My Faith is a Messy Process

August 15, 2016
Why had no one told me that my body would become a battlefield, a sacrifice, a test Why did I not know that birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers {Anita Diamant, The Red Tent} When we plant the seeds of creation, we dig holes deep enough that the tender seeds are protected from the elements We dig our fingers into the wet soil, pushing it layers beneath the earth Two inches, three inches We smooth over the ... keep reading

You are Imperfect & Needy (And I love that About You)

August 08, 2016
I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom {Clarisa Pinkola Estés} In your quietest moments, you might worry What if I am too needy What if I'm not enough What if they see through the cracks in my carefully curated perfection What if I can't do everything But, at ... keep reading

You Were Born For this

August 01, 2016
There are two important days in a woman's life: the day she is born and the day she finds out why {Terry Tempest Williams} I see you I see you wise and ready and deep I see you in your fear and jubilation as you unload the dishwasher, wipe sweat off of your brow, close the deal, kis your babies while they sleep, finish the book, wring your hands together while you pay the bills, and dance alone in the dark I see the power in your hands ... keep reading

There Is Nothing Wrong With You

July 18, 2016
It is our job to tell ourselves the truth about our lives It is our job to pause and be present with ourselves It is our job to evaluate how things went so that we can do them in a way that is more aligned with our values and desires next time It is our job to be active participants But, it's not our job to pour hurt and shame on top by making every disappointing situation mean that we are bad people, undeserving, or unworthy The ... keep reading

Creation Without Burnout

July 11, 2016
Nothing in nature blooms all year Be patient with yourself {unknown} I’ve been sitting here “trying” to write for six hours In those six hours I have: cooked two meals, drank coffee and then tea, watched three episodes of something mindles that I’ve seen before, scribbled down a few ideas in my journal, berated myself for my lack of productivity, and scoured my contact list and social media for posible distractions I have ... keep reading
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