Note from the author: I almost didn't share this, out of concern for those who would feel triggered, and also because I was protecting myself. Sharing my own suicidal thoughts, worries and emotions comes with the burden of worrying everyone around me, but a very wise friend reminded me that way of thinking is exactly … Continue reading The Human Experience
When it comes to faith, there are far more uncertainties than strongholds, but there is something I know to be true.
Prompt: I Forgive You Letter, Let's release the energy drain and write a letter of forgiveness to that person. Explain the situation, why you were hurt, and then forgive them. Physically write the words, "I Forgive You." Maybe give this to them if it feels like they'll receive it well, or just keep it for yourself. … Continue reading Write It Out Challenge, Day #5
I took an accidental hiatus from my blog, in case you didn't notice. At the end of last year, I was actively writing more than any other time in my life and it felt amazing. My last big project was "mindfully ending 2016," remember? I feel like I did exactly that, I wrapped 2016 up … Continue reading They Say Rain Brings Flowers
Two weeks ago, I walked into Target early on a Sunday morning. Ok it was like 11AM, not actually early except on a Sunday in the suburbs. It was just me and my coffee and a few quiet peers. There were no loud couples shouting to one another between aisles (note: I have both encountered … Continue reading Fat or Body Shamed?
My biggest flaw is follow through. For 36 days this blog has gone up before 8am without fail. Except today, our second to last day of #mindfullyending2016, and also the last day of 2016! So I'm following my own example and saying, NO EXCUSES. As soon as I realized I hadn't scheduled a post, I … Continue reading Day #37, No Excuses.
Good morning beautiful people! It's just before midnight as I draft this post to you from bed. In order to be authentically on this journey with you, I've been scheduling posts only a few days at a time. Now we're live, and I'm going to be posting the last 4 days from the road. Aaron … Continue reading Day #35, Intentions Make Us Strong
This time last year I could never have imagined the transformation we were in for. A trip around the Sun later, and we have a new city, solid foundation and a settled home. This year I gained the gift of patience and grace, and felt the joy of slowing down. I have found strength in … Continue reading Day #33, Strength Gained
Merry Christmas readers & light seekers. It's a joyous Christmas day, and I hope it's full of blessings and sweet moments for each of you. We all have plans today, I know. You may be reading this in front of your Christmas tree as the kids rip open packages, or perhaps you're savoring your last … Continue reading Day #31, Who is Your Tribe?
It's Christmas Eve, and we are approaching the end of the year quickly now. Personally, 2016 has been a year of transformation. We moved to a new city, I started a new job, we made a home from a family house, and all long we fell deeper in love. Even with all of that in … Continue reading Day #30, What has Happened to You?