8 Reasons Why You Should Journal Right Now

If you know me well enough, you know I love to write and a huge part of my writing practice has been journaling.  It allows me to get my own thoughts out of my mind. Processing, venting, celebrating – whatever the action – journaling gives me the channel to literally record my own life's story. … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why You Should Journal Right Now

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I Quit

Quitting is looked at as such a cowardly act of throwing determination and perseverance out the window in favor of comfort and familiarity.  Growing up, I found myself either quitting things that I found too daring, scary or difficult, or avoiding them altogether. But there comes a time when you can't quit. You have to … Continue reading I Quit

No More Deserted Islands

community [kuh-myoo-ni-tee] noun a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society it exists within We are social creatures.  We live to be with people.  We live for conversation, support, and camaraderie, all of which are possible because of community. I witnessed this weekend after leading a Kairos retreat, just how important community is in our lives.  But I feel like our concept, our … Continue reading No More Deserted Islands

13 lessons I learned in 2013

13. Count to 10 and take a deep breath. My mom has always told me that patience is a virtue.  Unfortunately, I lack it. But what I have learned in 2013, is that sometimes you have no other choice than to be patient.  Whether its dealing with people who infuriate you, to worrying about things … Continue reading 13 lessons I learned in 2013