Lorissa and Sterling chat about what thought work is, how they use it in their own lives and how their clients use it. You know that eating healthy is a thing and exercising is a thing but many of us don’t consider working on our brain… a thing. We break down what this work is and encourage you to incorporate it into your life!
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Sterling: (00:05) Welcome to the Made for Greatness podcast. Today I am joined by my favorite co-host, Lorissa, welcome to the show.
Lorissa: (00:14) Hi, Sterling. It’s so exciting to be here today.
Sterling: (00:17) Yes, it is. The month of May, and I love May, even though it’s really busy, it feels like a hopeful month to me. I love that it’s Mary’s month and it’s often when we see a lot of changes coming. Right. Spring is changing. Kids are wrapping up school, and so I don’t know. I have a fondness for May, even though I know it’s really busy.
Lorissa: (00:36) Yes, I agree. It is a very busy month. We did you know, mayhem last year or this time of year because we knew how busy it is. It was like the month of mayhem where we really focused on managing our stress and time management. It was such a great theme for May, and I keep thinking about that. I keep thinking about the things that we talked about last year and really trying to get my own mindset around that. This, you know, as a mom of seven kids May is so busy with all the things you mentioned, but I have a son graduating this year. Mm. And it is, I mean, extra , we’ve been, you know, we’ve, I’ve been involved with graduations and celebrated graduations and, and stuff, but it’s different when it’s your own. And I joke that I feel like being a parent of a senior in high school is like, this is like another part-time job because Yeah. All the things. So just kind of holding on for the ride as we head into May and all the emotions and all the stuff, but it’s, you know, this is what God called, you know, told us when he said, I’ve come to give you life and life to the full. This is, it may reveal it. I think.
Sterling: (01:49) I love that. And you guys, that program is still in Masters. So if you are staring down your crazy packed schedule for May and you’re cross-eyed about it, go into Master’s and do that mayhem program. We have some really practical things for making it not feel crazy. And then just the other day I was watching an interview with Dr. Peter Atia and he said, he goes, oh, I have two little boys and they drive me crazy and I just wanna murder them sometimes. Which was so great that like a pretty famous healthy person doctor just acknowledged that because, you know, that is just true. I have three little boys right now, and they do drive me bananas sometimes, but he said he got the greatest piece of advice. He said, imagine that you’re 80 years old and that you get to go back and spend one day with your kids, and this is the day that you got to spend with them.
Sterling: (02:41) And he was like, do you think that they would care? Like, would, do you think you would care about them drawing on the walls or tracking dirt in the house, or whatever it is? And I just thought that was such a powerful thought exercise, because I think we can all put ourselves in that position of just knowing, like, no, you just kissed their face. Who would just hug ’em? And you’d be like, I love you. We’ll clean it up. It’s not a big deal. What do you wanna do today? You know? And we can’t live every day with that last day’s energy. But I don’t know, it was just so beautiful, it was such a beautiful thought exercise. Right?
Lorissa: (03:14) Yeah. And, and even though we might not be able to live every day, like with that energy and like putting everything into it, we can in a way, I think have that mindset
Lorissa: (03:25) By just not letting the little things bother us as much and really doing the mindset work around determining what our, what our highest values and priorities really are in our daily lives. Because, and I, and I think that’s the power of really the work that we’re, that we’re doing in Masters and that we’re excited to talk about today on this podcast, really as we dive into it.
Sterling: (03:52) Yeah. Today we wanted to share just how our lives have changed and some of the things that we’re seeing in our program. And just giving some really practical examples for how this work that we do is really worth it. You know, one of the things that’s required for you to have hope is for you to think that your future will be better than it is now. And, and I find that the older that I get and the more pain that I experience, it is so easy for my brain to just be like, life is painful. Right? If I live another 10 years, I’m gonna see so much more pain than I have now. And that’s that part of your brain that’s protecting you from danger and it’s cataloging things, but it is completely a choice to think about that, to dwell on that, to let that drive your behavior.
Sterling: (04:42) And so one of the things that’s been so helpful for me lately is this phrase high stakes. And when I feel strongly upset or sad or angry or anxious, I’ll take a moment and I’ll ask myself, are these high stakes? Right? Is this a high stakes situation? And almost always the answer is no. And so it shows me, oh, okay, at this moment I’m having a high stakes reaction. Right? So let’s just use Russian roulette as an example, right? Russian roulette is where they put a bullet in a gun, they spin the chamber and they shoot it. That’s a high stakes situation, my friends. Okay. Putting all of your money into a brand new startup company and hoping it works out, knowing it could completely fail and you could lose your money, that is a high stakes situation. Okay. Being a little late to a kid’s event, not a high stakes situation, my friends, that is not a high stake situation, but we feel like it is.
Sterling: (05:48) Our brain feels like it is. And so that has been one of the best ways to help me kind of snap out of things recently. And I don’t do it in a yelling at myself kind of way. I’m just like, Hey, you seem really stressed out right now. Is this a high stake situation? Because by the way, if it was a high stakes situation, you would wanna get yourself into gear and do something extreme because of that situation. But being late to a kid’s event is not a high stake situation. And it kind of makes me feel more silly about the situation and to calm down and go, you know, it isn’t, and so we’re gonna get there and we’re not gonna get there at whatever time it is, and we’re gonna be okay. And I can be a happier, nicer person in the process.
Lorissa: (06:36) Yeah. And that really, I mean, just that small tweak in that perspective can radically change your experience of the day mm-hmm. . And if you start doing that every day, that’s how you start changing your life. It’s always the little things like the little tweaks, the little changes, the little mindsets, the little shifts that we can do that kind of get us out of, you know, it’s so easy to get stuck in the day-to-day routine. And the way we live, like the way we act today is probably very similar to how we acted yesterday and the day before and the day before mm-hmm. . So if you wanna be different 365 days from now, you’re gonna have to start doing things just a little bit differently. And I love that Sterling. I love that idea of the high stakes and just having that as a kind of, you know, at the forefront of your mind. Because really, if we kind of just chill out a little bit, things life’s still gonna happen. You’re still gonna get to the party or to the event. And if you’re happier and calmer, your kids are happier and calmer. Yeah.
Lorissa: (07:49) You’re gonna turn out better anyways. I just noticed when I’m yelling and screaming and getting outta my kids and trying to get things done, that’s usually when somebody falls down and gets hurt. Mm-Hmm. things happen. And those are the things that slow us down because we’re trying to like go, go, go. You get everybody kind of calm down, get into that different mindset and act differently. Gosh. Changes. So that’s cool. I love that.
Sterling: (08:18) Yeah. And I just, I think more than anything, I want to give you guys hope, I wanna give you guys hope that it can be better no matter what has happened to you, no matter what you’ve gone through, even if you’re like me and your life has kind of stacked up these painful experiences, which I think is just kind of the human condition, right? You can stare at that pile and go, oh, life is painful, so it’s probably just gonna be painful in the future. And you can live from that place, or you can do what we do. And Larissa and I both had moments in our life where we went, Hey, I think it could be better. I have a hope that my life can be better than this, and I’m gonna go find out. And we continue to do that. We continue to find out, we continue to practice these tools, and we continue to say, I think things could get better.
Sterling: (09:07) I have a hope that the future could be better. And so now I do know that there will be pain in my future, right? People will pass away. The world will change. My kids won’t be in my house all the time anymore. You guys, they will leave at some point. Like I know that. But now I have hope that I can exercise these muscles in my mind and I can experience that pain in the future so well, so easily. And that it doesn’t sink me, it doesn’t keep me in a dark place or a stuck place. And I do have that belief. I do have this belief now that I control how I show up in an experience, and it feels great. It makes the world feel a lot less scary.
Lorissa: (09:56) Yes. Yeah. And really also, I mean, when we, when we kind of take these tools and realize that we can even though, there’s so much outside of our control in this world though, that we have very little control over. But when we do take control of our thoughts and our emotional state and our state of mind it does kind of, it gives us our power back. But when we take, when we do that, and we combine it with the gift of faith that we have and, and the true ability to place our trust in God, because the thing that I realized is before learning this work, I would always pray like, you know, Jesus, I trust in you. Jesus, I trust in you. But as I was praying that prayer, I was like, but no, I need to, I need to have it all figured out.
Lorissa: (10:48) I need to do it all. And that was, so, it’s kinda like me saying that I trusted in God, but not really trusting. And when you actually can, can understand, can take captive your thoughts and your emotions, then you do that and are capable of giving them over to God and, and letting them go to him in a way that I’m still practicing this. I’m not perfect at it. I still have a lot of moments where I find myself just, you know, grappling, but still I, but so many more moments where I feel like I can really surrender things in a much more true way. Mm-Hmm. where I’m not like surrendering it and then taking it back, surrendering, taking it back like, okay, I’m gonna really surrender and then I’m gonna manage my mind around the surrender piece and really work at letting it go.
Sterling: (11:44) Yeah. I love that. And you know, growth is not a straight line, but I just have this calmness or this piece that I’m gonna keep using these tools and I’m gonna keep surrendering. I love that word. I think that’s what it is. It’s like a deeper and deeper surrender of your actual life. So instead of living a fake life or a plastic life or a life that you’re kind of putting on a show, and that’s kind of what we do out of fear, or it’s what we do out of pleasing people and it’s very exhausting. But instead, when we really surrender everything to the Lord, which means I accept, I accept this moment, whether it’s a challenge or a blessing, we just completely accept it from the Lord the way that it is. We surrender our expectation of what it should be because the pain that we experience is resistance to what’s actually happening.
Sterling: (12:46) So when you’re like, I wish my mother wasn’t obsessed with herself, right? If you’ve got a narcissistic parent and you’re like, that’s really painful. I wish it wasn’t true, that feels terrible. But instead, when you just drop into surrender, because you’ve learned how to manage your mind, that means you have to even have any level of awareness about what you’re thinking in the first place. And you drop into, all right, Lord, this is the mom that you’ve given me. This is what she’s doing right now. This is how she is. It feels so much better. And that is why so many of our members feel like they have more time. And I was just looking at our wins. We have a wins thread every week where the members kind of write things. And one of the women said, this was such a busy week, but I still felt like I had plenty of time to relax. And it just kind of blew her mind that that was true. But that is what happens when you surrender your life to Christ. It just takes less energy than fighting it all the time. And so then you can have a more full life than you did before, but handle it so much better.
Lorissa: (14:01) Right? I mean, that goes back to it like when you can let go of things and surrender them to God and then not sit back and just worry constantly or you know, wonder about all the scenarios or all the things, then you’re able to relax. You’re able to be like, okay, gotta give this to you and I’m gonna manage my mind around all the other thoughts that come up. I’m gonna be like, okay, nope, I’ve surrendered this. I’m gonna give this to you. But it does. And I think about me, once I started learning these tools and using them and applying them to my life, I started to get much better sleep. I used to really struggle with sleep. I used to always have to take sleepy medication and sleep aids. I would wake up several times in the middle of the night, mostly with my mind racing.
Lorissa: (14:58) And now my husband is like, Larissa, I’m so envious. You just fall asleep so fast , you stay asleep all night. And I do. I just, I feel like for me, like a whole, I’m a whole different person in that regard where I just, I don’t nearly, I mean, again, I have my moments, but most of the time I do not let my mind just race into all the things that it, that it used to worry about and wonder about and be afraid about it. I’ve just learned how to manage that and it’s so freeing.
Sterling: (15:36) Yeah. And I think that skill too, of knowing like, Hey, is worrying gonna help this situation right now? Or do I even need to make this decision right now? That’s another thing I ask myself a lot. Like, Hey, I see that you’re really worried, Sterling, do we need to make a decision right now? No. Okay, let’s put this back on the shelf, then we’ll address it when it comes. Right. It would be like Larissa being worried right now about whether or not her son is gonna meet his wife when he goes to college and be like, I don’t know. How are we gonna know? Is he gonna talk to me about it? Like Right. She’s just, I’m just making that up for you by the way, but I just like, she can worry about that instead of just being like, I have these months with him and we’re planning a party and I’m just gonna be here. And so some things I think are even worth thinking about, but it’s, it even saves you energy by saying, I will think about that later when it comes up.
Lorissa: (16:29) Right. And then I really like not thinking about it anymore. Yeah. That was the thing for me though. My husband would tell me that. He would tell me things like, stop worrying about this right now. This is not even a big deal right now. We’ll deal with it when it comes. And I used to be like, tell me how to do that. Yeah. Like, tell me, tell me how to not stop thinking about this. And I couldn’t, I couldn’t stop. Like, I was just like, oh, is there some magic-like drink that I could drink to somehow get my brain to stop doing that? And I prayed and prayed for years, like, God, please help me with this. And learning the model, like learning these things Yeah. Helps me because now when a thought comes up that I’m really struggling with or these emotions, I run it through a model. I do the work and I have clarity, and I have the ability to separate from the emotions of it.
Sterling: (17:30) Yeah.
Lorissa: (17:30) That gives me some control back. And then I find myself more in control of my emotional state, which just feels very powerful and freeing. And I think grace is filled because I think that’s how God wants us to live.
Sterling: (17:46) Absolutely. Yeah. So listen, this is crazy, my friends, but I’m gonna do it anyway. I wanna add something to your plate. Okay. I wanna add this concept of, we call it thought work. Okay? Right now you’re aware that you could work on the food that you eat and the exercise that you have and the cleanliness of your home, right? In your brain, there’s these buckets of things that you know, that you could work on, your relationship with your kids, your faith life, your marriage. Okay? But it is not intuitive for us to have the bucket called thought work or like taking your brain to the gym. It’s not obvious. And so it’s so easy for us to not know that we should be making time for that. And so in the month of May, which for a lot of us is just the craziest month of the year, I promise you, if you spend five minutes thinking about your thinking or listening to something that we teach, or reading something about your brain or writing down your thoughts, there’s lots of things that you could do.
Sterling: (18:53) But I promise you, if you spend five minutes every day doing that, your month of may will feel easier because right now your brain’s like, no, amen. We have no space. But if I can get your brain to calm down even 1%, your experience of everything that’s gonna happen in the next month will just be better. It’ll be lighter, it’ll be more free. You won’t do it all the time. Laris and I still have mind drama. But you’ll have the ability to catch yourself and be like, oh, I’m doing that thing. And you will just shortcut how much time you spend in drama. And then you will save energy if you, if you worry for two hours instead of two days, you will have more energy to do whatever is on your calendar this week. And so I just wanna encourage all of you to begin to understand that thought work is a real thing. It’s like a measurable thing, and that it should begin to be part of your daily life.
Lorissa: (19:59) Yes. And I love that concept of the different buckets because once you start doing thought work a little bit every day, or even at the very least, really understanding the tool of the model and some of the other things that we teach, then you can apply it to all the other buckets. Mm-Hmm. really be like, okay, now you know, I’m, now I’m dealing with the bucket of my marriage or my kids or the house or the laundry. How do I bring this thought work into this and help me manage my thoughts around whatever I happen to be dealing with in that particular aspect of my life at that moment?
Sterling: (20:37) Yeah. So one of the wins in masters, there was a woman and she is getting close to delivering her fifth baby. And she says, you know, I have been feeling anxious and tearful around this baby. And she said, I’ve been feeling anxious for a few days. And she said, I really want this feeling to go away, but I know that I need to sit and feel it and I need to stop distracting myself and I need to sit and feel it. And it’s interesting because even in this wind post, she said, and that might not sound like a win, being anxious about delivering a baby for a couple days, but she said, my awareness of that and being willing to feel my feelings on purpose is such a win for me. And I see that as such a huge win because that is a woman who feels powerful, that is a woman who has some sense of control in an uncontrollable situation like having a baby. We don’t know when the baby will come. And so I just thought that was such a perfect example of what we’re talking about, which is that this work is really worth it.
Lorissa: (21:40) Yes. Yes. And I you know, now that I have teenage kids, I am seeing, well, first of all, it doesn’t even matter what age your kids happen to be, whether they’re adults, down to toddlers doing this work, doing this thought work not only helps us as moms show up, you know, in, in better ways and, and being able to manage our emotional states, but we can model for our children how we’re doing this thought work, how we’re applying it to our lives. And we can also teach our kids the tools. And I have been doing this now for a while with my own teenagers. And I had a situation two weeks ago with my, with my oldest son who’s about to graduate. It’s been funny the last few months we’ve been doing model work a number of times because he’s been faced with some really big things in his life from writing his senior thesis and getting, you know, struggling and getting stuck to, you know, kind of looking ahead at college and that the fears and the things coming up for him.
Lorissa: (22:54) But he was asked last week on his senior retreat to give a testimony to give his faith testimony in front of a hundred plus of his peers. And first of all, I mean, what an incredible honor. But he was very nervous about it. And at first he was gonna say no. And we talked through it. You know, it’s kind of a long story to go into it, but we, I sat with him, did the model with him, walked him through the fear, walked him through his fears of what some people might think of him also about what his talk might do as far as impacting others and helping others. And really talking through that and helping him kind of have a more realistic idea of his own thoughts and being able to see his thoughts was so helpful. Anyways, long story short, he ended up giving his testimony.
Lorissa: (23:50) He did an amazing job and he had a number of peers come up to him afterwards in tears telling him how meaningful it was and how big it impacted them. And then through the course of the retreat, several people wrote him notes, letters. I’ve heard feedback about it from others, from some of his teachers and stuff about how powerful it was. And I was so proud of him. I was so proud of him for doing it. But I was also proud of him for being able to feel those emotions and not letting them keep him from showing up as his best self.
Lorissa: (24:31) And then it was just really cool, like to see him before with the nerves and the fear and all of that, to after when he came home from the retreat and he said he was like, that was one of the best moments of my high school experience. And being able to do that and being able to connect with people through my story. So these are the things, and I, you know, I, we hear members, you know, sending us stuff about how they’re using this work with their teenagers, with their children, how they’re walking them through models. I had a member the other day send an email with three different examples of how she was doing this work with her teenagers. And I was almost moved to tears because I’m like, oh, this was the dream that we had when we started this company . Of course, first and foremost we wanted to help moms, but we also knew that doing this work could help marriages, it could help kids, teenagers and children as well. So it’s fun to see the fruits of that happening.
Sterling: (25:35) Yeah. And I asked the other day, so we have a special call for people who have been in masters for at least six months. It’s our v i p call. And I said, Hey, you know what, what have masters given you? I just like to ask them sometimes just to get a pulse on what they think because they all come for so many different reasons. And one of the words that came up a lot was confidence. It gives us confidence. And I thought, oh, that’s really interesting. And I think it’s this, it’s like being strong in life, just having that strength that you’re like, yeah, whatever life is gonna happen around me, but I am confident that I can handle what shows up. And so, you know, that is our hope for you. And because we’re always asking ourselves, okay, how can we get more women to take a chance on us?
Sterling: (26:28) Cuz that’s really what it is, right? If you knew a hundred percent that you were gonna come into our program and within a month you are gonna feel so much better than you feel right now, you would for sure do it. Okay. But there’s just part of your brain that’s like, I don’t know about coaching. I don’t know if I have time. I don’t know that I wanna put my money there. And so we thought, okay, what is something that we could do that would be so fun that would help you have hope and take a chance and come and do this work? So Larissa, do you wanna tell them what we came up with?
Lorissa: (27:06) Yes. Yes. And this is, you know, okay, there’s so many different things, but we’re really really excited about this may promotional. One reason we’re excited is because we love our members already. And quite a few of them have reached out to us in the last two years saying, we want to be made for greatness. Swag. We want
Sterling: (27:28) All the time. You guys all the time. You guys email us and you’re like, we want coffee cups. We want things that are Made for Greatness and we haven’t done it before.
Lorissa: (27:38) Yeah. So we’re like, okay, well we’re the coaching business, you know, not in product sales, but we’ve heard the, you know, those desires. And of course, so this is part of this. So we are doing this amazing, super fun, incredible may promotion just for the first two weeks of May. So ladies, we gotta jump on this, but we have a beautiful, fun, amazing made for greatness crew, neck sweatshirt. It’s
Sterling: (28:12) Beautiful.
Lorissa: (28:13) Designed our marketing director Kylie and came up with this beautiful design. It is so much fun. And so we’ve got it printed on some sweatshirts. And this is the promotion. If you are not in masters right now, and you join in May, between May 1st and May 15th, then you get a free crew next sweatshirt. You don’t have to pay for anything for shipping or the sweatshirt or anything. So this is like the first part. I mean, this is like a big part of the promotion. If you’re not in masters, you join in these first two weeks, you get a free sweatshirt. For all of our listeners that are already masters members, this is really cool. If you recommend masters to a friend, a family member, mom, sister, whoever, another Catholic mom, and she joins masters in the month of, in the first two weeks of May, then she’ll get a sweatshirt for free and you’ll get a sweatshirt for free. .
Sterling: (29:21) Yes. It’s
Lorissa: (29:21) Like Oprah. You get
Sterling: (29:22) Everyone gets a sweatshirt.
Lorissa: (29:25) So super fun. This is a fun way we really wanted to celebrate. You know, May is the Month of Mary. It’s also the month of Mother’s Day. A lot of times we, it’s a month of friendship, a lot of beautiful things. We really wanna celebrate mothers. This may celebrate this work that we’re doing that we’ve just been talking about. And the power of this work. We want to create a fun promotional that makes those of you that maybe have been listening to this podcast for the last year or two and you’ve gotten so much value out of it and maybe you’re on the fence and you’re like, gosh, I kind of, I’ve been wanting to join Masters for a while mm-hmm. , I wanna say, this is your time.
Sterling: (30:09) Yes, yes.
Lorissa: (30:10) Feeling that like, this is it. We wanna make it like a total no-brainer for you to come. Even if it’s just a month, it will be worth it. Yeah. And we really want you to stay longer Of course. At least three months because then you can get the fullness of the experience. But even if you just come for a little bit, it’s worth it. Yeah.
Sterling: (30:29) And the main thing we teach takes like 30 minutes to learn the main thing we teach you to come in, you watch that video immediately. I love this sweatshirt. It’s such a beautiful color blue. It’s not dark, dark blue. It’s like this be, it’s, I don’t know, like a royal blue. It’s really lovely. And then it says, made for greatness on the front and it has a gold crown on it, which I love. And that’s kind of our nod to Mary. And then on the back it has the full quote. And so I actually wore this sweatshirt at the airport two days ago. I was flying home from Alabama and a couple people stopped me and because they were looking at the back of the sweatshirt and they were like, oh, I really like your sweatshirt. And I don’t think they were Catholic. I think they just love that quote, the world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness. And I love that quote. And so it was just really fun and I, I didn’t take a picture of it yet cuz you know, we wanted to surprise you guys. But I just know you’re gonna love it because it’s, it’s really lovely.
Lorissa: (31:28) It is, it is. It’s super fun. And we want to get it out to people. I used to own a Catholic t-shirt company and so I, you know, knew like, there’s all these like statistics about whenever you wear a shirt on average, it’s you know, people see the shirt or read whatever happens to be on it. Anywhere between like three to 7,000 times a message could be, could be read in the lifetime of you wearing that shirt in the general lifetime. That’s cool. And so I just think this is a really cool opportunity to evangelize with kind of a fun message. And I mean a power, obviously it’s, it’s a powerful message, Pope Benedict’s quote. But to have a, have a nice sweatshirt. I know we’re kind of heading into warmer months, but for a lot of us, we’ve got cooler evenings and then we’ll be heading into the fall. So this is just, it’s a great sweatshirt, super cute. And we know that you are all going to want one. So that’s it. Is there anything else we need to
Sterling: (32:36) No, I just, it’s so easy. You’re just gonna go to maid for greatness.co click Masters and then sign up and you’ll see we Kylie made this really cool post and has pictures of Kylie in it and Kelly’s in it and Denise is in it. I’ll post a picture of myself on Instagram. She guys can see it. And it’s really very simple. And we wanted to do something special for new members, but also for existing members who wanted to invite their friends. You know, I think we just don’t think about it, right? It’s just not top of mind to think about, oh, you know what, helping all the other Catholic moms manage their minds so they enjoy their life more. Yeah, I do wanna do that. And so we just thought this would be a great way to kind of remind people of how powerful spreading this word is and get a really fun sweatshirt out of it.
Lorissa: (33:30) Yes. And we want, we’ve kind of put this two week timeframe on it because we really want to kind of generate some excitement here, get people joining masters and, and diving into this work. But we also, like, we, we wanna get the shirts ordered and sent out as soon as possible too. So that part of our goal is to have them printed and ordered and shipped out first part of June and get them into your hands as quickly as possible. So another reason why we’re kind of doing this the first two weeks of May, so if you’ve been interested in joining Masters, come give it a shot. Get a really cool sweatshirt. If you or anyone you know might want to join or might benefit please, please share this and send them the link. Go to our website Made for greatness.co. Check it out. All of the details are there and we can’t wait. The thing I’m really excited about is because internally on our team, we’ve been all like sending each other pictures of us in our sweatshirts, which has just been fun.
Lorissa: (34:38) But I am so excited to see our master’s members. Yeah. When they like, get their sweatshirts, take pictures, send ’em to us, post ’em in Slack. Ah, can’t wait for that. So yeah,
Sterling: (34:50) It’s gonna be so fun. And, and really at the heart of what we do, I just want you to know that you are worth this work. You thought work is a bucket. It is an actual thing. Whatever age you are, I want you just to decide. I am gonna be a person who takes care of my body and my mind. I’m gonna take care of my mind that’s gonna show up on my calendar and I’m going to do the work of healing wounds and deciding what to think on purpose and not indulging in those emotions that pretend to be necessary. Right? Worry is one of those feelings that pretends to be necessary, but it isn’t. And if we could give this gift to every single Catholic mom, if we could help every single Catholic mom step into confidence just knowing that she can handle anything that comes up, that is our dream, that is our mission. And we just wanted to invite you to be part of that in this awesome month of May. So I will say it one more time cuz the seats in the back, the world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were Made for Greatness.