Ah, the holiday season. That magical time of year. The music, the lights, the gifts, the family... the stress, the pressure, the expectations. Funny how quickly Michael Buble and twinkle lights can trigger a stress response. The holidays can be a magical time, but as y'all know, it can also be a time of anxiety. … Continue reading I’m Dreaming of a Light Christmas: 12 Tips for Setting Boundaries During the Holidays
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward. Søren Kierkegaard My guru for creating space for my soul to breathe, Emily P. Freeman, suggests that we “establish intentional time to reflect on our lives,” so as one season closes and another begins, that’s just what I do... I am a NaNoWriMo … Continue reading Seven Things Writing a Book in a Month Taught Me // Autumn 2019 Reflections
When you go to church every Sunday, sometimes the messages can start to run together in your mind as common themes- themes of hope, redemption, power, love, calling, forgiveness, community. Every once in a while though, a message is shared and it’s the specific words that you remember. What must be at least fifteen years … Continue reading Identifying Seasons and Why it Matters
God You don't need meBut somehow You want meOh, how You love meSomehow that frees meTo open my hands upAnd give You controlControl (Somehow You Want Me), Tenth Avenue North I’m a writer, but sometimes I feel like I’m also a wrestler. I wrestle with myself, I wrestle with God, I wrestle with the chatterbox … Continue reading stop wrestling and surrender
June-August 2019 If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you’ll know that Emily P. Freeman is my soul guru. Her mission is to create a place for our souls to breath, and I didn’t even know that was something I needed until I started listening to her podcast and reading her books/blog. But … Continue reading Seven Things I Learned this Summer
I'm in counseling. There. I said it. It's not really a secret but it still feels a little weird to just put it out there like that on the World Wide Web. I've had to grow quite a bit to get to a place where I was okay with the idea of therapy. But after … Continue reading my brain tricked me
I was young when I first discovered and fell in love with musicals. My cousins still like to tease me about how I would always try to get them to watch State Fair or Oklahoma or one of my other favorites when we were kids. There was just something about them, they were just so... … Continue reading how do you measure a year in the life?
I'm a collector of gurus. And while I can't claim her as mine alone since she's beloved by many, Brené Brown is my vulnerability guru. She inspires me to have courage and exercise creativity. Every week, she shares her TGIF list as a gratitude practice. I love it so much that I'm stealing it for … Continue reading tgif…june 7, 2019
I’m 37 years old. Actually, 37 years, 10 months, and 4 days old. In 62 days I’ll be 38. And I think I’m finally starting to understand what my friends who are a little further ahead of me in this journey have been saying...