In this episode of The Thought Vault Podcast, I interview author and speaker, Heather Creekmore. We discuss her latest book, The Burden to Better, and dive into the topic of living with comparison.
Comparison is a thief of joy, and inhibits are ability to live the life Christ intended for us to live by clouding who we are in Him, and what He created us for. Tune in to this episode about dropping the burden of better, and living out our lives FREE from the comparison trap.
Click here to listen to episode 31, The Burden to Better with Heather Creekmore
HEATHER CREEKMORE is a podcaster, author and speaker. Her first book Compared to Who? encourages women to uncover the spiritual root of body image issues and find freedom.
Her new book, The Burden of Better, offers women a journey into the depths of God’s grace to find a way off the treadmill of constant comparison. Heather has been featured on Fox News, Huff Post, Morning Dose, Church Leaders, For Every Mom, along with dozens of other shows and podcasts. But she’s best recognized from her appearance as a contestant on the Netflix hit show, Nailed It. Heather and her fighter-pilot-turned-pastor husband, Eric have four children and live in Austin, Texas.
I love the subtitle of The Burden to Better, which is “ How a Comparison Free Life Leads to Joy, Peace, and Rest”
Some of the questions Heather and I tackled in this episode:
- What daily tips do you utilize to help buffer the tendency to compare (hello, social media, haha)
- How does comparison que us to the areas we may need to rely on God more?
- In what ways have changing your habit of comparison improved your relationships?
- Talk on how comparison can spiral into real mental and even physical health challenges by igniting for example, obsessive thinking and critiquing ourselves in unhealthy ways which changes how we feel, think, and respond to our circumstances.
This conversation was so insightful and needed in this time. There is true rest found in living comparison-free! Please be sure to checkout Heather on instagram and on her website. Be sure to grab her book too!
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Until next time, “ Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” Romans 12:2 Go live with Bold intention, bye for now!