At some point in our younger years, most of us held an idea of how we thought life would go. Perhaps we'd go to college, travel, get married, have kids, do our dream career and live "happily ever after". But I've learned that happily-ever-afters are a myth and our greatest stories usually come from our life's most … Continue reading Your Pain is Not a Waste
***Warning: strong language used for emphasis. If you are offended, you can consider skipping this post.*** I am with you... Those four words pulled me out of one of the darkest, secret moments of my life. For several weeks, my mind tortured me with thoughts of ending my life. The thoughts usually came when I … Continue reading Uncovering Shame (Before it’s too Late)
Every once in a while, we are gifted with enough clarity about a single moment that we know it will forever define a part of our life. These are the moments we look back on as our 'Y' in the road, knowing our life could have gone so differently. I remember I was walking down … Continue reading Our ‘Y’ in the Road
You might say most humans do no want to walk toward a mess. We see something difficult, complicated or confusing and we tend to want to head in the opposite direction. That's one of the reasons I love what my pastor says: When we find that we have been making ourselves small - that we've … Continue reading How Did We Get So Small?
Sometimes you read a book and certain words resonate on the spot. You're nodding your head and saying your Ah-ha's and soaking in all the author offers. Every once and a while, you discover a word, phrase or story from that book comes back and re-gifts you at a much more needed time. This phrase … Continue reading Show Up and Participate
This past weekend, I had the kids on my own while Jeremy was away on a guy’s (long) golf weekend. I am 34 weeks pregnant which makes me not quite miserable, but definitely not as confidant in my ability to chase after my 2 year old in public (She’s one fast mama-jama and, believe me, … Continue reading Do You Know You Are Wildly Loved?
Every morning, I drop Harper off at her elementary school and about an hour and a half later, I drop Bentley off at his preschool. When I drop each of them off at school, I have the exact same routine. I get them out of the car and I take a moment to remind them … Continue reading Remember Who You Are
Last week, I spent some time thinking about the 16 year old athlete version of me from long ago. She seems to be the truest version of me before I was introduced to deep pain or experiencing wounds. I learned something from that girl. When it came to anything athletic, she used to say, “I … Continue reading Channelling My Inner Athlete
At the beginning of the year, I wrote a heart-felt post about the word reliance and how I felt compelled to choose it as my personal theme for 2015. I had a slim idea I would be challenged by this term at some point. But we are never fully prepared for what life will bring us, … Continue reading Surrendering the Imperfect
The ocean has always possessed a kind of power over my soul. I am drawn to it like a honeybee is drawn to a flower, as though I was made to be near it and it was made to feed the person I was created to be. No matter what kind of chaos or emotion … Continue reading Let the Ocean Speak