So, in 4 days, I'm getting married. Anyone who has been following this blog may remember when I hadn't even been on a date. Now, 4 years later, I'm getting married. Not to the Airman or any other first dates along the way (all few of them). But, to my fella. Now, when I bought … Continue reading Making Space
Recently, I wrote about how relationships reflect us. If we are paying attention to this reflection, we can learn some things about ourselves. Perhaps we learn how wonderful we are to others, even if we don't see it. Perhaps we see that maybe we have an area of weakness we need to work on. Perhaps … Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Me from Relationships
"You look tired." Honestly, it's unfortunate the number of times this has been said to me in the past 6 weeks or so... Those around me aren't intending to be rude or anything like that. But, it's shocking to hear over and over. See, relationships are reflections for us. They show us what's going on … Continue reading Relationships Reflect
I've read several articles about "functional" anxiety and depression...though, by definition, anxiety and depression impair functioning... However, in today's world, we recognize we still have to somehow live our lives... When people picture anxiety and depression, they often imagine the extremes. We picture that commercial where depression is the robe that never leaves us. Or we … Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name…
In the field I work in, it is estimated that up to 67% of us experience high levels of burnout...something we can experience at any time in our careers, not just the later years. Combine my drive with perfection and my world-view that tells me to put everyone else above myself: I am a prime … Continue reading It’s a Process
for me, summer is not a good time of year. It brings out the worst in me, and the hotter it is, the worse I get.
It's one thing to be able to look down and love the body you have (which is where I am); it's another thing entirely to be treating that body with respect & care (which is what I am working towards).
My heart is left broken and bare; so, tonight, I have a new poem to share...
In the back of my Bible are 2 very special pages; my war-room. Actually, I got the idea from The Sacred Echo by Margaret Feinberg. It's two facing pages that I keep prayer requests & prayer prompts on. Many just names, or names & ways to pray for them. Scrawled in the middle of one of those … Continue reading I Carry It All
But, we must stop underestimating our value; but, rather, we should regard ourselves as valued. Irreplaceable. Priceless.