When you tear your ACL and go through reconstructive surgery, there is little that compares to that kind of pain and awareness of your body (at least in my experience). As much as I wish I didn't injure myself back in January, the things I have learnt along the way, not to mention the importance … Continue reading Body.
I've been reading quite a bit on Transitional Grief these days. The term itself is a comfort. To know that what we all, at some point or another, may feel the grief that comes with transition. Any change in our lives can bring with it mixed feelings and sometimes can be confusing when one feels both deep … Continue reading Transitional Grief
To be in-between something is defined as "being situated between two extremes, or two categories"; an intermediate thing; between two clear states or stages and therefore hard to "describe or know exactly". To be in-between is somewhat uncomfortable and often where, I think, most of our growth and exploration happens. It forces us to not … Continue reading In-Between
I am on the brink of a lot of "newness", and a lot of change. Though I know the seasons of ordinary sameness, quite a bit actually, both have their charms and challenges. But this week is my last week, for the next two years anyway, of living in a city I have grown to … Continue reading New
I am sure you are familiar with the saying, "The grass isn't always greener on the other side. It's greener where you water it". If I have discovered anything in the last eight years of living in this beloved and quirky city, it is that. It can be so easy to compare our lives to … Continue reading Invest
The month of March is the beginning of Spring, and lately it has felt very appropriate. It has also held the beginning of Lent, for those of you who follow the church calendar. This time in life has felt like a "reset" in a lot of ways for me; and I think the beginning of … Continue reading Refresh
Acceptance is hard. Plain and simple. It can feel passive, or like giving up. It can feel like weakness, and resignation. But it can also feel like freedom. It can feel like walking through life with a spaciousness inside, the kind you get when you take a giant exhale from the deepest part of your … Continue reading Acceptance
Paulo Coelho wrote, from his best-selling book The Alchemist, "When you can't go back, you only have to worry about the best way of moving forward." Something we all must come to reckon with. Whether we have left a home, a geographical place, a specific season of life, a relationship, a job, a way of seeing … Continue reading Moving Forward
This new year didn't begin quite how I expected it to. When the clock turned midnight on December 31st, I danced in the New Year with good friends, with such a hopeful expectation for all this new year would bring. But, I really didn't expect to end up in a brace and on crutches just … Continue reading Expectations.
Healing feels a lot like a tearing open, a seeping out of soul of all that was given, taken, shared and remembered. Healing is painful, probably one of the most painful things we will endure. And though excruciating, for a time, eventually it leads us into deeper experiences of pleasure and poise. It is not … Continue reading Healing.