A Wish For You: My Wish Box Experience for a Partner and Mentor

A couple of months ago, my sister Natalie wrote about her experience with a company called A Wish For You.  This company allows you to personalize gifts to loved ones and friends through a 3-step process with a great price point. Sounds awesome, right? I know! I hit that "like" button on their Instagram page … Continue reading A Wish For You: My Wish Box Experience for a Partner and Mentor

Donating Discomfort.

There are times in life where you are able to see that other people are more invested in your discomfort than you are. And the thing is - people don't necessarily mean to be. When this year started, I was tapped to be the Maid of Honor in one wedding. By February, I was tapped … Continue reading Donating Discomfort.

The Summer that Saved My Life

I've been on a break from most things this summer. Like...there was zero motivation to do anything regarding the blog or anything that required too much energy. I just didn't have it in me. I didn't come to fully appreciate mental health really until this summer when I could feel myself falling back into depression. … Continue reading The Summer that Saved My Life

Approaching Reciprocity, Part 2: Why I Still Struggle with God

I am going to be very honest.  I don't know the last time I spoke to God about things concerning my life.  The big things.  The things that scare me.  The things in my heart to do.  The things that I struggle with God about in some major ways.  I just...haven't had the words, per … Continue reading Approaching Reciprocity, Part 2: Why I Still Struggle with God

Approaching Reciprocity.

I've always been one who has bent over backwards to support other people.  Perhaps it's the way I was raised, perhaps it's natural bend of my personality.  At any rate, I try my best to be there for the people in my life, especially when they are doing the good work to start a movement or … Continue reading Approaching Reciprocity.

#NuancedExposures: Responsible Theology

Over the past few years, I have undergone a faith shift of sorts.  The faith of my youth has shattered under the pressures of life, the convictions I refuse to let go of about God, and the dogma that has weighed me down spiritually.  Throughout this process, I have learned (and am still learning) to … Continue reading #NuancedExposures: Responsible Theology

Being “Open-Minded” is Harder Than I Thought.

Most people would like to consider themselves open-minded.  I don't think it's a terrible goal for one to have for oneself, especially if you plan to be a bridge-builder or reconciler...or just a decent person.  The only problem is that I've recently discovered this personality trait to be so much harder to attain than I … Continue reading Being “Open-Minded” is Harder Than I Thought.

Let’s Talk About Questions…

Hello and Happy Women's History Month to all!  Also, Happy Dr. Seuss Day to all who celebrate! I come to you all today with a very particular problem in mind.  I posted this very real interaction yesterday to my personal Facebook page: Him: Do you have any children? Me: No. Him: What are you waiting … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Questions…

On Relational Breakdowns: Finding Peace in the Options

I won't say that social media has made things like break ups and the breakdowns of friendships harder but it certainly has made the healing process an interesting one. I was the person who always thought that people would want to stay in my life forever.  I figured I was a pretty good person to … Continue reading On Relational Breakdowns: Finding Peace in the Options