When our bodies or minds seem to be against us. When I first began writing this, it was about feeling normal after pregnancy. And then I thought about breastfeeding. When will I feel normal? When will I feel human? I kept asking myself these questions. I knew it would be a while. With the growing … Continue reading When Will I Feel Normal?
Y'all, this is going to be a freakin' honest post. Like, bearing my heart & inviting you into the mess kind of post. This week has been rough. We have been dealing with meal issues, grocery issues, broken tiny house issues, heat issues, communication issues, and I have been a mess. I can't count the number of … Continue reading Resiliency: In Ministry, in Business, and in Marriage
Pregnancy and motherhood are filled with ups and downs.
I recently shared about the importance of friendship as adults. I wanted to take the opportunity to break it down even further. I think sometimes, we feel the need to be an island. Especially us women. We are woman, hear us roar... after all. Also, it can get difficult to connect when we hear so many … Continue reading Find Your Tribe: 7 Reasons We Need Authentic Friendship
So, last week, I was not really living out freedom, satisfaction, and abundance. I found myself swallowed in fear, anxiety, doubt, depression, and honestly, came to moments I questioned my sanity. One day last week, I even had a meltdown...one of major proportions. Anger, anxiety, and self-hatred like I hadn't felt in a long, long … Continue reading I Have a Confession…
Fear and anxiety can be one of the biggest obstacles people face; after all, anxiety is the number one Mental Health issues in the nation.
Even Perspective... Perhaps, especially perspective. When we focus on negatives or lack or weaknesses: what needs to get done ways we fall short roles we are unable to fill jobs we don't get accomplished things we wish we had but don't fear/anxiety Any of these and more, we get self-centered, we get tunnel vision trying … Continue reading Gratitude Changes Everything
I originally shared this on my counseling blog, but have since shut that blog down, in order to solely focus here. I want to share how the focus of my work has changed over the years, and why it's okay if your focus changes, too. When I was in high school, I began my career … Continue reading How My Focus Changed & Why It’s Okay if Your’s does Too
Unfortunately, a lot of us tie our value into what we do. A few nights ago, I sat on our bed and cried after a fight because I just knew I had failed as a wife (just 2 and a half weeks in). I have barely slept since we got married, bordering exhaustion, and we just … Continue reading Burn-out & Value
Over on my personal blog, I had written some things recently that may be helpful for some in ministry or helping professions, when looking at things like depression, anxiety, and burn-out, either in ourselves or our clients. As I step out in faith, and grow in the direction of focusing on these areas, I wanted … Continue reading Recent Thoughts