So what do you do to stay on top of it all when you are emotionally burned out? To be accomplished, and courageous, and resilient in any situation I use these simple strategies!
This past winter I went through my traditional winter blues. I craved comfort food, extra sleep, and movies. When this happens I know I need personal intervention. But how? How do you pull yourself out of a slump when you just don't feel like it? I have learned that part of this for me is [...]
I am very good at saying the word "no". I say that not to boast but because I have two friends that say it to me a lot. "Your very good at saying no." These are loving people who think the best of me and mean well. They are giving me a compliment. Basically they are [...]
A yellow leaf all crunchy around the edges. Nutmeg on the counter. A cozy colorful afgan. An orange pair of overalls. Red wine and cheese. Fall has arrived. And with it pumkin spice and everything nice! For me it is a nice shift from the summer heat into a routine full of energy and [...]
We make this so much harder than it needs to be. We silently suffer through things that could be cleared up very quickly with a few questions or explanations. Instead we choose to stay silent around our significant other and our group of trusted peers. Choosing to suffer, to stew, and to be secretive. Let [...]
Lately, my wife and I have been talking about the various seasons of life people find themselves in and specifically the season we are in - young kids, school, new home, work, small group, and a busy schedule with even more things to do and less time to do them! I think almost anyone you [...]
Rest is something I am not good at. Truth be told I don't think anyone is great at it. Lots of people may argue that point with me. Saying they are great at throwing on the PJ's and binge watching tv for days on in while eating Doritos. Some will tell me that they can sleep [...]
There are a lot of interpretations of "balance". Summer is perfect time to talk about this. Many of us use summer life to realign our lives. Who gets to define the definition of a balanced life? What does it look like really? According to the dictionary the definition is described as… a state of equilibrium or [...]