Remembering to Breathe

When I was in the 9th grade I had a panic attack. It was a small one. We had to read a paper we wrote in front of the class. I remember sitting in the third row and feeling chills even though the windows were closed and the air conditioning was off. My mind raced. … Continue reading Remembering to Breathe

Slowing Down as a Form of Self-Care

I don't know what to write about this week. I have many options but trying to form a cohesive thought about any of them seems too tedious. Instead, I think I'll write about remaining calm in uncertain moments.I'm not panicking about COVID-19. I'm taking the responsible measures to protect myself (i.e. washing hands, using hand … Continue reading Slowing Down as a Form of Self-Care

Start With What You Know

I have the privilege of reading a free advance copy of "Finding God's Life for My Will: His Presence is the Plan" by Tenth Avenue North's lead singer, Mike Donehey, thanks to his launch team at WaterBrook & Multnomah. Towards the end of chapter one, he says something so simple yet profound, "I went with … Continue reading Start With What You Know

The Art of Being Alone

We have been conditioned into believing doing things alone is, at best, boring and at worst, simply dreadful. But I'm here to let you know that doing things alone can actually be quite liberating.I won the opportunity to attend a short acoustic session, a short Q&A, and a meet and greet with members of one … Continue reading The Art of Being Alone

What Does it Mean to be Who You Are

It sounds so simple: Just be yourself.But we are first shaped by those who raise us and then we are influenced by our peer group. With all of these external forces shaping us, how can we be sure that who we are is who we are?I don't have a scientific, researched answer for that but … Continue reading What Does it Mean to be Who You Are

How to Move From Fear to Courage

Action defeats fear. Simple.Simple until your heart is beating faster than you thought possible. But, even with pounding hearts, we can find a way to step into courage. We may not realize it but it's super easy to think ourselves out of doing something because we have created a story in our minds on how … Continue reading How to Move From Fear to Courage