Tag: Joy

Singing and Miracles

I look for God’s hand in my life everyday. More and more I see the little miracles when God is watching over me. Some ways are obvious and others are subtle or not even realized until long after. Looking back on my life, I see many hard things as the blessings or gifts they still are. One fairly recent gift is when I was … Read More Singing and Miracles

What I Know About Love

It is Valentine’s day! The day of LOVE. I have so many things I want to share with you about how I finished off 2021, started 2022, picked my word of the year, updated my vision board, set my goals…. But this post is dedicated to Love. I have learned so much about love in the last several years and yet the more I … Read More What I Know About Love

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Why Arizona or Building Faith

I am often asked why I moved to Arizona. I usually tell people, it was because of school. That is partially true but here is the rest of the story. The last several years have been crazily hard. I expected the divorce to be hard yet I hadn’t anticipated everything that happened. It was definitely a test, not only of my faith and spirituality, … Read More Why Arizona or Building Faith

Conquer Trauma – We All Have Some!

I Know this isn’t a fun subject but it is really important to understand, especially right now. First, we all have trauma in our lives. The important question is how do we work through trauma and have we processed it in such a way that it isn’t burdening us in our adult lives. The good news is you can overcome unprocessed trauma(s). It isn’t … Read More Conquer Trauma – We All Have Some!

EcoMeditation – Boosts Immunity, Reduces Stress and Anxiety

I will just start by saying I couldn’t think of a good picture for meditation. But pictures of my adorable puppy Ellie watching me create this blog makes me feel peace, joy, and blessed. I have been wanting to blog about meditation for quite a while and during a time like this, meditation becomes even more important. This meditation uses EcoMeditation to help calm … Read More EcoMeditation – Boosts Immunity, Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Positivity in 2019-Inspire in 2020

2019 had a rough start. While I had started to make many changes and things were starting to look up, I was still feeling the deep sorrow of so much loss. I received counsel after counsel and many blessings encouraging me to be patient, yet my soul was seeking to accelerate my healing and I was beginning to wonder if the sorrow would ever … Read More Positivity in 2019-Inspire in 2020

Finding joy during adversity through self esteem, self confidence and self efficacy.

As I look back on life and some of the painful things I endured, I have often wondered how it is possible that I could be as happy and thriving as I am now. Margaret Lynch, one of my mentors, helps explain this with three definitions of self. 1. Self-esteem which is the belief that one has value or self worth. 2. Self-confidence which … Read More Finding joy during adversity through self esteem, self confidence and self efficacy.

Learning Self Care

When I first started on this journey of growth and healing, people would say “you need to take care of yourself”. Honestly, I had little to no idea what that actually meant. At that time, my self care consisted of regular exercise, good nutrition, and getting my nails and hair done. The last two of these seemed indulgent and I would often feel guilty … Read More Learning Self Care

Insights From Rome – Part 1 of 2

I went to Rome in February.  It was a major step for me, since it was the first time I had taken a vacation, for more than 10 days, in 15 years. It was also the very first time I would be taking a vacation alone. I loved every minute of this trip. It represented the passage to a new way of being for … Read More Insights From Rome – Part 1 of 2

New Year, New Word, New Plan

I have always been a planner. I love to plan! But I had lost some of my optimism the last few years and planning has seemed more like a plea or desperate fight for survival rather than my usual fun activity. This year planning has been an all time new experience! So many variables in my life have changed. For the first time, in … Read More New Year, New Word, New Plan

Birthdays, Triggers, and Self Care

I celebrated my birthday last week. Birthdays have always been important to me. I don’t connect them to getting older or aging. For me, they are a celebration of life and our existence here on earth. Celebrating became even more important as each of my children were born and I experienced the euphoria of bringing a little life into the world, whom God entrusted … Read More Birthdays, Triggers, and Self Care

De-cluttering My Life

    I have spent some time de-cluttering this summer. At one point I decided to tackle one of the most challenging areas, I stepped into the garage and started looking around trying to figure out where to start. It wasn’t long before I grew overwhelmed and sad. I also grew angry. How could I have allowed such a mess? Admittedly, I began feeling … Read More De-cluttering My Life