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?
Last week, April 14th marked eleven years since my brother Jeffrey passed away. Each year that has come and gone has taught me grief cannot be calculated, expected or pushed around. Grief comes and goes as it pleases and rarely gives you any kind of notice as to how she might arrive. Some times she … Continue reading Grief and Gold
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?
Last week, I had a day where I found myself feeling discouraged and discontent. When I took a moment to take an inventory of my thoughts throughout the day, I realized I had been caught playing the comparison game again. Maybe you've done this too? Thought by thought, I had spent the day stewing silently in … Continue reading When We Need to Look Down… And Then Look Up Again
Last week I wrote about what it looks and feels like to live our life in faded color, and how it can be easy to offer the world a safe, edited version of ourselves. You’re not alone if you’ve spent much of your life trying to be like someone else, being afraid and living in … Continue reading In Living Color
One thing my closest family and friends know about me is that I am sensitive. All too sensitive some days. It’s a part of me that has been terribly inconvenient at times and life-saving at others. I’ve often prayed for thicker skin or the ability to truly laugh at myself. Other times I’ve simply wished … Continue reading Why I Can be Thankful for Being Sensitive
A couple weeks ago I had a bit of a wake up moment at the DMV, as I sat for hours waiting for my number to be called. Not exactly where I expected to have a moment of transformation... Truth be told, I’ve been trying to make my way through Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly, … Continue reading An Invitation to Practice Self-love
What I am learning from this past year of processing my story and healing some wounds is that if I allow fear to be the chief in charge, it will ALWAYS keep me huddling in the corner. It will keep my spirit bound up, hostage and absolutely quiet. Fear keeps my gaze looking at all the … Continue reading Tenderly FOR Me
“In an age of acceleration, nothing can be more exhilarating than going slow. And in an age of distraction, nothing is so luxurious as paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still.” - Pico Iyer Here we are. Headed into the holiday season. And after a … Continue reading Healing Silence