Speaking your truth

In my research into hypothyroidism, I came across the Hindu teachings about chakras. To be clear, I don't ascribe to Hinduism but my interest was piqued by their belief that thryoid issues were due in part to not using your voice. Acquiescing to others when you know you shouldn't; staying silent instead of speaking up;... Continue Reading →

Pink Glasses of Hope

"Honor your own pace. "Walk, don't run." Recovery doesn't care about your ambition, only on your current ability. Mental illness is trauma and trauma takes time to heal."             Sam Dylan Finch The problem with knowing the basics of something, is forming assumptions about how long it should take to master... Continue Reading →

Renewed: Day 34, Honoring Others

"There are times when we must honor people who will never honor us back. Like David, we may be tempted to strike out and give as we have been given. We may even be surrounded by our own chorus of friends egging us on. But Christ gives us a higher calling. The people around us... Continue Reading →

Renewed: Day 15, No Apology

The theme for this week has been on forgiveness. Forgiveness relates to conflict, which is something that every relationship worth growing will face. We are unique individuals who see things through the lenses of our past experiences and our faith paradigm. I remember sitting in a ladies Bible study in one of our churches, with... Continue Reading →

Renewed: Day 12, Letting it Go

"God, how do you get rid of feelings? I want to move forward without dragging the chains of my resentment and hurt behind me. But there's this darkness inside that wants to get even, wants to see her pay, wants to give voice to all the perfect comebacks and outrage and finally see her shut... Continue Reading →


My mother was terrified of the water. As the first of eleven children born to a poor, prairie farmer and his wife, there either wasn't the time or opportunity to learn how to swim.  After she was married and had us kids, she made certain that my younger brother and myself took swimming lessons as... Continue Reading →

‘Lest we forget’

Morning Musings: I am thinking about freedom and boundaries and rights this morning, while I change my profile picture to honor our soldiers who fought for them while fighting for themselves and their loved ones back home. The lines seem a bit fuzzy, according to my fb feed, with most comments relating to not wanting... Continue Reading →

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