2018, brave, Brene Brown, feelings, grief, infertility, relationships, writing

Battling My Giant

Yesterday I listened to a sermon about David and Goliath. Referencing Malcolm Gladwell’s book, the pastor shared that the way to defeat a “giant” is to admit your weakness, then find an unconventional solution to take down the giant. In David’s case, he admitted that he couldn’t bear the weight (both literally and figuratively) of… Continue reading Battling My Giant

2018, attachment, breathing, dogs, explore, feelings, friends, gratitude, olw, oneword365

One Word Check In: Explore

Like last year, rather than focusing on a resolution at the New Year, I’ve chosen one word to help guide and direct my actions and thoughts throughout the year. In 2017 I focused on gratitude. I really needed that to help counterbalance the depression and grief I was dealing with. It made quite a difference.… Continue reading One Word Check In: Explore

brave, family, feelings, gratitude, holidays, infertility, John O'Donohue, plans, running, social media

Caught Off Guard (Again)

The last few days I’ve felt off. There’s this feeling I get when I’m anxious, worried, stressed. I can feel it in my head – a headache, sort of. Everything feels slightly out of place. I’m jittery. I need to focus but I can’t focus on anything. I’m antsy. Sometimes when I feel this way… Continue reading Caught Off Guard (Again)

2018, brave, explore, feelings, gratitude, marriage, relationships, trust

Hindsight and Gratitude

This post has been a long time coming...be gentle with me. Over the last few days some things have popped up to remind me of past relationships. When the memories crept back into my conscious mind so did some uncomfortable feelings: shame, humiliation, failure, anger and sadness. Of course, if I dig a little harder… Continue reading Hindsight and Gratitude

2017, asp, aunt, brave, change, family, feelings, gratitude, grief, half-marathons, holidays, infertility, new year, olw, oneword365, retreats, running, seasons, Walking, yoga

2017: A Year in Review

2017. Another tough one. I have thoughts on my hopes for 2018, but before I move forward, I want to look back and reflect on what this year taught me. Side note: This took me three hours to put together! Reviewing my calendar, looking through past blog posts, scrolling through pictures... Although I touch on… Continue reading 2017: A Year in Review