New Year’s Day is full of intentions. This year I will…. This year will be… There is a lot of pressure on this specific 24 hours, this few weeks, or this first month. Intentions are great! I love the idea and the practice of being intentional. It means living life on purpose. Or as I…… Continue reading Happy New Year! Celebrate the in between.
Today’s the day. Your life literally depends on it. And you know it!
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.
“Wow! You are really know how to care for yourself.” The sarcastic thought roams in my head after I finished my 5th slice of pizza. I quickly put up defenses to counter my poor eating choices.
“I will eat less and add extra exercise tomorrow.”
I can hear the chains clinging.
I realized I was not only tired from having little kids, I was tired because my body was not properly trained and maintained to support my life.
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
“Learn how to cook–
Try new recipes
Learn from your mistakes,
Be Fearless and above all have Fun.” -Julia Child
Life is in a constant state of change, although it feels more so recently. That means we are constantly making adjustments in one way or another. The question is are you going to spend your time romanticizing about the “good ol’ days” or are you going to be present in the moment attempting to make progress in the situation you have been given? You have a choice.
Spring in Central Indiana, the morning air is crisp and invigorating, the midday temperatures are cool and refreshing, and the afternoon weather is warm and inviting. The constant change is a great reminder that fresh air, sunlight, and nature are good for our body and soul.
“Is this for real?” “Wait! What? I don’t understand? Everything was fine, now it’s not?” I have heard these questions asked many times before, however I am usually the one providing reassurance and education. As a nurse, I was asked similar questions by patients and family members several times a day. Being the caregiver, you…… Continue reading Certainty in Uncertainty