Permission Slips

Give yourself permission to pursue passion and permission to pause passion depending on the situation.

Power of Impact

The other morning, I wasn’t paying attention and I backed our new van into our Honda. The impact caused minimal damage. A couple scratches on the back of the van. A small scratch on the license plate of the Honda. Though the impact was small, it was still frustrating. I immediately found myself thinking about how avoidable it was. Just …

Freedom. What a beautiful thing.

I’ve been thinking and talking a lot about goal setting and dreaming lately. As I embark on new endeavors, ones that even just a year ago I wouldn’t have thought could be a reality, I am really taken with the concept of freedom. Freedom to try new things, fail at times, and go back to things done in the past …

3 Ways To Fight Discouragement

dis·cour·age·ment: – a loss of confidence or enthusiasm; dispiritedness. – an attempt to prevent something by showing disapproval or creating difficulties; deterrent. All too often I find myself discouraged. Usually, it is when I should be feeling most confident, excited, or courageous. Discouragement is a strange side effect that comes from outside opinions. In general, it is a result of …

What I want you to know about “Pushing Into Joy”

I’m trying to formulate words for this post and it is feeling near impossible to start. I have so much I want to express. Gratitude, overwhelm, praise, relief, excitement… just to name a few of my emotions currently. The pre-order for Pushing Into Joy is officially done. In three weeks, I hit what I thought would be the total number …

New Season, New Set Up

We have entered – or should I say dove head first – into a season of pursuing the dreams in our hearts and actively choosing brave trust over nagging fear. It has been highly rewarding, but also incredibly scary. I have blogged before about my tendency to jump into things quickly . I go all in when I feel a whim …

Balance Is Hard

I have always had horrible balance. Even with both feet planted I manage to lose my balance quite frequently. Like full on, “I’ve fallen over and I can’t get up” lose my balance. I am also the person who regularly trips up the stairs, but that is an analogy for a different blog post. In my favorite workout program from …

Embracing Me & You

I feel the need to begin this post with a heartfelt thank you to the people who have figured me out and learned how to walk through life with me. You know who you are. I’m a challenging individual. I come across as confident, but I am incredibly insecure. I enjoy change, but making decisions is hard for me. I …

Learning Gracefully

On Mother’s day, I had so many pictures I wanted to share but I struggled with the words to go with them. I talked briefly about this on my Instagram account. Motherhood challenges my ability to write and speak eloquently. It isn’t that I don’t have anything to say, it’s generally a result of trying to be more careful, more …

Take care of yourself, you’re worth it.

There is no shortage of advice on physical fitness. There are accounts devoted to specific programs and showing the progress photos of individuals of various body types and lifestyles. We are bombarded with it – whether we want to be or not. I used to fall in with the people who are constantly irritated with this kind of posting. Even …

I Believe In Possibility.

I believe in possibility. Defined by Merriam-Webster: Possibility- one’s utmost power, capacity, or ability Possibility- potential or prospective value Possibility- something that is possible I believe in it for my students. I believe in it for my babies. I believe in it for my family. I believe in it for my friends. I believe in it for strangers. I believe …

Millennial Thinking – A Poem For My Generation

What a time to be living in. We’re all just trying to be heard and seen and known. With stages at our fingertips, and canvases of every shape and size, we illustrate and orchestrate all sorts of grand and small designs. I jump and shout and wave my arms, begging for applause. Once my muscles tire and lungs burn out, …

Real talk with an Enneagram 2w3

I have been digging hard into the Enneagram profiling process. I’ve become fairly well versed in it as I have read and researched. My goal is, as it should be, to grow myself by learning my own type and the way I interact with others. Here is a link to a test you can take as well as a link to …

I Feel Pretty

“It’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” – Margaret Wolfe Hungerford Before I write this post, let me help you make a good life choice: go grab a girlfriend, your wallet, and an outfit you love. Hop in your car and drive to a theater that is playing “I Feel Pretty”, the latest Amy Schumer movie. …

Diving In

I am not a person who goes into things partially. If it sounds like a good idea, I tend to dive in wholeheartedly, fully, without restraint. Heart, body, mind invested – I plunge. You can imagine that often I am met with disappointment, and even sometimes regret. I’m learning which of my whims to follow and which to put more …

He is bigger than my wonderings and wanderings

I had a wow moment this morning. A moment of pure and simple revelation. The concept that I received wasn’t  necessarily new, or novel. But it was good. Good for my soul. Good for my outlook on my day. Good for my trying desperately to look into the future. Sunrises are amazing. They have always been a source of great peace …

The Knowing

Morning light shifts to afternoon, golden glow turned to starker white Books are strewn around the couch, journals open with words scrawled along the pages Hearts are both healing and aching, what we know takes deeper root Colors highlight the words that jumped off pages, proof that we are listening, learning, growing Tears threaten to make their way down, a stream …