• Health
  • Clean Eating as Soul Care

    January 1, 2104: “Today I’m starting my first Whole30! My reasons for doing a Whole30 are wanting to be more mindful of how I’m fueling my body (and by extension, my breastfeeding son’s body!!), kicking unhealthy cravings and compulsive eating to the curb, and maaaaybe dropping a few of those last post-baby pounds that are […]

  • Faith
  • The Evangelical Fear Complex

    Lately I can’t stop thinking about Peter stepping out of the boat to walk on water toward Jesus. Just imagine the scene: It’s 4AM, the wind is blowing, waves are pounding into the boat, the fishermen are scared out of their minds, and suddently they see a ghost walking toward them on the water. Oh WAIT, it’s […]

  • Journal
  • Choose.

    This is my word for 2017. Too often I paint a mental picture of myself as the victim. I watch and react as things happen to me. I tell myself stories that take the responsibility off of myself and place it on anything else—people, situations, events. Lately I’ve been meditating on that Byron Katie quote—“Everything […]

  • Faith
  • My Body Betrays Me

    This has been a year of great growth for me. I dived into the Enneagram and learned so much about myself through identifying myself as a type 1. I walked through the 12 steps of AA with my community. I studied Richard Rohr’s book Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self with a dear […]

  • Faith
  • What the Church Gave Me

    One of my main goals in writing is to help people recognize and embrace the complexity of life by moving out of dualistic thinking. In these past few weeks of writing publicly on very personal topics, it’s been fascinating what people reflect back to me about themselves by way of their responses to my writing. A […]