It’s the time of year when, at least in my world, everything is starting up again. As I wrote about on September 1st, this gives me a natural opportunity to have a fresh start. To reboot my system and refresh my sense of calling and purpose. And I feel like I have been doing just … Continue reading Time to Turn it Up!
It’s been a long day of travel so far. Ryan and I woke up early in Edmonton this morning to catch our first flight to Toronto, and sadly, my motion sickness started even before we arrived at the airport! With a brutal bout of nausea in the car, no doubt with some help from my … Continue reading A New Perspective from YYZ
And just like that, spring is on hold. I woke up this morning to a gentle flurry of snowflakes falling on the earth. I don’t know when the snowfall began, but I can tell that it has worked quickly to blanket my backyard in a thin layer of white. And while the springtime sun is … Continue reading Turning on the Sun to Melt the Snow
This morning I am grateful. This might not be the response you would expect from someone who woke up around 4:30 and hasn’t been able to sleep since. And it wasn’t my initial response either. Initially, my response was annoyance and frustration. I know how important sleep is for mental health, and I am quite … Continue reading This Morning I am Grateful
Life is full of major decisions and big, scary choices. This is a significant battle for someone who struggles with anxiety and chronic indecisiveness. If you read Aviation Procrastination a few weeks ago, you will know that even after Ryan and I were approved for the time off to go on a trip to Africa … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom: When Risk and Instinct Collide
I sat down to write a blog post a couple of hours ago. It didn’t take long for me to give up and focus my attention elsewhere. I wanted a distraction. I wanted to feel something. I wanted to feel inspired. I wanted to feel like I was able to inspire. But I just felt nothing. … Continue reading I Have Nothing [Without You]
This morning I came across a quote in the Bible that really struck me. It is found in Psalm 94:19 and it says, “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” It was already highlighted in my Bible when I read it this morning, meaning that I had definitely read and appreciated it … Continue reading Ancient Anxiety: A Perspective from the Past
I don’t know how to process what I am feeling right now. Emotionally tired? Confused? Overwhelmed? There’s one thing I do know for sure: I do not feel like writing. I keep sitting here and staring at my screen with a tremendous urge to slap shut my laptop and go do something else—anything else that … Continue reading Heart Surgery: Who do You Want Holding the Scalpel?
Today is Valentine’s Day. For some, Valentine’s Day is a special day. It is a day to celebrate love, receive gifts, or be pampered. For others, it is a day that represents pain and solitude as it flamboyantly highlights their loneliness. And then there are others still, for whom it doesn’t make any difference whatsoever—it’s … Continue reading A Masterpiece Worth Loving
“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