on greed and possessions

  According to WordPress, I created this blog 5 years ago today. Neat. This post is more religious than some of my other ones, so if that's not your thing, that's cool. But promised myself to always just to be as authentic and honest in my writing and this is what I've been thinking about:… Continue reading on greed and possessions

packing, shame, and sweet husbands

My husband kicked me out of the house this evening because I had a wonky brain breakdown over all the packing we have left to do for our move tomorrow. It wasn't an angry kicking out. It was a loving one. He did it for me. (Part of me wants to wait until the thoughts… Continue reading packing, shame, and sweet husbands

on silence

I'm feeling more in touch with myself than I have for a while. I owe that to taking the last few days to "de-noise" my life. I was feeling overstimulated by work (preschoolers are beautiful little universes but they aren't exactly known for being tranquil or low maintenance) and by a host of thoughts needing… Continue reading on silence

on happiness

My mom sent me a quote this morning as I sat in a coffee shop journaling. "Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams." - Ralph Waldo Emerson It's not important I'm in a coffee shop (btw here's how I feel about coffee) but I only mention it so I can brag… Continue reading on happiness

The Mental Immune System | Part Two

A few weeks ago we started talking about the mental immune system. In part one, we got the boring elements out of the way (eating health food, exercising regularly, and sleeping enough). Today, I want to focus on: connection. I have found genuine connection to be vital for my mental health because it is grounding.… Continue reading The Mental Immune System | Part Two

stream of consciousness – gut feelings & joy

My husband, Evan, and I kind of take turns being the Chatty Chad/Cathy in our relationship. Evan can talk at length on one very focused subject. This is why, for example, despite having never even seen one second of it, I feel like I've watched the entire series Dexter. And why I've experienced an extremely detailed… Continue reading stream of consciousness – gut feelings & joy

The Mental Immune System | Part One

My sophomore year of college, I was really depressed. Within that year, there was a period of time where I was even suicidal. (If you've been following my blog for awhile, you already know that.) I remember, back then, searching the internet for how to not be that way. Whenever I read things like get enough… Continue reading The Mental Immune System | Part One

Comparison

I think we have all, at one point or another, been trapped in the icky, sticky comparison game. Maybe it was a coworker who excels at the job, a social media friend who has it all together, a couple whose relationship is dreamy, or a person with a shared passion whose craft or business is… Continue reading Comparison