You Will Rise Again

Has life ever knocked you so hard off your feet you fear you may never get back up again? I'm sure it's happened to you at least once in your life. Honestly, it's probably happened more than once as life likes to throw us some powerful right hooks when it has the chance. I, for... Continue Reading →

Five Short Story Collections to Add to Your TBR List

Like most readers, I love a good novel. However, I also love a good short story collection. They're perfect for days I want something more bite-sized to read or for days I'm in the mood to devour multiple storylines. These collections are also a fantastic way to experience an author's creativity on a broader spectrum.... Continue Reading →

May I Wander All My Days

For most of my life, I've had this nagging feeling of being uncomfortable, of being out of place. It's like being a puzzle piece that's been put in the wrong box on more than one occasion. I may have all the right edges and curves, but my design doesn't quite fit with the picture. I... Continue Reading →

Navigating Life’s Storms from Ship to Shore

I'm sure you've heard the African proverb, "Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors," in some iteration or another from various sources. It's used to illustrate, either literally or metaphorically, that the calm seas we encounter don't require exceptional skill to navigate. When applied to our lives, I like to think of it as a... Continue Reading →

Shedding the Weight of Perfectionism

Perfectionism. What is it and how do we overcome it? That's a vast question with many potential answers, but I think Bren√© Brown explains it best in just these few lines from her book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are: Perfectionism is... Continue Reading →

When It All Becomes Too Heavy, Let Go

Several months ago, a guided meditation app was recommended to me because I'm an anxious person who overthinks everything from her breakfast to her socks. I needed something to help me relax (something I've never been good at), so I gave it a shot. The ten-minute meditation guides you through breathing techniques and instructs you... Continue Reading →

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