How to Be a Wholehearted Human in a Messy World

How to Be a Wholehearted Human in a Messy World

Inside: How to show up to your life wholeheartedly (or how to be a “wholehearted human”) in this messy, complicated world. This post contains referral links. About nine years ago, a friend gifted me with a copy of The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown and it planted a seed that would grow, flourish, and bear fruit throughout the past decade of my life. It was this tiny seed, tended and watered, that helped me […]

It Will Be Enough

It Will Be Enough

Inside: When you think you have nothing left to give, or you always feel lacking and behind, but you offer the tiny bit of light you have, it will be enough. It will be enough. Whether you grew up in Sunday School or are religious or not, you may have heard a variation of this story from the Book of John: There was a crowd of 5000+ and they had not eaten in a long while. A small boy with two barley loaves and two small fish comes forward and […]

7 Little but Powerful Reminders that I am Loved, Held, and Seen.

7 Little but Powerful Reminders that I am Loved, Held, and Seen.

Inside: Today, precisely when I needed them, I received 7 little love notes that remind me I am loved, held, and I am seen. I’ve included a few referral links to books you might appreciate. The past couple of weeks have been rough. Or, if I’m telling the fuller truth, the past couple of years have been rough. There are many beautiful moments mixed into the hard. Like playing with my new goofy kitten who I already adore. Or sitting in the bright November sunshine pouring in through my unwashed […]

Every Breath of My Life is Political

Every Breath of My Life is Political

Inside: From the books I read, how I spend my money or teaching my children about the beauty of their diversity – my whole life is political. I have always believed we are more alike than different and that our diversity is beautiful, not just healthy but needed, something that is meant to both inspire AND make us uncomfortable so that we continue to become. I was raised in a small prairie town snuggled tightly into verdant valley, surrounded by bear and moose, tadpoles and garter snakes, gorgeous rivers and […]