Sweet Grace for Your Journey

The podcast for women who want to lose weight and live healthy – body, soul and spirit.

Join Teresa Shields Parker as shares from her personal journey of losing over 250 lbs with helpful advice and heartfelt questions answered.

Episode 76-Putting Stress to Rest

Episode 76-Putting Stress to Rest

If we can just stop and clear our minds, we can see everything that is happening to us right now is attributing to our stress because we are living in a state of chronic stress. So everything looks and feels stressful, even good things. I know I’ve been there. Living in chronic stress is no fun.

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Episode 75-Managing Stressors

Episode 75-Managing Stressors

To curtail stress, we have to learn how to manage our stressors. When we are in the midst of overwhelming stress that just feels like one more job we can’t or don’t want to face. We just want the stressors, whatever they are, to go away. The sad truth is the things that stress us out are not likely to just go away. We have to put forth some effort to make that happen in a healthy manner.

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Episode 74-Living in Chronic Stress

Episode 74-Living in Chronic Stress

If there’s one thing I’ve learned on this lifelong journey of weight gain and weight loss it is that I cannot lose weight for someone else. I can only do it for me. We can’t lose weight for our husbands. It has to be for us. We have to want it for ourselves.

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Episode 73-Eating Stress

Episode 73-Eating Stress

If there’s one thing I’ve learned on this lifelong journey of weight gain and weight loss it is that I cannot lose weight for someone else. I can only do it for me. We can’t lose weight for our husbands. It has to be for us. We have to want it for ourselves.

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Episode 72-Weighty Marriage Issues

Episode 72-Weighty Marriage Issues

If there’s one thing I’ve learned on this lifelong journey of weight gain and weight loss it is that I cannot lose weight for someone else. I can only do it for me. We can’t lose weight for our husbands. It has to be for us. We have to want it for ourselves.

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Episode 71-God Calling

Episode 71-God Calling

Have you ever prayed and asked God one thing and He seemed to answer with something that was totally off topic? For most of my adult life I felt this way when I prayed about my life’s calling or direction. On this podcast, I share how I finally got on board with what He had been trying to tell me all of my life.

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Episode 70-The Big Question

Episode 70-The Big Question

I was listening to a training where a coach was telling her client to ask God a question. The minute I heard the question, I felt like someone and hit me in the stomach because I felt no way in a million year would I ask God that question. It scared me to death to think of His answer to what felt like the BIG question….

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Episode 69-Living in Truth

Episode 69-Living in Truth

We all have an enemy who tries to kill, steal and destroy the future that God has planned for us This was a hard truth for me to realize. Now I live in freedom because God has helped me break the strongholds in my life. In this episode, I share how God showed me how to live in truth and how you can too!

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Episode 68-Beautiful One

Episode 68-Beautiful One

Pain, heartache, mistreatment, rude comments, being treated like a doormat, being pushed around, being taken advantage of, pointed at, whispered about and made fun of. This is what it is like to be super morbidly obese. God has a message for every person who has ever felt this way. He wants you to know that you are valued and loved. Listen to this week’s podcast to hear that message.

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Episode 67-Loved Into Existence

Episode 67-Loved Into Existence

God created each of us on purpose for a purpose. As God’s creation you and I are priceless to Him. I was a valuable person to Him even when I weigh 430 pounds and I was eating myself to death. God still loved me and if I had survived and was still breathing today and eating everything in sight today, He would still love me.

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Episode 66-Where Are You Stuck?

Episode 66-Where Are You Stuck?

Where are you stuck? It was a question that begged an answer. Any seasoned coach, teacher or mentor will just sit there and let it sink in. My way of dealing with any question is to answer it even if I don’t know the answer. This is obviously not the best way to deal with this question.

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