Slowing Down to Wake Up

L I S T E N☝️ It’s so hard for so many of us slow down and take in what’s happening right now. I don’t mean in the news. I mean right in front of you and within you. I mean it in a real way. In the way of the world right now saying WAKE UP WAKE UP. For me, too. When I...
Recognize Yourself As Your Friend

Recognize Yourself As Your Friend

“Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as your friend.” I came across this quote from Elizabeth Gilbert the other day. It felt like relief and at the same time, I drew a blank when I tried to call to mind an actual...
Who Are You Being Today?

Who Are You Being Today?

Who are you being today? I find this question a good wake up to cut through our own BS and begin noticing how we are actually living our lives. We can get caught in old ideas of who we think we are or who we’ve never quite been. I used to be a freelance writer before...
Mercy Now. Self-Compassion in the Age of Anxiety

Mercy Now. Self-Compassion in the Age of Anxiety

”Every living thing could use a little mercy now….. We hang in the balance dangle ‘tween hell and hallowed ground. And every single one of us could use some mercy now.” — Mercy Now by Mary Gauthier I was reminded of this song on writer Glennon Doyle’s Instagram...
Stay awkward! No, really.

Stay awkward! No, really.

Some weeks are messy. If you’re trying something new, it’s messy and awkward at first and often feels impossible. There are weeks as a teacher and writer that I feel like a 2-year-old learning to speak so others can understand me. I’m feeling it in some ways this...
What Is Truly Self-Care?

What Is Truly Self-Care?

I am on a mission to expand the modern-day definition of self-care because it is something we all so desperately need in our everyday life. There’s a whole self-care industrial complex that has sprung up over the last few years to convince us that self-care means...