It Takes A Village: On Finding Support & Community

It takes a village. This is a common theme I believe in and swear by and state often. I would not be where I am today (feeling healthy and whole and happy) without my village. It’s a village made of home group members, family, baristas, climbers, coworkers, and bloggers. It’s a village of wonderful folks … More It Takes A Village: On Finding Support & Community

The Secret to Self-Care: On Sleep, Mood, & Energy Checks

Self-care is important. Lately I will admit I haven’t been great at it. I’ve been running nonstop and not checking in with myself. But I’m trying be better at this! I like to check three things when I’m assessing how I’m doing: sleep, energy, and mood. Let me walk you through how I check in … More The Secret to Self-Care: On Sleep, Mood, & Energy Checks

My Vow To You: On Daily Decisions & True Self-Care

Self-care is important. I firmly believe that to properly and fully and radically care for others, you have to care for yourself first. You have to assess your needs, wants, heart’s desires, your time, energy, and emotions, and gauge whether or not you have the capacity to give of yourself. Sometimes I have plenty to … More My Vow To You: On Daily Decisions & True Self-Care

Lessons From Home: On What Social-Distancing Has Taught Me

I’ve learned a lot lately. A lot about the world, a lot about my friends, a lot about Jesus, a lot about myself. If you’re like me–which I hope you are–you have been at home and having lots and lots more time to yourself, which also means lots and lots of more time to learn. … More Lessons From Home: On What Social-Distancing Has Taught Me