Life is Short: Make Space for What You Truly Want and Need

Life is Short: Make Space for What You Truly Want and Need

Inside: In just one heartbeat life can change forever so I choose to live each day as though it could be my last. I declutter my life to make space for what I truly want and need. Despite the imperfection, grief, and messiness of it all, I love my life and family. But loss reminds me every time I walk through it that life is far shorter than we often realize. In one breath or one heartbeat, life can change forever. I want to live each day on purpose. I […]

How to Overcome Fear

How to Overcome Fear

Inside: You can embrace that you are strength and struggle and it is good. You can be afraid and messy and still show up fully to life. Here are some of the ways I overcome fear. This post contains referral links for books I recommend. My anxiety has been spiking lately again. I always need to be vigilant to protect my mental health over fall and winter but the last time I felt warning signs like this was two years ago. That time I asked for help unheard over and over […]

Tomorrow Will Care For Itself

Tomorrow Will Care For Itself

“August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They Sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages.” Jonathan Safran Foer What does summer mean to you and could we, or should we, as Thoreau suggested, “maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter?” Or is it instead true that embracing each season equally is the better course? For “what good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck Is […]

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

My grandma had just died in the seven months before so when I moved into my grandpa’s home to live as I attended college, her fingerprints were everywhere. Jars of legumes lined the kitchen shelves, nestled in with a collection of well-worn cookbooks. Lists in her pretty script detailed the contents of the upright freezer. Row upon row of historical fiction waited for me in her library; many of these became my friends over the next year and a half. A small closet downstairs held gallon jars of dried rose petals from the gardens that she […]