May 18, 2016

Choosing Your Focus

It’s been said that whatever we focus on, expands. That’s certainly true in a broad sense, but it also applies directly to relationships. Watch today’s quick video to see what I mean… Whenever I find myself frustrated with a person in my life, if I’m being honest, I can admit that I’m focusing on all the things that drive me nuts about them. Isn’t that weird? How easy it is to fall into the trap […]
May 11, 2016

Quitting Your Job

“I need to quit my job.” I vividly remember the day I mustered up the courage to utter those simple words out loud to my husband. He was not impressed. At the time, I was making an income more than double what we’d made together while working in a much larger town with many more vocational options. We were scared. We were uncertain. Yet I knew it was the right thing to do. (I’m still […]
May 3, 2016

Needing Grace

Over the past few days, I’ve experienced some amazing moments with my children. You know the ones. The ones where they do something so sweet, so endearing and so childlike, you feel as though your heart may actually burst wide open and you question your capacity for handling them grow. On my morning walk today, I thought about what I would write in this post. How I could put into words how I felt in […]
April 25, 2016

The Truth Behind Chasing Your Dreams – #DesignCon16

I never know what to get my mom for Christmas. She’s one of those women who generally buys what she needs and for that matter, anything she might possibly want when she needs and/or wants it. She doesn’t have to wait around for a special occasion. This fall, my parents are building a home. They will be leaving the farm-site where they started their life together nearly forty-three years ago. My childhood home will belong […]