Last year, I trained for and ran a half-marathon. I used to hate running when I was growing up, but now as a mother - it's a gift to me. I love the silence, the space to think and I especially love how strong I feel afterwards. But there was one run which stands out from … Continue reading Trigger (Un)happy
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
***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)
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
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