What to Say When Someone is Sad…

As we chatted with our daughter Ayla on FaceTime, it was clear that her little heart was hurting to be away from her mommy and daddy. For our 10 year anniversary, Aaron and I decided to go on a little trip to celebrate. This is the first time, since our daughter was born almost two and a half years ago, that we have both been ...

Today Is All We Have

Who inspires you? Who is someone you would love to meet if you had the chance?  Recently I heard a woman say that she thought all of her problems would disappear when she hit her ideal weight.  However, when she got there, she realized that she was still the same person with a lower number on the scale.  This really struck me because I think ...

Surrender

It is amazing the number of unknowns that come with having a baby.  What will the birth be like?  What will the baby be like? Will they cry a lot or a little? Will they sleep well or not at all?  Will they be healthy? Will I be a good parent? Will I be patient? How will my life change? How will my relationship with ...

Is Stress Really Just Unresolved Grief?

Have you ever noticed that little kids feel every emotion at 100 percent? At some point we, as a society, tell them that big boys and girls don’t cry and that they need to toughen up.  What happens then? Well, that is when the stuffing process begins. They begin to stuff their emotions down and pretend they are fine so they can “be strong” like ...