Did you know systemic gaslighting is a thing? Especially in governments, religious bodies, and the medical field. Did you know there are generations of people and cultures around the world who are predisposed to gaslighting. They are predisposed to thinking they are being encouraging, helpful, corrective or loving when they express sentiments that may actually … Continue reading Self-Care Saturday: Gaslighting & Boundaries in Relationships We Want to Keep
I'm sitting at my computer, looking at colleges to apply as an adjunct professor for psychology...and I'm terrified... I feel unqualified & inexperienced... But, I know it is part of my calling, part of my desire, and teaching is something that makes me come alive... Why do steps of faith leave us in such terror? … Continue reading Step of Faith
You ever let fear hold you back from something - something you know you want to do, maybe even something you know you'd be good at. I'm there right now. There is a career move, job experience I would like to get. One that people have been telling me they could see me in since … Continue reading Walking Forward in Faith
But, we must stop underestimating our value; but, rather, we should regard ourselves as valued. Irreplaceable. Priceless.
There are a lot of days, since I'm early in my career, that I find myself wondering "what am I doing? Am I doing what I'm supposed to? Am I educationally or emotionally prepared for what I'm doing?" I mean, of course I am, this is all a part of the process. It's the act … Continue reading Oh, Monday
But, buildings are not just their foundation. They are also their framing, their walls, their roofs. Rooms and doors; interiors and art. That's what I'm ready for in my life.
I just sent off my inquiry about setting up an interview to volunteer at a nearby children's hospital. A year long commitment. Sunday, I agreed to help with our young adult small group, as well as child-check-in once month. Commitment: unknown. Likely, however long I am in the area. I just sent out my request … Continue reading Determined
In my 30 Day Embracing the Single Life Challenge, today is day 5, and I honestly wasn't planning on a post today - especially after having a bigger case of the Mondays this week than I did last week... But day 5's challenge is to write about one physical characteristic I love about myself and why - so, … Continue reading The Eyes Have It
"I'm not nothing! I was never nothing! The power you have I don't need!" -Emma Swan 'Once Upon A Time' Every Sunday, this sentence comes out of my mouth at least once: "It's Once Upon A Time Time!" And, in tonight's episode, in response to a dark voice in her ear, in a show of … Continue reading “I’m Not Nothing!”
Embracing the Single Life As I was working on my last series, I have been thinking a lot about where my focus is going to lie here. Last year, some of you may remember Cousin convinced me to document my Adventures in Dating. Telling my story of single life, and trying to get out there. … Continue reading Embracing the Single Life