I’m continually amazed by humanity. We can invent things like telephones and apps like Facetime that keep us connected with people from around the world. We can find cures for serious, life-threatening diseases. We can push our bodies to the limits for competitions like the Olympics or Ultra Marathons. We can create songs and artwork… Continue reading A PSA for What Not to Say
“Talk to myself the way I would talk to someone I really love and whom I’m trying to comfort in the midst of a meltdown” (Daring Greatly, pg. 80). I’m trying to follow Brené’s advice (yes, we’re on a first name basis), but it’s hard today. I’m beating myself up. I’m telling myself that I’m… Continue reading This is Self-Care
I typically leave for work early enough to beat the morning traffic, but on this particular morning I had a late start. Because I don’t usually come upon slow downs at my usual time, that morning I didn’t know if the slow traffic was typical or something bigger, like an accident. a different day and… Continue reading Staying in My Lane
Two weeks ago I had dinner with a good friend of mine. It had been awhile since we’d been together, so we spent some time catching up. It wasn’t long, however, before we went deeper — that’s what I love about our friendship, we don’t stay on the surface for long. That look on her… Continue reading With or Without an Object? That is the Question.
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)
Each morning as part of my routine, I read a blessing before I begin any journaling, prayers or Bible reading. Some blessings are connected to the season, like many of Jan Richardson’s. Right now I’m reading through John O’Donohue’s To Bless the Space Between Us. I come back to this one during the “ordinary times”… Continue reading Tomorrow