Food for Thought

Heavy Lifting

Love can lift very heavy loads.  I got to spend some time with my parents this weekend, and we are so blessed to have the relationship we have.  It didn’t come easily–it used to be World War III at my house when I was a teenager.  It took a lot of time and effort to heal the wounds, but I ... read more

Snap Judgements

A lot of people don’t realize this about me, but most of the time I’m actually quite shy and feel socially awkward. People often misinterpret my lack of approach and think I’m snooty, or aloof, which couldn’t be further from the truth.  This is more common than we might realize.  ... read more

Reflection

Making friends with my reflection is still a day by day process. We are trained to be critical so that we keep buying cosmetics. We are trained that loving yourself and how you look means you’re “full of yourself.” I took that to heart early on, and unlearning that doesn’t happen ... read more

Puppy Love

Whether you’re having a good day or bad, puppy kisses make everything better.  Animals are good for the soul. read more

Texas Girl

Texas has it’s issues, as most places do, but the thing I loved most about growing up there was how friendly people were.  Southern charm is really just politeness, consideration, and treating everyone the way you would treat a friend.  I think the world could use more of that.  You never know what ... read more

A Singular View

I used to wish I could see the world differently.  That I could stop thinking so much, and feeling so intensely.  That I could be just like everyone else seemed to be: normal.  I realize now that normal doesn’t really exist.  Embrace your experience.  It’s the only one you have, and I believe ... read more

Into the Light

There will be days when darkness tries to overtake you, and the choice of happiness seems completely impossible.  That’s OK.  Losing a battle doesn’t mean losing the war. read more