Master Food: The Escape

Emotions are unsettling. There are times when I would rather not feel emotions at all. The unpredictability causes more emotions. Why can’t I feel only peace and harmony at all times? (If you are into the Enneagram, can you guess what number I am?) Doesn’t that sound amazing? No conflict. No sadness. But in turn…… Continue reading Master Food: The Escape

Master Food

Conversations circle around me with key phrases that cause me to pay attention. “Todays calories don’t count” “I am not eating” “I can’t eat that because it goes straight to my thighs” or the counter phrases “I don’t even care””I deserve it””I will never lose the weight” I pay attention to these phrases because I…… Continue reading Master Food

Allowed to be Extra

For me the action was cooking and adding the “extra” to the meals. By doing this I am fighting the lies of worthlessness by showing myself I am worth the time. I am allowed to take up space. I am allowed quality.

Stuck in the Middle

The things that are the best for me are often the things I have to will myself to do. Exercising, eating well, spending time with God, practicing gratitude; are all things that have positive results on my life but without intentional decisions I would quit in the middle every single time. We do not control…… Continue reading Stuck in the Middle

An invitation to welcome change

Meal planning is an important piece of preparing for the week ahead for me. I create a plan for our meals based off our family calendar. The meals I choose will create a grocery list. And I am all for the ease of grocery shopping, I utilize the drive up grocery services. This service not…… Continue reading An invitation to welcome change

I am Mom

I am mom. I have this idea in my head that my kids should listen and respect every word I say, and trust that I know what is best for them. But my girls are challengers when it comes to my direction and advice. The details they request from my simple instruction can be like…… Continue reading I am Mom

So Fresh

The grey days of winter are quickly moving out. As I walk around outside, I see spring flowers starting to peak through the ground. I think to myself, “these flowers don’t realize that this is winter in Indiana, where it can snow in May.” I don’t allow my hopes to get up about early spring.…… Continue reading So Fresh

Too Serious To Ignore

Last week marked 4 years since I worked full time as a registered nurse. There are days that I romanticize my time working with patients daily. Mostly on days when the kids aren’t listening and I feel of little importance because my kids keep me humble. My days at the bedside were fast and furious.…… Continue reading Too Serious To Ignore

Rest and Adventure

I circle days on my calendar that are considered vacation. This is to make these particular days stand out. To remind me there is a day or group of days that life will follow a different rhythm. Hopefully a rhythm of rest. And possibly adventure. Rest and adventure? Those two things seem like opposites. How…… Continue reading Rest and Adventure