Dear Fancy Pants Gurus: Stop Stage Shaming

“It’s your responsibility to share the gifts God put inside of you. To ignore them, makes you selfish.”

I looked around the room and what I saw on the faces of her attendees shook me.

We were all there to...

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What if Your Insecurities Were a Good Thing?

I used to think my insecurities were a weakness.

Until today...

When it dawned on me that those insecurities have kept me from becoming complacent.

It’s easy to think you’ve done it all or seen it all...especially...

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Why You Can't, Under Any Circumstances, Crawl When You Were Born to Fly

As a girl, I wanted to fly.

Not in the air with wings and feathers...

...and not with a seat belt or machinery.

In those days, what I thought of as flying was really freedom. That’s what I wanted.

Freedom to...

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Fear, Criticism and Other Stuff We Spend Way Too Much Time Worrying About

I’m no stranger to fear of other people's opinion, criticism or judgement.

And while I can’t tell you the first time I felt this kind of fear, I can tell you it crept into my body like a thief in the night just...

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Deliciously Uninteresting & Delightful Things I Did This Summer

Summer is coming to an end. Can you believe it?!?

I can’t say I’ve ever been on a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows as I have in this one season.

Before I close the chapter on summer 2018, I soul...

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Perfectly Imperfect

This photo isn’t perfect.

The lighting is off.

The vase is washed out.

And yet, I think it’s beautiful...

...the way the shadow from the blinds cascade against the wall.

I read a passage in a book once that said...

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What Comes First: Passion, Purpose or Hope?

One afternoon, nearly four years ago, I had all but given up on finding my place in this world.

It was a weird, challenging and difficult time. It was also like being in the order of the Phoenix because I had to burn up and...

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What No One Tells You About Having a Chronic Illness

I never missed a day of school.

Never had a cold or flu.

I was the one person everyone could count on to show up.

So in my 20’s, when I started having trouble with my joints, it came as a shock to learn that I had an...

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An Unconventional Way to Plan Your Week

Sundays are for floppy hats, hanging by the pool...and for planning.

One of my favorite Sunday rituals is planning out the upcoming week. My planning method is a little unconventional though.

Instead of listing out a bunch...

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