Saturday, December 1, 2018

From the Other Side of Heartbreak

I think that no matter what stage of life you are in right now, you will draw strength and inspiration from the following testimony of navigating a hard, murky season of life after being thrown off guard by a broken heart. We've all been there in one way or another. None of us have handled it perfectly, but few have maneuvered it with such grace and authenticity. It's an absolute joy to be a part of my friend's story...and an extraordinary honor to share her words with you today:

Saturday, January 6, 2018

2018 Ramblings + Reading Plan

This new year for me is hopefully going to be a year of simplified, focused vision. My husband and I created a vision board for this year with lots of fun and challenging goals. One of my goals is that I hope to blog at least once a week. Maybe more...we'll see. I've moved across the country away from home, and last year I quit Facebook (best thing I've ever done), so it seems like one of the easiest ways to stay in touch with my people back home plus reach out to new people and network.

With that said, one of the goals I have set for 2018 is to read 100 books. Yes... It's lofty, especially since I didn't meet my 2017 goal of 60...but I'm going into this year with a better plan. I am more focused and should have more free time this year since I've moved to Nevada.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

How to Take Better Care of Yourself

The holidays are in full swing, and so are a lot of stress and busyness for so many of us. If you are like me, then your to-do list and planner are necessary evils. I couldn't organize my days without mine...but the stress of getting every thing done is always lingering on my mind. So I thought we could all use some easy tips of how to take better care of ourselves. And in case you think about this in the same way that I used to...Self-care is not selfish! It's important to take care of yourself so you can be the best you that you need to be for the others in your life.

None of these ideas are revolutionary. They're all fairly simple. Fairly cheap. And all beneficial and rejuvenating. With just a little time and effort, each of these ideas can help you take care of yourself while healing your mind and body and promoting wellness. 

Without further ado, here's how I've been intentional lately about self-care and 7 ideas for you...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Bitter and Sweet Love Affair

A common hashtag these days is #relationshipgoals. I'm sure you have seen it on plenty of posts unless you live under a social media rock (not a bad thing). The thing is, a lot of the qualities being attributed to as "goals" aren't always qualities we should aim for nor are the relationships being painted as picture-perfect all that they are cracked up to be. It makes me think a lot about what I should be pursuing in my own personal friendships & relationships, my marriage, and most importantly, in my relationship with Christ. And...I've come to the conclusion that I want nothing less than a bitter and sweet love affair...

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