Well it’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s and I’m plum worn out. Everything was lovely and exciting and fulfilling, and exhausting. Every year I try to psych myself up to get ahead of the game with shopping, preparations, and all the trappings that feel necessary in the … [Read more...] about The Gift of Rest
Stress and Decision Making Ability Work has been crazy, the kids are a mess, and I only slept 4 hours last night. I just dropped them off at pre-school and am late for my first meeting. The stress is palpable. My heart is racing and I swear I can’t … [Read more...] about Indecision or Stress, Which Comes First?
Our minds are powerful. The mind can bring incredible joy, or incredible despair. We’ve seen versions of ‘guard your thoughts’ on all sorts of wall décor and daily devotionals. Gandhi famously wrote “Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become … [Read more...] about Guard Your Thoughts, Save Your Soul
I guess it is Fall now. In Southern Louisiana it is hard to tell. Although thinning, it is still green everywhere and the high still frequents 94 degrees. But internally, I am ready. Ready for a change in season. Fall for me represents many … [Read more...] about Reflecting on Your Life, New Seasons, and God’s Plan
There’s a catchy country tune that topped the charts not long ago that sung about people following their arrow wherever it points. It talks about doing whatever you want because you only live once, and to let your feelings guide you. The song won awards and I’m guessing for good … [Read more...] about The ‘Follow Your Arrow’ Fallacy
We all have our own ways of protecting ourselves. If you’ve been hurt or fear being hurt, then obviously we find ways to avoid dealing with pain again in the future. These ways of thinking or emotional self protective habits and behaviors were likely developed during a season … [Read more...] about Avoiding Pain Denies Your Joy