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Five Years and A Lot of Life Later

Today is my five year anniversary of being prescription medication free. After 15 years of psychiatric treatment, I woke up on November 1, 2013 for my first morning after psych meds. It was a painful day, I remember that most vividly, but it was also kind of a blur. The night before, as I got ready for bed, I knew the next morning would be difficult. Anyone who has ever … Read More

4 Aspects of Fearless Living

What does it mean to live fearlessly? To me, living fearlessly means allowing myself to slow down and step back from the chronic busyness of the world. It means choosing some things for myself and my family that are contrary to popular culture. It means taking time to disconnect from technology without FOMO. It means putting rest and recovery above the endless to-do lists. It means being present through the … Read More

Say Goodnight Gracie

“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.” – 1 Corinthians 13:11 It’s time to put away my childish behaviors. My tantrums, my pity parties, the little selfish girl inside who still tries to hang onto a childhood that is long past. Because that little girl, buried somewhere … Read More

I’m Not What I Was

I wish you could have seen me, all those years ago. But then again, for your own sake I pray you didn’t see me back then. I was a wreck and I destroyed everything in my path as I roared through my troubled life, leaving brokenness in my wake. Maybe some of you did know me back then. I know many walked away. Just as I walked away from so … Read More

Becoming a Hope Bringer

Ten years ago, I lived in a black and white world of insanity. Rage. Chaos. Lust. Addiction. Never satisfied with anything. Always hungry for something more. Desperately grasping into thin air, missing the big picture right in front of me. Stuck in my vanity and malicious greed. A weapon of mass consumption. Trapped in a fog of comfortable misery. But ten years later, everything has changed…… Read More

On My Knees with Prayer and Petition

It’s been quite an internal roller coaster the past week. As the enemy has sought to tear down my armor, my usually chipper disposition has been overcast with a darker melancholia, far too reminiscent of my former years. My life has changed so dramatically these past five years, now filled with wonder and awe for God after He rescued me from the path of destruction I was on. Most days it’s … Read More

4 Inspiring Quotes to Fire Up Your Work Week

Happy Friday! I know we’re just going into the weekend, but I always feel like the weekends are a good time to recap from the work I’ve done, and look at the things I can do better in the coming week. In this business journey (and life in general), I believe we should always be learning and growing. I’ve personally come such a long was as an entrepreneur and learned … Read More

3 Small Things That Lead to Big Results

I’ve always struggled with perfectionism and burnout, especially in my years as an entrepreneur. And I know this is a common struggle for many others like me. I’ve found myself so many times struggling to launch because it’s never quite good enough in my mind. Or taking on so many things that my body crashes and puts me out for multiple weeks. It’s been a tough learning curve over the … Read More

Telling Our Stories

With over a decade of emotional and psychological trauma as a child, my mental health struggles began to visibly surface at the age of 13. For the next 14 years, I desperately fought to survive the chaos of my own mind and the unhealthy environment in which I lived. Those years were riddled with severe emotional ups and downs, hospitalizations, dramatically lost jobs and relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, unfortunate … Read More

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