Love and Lent

In case you didn’t know, today is Valentine’s Day. Generally I would not write about this holiday since others share lists and ideas and commentary that seems to cover all aspects of the day. Not to mention, it’s a tricky event to address since there is a lot of hurt and expectation surrounding it. Why have I decided to talk about Valentine’s Day, then? Because today is also Ash Wednesday. Continue reading

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The Legacy by Michael Phillips: a book review

My latest read was out of my usual genre. The Legacy, by Michael Phillips, is the third book in the Secrets of the Shetlands trilogy. I chose this book to review because I had already read the first book and reviewed the secondThe Legacy finished the story.

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Chronic Lessons

I learned my first lesson in chronic pain at the age of thirteen. I discovered pain causes an emotional rollercoaster where the smallest thing on a random day can cause a person to reach their emotional limit, yet big things on other days may not. It all comes down to the word ‘chronic.’ Continue reading

Back to Work, a New Journey Begins

This past week, I returned to work after my maternity leave. It’s a juggling act, as all moms know, but I love my job and I’m excited to be back at it. With being a working mom fresh on my plate, I thought I’d write down a few thoughts on the subject. Continue reading

New Year, Different Perspective

It’s a new year. While most people are setting goals and making resolutions, I’m still recovering from the holidays to truly focus on the fact that the calendar year has changed. Because of this, I find myself living into the seasons more than a date. So this post is for all of you who didn’t write down goals, have already missed your resolutions, or decided that January 1 is just another day. Continue reading

Living in the in Between

The week between Christmas and New Years is an awkward time. Christmas is over, but lights and trees are still up. The year is ending, but the new one hasn’t begun. We feel sluggish from the holiday sweets, but not ready to start new year resolutions. It’s an in between time that doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere. Continue reading