Thorny, Budding or Blooming

While many are enjoying a sunny, bright, fun and free-spirited summer, my forecast has been gloomy with a case of depression and anxiety.  I mean nail biting in full effect! I am finishing up my masters program and have been struggling to deal with the massive transitions I feel coming head on.  Let’s be real,…

Even the Brightest of Lights Casts a Shadow

My chase for perfection escalated in junior high school. I remember trying to be friends with everyone-balancing multiple groups of friends and trying so hard to be liked. I didn’t have pretty enough hair (it was straight then and wouldn’t curl), I had (blonde) but bushy eyebrows (so I tweezed them off!), I wasn’t thin enough…

Stepping Over Regret

Re∙gret a feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or a missed opportunity. Regret lives so deeply within our being that it holds us captive until we learn to release it. Sometimes we experience the feeling instantly, making us feel overwhelmingly ashamed, embarrassed or angry. It is often easier to navigate…

Staying in YOUR Lane.

The last few months have flown by and despite grad school and all the other projects I have been working on nothing has come full-circle. I have teetered back and forth over career paths and I have been unable to place my foot on a path towards my future. Unfinished projects, set backs and loss…

Vicissitudes

Peaks and valleys, life is a constant whirlwind of emotion, thoughts and uncontrollables both positive and negative-depending on how you look at it.  We tend to only be happy, thankful, grateful and giving when we are peaking-when we can see our blessings and we are “on -top.” But, we see the valleys in our lives…

Becoming Christian

Transform trans·form tran(t)sˈfôrm/ verb 1. make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of. Over the last seven months I have experienced tremendous growth in every area of my life. I have surrendered control to God and allowed him to lead, guide and show me the way to live a purpose…

More Than Enough for HIM

Being content with where you are and who you are in life is a challenge in itself. When you are not just driven, but passionate about fulfilling God’s purpose it is trying to accept yourself. Lately I have struggled to feel satisfied with my days and the work I am putting in. I have been…

Reclaiming Your Soul: Self Reflection

“It is by going into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for. The damned thing in the cave that was so dreaded has become the center….

The World Longs for You to Find Your Unique Place in it

First off, graduate school at Saint Mary’s has been extremely transformative. I get so excited to share what I am learning because it is life-changing and these theories must be passed on and shared. I was blessed to have an instructor whose late husband spent his life developing something called the Hall- Tonna Values Map. Studying…