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Apr 18 2018

CTL Episode 61- Self-care during Seasons of Struggle


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Show Notes-

Today’s show with MacKenzie Monroe and Jodi McKenna features a little different sort of conversation than usual, but hopefully you will find it encouraging and relatable! Jodi and MacKenzie start out talking about hobbies as a form of self-care, but they also get real about life’s changing seasons, their personal struggles and finding authentic community.

  • MacKenzie is using reading fiction as a hobby in this current season
  • Using audiobooks as a time-saver 
  • Jodi shares a little about her struggles during her husband’s painful bouts of psoriatic arthritis 
  • Feeling guilt over “indulging” in a hobby


  • Jodi enjoys hand writing letters to pen pals, making kombucha, reading, blogging, watching wholesome tv shows
  • MacKenzie loves any kind of paper crafts like hand-lettering, pretty planners, journalling
  • Grieving life changes and how that affects self-care
  • Creating vision and getting ideas for the future as self-care
  • Blogging and Patreon as creative outlets and ways to build community
  • Authenticity and finding community while pursuing your hobbies


  • Using online resources to find local groups for your hobbies as well as get to know other people across the globe
  • Sharing your story to encourage and connect

Current Lovelies-

Jodi: getting Chatbooks made for her digital photos, making chicken stock, growing out her hair and joining a new sticker club

MacKenzie: intentionally pacing herself in work and leisure time so as not to burn out so quickly

Resources Mentioned-

Marco Polo App



The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham

Find the Hosts-


You can find Jodi McKenna on her website, You can find her on the following social media: InstagramPinterest,  Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.

You can find MacKenzie Monroe on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course!

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