Hope

Hope

Have you ever thought about the number of times you use the word hope? Think about it. Reflect on your day and notice the number of times it flows from your tongue. I hope you feel better. I hope you have a great day. I hope it doesn’t rain. I hope this tastes as good...
Distraction

Distraction

In response to an authentic painful email, the counselor advised: “I think you need to focus on distracting…as ironic as that is. Find a project to dive into, go get coffee with a friend and focus totally on them, watch a show OR journal a bit and get it out.”...
Kick

Kick

“Sit or lie down for twenty minutes a day and count the number of times the baby kicks.” During a spiritual direction session with a young expecting mom, she shared with me the directions given to her by the doctor. Her baby, due in May, should be moving around inside...
Downsize

Downsize

My mom and dad determined it was time to downsize from their large home into something smaller. They moved into their current home when I was six years old and have lived there ever since. The walls of their home have absorbed years of personal growth, parties,...
Repair

Repair

Nestled between layers of bubble wrap and paper towels, seashells of varying shapes, sizes, and colors filled the plastic tub. My sister in law mailed a special package from the Florida coast to surprise me; a pile of special shells with mended cracks and broken...