The Oxymoron of Choosing Simple

The Oxymoron of Choosing Simple

Isn't living simple supposed to be...easy? The dictionary says "simple" means straight forward, uncomplicated, and effortless. Yet, what I have come to realize is that being intentional about a simplified life takes Herculean effort, has lots of complications, and is definitely not easily understood in a world of more, excess, and maxing out on everything. [...]

Identity

Identity

Just a few short years ago I went through a massive personal crisis. I had given up my life career to take on another dream. Motherhood. I loved it. I had prayed for it. I was living it the absolute best way too. I mean, I knew my kids sleep schedules, I faithfully read to [...]

Creating Emotional Health in Your Relationship

Creating Emotional Health in Your Relationship

According to Manslow's hierarchy there are nine top emotional needs that every human being needs in order to manage life well. The top nine are, security, volition, attention, emotional connection, connection to the community, privacy, a sense of status, a sense of achievement, and meaning. If we are low in any of these areas we [...]