Category Archives: Reflections

Thirteen Things I Learned in September  {2017}

Thirteen Things I Learned in September {2017}

September was jam-packed (as I’m sure you noticed from Friday’s monthly recap post). All the activity provided fertile ground for some deep learning, and I was uncharacteristically intentional about taking time to acknowledge the lessons while ithey were occuring instead of waiting until afterwards to do my processing. Here’s a glimpse at a few things… Continue Reading

Lately // September 2017

Lately // September 2017

My last few personal updates have been on the sadish side—perhaps more dramatically so than I had intended, as evidenced by the concerned messages I received from readers who began checking in to see if I was doing okay. Thankfully, my moods have taken a drastic turn for the better in the past few weeks,… Continue Reading

Lately // August 2017

Lately // August 2017

On Wednesday I shared some of the heavier portions of August and the fact that it was an emotionally hard month, dominated by big feelings and copious tears. But I refuse to take myself too seriously; with all the tragedy occurring in our nation right now—particularly in Houston, so close to home—I am reminded of… Continue Reading

Fifteen Things I Learned in August {2017}

Fifteen Things I Learned in August {2017}

August was a good month for me. It was also a tremendously challenging month. These past four weeks have been a time of emotional and spiritual refinement: I’ve peeled away layers of protective covering and begun the painful process of growing a new, healthier skin. I’ve stared down many of my fears, bending beneath the pressure… Continue Reading

A Few Thoughts on Therapy

A Few Thoughts on Therapy

There was a time when mental health was a taboo topic, something seldom acknowledged and grossly undertreated. Fortunately, mental health care no longer carries the stigma it once did. An APA study found that nearly half of American households have had someone seek mental health treatment in the past year. (And that study was conducted… Continue Reading

Life In the Slow Lane

Life In the Slow Lane

I was born on March 2nd, a full ten days before my due date. It would prove to be one of the few times in my life when I would show up ahead of schedule. I’ve always been what one might call a “late bloomer.” I played with Barbies and stuffed animals well into my… Continue Reading

Lately // July 2017

Lately // July 2017

If I had one word to describe my July, it would be misaligned. On the one hand, it has involved all the fun things I love about summer: longer, more relaxed days; time at the pool; and of course, lots of ice cream. Unfortunately, my heart hasn’t quite been in it. I’ve had an emotionally rough… Continue Reading