Don’t Fall For It

 

Want to know something that is guaranteed in life? 

It’s super exciting....drum roll please. It’s this: 

You are going to be told NO. Probably a lot. Unless you never try anything of course. And even…

Dear Anxious Heart

 

I don’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t struggle with anxiety. It’s kind of a family thing. We joke about it, but it’s true. As a kid, I remember feeling anxious at times for…

Mud on White Carpet

 

I toured Graceland once as a teenager. We were passing through Memphis on a long road trip and my fourteen year old self was a huge Elvis fan. Odd for my generation, but nonetheless, his posters covered…

We No Longer Have To Wait

 

I must admit that I feel like I’ve been chasing the merry feeling of the season and haven’t quite been able to catch it.  

Busyness and my own inability to rest finally caught up with me…

The Perfectly Imperfect

 

I am feeling more and more okay with this season being imperfect.  As if perfect is attainable anyway. Reminder note to self: It’s not. You will exhaust yourself chasing it.  

Only half of my ornaments made…

Boundaries

Boundaries. If not well defined, they are like a fire that is not contained. Reckless and sure to burn you. 

Especially with people who are toxic.  

How do you know if someone is toxic to your life…

The Importance of Self Care

 

 

My goal for today was this: 

Drink more water.

Sounds like a no brainer, right? But that’s the thing....sometimes I find myself at 2 o’clock in the afternoon having drank zero (pretty sure…

You Aren't Crazy

 

“You aren’t crazy. You’re just wounded.” Maybe you need to hear that today.  

Sometimes emotions can feel like a tangled web of a mess that can’t be sorted through.  Like a tangled strand of Christmas lights that you’d rather…

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A Picture Says a Thousand Words

I used to keep this picture hidden in a drawer because I couldn’t bear to look at it. My emotions felt way too big to handle. Like those moments when your chest tightens and a well of tears rises…

When Nothing Is Okay

 

If you ever find yourself with this thought: Nothing is okay right now, know that it’s okay to admit that.    

It’s safe to admit it. Safer to admit it than to suppress it. And it…

Believing the Best In Others

 

 

What we believe about others is often who they will become.  

And believing the best is tough work, isn’t it? If you’ve lived any length of time, then you know that observation of human…

The Unlearning

 

Everyday, I try to ask myself this question: “What are you learning today?” 

I want to live fully awake and not lulled to sleep by the monotony of life and daily routines. To stop learning…