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Each week, join host Robin Wisner, certified life coach and creator of the LightHer Way Wellness Program, for authentic conversation about how to ditch a hamster-wheel lifestyle and design your best life - without overwhelm and guilt. Robin delivers encouragement and practical tips blended with life coaching, mindset, faith, family, and fun! Her purpose is to empower you with tools that are guaranteed to lighten up your life-- setting priorities, managing time, creating boundaries, reducing ...
 
Are you yearning for real girl-talk on the field of Christian battle? You’re in the right place. We may talk about “coffee & cute stuff” but we also dive deeply into the “messy” of journeying with Jesus: self-care, “hard” things, relationships, and boundaries. We do it all while keeping a biblical worldview. Occasionally, we’ll bring in some guests you’ll love, too, who will teach and inspire.⁣⁣“Sacred Grounds” podcast with Leigh Mackenzie and Robin Wisner is here to equip, encourage and emp ...
 
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Do you ever find yourself using absolute terms when it comes to talking about lifestyle changes? Like always and never? "I will always quit once I start a new program," or "I can never stay motivated for very long? " You're in luck! In this episode, I share my best tips and practices to recognize the all-or-nothing mindset in your life and how to o…
 
How do you want to finish this year and prepare for the next? Between all the people depending on you and all the responsibilities you are juggling, it can feel like everything is equally important. And when everything is important, nothing is important! In this episode, let's take some time to stop and regroup before we slide into the last quarter…
 
If you're feeling scrambled and frazzled every Monday morning, this episode is for you! Special guest, Toni-Ann Mayembe of Real Happy Moms, is here to share 5 top tips to do every Sunday, to prepare for an AWESOME week ahead. Toni-Ann is a wife, mom of 2 boys, practicing general dentist, and Navy reservist. Friends, she knows what it's like to be b…
 
With all of the advances in technology and modern living, we've reached a point where movement is no longer necessary for survival. We no longer need to chase down or gather food for our meals. Where movement was once a natural part of daily life, we now spend more and more time being still. Exercise is not natural to us. Movement is. In this episo…
 
Most likely, you've experienced diet culture and diet mindset at some level, at some point in your life. I know it was a huge part of most of my life and I suffered as a result. In today's episode, we're going to talk about what intuitive eating is, how it can restore your relationship with food and your body, and how you can be free of diet mindse…
 
Do you wrestle with the snooze button or frantically running into your day from the moment you wake up? In this episode, I share how to have the most amazing day by starting out with the Ultimate Morning Routine. Let's face it, life is crazy. We need something short, simple, and supportive first thing in the morning to help ensure we are better equ…
 
Did you know that 60% of Americans report sleep problems? Just 24 hours of sleep deprivation can make you as insulin resistant as a type two diabetic, causes brain fog and sugar cravings. . There's a better way! In this episode, I'm going to cover... The dangers of a poor sleep habit The threats to healthy sleep Practical tips to create your own he…
 
In many circles, self-compassion may be seen as something self-indulgent, lazy, and nonproductive...meaning, it isn't good. In this episode, I shed some light on the two sides of self-compassion- tender vs. fierce. You need BOTH in your life. We'll talk about... The differences and the beauty of tender self-compassion vs. fierce self-compassion How…
 
How's your JOY meter right now? How much joy are you experiencing in your life? In today's episode, I interview a very special friend of mine who has been a beacon of JOY in my life, Mae Krauss. As an FBI agent, she's seen some of the most horrendous crimes against humanity that you can imagine - looked it straight in the eye- and managed to protec…
 
In today's episode, we're talking about mindset. Your mindset plays a crucial role in how you experience life - so it makes sense that we should understand it and continue to nurture it so we can live our best lives! We'll cover these points: What is mindset? How does our mindset get shaped? What is a fixed mindset vs. a growth mindset? How can we …
 
In this episode, we are pulling back the curtain on self-sabotage, a.k.a. the Terror Barrier. We've all seen this play out in things like procrastination, playing small, or ruining relationships. We end up doing the opposite of what we want to do and find ourselves asking, "Why do I keep doing this?" If you have felt that way, you're not alone! In …
 
Do you ever wake up in the morning and look at the list of things you need to get done, and just feel helpless to the demands of your schedule and task list? In this episode, I'll share with you my best tips for time blocking like a boss... How to block off time for your non-negotiables How to schedule your time for optimized brain energy How to cr…
 
A flight plan that deviates as little as 1% could mean the difference between landing in Los Angeles instead of San Franciso. That's a HUGE difference. The same truth applies to building habits in our lifestyle. They can either lead us to destruction or victory! In this episode, we'll talk about... The power of 1% The process of building habits And…
 
Do you ever have days when trying to get anything done that feels like running through quicksand? When everything seems to take longer and be more complicated than it should? You sense this...resistance or friction. When life is pulling us in every direction, we grip harder and try to willpower our way to success. But the problem is not at the beha…
 
Did you know that only 3% of the population sets goals? That means 97% of people don't set goals at all! And of the 3% who set goals, only 1% bother writing them down and taking action. Are you part of the 1%? Do you want to be? :) In this episode, I share the unsexy truth about setting goals that actually matter: What is my overarching life vision…
 
Have you ever struggled with the words to accurately describe who you are? It's one of the biggest questions of life! In this episode, we dive into the topic of Identity. Who are you? Today we’ll cover: the problem with wrapping our identity with what we DO the steps to renew your mindset and embrace your TRUE identity in Christ and a helpful journ…
 
What comes up for you when you hear the phrase, “goal-setting.” Do you cringe or get excited? As a life coach for women in midlife, I have found a mixed bag of reactions. But across the board, for Christian women, this can be a real struggle. Should we set goals if we believe that God orders our steps? Is it selfish or unbiblical to want more from …
 
Welcome to the very first episode of the LightHer Way Podcast! In this episode, I share about who I am, why I'm here, and what you can expect in upcoming episodes. Pull up a chair and join us at the table, where everyone is welcome. Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes! Connect with me: Instagram: https:…
 
How do we worship in all seasons? How can we keep our faith fresh for the long haul? In this episode, we interview singer, songwriter, and worship leader Tania Adderley. Hear the story of how the Lord wooed her to worship and the power of a praying mom. Tania shares with us a beautiful illustration of the difference between praise and worship and i…
 
What's it like to worship with every nation, tribe, and tongue? In this week's episode, we interview Sharon Tedford, an experienced international British singer-songwriter, worship leader, author, speaker, and podcast host. Sharon loves to revitalize weary believers with a healthy dose of hope and encourages people to live a God-focused life. She's…
 
How do you worship even in hard times? In this episode, we interview Amanda Wollbrink, a preschool teacher, worship leader, wife, mother, and avid jeep lover. You'll hear her story about the journey to worship through hard times - losing her mother-in-law and her mother, and her own cancer diagnosis...all in 2020. Amanda shares how God used worship…
 
Have you ever felt the messiness of motherhood? Can you imagine being the mother of Jesus, the son of God? As we wrap up this series and head into Mother's Day, welcome to this episode about Mary - following courageously for the long haul. We'll talk about 3 things: Who Mary was The obstacles she faced How to apply the lessons learned to our own me…
 
Have you ever had to speak up for what's right, even when it's hard or life-threatening? In this episode, we're discussing Esther (Book of Esther) and how she overcame seemingly impossible circumstances to do what was right, even when God's name was absent. We'll cover three things: Esther's story - An orphan girl who was in the right place at the …
 
Have you ever had to do impossible things for impossible times to get the job done? In the last year, we've worn lots of hats and been stretched far beyond our comfort zone. In this episode, we're talking about the story of Deborah, from Judges 4 and 5. We'll explore how she overcame impossible circumstances, an impossible foe, an impossible answer…
 
Have you ever had to face criticism, shame, and feeling less than? In this episode, we will discuss Hannah (1 Samuel 1-2) and how to respond to messy people with grace and prayer. We'll talk about 3 things: Being heroic in prayer Being heroic in dedication Being heroic in sacrifice How can we apply the same character traits of Hannah and keep our p…
 
Have you ever dealt with a diagnosis, sudden death, or life-altering event? How did you come out of it on the other side? In this 5-part series, we'll be talking about women of the Bible, their heroic characteristics, GRIT, perseverance, surrender to God, and doing what's right even when no one else is. We'll explore their selfless, unyielding, and…
 
Did you know that every year can be the year of the Lord's favor? Did you know that you can be a display of the Lord's splendor? In this final episode of the A Year of the Lord's Favor, we explore how to rest, nourish and grow in the Spirit. We are SO excited for this episode, friend! Isaiah 61: 1-3. The Year of the Lord’s Favor The Year of the Lor…
 
You've heard us talk A LOT about Spiritual warfare. I mean, we're your battle buddies, right? In this episode, our special guest, Tina Smith, shares with us three things we should all know about Spiritual warfare. Lordship Identity Knowing your enemy Grab a pen and paper, friend! You won't want to miss this! RESOURCES: Victory Over the Darkness: Re…
 
How has your brain been doing lately? How are you emotionally, mentally, creatively, and stress-wise? This is part 3 of our series, A Year of the Lord's Favor. We'll be exploring how to rest, nourish and grow our minds and mindset. Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to receive your episodes automatically! Connect with us on your favorite so…
 
How have you been carrying for your body these past six months? Have you been a good steward of your holy temple? This is part 2 of our A Year of the Lord's Favor series. We'll be talking about how to rest, nourish and grow our physical selves in order to do the work that God has given us. Resources: Downloadable hunger-fullness scale Be sure you a…
 
Can you imagine what a year of the Lord's favor could look like for you? The blessings and benefits that follow from God's command of rest? This episode is an introduction to our 4-part series, A Year of the Lord's Favor. Looking back at these last 6-12 months has been a little crazy. How can we look for the positives? For each negative event you e…
 
Have you ever been on the receiving end of a really lame apology? Or maybe you were the one who gave a half-hearted, "sorry?" Yikes! We've got you covered, battle buddies! In this final episode of the Love & Relationship series, our special guest, Dr. Michele Novotni, walks us through 3 steps to make an apology that counts: Taking responsibility fo…
 
Ever wonder who is the peanut butter to our jelly or the hip to our hop, here at Sacred Grounds? In this episode, the 3rd in our series, we bring you a very special interview with Robin's husband, Phil Wisner. Find out how they met, their love languages, and how they keep their love life spicy. You don't want miss this! Be sure you are subscribed t…
 
Ever wonder who is the Mac to our cheese, here at Sacred Grounds? The peas to our carrots or the pancakes to our syrup? In this episode, the second in our series, we have a very special Valentine's interview with Leigh's husband, Christopher Mackenzie. We'll give you a behind the scenes look at how they met, their love languages and how they show l…
 
How do you love well? John 13 instructs us, "So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples." February is the month of love, and at Sacred Grounds, we LOVE to talk about love. This is the first of our 4-part …
 
Have you ever been in a room full of people, and never felt so alone? Here we are, in the midst of the cold, dark months of winter. The buzzing of the holidays has died down, and many are feeling isolated and alone. As your battle buddies, we always want to share authentically and truthfully, to empower you on the field of battle. We want you to kn…
 
Have you ever felt suffocated by the weight of all the material things you own? Did you know that studies have shown the average American family has over 300,000 "things" in their home. That's heavy! In today's episode, we share 3 things to help you get out from under that weight of "things" and lighten up your life: Unpack the impact of clutter an…
 
Have you heard of Sleep Hygiene? This is possibly one of the biggest life game-changers, if you can master it. In this episode, we'll share three things to help you develop and improve your sleep life - the foundation of whole-life health and to keep yourself #battleready. Bedtime rituals: Have a regular bedtime and waking time. Keep a consistent s…
 
Have you ever wondered what the key is to your best day ever? In this episode, we're going to give you our super special secret sauce of starting strong and finishing successfully. It starts with your morning routine- body, mind and spirit. You can't pour from an empty cup! In this episode, we'll share our own personal morning routines and ideas to…
 
Have you ever wondered how to produce lasting Spiritual fruit? How can we be firmly planted, not withering, especially at this time of year? In this episode, we cover three things to help you enter into the new year feeling rooted and ready for whatever may come. What will you start? What will you stop? What will you continue doing in 2021 in order…
 
Merry Christmas, #battlebuddies! We know you're busy, so we just wanted to take a brief moment to remember the reason for the season...and wish you a VERY Merry Christmas! Until next time, to all of you in our Battle Buddy Brigade… Keep fighting the good fight of faith, keep your armor of God on, and keep shining the light in this dark world! Keep …
 
For some of us, this year will not be a "happy holiday" or "the most wonderful time of the year" because we have suffered profound losses in 2020. While many have lost jobs or financial security that in time can be replaced, others have lost relationships and people who can't. Did you know you can strategize grief and self-care? In our interview wi…
 
Bet you never heard a podcast start out like this one! Robin and Leigh share some incredible last-minute gift ideas...and you don't even have to leave the house to get them! Most are free, and all are meaningful, practical, and sure to be appreciated! We're talking about homemade gift coupons and subscriptions. If you're struggling to finish your s…
 
In today's episode, we will arm you for the battle of...CHRISTMAS SHOPPING! Robin and Leigh explain, "Three Wise Men" gifts for manageable, meaningful, and memorable gift-giving. We have you covered! We're dishing up hot tips for tech, home & food, faith, and beauty & fashion. You don't want to miss these fun and festive gift ideas! Tech gifts: Xbo…
 
So many of us have experienced some level of loss in 2020. Loss of income, vacations, graduation ceremonies, freedom to move about as we always have. Some of us have tragically lost loved ones. In this episode, we'll walk you through how to visualize preparing your heart and mind to enter into 2021 as an overcomer, tips to ensure you're pouring fro…
 
In today’s episode, your Virtual Battle Buddies tell you all you need to know about habit stacking while giving you the push you need to start implementing it into your life today. Until next time, to all of you in our Battle Buddy Brigade… Keep fighting the good fight of faith, keep your armor of God on, and keep shining the light in this dark wor…
 
Hey, Busy Friend! Have you been looking for the perfect way to start the Christmas season and talk about the birth of the Savior this year? We have the answer: One-Word-At-A-Time Advent cards with Betsy Pendergrass of Gathering Around. In this episode, we'll talk about: -The creation/Birth of the Gathering Around ministry -The meaning behind the me…
 
Today you will meet your Virtual Battles Buddies: Robin Wisner and Leigh Mackenzie. This first episode is all about the “why” behind the making of this podcast. Follow along as Robin and Leigh talk about their personal narratives and explain just how the Battle Buddy system works. Until next time, to all of you in our Battle Buddy Army… Keep fighti…
 
In today’s episode, your Virtual Battle Buddies discuss three ways in which you can keep your sanity when life seems too crazy to handle. These points include (1) not catastrophizing, (2) nourishing yourself, and (3) staying in the word. Until next time, to all of you in our Battle Buddy Brigade… Keep fighting the good fight of faith, keep your arm…
 
In today’s episode, your Virtual Battle Buddies discuss hacks for the holidays. They go over three things that will help you keep your wits about you for the upcoming season: (1) decluttering, (2) tips for gifts, and (3) the power of ONE thing… Until next time, to all of you in our Battle Buddy Army… Keep fighting the good fight of faith, keep your…
 
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