What I’m Reading this January

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis I picked this book up in late November of last year, after seeing it all over my Instagram feeds and Pinterest suggestions. Everything I was hearing about this book was positive and amazing, and it just seemed like a really good idea. Once I purchased the book, it sat on my shelf for a few weeks. I think … Continue reading What I’m Reading this January

Part 2: My Unhealthy Relationship with Food and How “I know br​eakthrough is coming”…

This is one of my favorite song lyrics of all time. It’s from the song “Won’t Stop Now”, by my favorite Worship Band, Elevation Worship. The whole chorus goes: I know breakthrough is comingBy faith I see a miracleMy God made me a promiseAnd it won’t stop now… In 2018, I got my breakthrough, and it was absolutely glorious and divine. For years, I struggled … Continue reading Part 2: My Unhealthy Relationship with Food and How “I know br​eakthrough is coming”…

Developing a Healthy Marriage & Why We Think It’s Really Quite Simple… (Not Easy, But Simple)

Y’all, I love this man right here… and I know he loves me because even on my *not nice* days, he is still nice to me. I’ve been getting a lot of messages recently asking for more posts about marriage and relationships, so here you go. The truth about MARRIAGE: It can be the most fun you’ve ever had with someone absolutely incredible with a … Continue reading Developing a Healthy Marriage & Why We Think It’s Really Quite Simple… (Not Easy, But Simple)

Part 1: My Unhealthy Relationship with Food and All the Ugly Truths I’ve Never Shared

In so many ways, it is liberating to write this post. I’ve been wanting to write it for about a year, but every time I would start, things would get bad again, and I would start to feel like a fraud. But, I told a close friend this morning that it’s time. I’m finally here. I’m finally at a place where I can authentically and transparently tell this part of my story. It’s freeing, and also a little scary. It’s scary to expose a previous truth that I lived for so many years, but it’s something I feel ready to do. I have this need to be honest with you. I also have this need to be real and transparent and bare it all here in my little corner of the internet. It’s both liberating and terrifying, but mainly, it’s freeing. Continue reading Part 1: My Unhealthy Relationship with Food and All the Ugly Truths I’ve Never Shared

The Truth About Anxiety & How There is No Shame in Getting Help

First things first. Anxiety Sucks.  I’ve been studying anxiety disorders, other related disorders and mental health topics for close to 10 years now, so imagine my surprise (and relief) when my family doctor suggested that I get tested for anxiety. I say surprise because “I should have known”… As someone who has written hundreds of pages in research papers related to topics in the mental health … Continue reading The Truth About Anxiety & How There is No Shame in Getting Help

Four of My Fall Favorites This Season

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!  Usually, around this time of year, I become so conflicted with letting go over Summer and fearing the inevitable Winter… and it’s normally halfway through Fall before I even begin to enjoy the crispness in the air, the luxury of wearing a giant floofy sweater, and the precious scent of Pumpkin Spice everything! NOT THIS YEAR!  Fall, I’ve actually been waiting for … Continue reading Four of My Fall Favorites This Season