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

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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