Come Aside and Rest a While: Learning to Practice Rest to Combat Stress

Come Aside and Rest a While: Learning to Practice Rest to Combat Stress

I am still learning how to rest. From trying to be “good enough” or the need to somehow be better or different from who I am. I’m still learning to quiet the noise that tells me there is never enough time or that I am perpetually behind on my task list. Still negotiating healthy work-family-rest boundaries in this season of life. When I am reading or writing I can rarely sit completely still; my body rocks back and forth. Somehow this movement permits my mind to focus on more contemplative tasks. Rest can be hard. […]

Learning to Live the Questions in Times of Transition

Learning to Live the Questions in Times of Transition

It’s easy to become distracted or discouraged, forget truths we once knew, or begin doubting ourselves and the path we are on. But sometimes life (and I believe, God) uses events and people, a word fitly spoken, and even books that come at just the right moment, with a beautiful and awe-inspiring synchronicity, to help us return to a place of anchor and clear direction. To smooth the way in times of transition. Awhile back, I wrote this post and meant it. The response was amazing and humbling as so many people […]

When You Get Off Track Get Back to Basics

When You Get Off Track Get Back to Basics

Maybe you’ve had a few sleepless nights, or job layoffs all around you are stressing you out, or your work-family-rest balance has evaporated into thin air, and you find yourself cranky, anxious or tired out. You are not feeling how you want to but this isn’t the time for a dig-deep life overhaul. Get back to basics. Sometimes all we need is to return to a set of tried-and-true ‘rules’ that support us in feeling clearer, emotionally calmer, and more energized.   But we also need to track these behaviours for a […]