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Self Care & Acceptance

The Power of Saying “I Don’t Know”

Sometimes, all I can say is, “I don’t know.” And the truth is that I sometimes hate that answer. We feel like others expect us to know; sometimes, I expect myself to know…pretty much everything. My expectations (as they often are) are based on…

June 8, 2016
Self Care & Acceptance

Thought Boundaries: Choosing to Pivot

I woke up last night with a stream of anxious thoughts rushing through my mind. I have delved into the particular area of anxiety in the past, and I’d thought I’d worked through my fears and put this specific fear to rest – for good. Apparently, that’s…

April 21, 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
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
Self Care & Acceptance

How to Change

I sat in a church service – maybe 15 years ago – and listened to what was a pretty straightforward message about financial giving.  For me, there wasn’t anything particularly noteworthy about this message…until the end.  That day, I heard a pastor say something that…

October 20, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

Boundaries, the Struggle Is Real

My in-laws were planning a birthday party for a treasured family friend last week; she was turning 90, so it was a pretty big deal.  I mean, 90 is a pretty big deal all on its own.  Am I right?  My husband was supposed…

October 13, 2015