Simple reminders from my unexpected hospital stay.

Sometimes it takes something hard and scary, interrupting the middle of an ordinary life, to remind us of simple truths tucked deep in the back of our minds. Recently, I spent a painful night in the emergency room followed by two long days in the hospital. Ruptured ovarian cysts are no joke. The pain was…

When you feel too busy for your own life.

I haven’t blogged in months. Months! And it’s driving me a little bonkers, to be perfectly honest. Maybe it’s moving to a new home, maybe it’s raising two energetic kids, maybe it’s keeping up with a full career. The days are few and far between when I can actually sit down in a quiet spot,…

Wisdom about hearts and love.

Tonight I was reading about heart disease. One perk of working in health care marketing is the reading material is often good stuff to know for life. I skimmed through prevention tips. Eat well. Get enough sleep. Move your body. Know your numbers. All the basics. Then, I saw this line. I paused and re-read. Stressful?…

Unrush me.

It’s Sunday evening. The kind of Sunday evening that leaves you asking, “What did I accomplish this weekend?” and “How can I possibly catch up before another work week begins?” I spent my weekend in bed fighting a nasty sore throat. It wasn’t my idea of a good weekend, and yet I’m thankful I had time…

Daily watering.

As a full-time working mom, I put a lot of pressure on my weekends. I keep a list of weekend to-do’s on my phone that I add to throughout the week. Our weekdays are ruled by routine, so if I think of something extra to do, it’s probably going to happen over the weekend. Some…

Me… a runner?

Just this year, I started hitting the gym on the regular. I’ve been breaking a sweat off and on my whole life, but until now, it’s been an all or nothing approach. I’m thankful to say that year 25 was when it clicked: Exercise isn’t another task; it’s a privilege. And it’s true what they say – a…

Losing to gain.

I’ve written this post well over 100 times in my head and in countless personal journals throughout the years. We all have our issues in life. Unfortunately, mine is visible. I’m tired of weight occupying so much space in my mind. I’m ready to make a change. Why I’m losing to gain Skinny isn’t my goal….

OneWord365: New.

In 2013, my #OneWord was play. It was a fun year full of playful moments. For the past week or so I’ve been seeking a new word for 2014. And, suddenly it hit me. My new word is new. Why new? 2014 is going to be a year of newness. From new habits and lifestyles, to new…

OneWord365: Play.

Last night, as we celebrated New Year’s Eve on the couch eating leftover birthday cupcakes and watching old “Parenthood” episodes, I casually asked my husband for resolution ideas. There’s always the obvious like exercise more and eat better. (Why do you think we were “getting rid of” the cupcakes before the new year?!) Get organized….

On finding rest.

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. (Well, any post.) But lately I just haven’t had the energy. Career. Baby. Husband. House. Sometimes, even the blessings drain. This summer, weddings and weekends are happening. Church on Sundays? Well, not so much. And, I know. He’s the only one who can truly fill…