Cultivating Healthy Awareness

In the month of June I wrote a blog post every day for 30 days. Then came July, then August, then September, and now October. The cobwebs built up and the blog remained empty. My journal got minimal attention, and my pen went un-clicked. This absence was not because I forgot about writing. My excuse was valid … Continue reading Cultivating Healthy Awareness

Half Way There, Already Good

Yesterday marked the half way mark for my month-long challenge to write every day. So, of course, I didn’t feel like writing today. I was tired, grumpy after a long weekend of travel, and altogether uninspired. The words I wrote about motivation two days ago had slipped away and seemed irrelevant. Why was I doing … Continue reading Half Way There, Already Good

Surprising Myself, Changing Assumptions

"You must be the boss now" he says. His fork lift encases him like a transformer, but I catch a look of surprise on his face. I chuckle as I lower the lift gate of the 15 foot box truck I drove here. That isn't necessarily the case, but I guess I am the boss of … Continue reading Surprising Myself, Changing Assumptions

Jesus, Sex, and Controversy

One thing that continues to puzzle me about writing and blogging is why some posts get more attention than others. There are obvious reasons, such as when a post is controversial or speaks about a current event in a new way. For example: How many people would read this if it had the word sex … Continue reading Jesus, Sex, and Controversy

When Defeat Meets Gratitude

It seems I dropped off the map again this month. After moving to a new city I rotated through days like playing cards during the game of War. Each day was slapped down in hopes for a high card, a winner. Although they say there is an equal amount of every number card in the … Continue reading When Defeat Meets Gratitude

Dwelling in the Planned and Unplanned

In the last two weeks I traveled my way through 7 states, 5 beds, 4 time zones, 4 cars, and 1 airplane. Oddly enough, my travels are only beginning. New Mexico trickled out a goodbye rain, Arizona was smoldering, San Diego's temperate rays remained constant, Chicago was heavy with damp air, Michigan emptied the dampness … Continue reading Dwelling in the Planned and Unplanned

Stay Informed, With or Without Opinions

The last few weeks have lit the internet up with stories and opinions on every piece of tragic news. First there was the Israel and Palestine conflict, then Robin Williams death, and now the horrible situation occurring in Ferguson, MO. With each emerging story I have considered whether or not to write and share my … Continue reading Stay Informed, With or Without Opinions