Finding Your Due North

This weekend I went tubing with some friends. We were floating the river, which was pretty low and there were a few rapids to go down. Nothing too crazy, I mean, we were in innertubes, but exciting enough that you needed to pay attention to the water. I was in the 2nd worst tube on […]
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Fight Club and Choosing Kindness

What’s the first rule of fight club? DON’T TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB.  We may not have all seen the movie (definitely not talking about myself🤷‍♀️) yet, we ALL know the line. So let’s talk about it. Let’s talk about the Fight Club. Let’s talk about the struggle. Let’s be kind. Let’s get real. We are human. […]
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Making Peace in Your Relationships

Relationships can be so challenging. Obviously—I know. But the reality of that has been hitting close to home recently. One of my very best friends and I have had a really difficult season of friendship. I know so often we talk about romantic relationships and parent/child relationships, but for many of us, our friends become […]
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BIG emotions & Learning Together

Learning Together Appropriate Responses to those BIG Emotions. Understanding and identifying emotions is hard for kiddos and, dare I say it, adults.  As adults we want to think we have it all together. And I’m here to say NOPE. We can do our very best, but we’re always learning, messing up, and moving forward.  This […]
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Cheerleading, Tacos, and Falling Apart

This meme has been circulating on the internet for a few weeks now. And why do we love it? One, because tacos. Two, because it helps us remember we don’t have to be perfect. We need, and maybe I can’t speak for everyone, but I definitely need this reminder everyday. It helps me to grow from […]
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Choosing Actions-Choosing Love

Actions speak louder than words. We’ve all heard this phrase before. But, do we all strive to live by this philosophy? We all want to be chosen and loved. But what does being chosen actually look like?  While words can sound wonderful and are extremely important, being chosen is not just based on words alone- […]
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Being a Parent in RELATION to your Child

Being a parent goes beyond all preconceived expectations.  And it is far more than just “parenting”.  It is a relationship.  When we are able to look at this as a two sided relationship, it takes off a little pressure.  About a year ago, I went to a training on attachment in play therapy – I […]
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To all the tired and weary ones

To all the tired and weary ones, Sometimes life can become so overwhelming, you just go numb. Those sunny, warm spring days with the windows down, music on, and the mountains in sight don’t do anything for you anymore. You sit—blank faced. Not happy, not sad, not mad. Numb. It’s not depression because it’s not […]
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Brokenness is Not Beautiful

I’ve heard people try and spin brokenness into something beautiful, I just can’t agree. I get the point of it. We’re putting a positive spin on something ugly. But no, brokenness is not beautiful. Brokenness is what makes us doubt ourselves, our worth, our relationships, our everything. It’s what makes us cry ourselves to sleep […]
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