Anxious Introverts Can Cherish Community Too

I began to develop a new perspective on relationships and community. Instead of something to be feared, I started to see them as a blessing and gift from God. I got the sense that, for the first time in my adult life, God wanted to establish me in a community of my own where I could feel like I belong—where I was a part of a family.

Recovery: More than Luck

Have you ever heard of someone who has experienced total recovery in their life and thought to yourself, “Wow, they’re so lucky”? Maybe you were struggling with the mental illness or addiction that this person had overcome, but instead of finding hope in their story, you just looked at them as though they were one … Continue reading Recovery: More than Luck

Foundations: Finding the Courage to be Imperfect

“Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.” – Brené Brown I came across this quote on twitter this morning (tweeted by @theparentcue), and it deeply resonated with me. Just last night I was talking to a close friend about how insecurity connects all of our fears … Continue reading Foundations: Finding the Courage to be Imperfect

3 Reasons You Can Be Brave Today, Despite Your Circumstances

What does being brave mean to you? Yesterday, a fellow blogger shared a post with me after reading what I wrote in Fears, Phobias, and Fresh Starts. The post she shared was all about a woman who was actively working on overcoming her phobia of snakes. I couldn’t believe this woman's bravery—it was amazing what she had … Continue reading 3 Reasons You Can Be Brave Today, Despite Your Circumstances

Apology Not Accepted

“I’m sorry.” This is one of the most commonly used phrases in my life. I am constantly apologizing. And I find that the closer my relationships become, the more these two words make their way into my everyday vocabulary. It’s not that I’m constantly walking around offending people or doing things wrong. It’s that I … Continue reading Apology Not Accepted