We live in a world that is constantly telling us that we have to prove ourselves. Prove our worth. Prove we know what we’re doing. Prove we have the: experience, education, etc. to do what we are presenting to the world. The irony here is the biggest roles we will play in this life:SpousesChildrenParentsFriendsCoworkersEmployees These … Continue reading When Knowing Our Value Becomes a Boundary
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From Therapist to Life Coach: Why I Switched and What’s Next?
Honestly, I’ve been pretty quiet around here the last 6-9 months. We made a big cross-country move, and I was trying to adjust. I was also trying to find my voice, letting the fear/insecurity take over. I wasn’t completely down for the count during that time. I also released a 31 day guided journal and … Continue reading From Therapist to Life Coach: Why I Switched and What’s Next?
Things I Wasn’t Really Prepared for as a Mom
Let me tell you, I have an amazing mom. Like, one of the best in the entire world. I also have a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy focusing on kids and teens. Yet, even with all of this - great example and great education, there is just a … Continue reading Things I Wasn’t Really Prepared for as a Mom
The Lie of Unworthiness
I've been believing a lie my whole life. One that has permeated everything I've ever done. One that has been the driving force for so many of my attempts and my accomplishments. It's the lie of unworthiness. People, mainly good intentioned church people, have told me (and my peers) over and over that I am … Continue reading The Lie of Unworthiness
Momma’s Heart Update
So, I didn't end up writing every day. Now, I want to fill you in on why & let you know that the Momma Heart February series will continue - just with a little bit of grace and leeway for myself. This week a lot of pregnancy complications came up. A couple weeks ago, we … Continue reading Momma’s Heart Update
Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression & Anxiety – A Glimpse
12:01pm. That's the time I finally got out of bed yesterday, with the exception of one time to use the bathroom, because, pregnant. The only food eaten by that time was about a quarter of a box of cheese-itz. Outside of pregnancy, I don't even like cheese-itz, and honestly eating just happens to feel like … Continue reading Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression & Anxiety – A Glimpse
February Writing Challenge: Writing Every Day
It is my goal this month to write every day. Or, at least have a post for every day. I am doing this series in conjunction with Tiny Nephesh Village, my membership site. Between these two blogs, I will be posting every day this month (starting with today, the 2nd). The theme of this month: … Continue reading February Writing Challenge: Writing Every Day
Lessons from June: Hurt Feelings, Choosing Joy, Loving Your Family, & Launching a Book
So, I'm learning. Learning to choose joy in the hurt, choose love in the anxiety, and choose gratitude even in the hard times. Because, life looks better when we choose these instead.
Dear momma, I see those tears. I feel the ache in your heart. I feel the loneliness & shame. And, I feel the immense love you can barely contain.
Postpartum and a New Reality
It's been a while since I've shared my heart here. I know I posted at least once since my Little Ladybug was born, but since then, I've been adjusting to our new reality. During the last 3 months - that's right, we made it 3 months! - I have been caught up in the whirlwind … Continue reading Postpartum and a New Reality