less pressure, more grace

Last weekend, on the way home from a trip (during which I had a very good time), I found myself crying through half the ride home. I wasn’t sad. And I wasn’t exactly upset. I was just majorly stressed out. The hustle I’d been living over the last month was doing me no good and…

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You Matter

These two simple words strung together make a powerful statement that I can’t take credit for. They came to me from the most unexpected of places – from one of our recent writing retreaters – an older lady with a varied past that was slowly revealed to us through a series of stories and poems.…

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have yourself a mindful little christmas

As our Christmas morning festivities drew to a close sometime around 3:30 PM on December 25th, I felt that familiar sensation of post-yuletide sadness beginning to set in. Many of our extended family celebrations just aren’t what they used to be (or cease to exist), the holiday gifting/decorating inspirations that gave me hope a week…

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and what did i find? a reflection on 30 days without instagram

I left to find peace. I left to find quiet. I left to stop comparing, to stop obsessing, to stop wishing, and to just be. And what did I find? Well, I’ll admit the first couple days were hard. I’d be sitting on the couch, watching a movie, and find some insatiable “need” to be…

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