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Navigating the overwhelm of motherhood through faith, Enneagram, and simple plansDo you struggle with frustration, anxiety, and self-doubt? You are not alone! Learn how your personality weaknesses can become strengths and go from surviving to thriving.Y OU ARE THE MOM FOR THE JOB!Hi! I'm Amy Wicks and I share weekly Enneagram insights paired with the truth of the Gospel, equipping you to live your best, wholehearted life in motherhood and marriage.  Receive clear steps for daily, sustainable rhythms no matter what season of life you’re in. Join my community on the socials to embrace a Simply Wholehearted life of faith, abundance, and celebration. I offer a biblical perspective as a trained Enneagram Coach and inspiring conversation with guests to help you know God, discover your purpose, and craft simple plans.
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In this three part series, Tina Webb and I are talking about parenting, social justice and understanding your story. She is a mom of SIX kids, so, Tina has some incredible wisdom and insight to pass along. Tina has been a homeschool mama for twenty years and she loves it! Besides that full-time job, she’s been an associate pastor, a worship ministry director, and director of a church prayer ministry. She is a certified Apprentice Facilitator in Classic Trauma Healing through the American Bible Society and she and her husband, Doug, were licensed and ordained for ministry in 2004.As you listen this is episode go download Tina’s free e-book and her 3-day devotional. Tina has written two other books you will also want to add to your collection:Culture Changers: Understand the Roots of Brokenness and Help Heal Your Family and Community Justice Reframed: How the Cross Confronts our Pursuit of Justice
The story you are about to hear is powerful and compelling, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this podcast community's FOURTH anniversary. Keewani Vallejo-Cook was born into abject poverty in the Philippines but can share her story with you because of a Compassion sponsor. I’ve asked her to share because my family has partnered with compassion for over 20 years. Consider this conversation and episode as your invitation to celebrate this momentous milestone of the podcast by making a difference in one child's life today. As you listen to Keewani's (her friends call her Kiwi) story about her devastating childhood experience, please Text  SIMPLY to 83393. Because of Compassion International, God was able to take deep brokenness in Kiwi’s family and support her family as they made one wholehearted decision after another. You won’t want to miss a single moment of this conversation. Once you text the word SIMPLY to 83393, you will meet other children who need someone like you to make a positive impact in their life.Listen all the way to the end to learn more about how you can help me celebrate FOUR years of the Simply Wholehearted Podcast. I  have a goal of finding new sponsors for at least 100 children with this episode. And I have no doubt my faithful wholehearted community can and will meet or exceed this desire for impact. So, while you wait, text SIMPLY to 83393 to learn more about the impact you can make when you partner with Compassion. You can also learn more if you go to compassion.com/SIMPLY. You can choose exactly which boy or girl you want to sponsor.Give Compassion and this podcast a shout-out on the socials after you listen or sponsor a new child! Tag @simplywholehearted and @compassion Learn more about the Enneagram and get your Enneagram for Moms Guidebook! Compassion is paying for some of the costs associated with developing this episode.
When you have a minute to yourself how do you spend it? Do you automatically hit the button on your phone and get lost in the scroll? Do you find yourself with your head in the pantry or fridge snacking on a few things hoping they might satisfy or give the boost you are looking for? Or do you stay up after the kids and hubby go to bed to get in a couple of hours of the new binge-worthy show? If you nodded yes, Now, I want to know, how do you feel after you give yourself these self-care habits? Do feel you satisfied? Are you Refreshed and ready to pour out to your people? I ask because These are the exact things I am prone to do when I feel depleted and empty. My automatic response is to turn to my phone, or food, and get lost in another world. And you know what? The social scroll reinforces that these ideas are totally normal and acceptable, it's what my mom friends joke about and it’s the memes that get thousands of likes. BUT, somehow I feel more empty afterward than when I began. The rest I was looking for doesn’t get realized. My ongoing depletion and emptiness led me to evaluate the normal self-care mantra. Perhaps self-care isn’t the answer? And if it’s not- how do you get refreshed, renewed, and refueled? Here’s the truth: What actually satisfies you and what you give your free minutes to, are often at drastic odds.So today, I want to invite you to exchange your ideas of self-care for life-giving soul care. I’ll share the BEST examples of healthy soul-care, I’ll guide you through the basic teachings of contemplative practice and provide practical examples so you can put soul care into practice, today. 
 During this season of Lent, I wanted to introduce you to a new friend with a beautiful resource for your heart and the whole family to prepare for the celebration of Easter. Quina Aragon was born in the Philippines but raised in FL where she became friends with a family who introduced her to Christ. It’s this relationship with her Savior that freed her from the exhausting pursuit of significance- and has been the motivation behind her work as a spoken word artist, children’s author, and poet. She’s also the mama of an adorable five year old and she and her husband serve in their local church ministry. In this episode, we dive right into a conversation about the Enneagram and her two books Love Made and Love Gave. Download the free Enneagram for Moms Guidebook. Say "hi" on IG and check out the Enneagram conversation. Be sure and hear more from Quina ( @Quina_Aragon) on IG and thank her for sharing on the podcast. 
Do you struggle with low self-esteem? Are you burned out- all the time? Are your decisions and choices Guilt driven? These are all just a few manifestations of what you might do when you think you have to do mom life in your own strength and when you feel like you have to raise yourself. Ultimately you feel alone and the behaviors I listed are things you don’t want to do- but your default behavior is often hindering you from flourishing and thriving in your season of life. Here’s the deal. Most likely these behavior patterns may not be your fault, but it is your responsibility going forward. So today I’m going to show you how to no longer mom alone.Even if you are in a brand new city, without family, no church, and your husband works overtime. I’ll be sharing: What the orphan spirit looks like.Whose fault it is that you struggle with these mindsets. And how you can get unstuck.If you listen to this episode and still want more help, I am here for you. Download my free Enneagram for Moms Guidebook and then book a 15-minute Zoom call and together we can discover your next step.
Do you often wonder what you are really good at? You know the thing you want to be known for? Have you ever wished you had superpowers, like Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel or Super Girl? What if I said that you do have superpowers. For real! Okay, so you may not be able to leap from building to building or have a truth telling lasso, but you do possess a God-given superpower. Your superpower might just be collecting dust underneath the layers of stress motherhood has placed on you or even the demands of life that have caused you to forget the superpowers you’ve been equipped with. While I may not be Wonder Woman’s mom- the proud Amazon queen Hippolyta, and we can’t spend years training in no-man’s land,  I thought I would spend just a few minutes reminding you who you were created to be- the unique gifts and strengths you have available for you to use in motherhood. So, this episode is dedicated to all my wannabe cape wearing mamas- when you need a breath of fresh air and a quick reminder of who you were created to be, I hope you will listen for encouragement whenever you need it. 
Have you ever felt lonely? I know I have and more than once. Because not long ago I had three little babies, in a city where I still felt like a stranger, and I was down right lonely.And what was already a lonely road is even more lonely because over the last year, you and I have found ourselves more isolated and more divided than ever. So, what is a mama to do? Especially if you face intense physical limitations and ongoing lock downs?Well, today I have a few ideas to help pull you out of that lonely place and empower you to take the next step out of your loneliness.  And I'm sharing how I found connection in one of the most surprising places….If you want to connect over zoom for a 15-minute consult to talk about discovering your Enneagram Type or how my Wholehearted Coaching Sessions can help you overcome your frustration, overwhelm, and self-doubt in motherhood- schedule an appointment today!Looking for the Motherhood and Enneagram Guidebook? Download your free copy. 
Do you love helping people? Do you want others to like you and think well of you? But, then you feel trapped in an exhausting and debilitating cycle of pleasing people? Often people pleasers like you and me get stuck giving without thanks and without receiving in the end. That’s why I’ve invited Dr. Mike Bechtle, an author and teacher who has written several books to show us how to stop letting our fears of rejection, criticism, and inadequacy dictate our actions. This conversation and his books are full of helpful advice and wisdom so you can turn these struggles into a superpower and you know I’m always down for that. We are going to jump right into the conversation about Enneagram, raising kids and rebuilding our sense of worth from the inside out. Get Dr. Mike Bechtle's books here on Amazon.Say "hi" on Instagram And, get your FREE Enneagram and Motherhood Guidebook
Today, I am  going to continue the conversation we started last week and I’m going to shine a light on the ideal self. In today’s episode I am going to just scratch the surface, but I believe the content today is going to provide the empathy you’ve been craving and the practical help to flourish in motherhood. First we are going to talk about the core issue behind your limiting beliefs. I’m going to share the Top 9 Lies Moms BelieveAnd I’ll give you the next step you can take today. But first, I realize that this content may hit some of you at a vulnerable time. And I want you to know I’m here for you. As a certified faith-based Enneagram coach, I help moms like you overcome the frustration, overwhelm and self-hatred you might be struggling with. I’d love to chat with you on a zoom call free of charge. Learn more here!New to Simply Wholehearted? Come say "hi" on Instagram. 
Are you a mom? Do you struggle with frustration, anxiety, and self-doubt?Is your day-to-day mundane sometimes overwhelming? You are not alone!Welcome to the first episode of a special series specifically created with you in mind to champion you to overcome the overwhelm of motherhood through faith, Enneagram, and simple plans.I want to invite you to follow this new series to learn how your personality weaknesses can become strengths and go from surviving to thriving in life and motherhood. In this first episode of the series I’ll explain the  #1 way the Enneagram empowers you to be the Mom Your Kids need. I’ll dive into the three ways the Enneagram provides spiritual growth. And, why the Enneagram can be dangerous. Let’s discover how to love your mothering style-  because You are the Mom your kids’ need.By the way, I don’t want you to miss out on the Enneagram Guidebook for Moms that I created to help guide you to better understand your personality Type.You’ll Learn more about your superpowers, overcome your weaknesses and get simple steps to better connect with those you love. Get your copy here!Learn more about the origins of the Enneagram and if it's a resource Christians should use in epsiodes #158, #159, & #160 - listen on your favorite app or watch my IGTV series. 
Are you a journaling type? As in do you have a million journals that you’ve requested to be burned at the moment of your death? Or do you like the idea of journaling, but when you try, you just don’t like it? Is it something you dream of but never happens? That thing on your to-do list that you tend to put off because of all the things? Yep, finding time to write, whether it’s a journal entry, a note, or your dream writing project is challenging, especially if you are a mom. That’s why every year this community begins with the 3 Wholehearted Rhythm Pillars series- Word, Worship, and Write. Not only does today’s conversation with Kristy Cambron have some insight that will help you get in the rhythm of writing but this month of January each conversation will give you much-needed encouragement and action steps to make the 3 Wholehearted Rhythms your personal, daily pillars. Plus, Kristy is an Enneagram 4 wing 3 WWII novelist- I totally geek out about this hidden talent I did not know about her and we go on a rabbit trail about her writing journey. I am so glad we did- it was perfect. You won’t want to miss this part of the conversation. Say hi to Kristy on IG and learn more about verse mapping. @kristycambron or @versemapping And share this episode with your friends- be sure to tag me @simplywholehearted so I can thank you!
Worship. What does that word mean to you? Choirs of angels? Church? A great band?What if I told you the rhythm of worship is so much simpler and yet so much more? Here are four words to sum up the meaning of worship:  In everything, give thanks. Yep, you heard me right. In everything, give thanks. I’ll explain myself a little more in a minute, but-Here’s the deal- we need an anchor in times like these and being a woman who worships is critical - no matter what comes your way in 2021. Worship, or giving thanks is the reset you need- whether you are facing fear, discontentment, or frustration. Worship changes the atmosphere- and it begins with you. A heart of worship, not what you can get, but what you give in your heartfelt expression of thanks. Listen, I know what it’s like to let another year slip by... and realize you’re still not where you want to be in your life.But, not this year my friend- this 2021 is the year things will change for you. So that’s why this month we are focusing on the three pillars of wholehearted worship and today,  I’m sharing four keys to create a strong rhythm of worship for you, no matter your personality Type!Have your free copy of the Enneagram Guide for Moms? Learn more here: https://www.simplywholehearted.com/EnneagramGuideforMoms
When you hear the phrase “quiet time” what does it make you think? A time out in the corner? Something you dream of but never happens? That thing on your to-do list that you tend to put off because- borrrring? Yep, Getting in the Word of God is challenging, especially if you are a mom. That’s why every year this community begins with the 3 Wholehearted Rhythm Pillars series- Word, Worship, and Write. Here’s the deal- we need an anchor in times like these and getting in the Word of God, everyday Scripture will be the one thing to see you through- no matter what is thrown at you in 2021. God’s Word is the reset you need- whether you are facing fear, discontentment, or frustration. Scripture is the catalyst for change. Once, I began making my daily reading simple, accessible at my favorite spot in the house and I paired it with my favorite beverage- it was something I looked forward to every single day. So, Not only does today’s conversation with Angela Perritt, founder of Love God Greatly have some insight that will help you get in the Word but this month of January each conversation will give you much needed encouragement and actions steps to make the 3 Wholehearted Rhythms your personal, daily pillars. Plus, Angela gives a recap on her 2020 experience and what she wants to take with her into this new year. ⁣Listen, I know what it’s like to let another year slip by... and realize you’re still not where you want to be in your life.But, not this year my friend- this is the year things will change. I hope you’ll listen to this conversation with my new kindred spirit, Angela Perrit- for a godly perspective, a reminder of your purpose, and a simple plan you can use today. Say hi on IG @simplywholehearted!
Does the phrase New Year New You trigger you just a little bit? How about the term resolution? Are you cringing as I say that word? Well, friend, you aren’t the only one and this episode is perfect for you. As this year begins, I think we all are holding our breath-hoping 2021 will be different. ⁣⁣But, there is only so much you can control. ⁣⁣𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝗿, 𝗮𝗻𝘅𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆, 𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗼𝗿 𝗱𝗼 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘁, 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆. ⁣⁣So, because there is nothing magic about the turn of the calendar... ⁣⁣𝐈'm doing this episode 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮. ⁣Not only does today’s episode have some insight that will help you, but this week I’m offering a live event where I will be sharing my successful wholehearted goal-setting process. Learn more about the 5-Steps to Wholehearted Goals Live EventorCheck-out the details of the Wholehearted Rhythms Coaching Community
Merry Christmas!I am continuing the Advent season of celebration with an episode that was a first of it’s kind for me last year.  Over the years I’ve shared my struggle with the month of December and how my battle with a scarcity mindset has contributed to this wrestle. In the summer of 2019 I had a vision for a writing project that is a little different than my typical genre. I wasn’t sure exactly how it would turn out or even if I could pull it off, but it happened. The Lord truly inspired me the whole way and I could feel His guidance as it took twists and turns. My gift for you this Christmas season is a dramatic reading of a tale I have written, The redemption of Mrs. Scrooge. It is truly a labor of love that I hope will bless you and your family and inspire generosity this holiday season. I am honored to have you listen and share with your loved ones.Use the coupon code; Amy for 10% your order at The Enneagram Candles Shop. Snag my Enneagram gift guide to get your shopping done a little earlier this year and be more confident that your friends and family will love their gift.Leaving a 5-start rating and review means the world to me! Thanks! Say Hi! on Instagram @simplywholehearted
Have you ever longed for a bosom friend? Or Is a visit to see the Lake of Shining Waters on your bucket list? If you know what I mean then you are most likely a fellow Anne of Green Gables friend. And if you don't and you’ve somehow missed this timeless tale by L.M. Montgomery then let me have the pleasure of introducing you. Some of your favorite episodes of the podcast have been when I’ve taken our favorite movie or book characters and shamelessly Typed them. It’s just a fun way to explore character development, story, and some general Enneagram insights. So, I’ve invited a new Kindred Spirit, Rachel Dodge for another thrilling Enneagram and movie conversation. Rachel has just written and released one of the most beautiful books of 2020. It’s a chapter by chapter companion for the classic book Anne of Green Gables. This new devotional book offers inspiration as it explores the theme of God’s love and faithfulness of the classic tale of Anne. The artwork, combined with scripture, life-application questions, and prayers makes this the most perfect gift to give this season. And this conversation? Well, it’s bound to be one you’ll want to listen to the whole way through and share with all your bosom friends. Really, Rachel has done something incredibly profound in her devotional book- you’ll want to hear all about her journey and vision behind her words- plus, we have fun Typing some of our favorite characters. You’ll need to make sure you join the conversation about each character, plus get a sneak -peak of the stunning illustrations from her new devotional book. Get The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits * by Rachel Dodge for all your bosom friends!Snag my Enneagram gift guide to get your shopping done a little earlier this year and be more confident that your friends and family will love their gift. Be on the lookout for a special @simplywholehearted series featuring our beloved Green Gables characters. This will be another easy way to share Enneagram insights!Leaving a 5-start rating and review means the world to me! Thanks! *Affiliate link will support this podcast
Does the gift buying process always feel a little stressful for you? Do you find yourself worrying about whether your friends and family will like the gift you got them? Is it meaningful? Is it what they want? Does it express the value you place on your relationship? Well after dozens of conversations the consensus is in! The #1 struggle of gift buying is wondering if you will get the right gift for your favorite people.  But don’t worry, I’m here to take away some of the gift-buying mystery and stress this Christmas. For this special 2-part podcast series I’ve interviewed 9 of my friends to represent their Enneagram Type as it relates to the gift-giving season. This year I’ve also re-created my Enneagram Gift Giving Guide. It’s a beautiful print-out designed to help you understand what each Type really wants and why their wish list looks the way it does! I’ve also added 10 customized gift tags you can print and use for your one-of-a-kind selections this year. I know many of you have used my previous guide which gave you some big wins for Christmases in the past and you’ve mentioned you used it for gift shopping all year long. Snag this gift guide to get your shopping done a little earlier this year and be more confident that your friends and family will love their gift. I know you are going to want to share this episode with your friends and family to let them know a little more about your personality. And perhaps it will start a fun conversation which will help you understand their personality too! Be on the lookout for a special @simplywholehearted IGTV series featuring these conversations. This will be another easy way to share these insights!Leaving a 5-start rating and review means the world to me! Thanks! 
Does the gift buying process always feel a little stressful for you? Do you find yourself worrying about whether your friends and family will like the gift you got them? Is it meaningful? Is it what they want? Does it express the value you place on your relationship? Well after dozens of conversations the consensus is in! The #1 struggle of gift buying is wondering if you will get the right gift for your favorite people.  But don’t worry, I’m here to take away some of the gift-buying mystery and stress this Christmas. For this special 2-part podcast series I’ve interviewed 9 of my friends to represent their Enneagram Type as it relates to the gift-giving season. This year I’ve also re-created my Enneagram Gift Giving Guide. It’s a beautiful print-out designed to help you understand what each Type really wants and why their wish list looks the way it does! I’ve also added 10 customized gift tags you can print and use for your one-of-a-kind selections this year. I know many of you have used my previous guide which gave you some big wins for Christmases in the past and you’ve mentioned you used it for gift shopping all year long. Snag this gift guide to get your shopping done a little earlier this year and be more confident that your friends and family will love their gift. I know you are going to want to share this episode with your friends and family to let them know a little more about your personality. And perhaps it will start a fun conversation which will help you understand their personality too! Be on the lookout for a special @simplywholehearted IGTV series featuring these conversations. This will be another easy way to share these insights!Leaving a 5-start rating and review means the world to me! Thanks! 
Do you love opening your home to others? Or does the thought of hosting a get together send make your palms sweat and your heart palpitate? Do you remember your mom hosting endless streams of company, but now that it’s your turn you somehow didn’t inherit her entertaining gene? Or do you LOVE to host, but find it hard to put all the details together and while it works out in the end, you barely made it to the party on time!Well, what if I told you the reason you feel the way you do about hospitality is because of your personality! Yes, that’s right You have a unique hospitality personality Style. And like all personalities- you can learn the strengths and weaknesses so you can thrive and enjoy how God created you. Morgan Tyree is a professional organizer, writer, and even a fitness instructor. She runs a personal time management business and writes books. You might have some guesses about her Enneagram personality Type and yep! We’ll be talking about her Type and all Nine Types and how it relates to the 4 hospitality personalities. What the full picture of determining your communication style? Learn more about the Your Enneagram Type Roadmap here.Or Schedule your 15-minute discovery call.  Say Hi! on Instagram @simplywholeheartedUse the coupon code; Amy for 10% your order at The Enneagram Candles Shop. 
Has 2020 left you feeling disappointed and perhaps even disillusioned?  Do you wonder if you have anything left to give this holiday season? But, What if I told you 2020 was made for Advent? This year more than ever, I imagine you’ve been tested, stretched, and worn thin like never before. For me, I end this unexpected year knowing we need the hope of our Savior more than ever. Would you join me to make space for your longing in light of the Hope that you have available to you? The conversation you are about to hear will reinvigorate you and will remind you that God meets us in our limitations. Sherri Gragg is the author of Arms Open Wide: A Call to Linger in the Savior's Presence and  Advent: The Story of Christmas. Sherri’s advent book is stunning, her depiction of the whole God story is written with a fresh and insightful perspective. And as someone who has grown up in the church, I personally appreciate the opportunity to read through the familiar stories with new eyes. And, I wanted to make sure I shared this conversation with you early enough so you could get her book and read through the 30 days this Christmas season. Looking for more about the 5-Day to More Fun this Christmas? Get the details here. Print the Enneagram for Moms E-book here.What the full picture of determining your communication style? Learn more about the Your Enneagram Type Roadmap here.Or Schedule your 15-minute discovery call.  Say Hi! on Instagram @simplywholeheartedUse the coupon code; Amy for 10% your order at The Enneagram Candles Shop. 
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