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
The day after Christmas has always been one of two things in my life. Either it’s a day in the car heading back home from my grandparent’s house, or it’s a quiet, cozy day at home. Some of my friends (those beautiful tribe members I reflected on yesterday) have told me the day after the… Continue reading Day #32, It’s Not a Let Down
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?
Our week of Strength will be different. We’ve prepared for the holidays, they are upon us and soon they will be over. This week, journaling is really encouraged. The work we’re going to put in during this home stretch will help you outline and plan hopes and resolutions for the new year. There's a great… Continue reading Day #29, Who Are You?
They say hindsight is 20:20. Looking back on Christmases past, I can pick out just a few presents that still come to mind. The ones that come to mind surprised even me, and certainly weren't the ones that cost the most. I vividly remember a year where huge fancy sleds were lined up against one… Continue reading Day #25, Never Too Late to Say Thank You
Happy Day 21, Light Seekers! It's our final day focusing on Balance. Tomorrow we'll move deeper into our journey, but before we do I want to recap some of the lessons we learned about Balance. I consider my life fairly balanced, which has certainly not always been the case. Logistically, our families are extremely spread… Continue reading Day #21, Seasonal Balance
Sunday, another well-deserved day of rest. How will you spend it? I always start decorating early, too early some might say. Aaron and I play push and pull about when to get the tree each year. He thinks if we get it too early, it will die. I think if we get it too late,… Continue reading Day #10, Trimmings
Do you consider yourself a writer? I wish that more people did. Being a writer doesn't mean you want to be published, or even that you want to share your words. Writing and journaling has been an outlet for self-expression and documenting milestones for a long time. I bet most of your grandmothers, and even… Continue reading The Power of Your Pen
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? This is a question I get a lot from friends and family, and recently from readers. It's a confusing question for me, because I never decided I wanted to BE a writer, I just was one. Writing was never an option for me, it was… Continue reading Becoming a writer.