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
There is a lot happening right now, lots of emotions swirling around. Some people are anxious and terrified of coronavirus. Some people are angry and infuriated by systemic racism in our country. Some people are sad, some people are mad, some people are feeling both, some people are feeling neither. Responding to both the pandemic … More Come Together: On Celebration & Mourning
Have you ever been paralyzed by fear? I know I have. When I first moved back from Nashville and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I faced crippling fear and anxiety. Afraid I would always be depressed. Anxious that I would never be able to feel a sense of normalcy again. Afraid I would always be … More Get Up & Follow: On Grace That Moves
“Self-love.” It’s a term that’s growing to be more and more common each day — or so it seems. It’s a term that captures just how important it is for us to be accepting of not only others, but also of ourselves: of our mind, body and spirit. Many months ago, my friend & fellow … More Self-Love: What It Is & What It’s Not
Lately, I’ve been mad at God. Even though it’s been two years since my bipolar diagnosis, I still struggle to accept it. I struggle to take advantage of the life I currently live, and look back to the past when I was free of the shackles of mental illness. Most days, I live freely and … More When God’s Not There: On Anger & Grief
Andiamo is an important word for me. While studying abroad in Italy two summers ago, I truly learned how to rest in God’s presence. Thousands of miles from home, with only a handful of friends and my measly Italian, I often sat with God and explored my new city alone. One of our tour guides, … More Andiamo, Let’s Go!