6 Important Lessons About Self-Care

In a previous blog, I discussed how I felt that a simple way to combat the mental strains of feeling anxious, down, etc. can be lessened through self-care. Again, let me reiterate I am not an expert in mental health simply a person in grief and as a result, has faced struggles with depression and … Continue reading 6 Important Lessons About Self-Care

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Beyond Awareness

I want to first set a disclaimer that I have no expertise in mental health. Rather, just my own personal experience with loss and grief, which has triggered my own bouts of depression and anxiety. Even those words "depression" and "anxiety" seem heavy for what I'm feeling. They could be unwarranted, and they may be … Continue reading Beyond Awareness

2017: The Year of Questions

When I thought of what to label 2017 as I write my year-in-review there were many ways it could have gone. The Year of "Healing," "Surviving," or even "Treading Along." But when I dug a little deeper I began to see the questions that arose in my life this past year. 2016 was a rough … Continue reading 2017: The Year of Questions

Pure Joy

Joy comes in all shapes and sizes.  It comes in huge occasions and simple reminders. It comes in laughter and smiles. It can come through the familiarity of friends and family or the serendipity of strangers. Pure joy is the catalyst for hope when times are tough, faith when things are uncertain, and love when times … Continue reading Pure Joy

An Extra Day

Leap Day. February 29th. It comes once every four years – a novelty like a shooting star. It's somewhat extraordinary when you think about it. I say somewhat because science has boiled it down to a basic understanding. We really get 365 and 1/4 days each year so those quarters add up to an extra … Continue reading An Extra Day

Sharing in Sacraments

Sacraments.  You may hear the word and automatically think of Baptisms and First Communions, but there are some other types of sacraments that we far too often overlook.  Believe it or not, if we don't pay attention we may just bypass sacraments multiple times a day! I'm talking about "Small S Sacraments" or those occurrences, … Continue reading Sharing in Sacraments