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

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

Be the energy that best serves · Breaking the habit of being yourself · love · Money · Self-Care · spirituality

3 Things We Can Learn From Other People

  Many of us seekers know this... I have also heard Dr. Christiane Northrup say, "If you spot it, you got it." We want to lead happy lives, we want to feel connected, we want to make the most of our time here... No regrets... This is a theme that swirls us now, and always… Continue reading 3 Things We Can Learn From Other People

Breaking the habit of being yourself · love · Marianne Williamson · parenting · spirituality

My prayer for you today

I surrender to you, oh Lord. The more I learn and grow, I feel growing pressure to hold on... to keep. To put all my eggs in my own basket... ...and rely on my own strength and understanding. The feeling of angst... of helplessness... is an indication I am relying on my own power. The… Continue reading My prayer for you today

Be the energy that best serves · Charlie · Children · Family · Forgiveness · letters to Charlie · love · parenting · self help · spirituality

Prayers for my daughter

My daughter is¬†growing up. And I am thrilled about it. She is moving through these experiences and I am fumbling alongside her... sometimes ahead of her, sometimes behind her. We know how important we are to our daughters. We know they learn about life through us. And yet, we must surrender this importance and recognize… Continue reading Prayers for my daughter

Be the energy that best serves · self help · Self-Care · spirituality

Why is it so hard to ask for help?

Somewhere along the way, we ended up doing everything ourselves. Sprinkle in our perfectionism and control tendencies...and we find ourselves literally unable to ask for help. For many of us, we grip to our independence with vigor. Why can't we ask for help? We have gotten so used to doing it all single-handedly, that it… Continue reading Why is it so hard to ask for help?