3 Things I’ve Learned From My New Mindfulness Routine

I started meditating recently on a regular basis and I am absolutely, positively terrible at it. Trying to quiet my mind and just sit in a moment feels like the most foreign thing in the world and I do. not. like. it. It’s like my brain is Santa’s workshop on Christmas Eve. It’s 5pm and…

A State of Knowing

My husband keeps the volume for his car radio at a 15. Always. The same station, the same volume, no exceptions, unless I’m in the car. I remember early in our dating days, I would hear a song I loved and attempt to crank it. Max would grimace a bit, worried about his speakers, and…

In the Desert

My spiritual life has felt like a desert this year. Tumbleweeds tumbling, blazing sun blazing, bone-dry desert. In the darkest of moments, I wonder if maybe it’s just not possible for me – to feel that connection with God again or feel His presence. I have actually questioned whether God even knows me at all-…

Everything All At Once

I fell apart making lunches last night. Drizzling honey over plain greek yogurt (because we all know it tastes like spoiled sour cream without it), I lost it. The tears started to fall and the anxiety welled and the world went a little fuzzy. My husband comforted me, as he does. He was gentle, as…

6 Tips and Tricks I Use to Save Money on Coffee

Going to get a coffee is one of the simple luxuries of my life. It is often the event of which I plan my day around. If you ask someone who knows me to play a word association game with my name, I would bet “Coffee” lands in the top 3. After Jesus. Hopefully after…

What I’ve Done on My 6 Snow Days

Chances are, you have seen about two thousands screenshots of an unfortunate weather situation from someone on your Facebook feed. You may, like me, currently be in the midst of an unfortunate weather situation. Windchill, snow drifts, icy roads, shovels, explosions in the energy plant- it’s been a weird week. I found myself with 6…

Love is Patient, As Long As I’ve Had My Coffee

I don’t have a bunch of resolutions this year. I mean, maybe I should start opening my mail. I open the pretty envelopes and the ones that feel like they have gift cards in them, but I am talking about the white skinny envelopes with the plastic peephole showing my address. I should open those….

My Top 10 Snacks of 2018

I’ve never felt more qualified to share as I do while presenting my top 10 Snacks ¬†of 2018. This prestigious list comes after a full year of snacking, discussing snack food, and experimenting with combinations of snacks. I do feel it is important that you know why you will not find anything sweet on this…

The Anxiety Train

Not only do I usually ride the “It definitely will not be okay” train, but I often conduct it. There are special stops on the way: The Town of Worst Case Scenarios, Obsession Land, Self Doubt Central, The Village of What Ifs (it is SO easy to get lost there!) and my personal favorite, Replay…