Category: faith

  • 23 Reflection

    23 Reflection

    Twenty-three was an overwhelming year with many lessons, healing, trials and tribulations, and memories I will cherish forever. From beach days to back roads, I paved my path as I navigated many changes.  “Without lows, there can be no highs. Without sadness, there can be no happiness, Without darkness, no light. However, in knowing these…

  • What I learned in 2021

    What I learned in 2021

    It has been quite a year embedded with lessons revolving around surrender, teaching me to cultivate a deep sense of trust in God’s plan. I learned about valuing each moment, reframing my thoughts, and honoring my body’s needs. Here are some of the lessons I learned in 2021. To every thing there is a season,…

  • World Mental Health Day

    World Mental Health Day

    ©  (scroll for a list 😊) In honor of World Mental Health Day, I wanted to focus on the specific theme: “Mental Health in an Unequal World.’ I have always loved sunflowers. They resemble traits such as happiness and optimism as their roots are within the soil, gaining nourishment that allows them to be supported…

  • Cheers to TWENTY THREE; things I’ve Learned

    Cheers to TWENTY THREE; things I’ve Learned

    People ask me, “How are you?” and the answer I continuously provide is that,  “My life seems to be falling apart and coming together at the same time.”  Twenty-Two was quite the rollercoaster with a lot of unexpected screams as I flew down a hill of overwhelming fear and then jerked upwards when a thrill…

  • 2020 Reflection

    2020 Reflection

    “Maybe this cage has been a cocoon all along.”  2020 brought so many changes, both from a personal and societal perspective. Quarantine created a feeling of isolation, leading many people alone with their thoughts. Throughout this year, many unexpected events occurred. 2020 brought canceled plans, adjustments to pre-existing plans, and the need to accept what…

  • Christmas Cheer

    Christmas Cheer

    T’was the night before Christmas. My mind in a scurry, hurrying to finish up the tedious tasks while remaining sane. I pour some hot cocoa from the stove, add some coconut whip and finish it off with some pumpkin spice. Surrounding me is a tiny Christmas tree, colored pencils, and a blank paper waiting to…

  • Gratitude

    Gratitude

    ~ An expert from November 8th ~  This morning I woke up with a warmth in my heart on a chilly autumn day. My soul felt a sense of gratitude and in alignment with the current circumstances of my life. I started the day with my morning routine, drinking a glass of water and going…

  • This too Shall Pass

    This too Shall Pass

    I’ve always enjoyed the multitude of metaphors that directly connect nature with emotion. Previously, I wrote about the Calmness in the Storm as it pertains to the emotional dichotomy of the fear during difficulties with the calmness that occurs during times of reflection. A few weeks ago, I had a moment of reflection. The day was…

  • Reflection Fuels Growth 

    Reflection Fuels Growth 

    I spent time reflecting on a bonfire as music played in the background and day slowly faded into night. My heart was heavy as I reflected on many moments throughout my past. This time has truly brought out the depth within me that I sometimes try to suppress. I have enabled myself to look back…

  • A Space for Growth

    A Space for Growth

    This past Spring semester I intended to take five classes. In the midst of life’s uncertainty, I desire to always be one step ahead of the game. When the Coronavirus began to make the news, I was finishing up my 3rd eight-week class and about to start my last two classes for the semester. I…