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Overcoming a Loss of Motivation

I can see the future.

As a person born with a gift for vision, I’ll poke fun at myself (as my friends often do) because this is my fancy way of saying that I often underestimate reality. When you go camping, someone will say “Let’s start a fire,” and […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Community|0 Comments

My Brother’s Keeper: A Conversation On Race And Not Being Silent

Two months ago, I felt as if life in America was spiraling out of control.

On July 5th, Alton Sterling, a 37 ­year old black man, lost his life as a result of being shot by police while appearing to be physically pinned to the ground. Less than 24 hours later, 32­ […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Stories From Inside|8 Comments

The Destruction of People Pleasing

Somewhere along the way, I became afraid to say things out loud.

In the messiness of life, I picked up insecurities. Insecurities that made me ashamed to show that I care a lot, because I do. Insecurities that created a rooted need to please those around me, at any cost […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Stories From Inside|1 Comment

We Are All Dreamers

For as long as I can remember, I had a dream tugging at my heart. I wanted to explore this beautiful world and see different skies. Around the age of six, however, life threw a little curve ball my way. We discovered that I was born with a neuromuscular […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’re Never Going To Be Fully Ready

“I can’t do this anymore!” I screamed at my husband. It was the day after Christmas and the tree lights shone brightly in our living room. Bacon was cooking on the stove, happily crackling in its pan. “People are just so disrespectful and I am just DONE!” My husband […]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Stories From Inside|0 Comments

How To Be A Good Friend When You’re Hurting

Imagine you are spending time outdoors with a best friend and then suddenly you’re caught in a heavy storm. Lightning. Strong winds. Flooding. The weather forecast only said ten percent chance of rain. Lies! You both run towards shelter and wait for the storm to pass. As the downpour […]

By |September 20th, 2016|Stories From Inside|0 Comments

How to be Patient in a World of Instant Gratification

We’ve all heard “Patience is a virtue”, but does that matter in today’s world?

Let’s be real: society today encourages us not to wait.

With technology rapidly growing, we can have things delivered to us within hours thanks to Amazon Prime. We have a whole library of information at our fingertips […]

By |September 14th, 2016|Stories From Inside|0 Comments

How I’m Learning To Find Strength In My Scars

“The people who grow old inheriting bitterness and a cold demeanor, those are the people who have neglected the value of learning how to find strength within their scars.”

A few months ago, I was listening to a public speaker when he proposed this idea, sending a special sting […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Stories From Inside|0 Comments

When The Impossible Becomes Possible

The ocean takes up about 70 percent of our planet. Unfortunately, I only go to the beach about three times a year. The reality is that I forget to schedule time to enjoy it. Most people wouldn’t know that it plays an important part in my journey.

In the summer […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Stories From Inside|1 Comment

How Intentionality Fosters Thankfulness

“Let me tell you how the sun rose… One ribbon at a time.”

A famous line penned by Emily Dickinson hinting at so many themes: story… beauty… time… detail… process…

Since late August, it’s been an intentional practice of mine to make time once per week to watch the sun either rise […]

By |June 13th, 2016|Stories From Inside|0 Comments