Ask the Matriarch: Relief from the Winter Blahs

This week’s question is comes from a RevGal stuck in the winter blahs. Can you relate to her cry for help? Dear Matriarchs: I have a long stretch ahead with no vacation or continuing education time, just my usual days off (Friday and part of Saturday). Normally I try to get away every 7-8 weeks… Read More

Friday Five: Sick Edition

At some point over winter or as spring approaches, we find ourselves sick with a cold, upper respiratory infection, influenza, stomach bug or other ailment.  Even though we wash our hands and take our vitamins, our human bodies will pick up germs somewhere along the way.  Or maybe we have a chronic health condition which… Read More

Ask the Matriarch: Clergy Self-Care Tune-Up

How about a refresher on clergy self-care? A week and a half before Holy Week may find many of us overwhelmed or overdone. One of our clergy colleagues tells it like it is: Dear Matriarchs: When you get so exhausted physically, emotionally, and even a bit spiritually, it’s hard to find the energy for self… Read More

Wednesday Festival: leading well.

I spent this afternoon working with a group of recently ordained women and men as we considered what authenticity looks like in ministry and how we sustain our good health.  This week a number of RevGals’ blogs are talking about leadership and sustainability. Lisa Lewis wrote an article about this here on Monday.  If you… Read More