On Being Alone with Your Thoughts

On my 28th birthday, my friends threw me a surprise party, pooled their money, and gifted me with two nights stay in a local bed and breakfast. It was so generous of them to do. A "personal retreat,' they said. I remember pretending that I was thrilled, but when the time came to actually stay … Continue reading On Being Alone with Your Thoughts

Keeping warm and some more Etsy items

The winters are long in New Hampshire. I love spending time writing beside the wood stove - either on my computer or with pen and paper. Though our home is rarely quiet, my break from social media has created some much-needed mental peace that, for me, encourages creativity.  I had missed it. Having everyone home … Continue reading Keeping warm and some more Etsy items

Discovering the Sacred in the Mundane – and a giveaway

It's a universal truth: moms are the ones who change the toilet paper roll.  Just one of those things that everyone jokes about, it's funny because it's true. I even got a chuckle last spring when I went on a little mama getaway to visit The Fixer Upper silos in Waco and The Pioneer Woman's … Continue reading Discovering the Sacred in the Mundane – and a giveaway

Protecting Your Heart with Family and Friends

Welcome to the first post in my new Taking Flight series! This is one I'm also sharing in the UPLIFT event on facebook, offering encouragement, inspiration, and healing for the holidays. The timing of this post is no coincidence. As we in the United States are nearing our annual Thanksgiving celebration, it is also a season when some … Continue reading Protecting Your Heart with Family and Friends