One of the Biggest Struggles of My Life

One of the Biggest Struggles of My Life

Inside: Perfectionism can drown us. It’s not all on us. We don’t control everything and everyone, no matter how much we care or love or how hard we work. One of the biggest struggles of my life is releasing my grip on needing, desperately needing, life to be orderly, tidy, safe. I spent my life wanting to be good – and realizing I could never be “good enough.” RELATED RESOURCE: Embrace Imperfection: Make Peace with the Messiness of Life The thing I cared most about in this whole world was […]

On Embracing Our Weird

On Embracing Our Weird

Being human is weird. On the one hand, I have always desperately longed for family, belonging, and acceptance. Yet there is a fire inside of me (thank you mama) that will not allow me to settle for status quo. I am wired to push, question, dig, wrestle, wish I could make life easier on myself, long for a voice, practice using my voice, hide, run, rest, start all over again. I don’t want to fit neat and tidy into someone else’s box. I don’t think YOU have to fit neat […]

How to Live Like Every Day is Your Favorite

How to Live Like Every Day is Your Favorite

Inside: What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Stop waiting for tomorrow or until life is perfect. This is how you can choose to live like every day is your favorite. This day is my favorite. Yesterday was my favorite. And tomorrow, if it comes for me, I’ll embrace that day fully too. As I inch my way toward the age at which my mom died, I am ever conscious of how life is fleeting. This motivates me to cut through the noise […]

This is My Beautiful, Real Life

This is My Beautiful, Real Life

Inside: Seasons come and go and I am continually called to stretch and grow – and open up to the gifts of each amazing day of my beautiful, real life. I wake up and immediately feel a wee bit grouchy about the crumbs on the counters and on the floor, the dishes multiplied in the sink like every day before. My daughter teases me as I make her a smoothie to send her off to work and I remember – this is my real life. What I really want is […]

5 Simple but Effective Practices to Lift Your Mood Up

5 Simple but Effective Practices to Lift Your Mood Up

Inside: 5 practices to help you lift your mood up once again. We all experience low mood though some people seem to struggle more with this than others. It is so important to remember that you are worthy of love and acceptance in spite of your struggle and that you are worth fighting for! Truth time: sometimes you find yourself in the valley or feeling low (again) and not only do you wonder if you’re the only one (you’re not) but you need a reminder that you can take purposeful […]