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Self Care & Acceptance

Control: When Life Frays and You Grip Tighter

The best thing I can say about today is that I didn’t shout and everybody lived. Today was a spinning top. My daughters, 1 and 3, ran around like they’d been slipped piles of sugar with a side of cocaine. Every book in the bookshelf ended up on…

April 13, 2016
leader
Living with Intention

Liberating the Leader Within

You are the most important leader you will ever encounter.  You may have teachers, mentors, friends and other inspirations that belong on the list of influences and supporters, but you are the one primarily tasked with leading yourself.  I’m guessing this will make some…

January 26, 2016
Self Care & Acceptance

Rest: Doing More When You Can’t Do It All

I wrote last week about the reality and the importance of God’s personal plans, dreams and vision for each of us.  He has a plan for you – a real, fully fledged, complete plan.  Please go read up if you haven’t already; the ideas…

December 9, 2015
Living with Intention

Purpose: What You Were Born to Do

I was leading a women’s group focused on healing old hurts.  The process of this particular study was long, intense and came with a lot of ups and downs.  One night, the women in my group were expressing a fairly universal sense of discouragement,…

December 1, 2015
Life Beloved

The Risk of Retreat

After my oldest daughter was born, my marriage went through a difficult transition.  Of course we knew things would shift and change, but no one can really prepare for major life changes, can they?  In addition to the obvious responsibilities of caring for a new life,…

November 10, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

The Straight Line Myth

I have two young daughters (1 & 2 years old), and parenting is an arena in which my tendencies towards rigidity and all-or-nothing thinking have been most exposed, challenged and, slowly, softened.  When my oldest daughter, Finley, was a newborn, my new mom, straight-out-of-the library,…

October 27, 2015