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Self Care & Acceptance

Body Peace: An Alternative to the Madness

I am frustrated and a little angry about my  social media feeds these days. They are cram-jam full of pictures of so-called “clean eating” creations, earnest declarations about willpower and quotes about commitment typed over “before” pictures of people standing in front of a…

January 6, 2017
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
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