Breaking the habit of being yourself · Dr. Joe Dispenza · love · self help · Self-Care · Shadow Work · spirituality · The Wisdom of Anxiety

Transitions, grief and the wisdom of anxiety

"Most people struggle to some degree through the major milestones in life -- kindergarten, adolescence, graduating from high school and going away to college, graduating from college, starting a career, getting married, having a baby, buying a house. Those who are more sensitive, because they're acutely aware of the fleeting and ephemeral nature of life… Continue reading Transitions, grief and the wisdom of anxiety

Faith · Fear · joy · parenting · pregnancy · Prenatal Diagnosis

Running out of the darkness: How a song about Jesus reminded me of who I am

Even knowing Jesus as a child, and growing a relationship with God as an adult... when tragedy and uncertainty strike, surrender boot camp begins. Tuning into this type of surrender changed me. .... letting go, and leaning in. ... this has transformed the way I feel into all experiences, relationships, interactions, how I raise my… Continue reading Running out of the darkness: How a song about Jesus reminded me of who I am

Niko Gian

October is Dwarfism Awareness Month

"I think he has a form of Dwarfism." This was the moment it all started getting blurry for me. During our follow up ultrasound, at 20 weeks pregnant, our doctor said these words to us. Shock, confusion, curiosity and denial flooded waves over us. I wondered how anyone could tell with such certainty that this… Continue reading October is Dwarfism Awareness Month

Children · Faith · Family · joy · love · Niko Gian

Niko is almost 1 + 6th infusion

Niko will be 1 next week! Can you believe it!? 26 fractures at birth 13 hours of labor for mom 6 IV infusions 5 days in the NICU 4 prenatal ultrasounds  3 siblings who adore him 2 parents who are beside themselves with his presence 1 big birthday boy + 923 miles to Omaha and… Continue reading Niko is almost 1 + 6th infusion

Children · Christmas · Faith · Family · Holidays · Niko Gian

Niko’s first Christmas already and his first mama’s birthday

Every week we meet with PT and OT, it seems Niko is doing something he hasn't done before... whether it be using his arm just a little more, reaching just a little higher, straightening his legs just a little more... his subtle changes grow until they are just part of the normal. Niko started grabbing… Continue reading Niko’s first Christmas already and his first mama’s birthday

Be the energy that best serves · Faith

Why Inspiration is so Imperative

Just because something hasn't happened yet.... doesn't mean it never will. Why Inspiration is so Imperative I hosted a girls empowerment workshop  this weekend, and the topic was 'Creative Goal Setting.' We made dream boards and discussed how the things we imagine can be aligned with inspired action. We moreso focused on how dreaming positive dreams… Continue reading Why Inspiration is so Imperative

Be the energy that best serves · Faith · the law of attraction

Tomorrowland + What hope is for

"There are two wolves. One represents darkness, fear, despair.... the other, represents  light, love and hope. When the two wolves fight, which one wins? The one you feed." *Spoiler alert* Tomorrowland is about imagination, adventure, and hope. It's the story of the future, and the present, and how our minds make a difference. A future-predicting… Continue reading Tomorrowland + What hope is for

Be the energy that best serves · Faith · poems · spirituality

Hope’s Degree: A Diploma for Faith

"If ever there was a time that hope had its place in the heart, when we feared we had lost it... we knew it was still there and may we find solace in knowing its return." What if we looked at our diplomas on the wall, and saw one for our faith... for our complete trust that our… Continue reading Hope’s Degree: A Diploma for Faith

Be the energy that best serves · Breaking the habit of being yourself · Faith · Family · Fear · Holidays · love · spirituality

Why bravery is crucial to my joy

Land of the free, and home of the brave. Bravery is many things. With many faces. Today we celebrate our independence day and the bravery of many. Who step up. Who answer the call. I cannot speak to the type of bravery it takes to defend our country... to put on a uniform and be… Continue reading Why bravery is crucial to my joy