Shame and Courage – Part Two

 A few days ago I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and came across this image on the comedian Amy Schumer’s page: I didn’t hesitate to save the image and share it on my own page with the following comment: I am one of the one in four.  Shortly thereafter I got a text from […]

Favorite Tidbits from Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

I recently came across this book on one of my thrift store adventures. You know how something leaps out at you and you just grab it without really thinking about it? Well, that happened to me with this book. And it wasn’t a big risk since it was, like, $1.98. #bonus #guiltfree Of course, the […]

Day 8 – What are your most epic failures (and how did you overcome them)?

Oh Honey, this is just too easy! It’s as easy to list my failures as it was difficult to list my successes yesterday. I’m going to have to stick to a list without long descriptions or we will be here all day… Here we go, in roughly chronological order: 1. I missed going to Nationals […]

Notes From My Retreat: Day 1

I went on retreat earlier this month. You can read a little bit about it here. It is a beautiful, magical place filled with silence and divinity. Here is a draft of something I wrote when I arrived: 2017 Retreat; Big Sur This is where I spent my 40th birthday. This is where I fought […]

Got Silence?

The first time I went on a silent retreat was ten years ago.   It was over the weekend of my 40th birthday. When I told my then husband that I wanted to spend $300 to go away for four days of writing and silence and leave him with our children –  who were two […]

Four Truths and a Lie

Have you ever had to endure an icebreaker? You know, those painful exercises you are asked to do at the beginning of a workshop or seminar or retreat? “Now, turn to the person next to you and tell them about the last time you tried something new!”  Or, perhaps you have done this one: Tell them four […]