We are all messy. Each and every one of us. While my chosen paradigm is one that chooses to look past the thorns to celebrate the berry, there is also a need to acknowledge our challenges, hurts, frustrations and hang ups. Owning our humanity can be incredibly humbling but there is also a beautiful freedom in owning the reality that we do not have it all together. There is a blackberry bittersweetness to our humanity.
My first 60-days with New Hope Girls has nearly lapsed. Wow, what a beautiful journey these last two months have been. Although, if I am being honest (which I am), I feel like I have been with them forever. I have been connected to our organization for about 4 years, in some capacity. But this …
Your next great friendship + adventure may be just around the corner. So what do you need to do? Show up unapologetically authentic. This is a story about what happened when I did exactly that.
Early morning coffee inspiration led to reflections on how to re-center and be fully present when life feels stressful and overwhelming.
When words aren’t enough (because you don’t know the language!) how will you show your love? Do you trust love always finds a way?
A conversation is completely reframed when you come from a place of love. The emotional safety that allows us to walk through the hard stuff.
Have you let go of chasing “better” and opted to celebrate being just right? What is your personal peace like these days?
It is my goal to make 2021 a “measured” year. This is the word that will guide me forward + encourage me to find consistent + comfortable rhythms.
Allow your willingness to embrace the wonderful – even within the challenges – to be a reflection of the joy of Christmas.
The blessing was hiding in plain sight and I nearly missed it. How often is that the case? We walk by our blessings – see them, smell them, feel them, hear them – but never let the reality of what they represent wash over us?
Waiting is hard. Whether you are waiting a minute, a month or a year. It requires us to humble ourselves and accept – we are not in control. How can you wait well?
Thankfulness may not be a posture that our hearts are inclined to take this season. You lose nothing by choosing appreciation and gain everything by shifting your perspective into this place.
I don’t believe in coincidences, happy accidents, or serendipitous timing. I believe in purpose and providence.
My hatred for olives is unshakeable. I have tried to like them over the duration of my life; open to the possibility that taste buds can change. But alas, that has not happened. I’ve heard that pregnancies can change a woman’s food preferences but I was no such woman. I’m still over here, hating all …
Let’s slow down and be intentional about gratitude. Here are two very specific ways I’m incorporating appreciation and thankfulness into my days.