When I think of “strength”, what comes to mind? Muscles. Hercules. Brut force. Maybe pushing and pulling, carrying a heavy load. Sometimes I think of emotional strength. Standing stoically at a funeral. Walking into a first chemo treatment. Testifying in court against an assailant, in front of the assailant. What about mental strength? Taking theContinue reading “Strength”
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NYC Trip Highlights & Epiphanies
I was over the moon to be in New York City last week with my daughter! We have never taken a trip, just the two of us, so it was super special. We had no real itinerary either, other than having secured tickets to two Broadway shows, which made it even better. We were prettyContinue reading “NYC Trip Highlights & Epiphanies”
First time experience for me and my girl! We get to take a girls’ trip to New York City… just us! I’m excited, but I miss my hubs already. We are ALWAYS together, and we love traveling together. It was hard to leave him this morning. I hope he knows how much I appreciate thisContinue reading “NYC Bound”
Underdogs. Resilience. Choice.
I admire people who make come backs after huge losses. I admire people who went through some seemingly impossible-to-survive storm then used that storm as motivation to grow and get better. I admire people who have suffered yet somehow managed to keep their faith strong anyway. I admire people who supported someone else through aContinue reading “Underdogs. Resilience. Choice.”
Rethink Your Resolutions
To “resolve” to do something is to decide firmly to make it happen. To be “resolute” is to be determined and focused. A “resolution” is the statement we make declaring what we’re about to do, often a change we want to make. Is making New Year’s Resolutions a good idea? Change is good, right? Maybe.Continue reading “Rethink Your Resolutions”
Women. Compassion. Support.
“Do you follow her on Snapchat? Did you see her kids running and playing outside in the snow? She has two of the cutest dogs, but her cat video put me over! It was on her story. Her husband travels. Did you see how thrilled she was to pick him up at the airport? SheContinue reading “Women. Compassion. Support.”
Don’t stop dreaming.
I don’t believe in placing a moratorium on dreams. Dreams should be plentiful regardless of your age, how much money is in your bank account, or whether or not you went to college. I don’t care if you are fit and spry, arthritic and slow, or fat and happy. It doesn’t matter if you’ve gotContinue reading “Don’t stop dreaming.”
Faith Over Worry
Sister, you can’t worry AND rely on faith at the same time. You’ve been worrying, and that’s fine. Now…enough of that. Remember that worry places focus on the worst possible outcomes. Faith focuses on desirable outcomes. Which should fill your head and heart? Lean on your faith, even if you only have a little. #mustardseedfaith
Writer. Author. Obstacles. Support.
I have always, always wanted to write a book. I still do. The feat of compiling 50,000+ words into a succinct, meaningful read, holding in my hands the actual book with a glossy cover, seeing it on a bookstore shelf, finding it offered for sale on Amazon, getting an email from someone who was inspiredContinue reading “Writer. Author. Obstacles. Support.”
Embrace doing nothing.
Overachievers, Workaholics, and People Pleasers, listen to me… You are NOT doing nothing. This weird week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, know that if you use your downtime to sleep, read, watch TV, work a crossword puzzle, sew, eat cheese, sit and stare out the window, whatever, you ARE doing something. You are resting.Continue reading “Embrace doing nothing.”