believe that their personal character, skills, intelligence, and abilities are fixed traits that cannot be changed. They believe you’re either born with it or you’re not. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset believe that their abilities can be developed through hard work and effort. A fixed mindset keeps us stuck and afraid of failure and mistakes, but people with a growth mindset are constant...

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Psychological Capital, better known as PsyCap in the world of positive psychology, is the psychological resources of hope, efficacy, resilience, and optimism that can help employees perform better at work and increase overall well-being outside of the workplace. We can use the acronym HERO to help us remember these important resources. This episode talks about what each of these resources means and how we can develop them in our ow...

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Resilience is the ability to bounce back after adversity. We will all face hard times and suffering in life. Instead of resisting the hard, resilient people learn to face challenges and stressors, accept mistakes, and grow from failures. This episode will teach you practical ways to increase your resilience and come out of hardship stronger.

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February 5, 2021 20 min

Optimism can help us achieve more success at work, home, school, in sports, and every other area of life. An optimistic explanatory style also helps us live longer, healthier lives. This episode discusses the power of optimism and provides practical instructions for how to increase optimistic thinking to improve your life.

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We are all experiencing a number of challenging circumstances these days which are taking their toll on our mental health and well-being. In this episode, I discuss the differences between optimism and pessimism and how we can learn optimism to decrease our risk of depression. Negative and destructive thoughts can have a powerful impact on our experience in life. Learn some strategies to replace your negative thoughts with thoughts...

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Well, we are one week into 2021 and it has already been quite a year. In this episode, I share some personal thoughts and stories on the importance of my faith and how it brings meaning and purpose to my life. I also describe how the events at the U.S. Capitol building this week have fueled me to take a more active stand in living out my purpose. To thrive in our lives, it won't be easy, but research tells us the discomfort wil...

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Happy New Year, friends!

If 2020 taught us anything it was that change is inevitable and we need to hold our plans loosely because we never know what might be around the corner. This can make goal setting particularly difficult. There are still a lot of challenges and uncertainties as we enter 2021 and it can be hard to plan goals for the year when there is so much that we just don’t know about what 2021 will look like. In this epi...

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This year has had both light and darkness. We hold the tension of experiencing good right along with the bad that has happened. In the story of Christmas, Jesus comes to bring light in the midst of the world's darkness. This episode provides some thoughts and reflections to remind us of God's goodness and hope that is available to us no matter the circumstances we are facing. Merry Christmas!

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This episode begins with the reading of Psalm 42, a Psalm where the writer expresses his grief and disappointment about not being able to walk among the crowds of worshipers. Maybe we can relate. In the year 2020, crowds of worshipers are a bad idea. There are disappointments, we feel weary and discouraged this Christmas. Many of our traditions have been canceled or changed. We long for how it used to be. There is hope that the pan...

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For the next few weeks, I will be sharing some thoughts and reflections on the Christmas story to help prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus. Christmas feels strange this year. Things won't be like we are used to and I'm struggling to get into the Christmas spirit. In this episode, I reflect on how God partners with God's created people to do the work of restoring God's Kingdom on Earth. We are invited to speed...

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November 27, 2020 13 min

Working moms are busy people with full schedules. We are always on the lookout for ways to develop systems and routines to help us become more efficient, figure out how to increase our focus and motivation while decreasing our distractions and tendency to procrastinate, and learn new time management strategies. Before we work on these solutions it is important to address a couple of important aspects related to our time first. You ...

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November 20, 2020 18 min

Next week may be Thanksgiving in the United States, but gratitude is something that we should practice on a regular basis to increase our happiness, decrease our risk of depression, and improve our overall well-being. Gratitude is one of the most effective practices for enhancing life satisfaction. In this episode, learn more about the benefits of gratitude, what gratitude actually is, and a few practices that you can do to help de...

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On the day this episode airs, I will go out for a run for the 2,000 consecutive day. My run streak has helped me learn a lot about how to find motivation and become more self-disciplined. In this episode, I talk about how I made it to 2,000 days and what I do to set myself up for success. I share the 3 things that scientists who study motivation tell us we need to develop intrinsic motivation to do the things we need to do. 

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November 6, 2020 20 min

Emotions are a part of life. Some people avoid and bury their emotions while others get stuck and ruminate on their emotions. Neither approach is healthy and productive. In this episode, we learn what emotions actually are, the importance of allowing ourselves to experience all emotions, and we discover how to manage our emotional experience in order to be resilient and thrive.

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Our world is incredibly divided. The only thing we can all agree on is that we don't agree on anything. And yet, researchers know that relationships are vital for living a healthy life of well-being. This episode explores just how important relationships are to help us experience the good life and discusses how we can work through conflict and disagreement to find love. We need each other. Let's figure out how to build stro...

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October 23, 2020 17 min

What do we mean when we talk about living a happy life? A truly happy life is not just focused on pleasure and happy feelings all the time. A life that is satisfying is one that is filled with meaning and purpose. In this episode, we talk about the different levels of happiness we can experience and work to find ways to move toward a more full and abundant life. 

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October 16, 2020 17 min

You can live a happier and more enjoyable life. Today's working moms are overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed out. But the good life is possible, even in the midst of difficult life circumstances. Learn more about what an abundant and satisfying life looks like and how you can begin to make the changes in your life to get there. A better life is possible. Are you ready to pursue it?

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Join Tracy Kulwicki, wife, mom, full-time employee, and life coach as she shares inspiration and motivation gleaned from the field of Positive Psychology to teach Christian working moms how to thrive and experience greater well-being. We’ll talk about faith, parenting, marriage, health, mindset, finding meaning, managing emotions, organization, time management, and more. Coming October 2020.

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