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Life: The Worthwhile Mess

Life is a mess. And I don’t mean that in a “hot mess” kind of way. It’s not even a reference to all the tragedy, unkindness, violence, hatred, shaming and simple evil we see all around us in recent and not-so-recent news. I mean…

June 16, 2016
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
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
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

You Can’t Get There Without Being Here First

I’m just going to be honest with you.  I’m having one of those days where I fantasize about my life “before.”  Don’t get me wrong; I don’t want to go back too far.  Go too far, and I’d land myself right in the middle of the red-hot mess…

October 6, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

Having Needs and Being All Human

I’d been agitated and distracted by my own thoughts all morning, but when I stepped into the shower and let the water run over my head and down my face, the tears that had been just out of my reach flowed freely. My husband…

September 27, 2015