Be Kind To Yourself: On Practicing Self-Care In Quarantine

My world is upside-down at the moment. And I bet yours is, too. Due to the coronavirus situation, both of my jobs are on pause and I am holed up in my studio apartment alone. I have had some extra time on my hands, which has been nice but also strangely intimidating. During this whole … More Be Kind To Yourself: On Practicing Self-Care In Quarantine

The Mental Illness Discussion: Words That Hurt & Words That Help

Discussing mental health can be a touchy subject. But it doesn’t have to be. I believe the more open we are with mental health and mental health struggles, the better we can understand and serve one another as we all seek wellness. In my experience with bipolar depression and anxiety, there are some buzz words … More The Mental Illness Discussion: Words That Hurt & Words That Help

It Takes A Village: On The Value Of Deeply-Rooted Community

I used to feel awfully alone. When I first returned to Dallas from Nashville, I felt awfully alone. Not the kind of loneliness that comes and goes with varying moods or circumstances, but the kind of isolation and desertion that leaves you feeling empty and saddened. Only a handful of my hometown and college friends … More It Takes A Village: On The Value Of Deeply-Rooted Community

I’ll Tell You What I Need, What I Really, Really Need

There’s a difference between wants and needs. It’s a simple concept that I often forget. For example: I want pizza, but I need nutritious food. I want to be the best climber, but I need to practice and refine my skills. I want to do things my way, but I need to remember God’s plans … More I’ll Tell You What I Need, What I Really, Really Need