There is More Goodness and Beauty to Come My Way

There is More Goodness and Beauty to Come My Way

Inside: Letting go of what was to make space for what will be is one of the ways I practice trusting that there is yet more goodness and beauty to come. We are afraid to let go for different reasons. For one daughter of mine, her eclectic collection of books helps inform her identity. My husband, on the other hand, grew up in poverty and fear of lack can compel him to gather and save up. I find myself afraid to let go because I struggle to trust that there is […]

I Find Freedom in the Invisibility of Middle Age

I Find Freedom in the Invisibility of Middle Age

Inside: this is a guest post from Jessicauys.com. in which she invites us into an exploration of the invisibility of middle age and extricating ourselves and our worth from how others see us. The face staring back at me looks somewhat familiar. I notice the lines joining nose to cheek and the expression of focus, or anger, that furrows its way between the thinning brow. The body is soft, somewhat defeated, as if the muscles have finally tired of holding it together all this time. As I walk through the […]

Kissed by Wisdom: Thoughts on Joyful Aging

Kissed by Wisdom: Thoughts on Joyful Aging

Joyful aging is not about losing self or even becoming a better version of self. I think it is a journey of becoming more fully yourself.  Kissed by wisdom. I see my body in a photo like she is not me. She has gained weight this past year and grown some new sparkly hair. I thought she was taller. I have often wished she would bend to fit your pretty mold. But she is faithful and her scars and dimples reflect some of the messy journey I am on. In […]