Episode 168: Jessica Reinhart
Jessica Reinhart joins me today on Surviving Sarah. She is the creator behind the brand Lumitory which exists to help encourage community and meaningful connection in your home and in your community. She loves to breath life into something that makes a positive impact in the world. In addition to her work, she is a wife and a mom. And our conversation is such a good follow up conversation to my recent episode about friendship. We talk about how to navigate the waters of social media and real life friendships, how to create a sense of belonging in our home with our family and practical ways to build connection in your community
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Takeaways From Our Conversation:
One thing that I want to highlight here is the need to create a sense of belonging in our homes. That is something that we are truly working on. We don’t want our kids to ever think that their behavior or personality is what solidifies their standing with us. We want them to know that they belong because of who they are—all of who they are. One thing we are doing to help reinforce this every day when they get out of the car for school we say: Remember, you are loved no matter what you do, say or think. I want to encourage you to figure out one thing to do this week to help foster a sense of belonging in your home.
"I believe that connection, community and faith are the cornerstones of a life well lived.” Everything is vying for our attention and we are being spread real thin so we need to "focus on the things that matter most first.”
“Our homes are the single most important place to begin rooting ourselves in connection, community and love. Everything else that happens outside of the home is an outpouring of what we do inside of the home."
Who makes you feel like you really belong?
Do the people (including yourself) in your home feel like they belong or just fit in? Why or why not?
What would help you feel like you belong either at home or with a certain group?
What do you currently do to build connection in your home?
What ideas were sparked from this conversation about what you could do to build connection at home?
What would fun, joy and play look like for your family?
What can you do to help build connection with your friends?
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