• Faith
  • Walking Through Anxiety

    My first anxiety attack happened freshman year of college. I laid on the floor in my dorm room and willed myself to breathe, feeling deeply afraid, paralyzed by fear and stress. I was struggling in a few classes, and as the perfect high school student, I wasn’t acquainted with failure in academics. It wasn’t until […]

  • Health
  • My Journey Through Infertility

    My role as Content Coordinator for Whole30 Healthy Mama, Happy Baby plus this twin pregnancy has impacted my time, priorities and mental space for personal writing. This space remains important to me, yet balancing all of my responsibilities and desires can be a challenge. Occasionally as a part of my role for Whole30 HMHB, I […]

  • 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 […]