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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

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

Why It Matters

Why It Matters

A few weeks ago I had an intriguing discussion with my father-in-law about the movie La La Land. I was telling him how I loved the movie, despite the sad ending, and he said that this was a perspective he couldn’t understand. “There’s enough sadness in the real world that I don’t want it in… Continue Reading

Lately // June 2017

Lately // June 2017

I’ll save you my usual spiel about how I can hardly believe June is nearly over, how I’m in denial that the year is halfway through, how time is flying by WAY too fast! (Though that’s all totally true.) Instead, I’ll just jump right into what I’ve been up to lately.  // READING LATELY // Thanks… Continue Reading