As we move into the Holiday Season, having a great support system is even more important than it is throughout every other time in our lives.

An integrated personal support system (IPSS) – dare I create another acronym?
Well, you know, I just can’t get away from it sometimes!

What makes up a good “Integrated Personal Support System (IPSS)?”



TRUSTED (High Integrity) Resources

A TRUSTED Friend – someone you can share with and they will listen. No advice giving unless you outright ask for it, but even then, they should not attempt to fix you or all your problems.

A TRUSTED Professional – someone you can work with during those times when you need confidentiality, who uses proven processes and who has great experience.

A TRUSTED Business / Career Mentor – someone who has good business sense and experience to help you think outside of the box.

A TRUSTED Spiritual Mentor – someone who is, not only knowledgeable, but their life demonstrates a solid walk with God.

A TRUSTED Encourager – someone who keeps you lifted up and reminds you of your goodness.

A TRUSTED Accountability Partner – someone who helps you remember the action items you’ve committed to. A person who will not just tell you what you want to hear!

A TRUSTED First Responder – someone you can call anytime day or night who will listen and be there for you.

Utilizing multiple people for these resources is great; especially accountability partner(s). Certainly, one person can fit more than one of these support areas.


More Than People Resources

AWARENESS is key – know your TRIGGERS! What sets you off into a place of fear, anxiety, retreating into yourself, or into ______________________. (Fill in the blank)

What PERSONAL HEALTHY HABITS have worked well for you to stay above the junk and to support your ongoing growth? Some of those habits might be:

  • Solid prayer and meditation routine
  • Self-reflection on a consistent basis
  • Gratitude awareness
  • Staying connected with other women
  • Getting exercise routinely
  • Eating healthy
  • Recognizing your victories
  • ____________________________ (Fill in the blank)

Having a great IPSS is needed all the time, but is even much more important through the holidays.


[stextbox id=”custom” bwidth=”3″ color=”FAFEFF” bcolor=”8C6727″ bgcolor=”50C7C3″ bgcolorto=”50C7C3″]Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (MSG)[/stextbox]


PREPARE NOW for the 2016 Holiday Season!!

  • Need help with boundaries for the holidays? Let’s talk.
  • Need a TRUSTED resource through the holidays? Let’s talk.
  • Need to set PERSONAL HEALTHY HABITS? Let’s talk.


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