easing the transition to fall

As the rain aggressively fell outside my second story window, I was reminded of the small joys inspired by the season of fall in the Pacific Northwest. The crisp air in the early morning, the colorful change on the trees, and the pumpkin spice aroma wafting about brings with it a delightful memory of theContinue reading “easing the transition to fall”

take care : self-care

Far too many times I have overworked, overscheduled, and over-committed myself to please others. In the end, it hurts not only me but also those I, less than wholeheartedly, commit to. Because of the stigma around the word “selfish” we can be fooled into thinking self-care is a negative activity. In order for us toContinue reading “take care : self-care”

sharing is caring

To share your story is to give strength to humanity. As I looked around the living room that warm summer weeknight, I saw expressions of fear, pain, and anxiety hoisted on top of shoulders and protruding from the lips of my peers. The topic of conversation: highs & lows of the past week. When theContinue reading “sharing is caring”

history repeats itself

Do you ever have that feeling that you have been somewhere before? That you have experienced something like this in the past? As we grow older and add to our eclectic assortment of experiences, this feeling is bound to happen. We will walk through scenarios that will present themselves again. It’s only inevitable as weContinue reading “history repeats itself”

the practice of presence

With the sheer number of articles and books I’ve read on the idea of “being present” you would think that I’ve have mastered this practice. Yet as I sat down to knock out my emails from the day before, my mind raced from here to there. Frustrated by the lack of focus, I sat backContinue reading “the practice of presence”