Take Time to do What Makes Your Soul Happy

    © Today I woke up looking forward to being surrounded by yellow sunflowers and the golden light of a setting sun. I drove up to a field of sunflowers in the midst of country roads with a heart ready to receive the light and positivity with a welcome invite. There is one difference…

Self Care Tips

©  (scroll for a list 😊) Lately, my eyes stay heavy while my heart is full of emotion. I constantly aspire to make the most of every day by ensuring that I complete a certain set of tasks. Whether it be school-based, as it was during this past semester, when I took five online classes,…

February​ Blessings

Good news! February was much better to me than January was. While it was, primarily, school-based, I took the time to immerse myself in the little joys every day. Because January was so anxiety-provoking, I really needed time to regather and I think I did a good job of achieving the balance I needed in…

Drowning in Sorrow

[Disclosure: I wrote this a few weeks back but I hope this brings someone peace today] ©  The rain slowly pitter patters against the car window as I travel down a desolate road. My heart is heavy though my surroundings are peaceful. I begin to contemplate the struggles of life but, not soon after, my…

Living in the Moment

© Recently, I was told how important it is to live in the moment. I have trouble doing so and I am using this technique to calm me during times of anxiety. A few moments ago, there was a cold cup of coffee in my hand, while I looked out the window and saw a…

January Blessings

©  January was a month of intensity. There was happiness, there was stress, and there was a lot of mixed emotions. I am glad that it was a month full of accomplishment and I hope to continue down that path as 2018 progresses. While I enjoyed January, I am hopeful that February will be kinder…

Life Update

©  “May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ” – 2 Thessalonians 3:5           I begin looking through old blogs as I reflect on changes and elements of growth that have occurred recently. I notice…

The Yin to my Yang

©  I woke up this morning to a puppy pouncing through my room. Despite some morning nibbles, due to teething, she has come a long way. Training a dog is a lot of hard work and, my attempts to help reach nothing close to the amount of work my mother puts into creating a fantastic…

The True Meaning of Christmas

© On Christmas Eve children scurry amongst themselves in high anticipation of presents under the tree while setting up cookies and milk for Santa to have during his travels. There is a sort of angst and excitement for the next morning as they make sure that they are tucked away, some tracking Santa and his…

November Blessing

          This month was super busy! I slacked with recording blessing in the beginning but, once acknowledging the importance of focusing on gratitude, I picked up the slack through mid to the end of November! Recording my blessings really helps me see the positive moments in my life. This means even…