What is it about humans that love a label? I think we go through life picking up scraps that someone has said about us or maybe how we’ve experienced ourselves in contradiction to something we’ve read – however it happens, it sticks with us and just like that, we’re labeled. The label I’d given myself…
With every month that passes, I look at the calendar and say, “how did we get here?!” “How is it already August?” In many ways, I continue feeling like I’m stuck in a weird purgatory and in reality, it’s still January. But, it’s not and my brain just cannot seem to compute.
010 – Song for a Cure
Rachel Mayo is no stranger to the microphone. As a speaker and advocate, she has a healthy disrespect for the impossible – one of the many reasons why we’re friends. You’ll love her infectious energy and big heart as we talk about her journey with music, motherhood, and Type 1 Diabetes.
His Cup of Tea
March 19, 1989. I had to look up the actual date, but the time itself is easy to remember. I first made a profession of faith on Palm Sunday when I was eight years old. I was baptized the following week on Easter Sunday. Thirty-one years later, I realize I made this decision before I…
004 – Song in the Darkness
You know that moment when you meet someone and you just click? I met Sarah Robinson in early 2019 and I was instantly drawn to her big heart and her compassion for people who are struggling. She has a way with words — both spoken and written — that lead you to truths of how seen and loved you truly are.
The New Year came and went without any year-in-review social updates on my end. I thought about it as I scrolled through the feed of my friends’ memories, but opted to sit in the silence. When I opened my journal this morning and wrote 2020 for the first time, I noticed a sizable gap from…
“How’s the temp?” I yelled outside as my husband lit the grill to prep for dinner. “Chilly, but great.” That was all the encouragement I needed to bundle in my housecoat, pour a glass of red, and head outside. 63 degrees and sitting under swaying trees looks a lot different now than it did five…
Spin the Wheel
I don’t know how therapists do it. Anytime I hear someone spew their problems, I want to shake them and simultaneously point to a list of step-by-step instructions saying, “here’s exactly what you need to do.” I don’t even know if that gut reaction could be swayed with money (probably not. #sorrynotsorry). All that to…
Summer Made Me SNAP
I saw a meme on social media awhile back that said, “Wanna know what living in Georgia is like? Take a hot shower, don’t dry off, put on all your clothes.” Nashville’s 93-degree weather reminded me of this last weekend as the guts of our home climbed to less than ten degrees cooler (with 61%…
Big Lessons from Little Tomatoes
Summertime has me dipping my toes in the lake, the Enneagram, and learning to become love – all while picking a bounty of tomatoes in my backyard.