what made me smile

Today has been one of THOSE days. Life feels a bit overwhelming and a part of me wants to throw a fit like a child in the middle of the grocery store and scream, IT’S NOT FAIR! Instead I journal, process, listen to music, walk, spend time with friends and do my best to find […]

why not ask

Asking for help has never been my strong suit. Needing help left me vulnerable to ridicule and meant I was too stupid to figure it out on my own, so I always just did my best to figure out the answers by myself… Until recently. In recent years I have been learning to be real […]

melting frozen hearts

One of my favorite ways to experience and express gratitude is through the senses.  Taking a few minutes each day to stop and truly encounter the world helps settle the mind and bring forth an appreciation that is otherwise easily overlooked. I would argue that taking this time can actually help melt a frozen heart, […]

gratitude is a verb

Given my forty-nine years of life, I haven’t been living with LOVE as an action for long. Before that, I didn’t realize what love was.  A VERB. I said the word and heard the word but the experience of love was lost to me.  People throw the word love around like it is just some […]