Carving out an Intentional Life

Carving out an Intentional Life

In the last few weeks, I’ve heard the word, “busy” floated around several times. “I’ve been busy” is the common default answer – as if verbalizing the exact opposite is blasphemous. Busy has morphed into a non-word, much like...
This Complicated Season

This Complicated Season

Have you asked yourself, “What is the point?” I’ve repeated this inquiry in my mind several times over the course of the last two weeks. It is a fair question in my mind. The older I become, time sprints ahead, while I sometimes treat it with the...
Some Thoughts on a Midlife Birthday

Some Thoughts on a Midlife Birthday

On September 20th I turn forty-something. This birthday I’m contemplating past celebrations. Birthdays were small-big in my childhood home. We made a huge deal out of our birthdays by a single, small gesture – buying a cake with bright pink or purple or...
Another Milestone

Another Milestone

As I sit down to contemplate my thoughts, I hesitate. Writing always makes the intangible pulse with a beat. My daughter and I spent last week in Dallas visiting family and attending a wedding of a childhood friend. I begged my daughter to let me snap this picture at...
What Are Your Happiness Habits?

What Are Your Happiness Habits?

I profiled the article, 7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People, in my Friday Faves a few months ago. I am not certain if I necessarily strive for happiness, but I push toward seeking contentment. But I’ve realized contentment looks different for all of us. I...