Do It Anyway

I have been struggling mentally along with my continual physical health struggles.  Last Saturday was the 10th anniversary of my brother’s death and the trauma of it all always hits me hard.  I always think I’m prepared, but the anxiety … Continue reading

It’s Okay

This post started in my head as a message to a friend, then turned into an Instagram post, then I decided it needed a whole blog post. I have struggled over the years with “writer’s block,” and I have recently … Continue reading

Brokenness and Purpose

It’s possible to be a little broken and still live out your purpose. I found this mini coffee maker at Goodwill for $3.99.  First, it wouldn’t brew.  Last night Robert realized that someone had put the coffee grounds in the … Continue reading

Meal Plan for November 3rd through 14th

Because I’m on a super strict elimination diet for the time being, I’m having to make so much from scratch. We are home most of the time the next few weeks, which is so great.  We all love being home!  … Continue reading

Living the Hygge Lifestyle

I learned about this word yesterday.  I’ve seen it circulating, but I didn’t know what it meant until yesterday when someone posted about it in my Brave Writer group (I’m always learning in there!). This is the “definition” by Hygge … Continue reading

Beautiful Life

I had a pretty crazy 4-5 days.  I actually didn’t leave the house, which was nice, but it was busy nonetheless.  I did a whole lot of organizing and cleaning.  Like there’s not really anything that I didn’t go through except … Continue reading

Simplifying All the Things

This is a super long post.  I have been struggling to get things out of my head and into a post for a while.  And this is so helpful for me! I’ll spare the details because I just don’t feel … Continue reading

Mental Illness and Addiction Don’t Discriminate

This week has been somewhat emotionally draining.  I have remembered where I’ve been and how far I’ve come.  I’ve remembered how hard life can be and how devastating mental illness is. Four days ago I wrote a post about having … Continue reading

Immense Joy

The definition of happiness is the quality or state of being happy… good fortune and pleasure. The definition of joy is the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation; something greatly … Continue reading