2018/2017, community

How to Cast Your Cares and Why We Need Community

Remember those high school pep rallies? An entire gymnasium filled with yelling, screaming, cheering teens, some attending to show school spirit while others were just happy to get out of class early. The pep squad would hop-skip out onto the middle of the floor, leading us in cute uniforms and swaying ponytails, flipping props in the… Read More How to Cast Your Cares and Why We Need Community

2018/2017, inspirational

How to Live Your New Year in a Powerful New Way

Do you dread or look forward to the annual New Year’s traditions? On every last-day-of-the-year, we reflect on what was and look forward to the promise of new, but does it really need to be that profound on just that day? Why isn’t the profound part happening every day? When we encapsulate years like file folders… Read More How to Live Your New Year in a Powerful New Way

2018/2017, blessed, Christmas, Encouragement for Women, stress

Christmas: Taking the Leap from Stressed to Blessed

Christmas is here! That time of year for childlike excitement, and turn-your-hair-gray stress all at the same time. Why is that? I have a theory. It’s our DNA (Director of Navigating Amazing). We’ve convinced ourselves we’re in charge of the perfect Christmas experience. Am I right? Let’s do a quick rundown of four types of… Read More Christmas: Taking the Leap from Stressed to Blessed

2018/2017, Encouragement for Women, Prayer

Those Days When It’s Even Hard to Pray…

Hello, Friend. Today, I want to talk about prayer and those hard days when even praying seems beyond our grasp. As in my last post about keeping Christmas simple, I’m continuing the simple theme in regards to prayer. Prayer is simply communing with God. Simple does not mean unimportant, less than, or less meaningful. In… Read More Those Days When It’s Even Hard to Pray…

calm, Christmas, simple

How to Keep Things Simple This Christmas

Christmas is on the horizon and at this point, you’re either calm or you’re frazzled. You can choose calm. Last Friday I wanted to decorate for Christmas, but I was exhausted. In order to stay calm, I planned on taking things a step at a time. First I needed to “un-decorate” and put away my… Read More How to Keep Things Simple This Christmas

2017, Encouragement for Women

Breaking Free From Soul Toxicity: How releasing this one thing can make you stronger

As I pulled the car door open the stench hit me like a sucker punch. A quick scan of the front seat and back yielded no sign of decaying fast-food or a zombie apocalypse. I sped off, head half-way out the window. Go ahead, lol as you imagine my hair. My grandson’s Saturday morning soccer… Read More Breaking Free From Soul Toxicity: How releasing this one thing can make you stronger

2017, focus, inspirational, multitasking, Time Management

Is Your Focus Losing Focus?

Photo by Nine Köpfer on Unsplash Is Your Focus Losing Focus? I noticed something disturbing about myself. My attention span is disintegrating. As my husband shared about his day, my mind scattered like dust in the wind. Thoughts drifting like dandelion seeds in a warm breeze. I had to ask him to repeat what he said. The crazy part?… Read More Is Your Focus Losing Focus?