Rebellion

Early in life we were taught that rebellion is a bad thing. We were taught to conform to social norms, to obey our parents and our authority figures….

dealing with grief

Dealing with Grief, that Jerk Narcissist Acquaintance

I’ve been revisiting grief…  that crappy friend that I wish I never had.  You know what I’m talking about.  Dealing with grief is like that one friend you secretly…

My Steps to Middle Aged Fitness (My Recovery from Fitness Addiction)

If you’ve ever sat in defeat about your new diet plan or fitness challenge wondering why you can’t seem to get it together, I know your pain.  I…

The Perfect Family

The Perfect Family

Months ago I listened to a sermon and took notes furiously.  It was a topic that just struck a chord with me and had my husband and I basking…

Revisiting Grief (A Tribute to My Aunts)

This past week has been a brutal one for my family.  We’ve lost two women, two matriarchs, in a matter of five days.  One is blood family, and…

Grow my child's conscience

How to Parent with Grace (and Grow my Child’s Conscience)

Winter seems to bring the “best” out of child behavior (and possibly the “best” out of us parents, right?).  I’m not sure if they get cabin fever and…

functional medicine

My Steps Toward Health with Functional Medicine

After writing about my current health and fitness situation, I’ve decided to make a focused effort with my writing about health and related topics (as I assumed, at…

Marriage – it’s Supposed to be Hard? (marriage problems = infinity?)

  It seems that everyone had a lot of advice about marriage before and even after we were first wed.  I received comments like, “it’s better to be…

Response to Fear

I’m a late bloomer, I’ll be the first to admit.  Being a people-pleaser I have spent the majority of my life putting myself in servitude to others even…