Grateful for so much this year.Read More
The holidays are approaching and our thoughts turn towards spending time with those we love. And yet, we can't spend time with those we've lost. Or can we?Read More
Do you ever feel like you're on autopilot? Like your brain's been hijacked and someone else is running the controls? You may find yourself asking, “Did that just happen?” What can we do to find the stillness in the chaos and claim our lifes back?Read More
In two weeks time my husband leaves on a international adventure alone. His trip has promoted people to ask me, “are you ok with him going to Spain alone?” I reply with a resounding, “Yes!” Here’s why.Read More
I hope you know that you will ALWAYS be a part of every single family event. You will all be there, even if it’s only within our hearts.Read More
We have all been handed that one crappy card (or maybe multiple crappy cards). You know the ones: those cards that make our hand seem unrecoverable and we don’t see any other choice than to fold. Discover the power that lies within, the power of choice.Read More
Many times we know we need to spend time with our heart and yet we avoid. Either we don’t know how or we’re scared. Today, I'll give you a starting place for the how. I'll ask that you bring your courage.Read More
Last week we discussed how to recognize when your heart needs a little attention. What happens when you're family members, co-workers, or friends starts behaving differently? How do you recognize when others are hurting, and what can you do to support them during their time of need?Read More
Are you feeling drained by life? Are you struggling to adjust to changes in your life? Do you feel like something is missing, like life shouldn’t be this hard? What if I told you there is indeed something missing... and it’s easily found within your heart.Read More
This past week was a difficult one. I’ve spent this evening trying to understand why this week hurt so much. Here’s what I discovered.Read More
Forgiveness is never easy. Why is it important to focus on forgiveness even when no one person has done anything wrong? When life hits us with unimaginable circumstances sometimes there's no one to blame, but there is still forgiveness to be embraced.Read More
There is no sweeter sound than joyful laughter. In the days following our loss I needed rest and to disappear so, for the most part, I stayed in my room. As tears rolled down my cheek, I could hear the boisterous sound of laughter from the other room and, surprisingly, a smile emerged.Read More
Life is full of lessons, even in the most unexpected of places. I recently went to a photography class hoping to learn how to take better pictures; I left with a reminder that life isn't always just as you see it.Read More
Grit and resiliency: those are some heavy words! When using those words in relation to my grief journey, I'm finding their literal definitions fall short of my experience.Read More
If you haven't noticed, I'm a planner. So, as you might expect, my hospital bag was filled to the brim with everything I might need for our newborn's arrival. In the chaos that was Adeline's birth, my bag didn't make it to the hospital. What the nurse brought me to wrap my baby in shocked me.Read More
To all the women out there who've ever thought "I should be....
...doing more for the community.
...a better mom.
...as skinny as I used to be.
Whatever it is you've been telling yourself lately. Today I say. Give yourself a little GRACE.Read More