Have you ever felt struck over the head by a seemingly simple concept? A few years back, when I was beginning to realize I had lost my soul voice, I felt like a whole new reality was opened up to me when I read a verse I've known my whole life. In Mark 12:31, Jesus says, … Continue reading When it’s Time for a Little Self-Love
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?
July 4th. Most people attribute the summer holiday with being together with friends and family, firework shows and good food. But for me, July 4th will always remind me of my breakdown. I had been feeling the cracks and splits within myself for a long time. The 'not good enough' voices had been there for years, … Continue reading When We Realize We Have No Voice
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