On Bravery

Bravery isn’t always about doing the biggest, boldest, baddest thing. Sometimes it’s braver to give yourself permission to be true to yourself by not doing something that is expected of you. Bravery is the ability to see yourself as flawed and own it without plunging...

Merry Christmas

While this year felt more like a dumpster fire, it also taught me a lot. A lot about how I cope during stress and how to cope better. How to process grief, be kinder to myself, set boundaries, honor those boundaries, and learn to read my body and my heart better. I'm...

The Day After A Snowstorm

The day after a snowstorm. There's nothing like it. The snow turns pink with sunrise. There's a different type of quiet in the forest. It's one of the most peaceful moments in life. The trees are perfectly still, heavy with snow. A crackling wood fire warms the house....

The Itch

Do you get the two-year itch? An itch to switch things up. Maybe change jobs or move homes? This seems to happen to me every 2 years. I think it's because for the past decade I've been moving in and out of places every two years. That's what your twenties are about....

What’s Helping Me Cope During Covid

I, for one, am so tired of seeing articles how about to care for yourself and they all say the same thing - have a bedtime, drink water, eat vegetables. YEAH, I know that. And am already doing those things. Are there any other tips on how to care for myself besides...

New Must-Listen Podcasts

This is not a list of podcasts that are being promoted everywhere and you are tired of hearing about. This is a list of podcasts that have me hooked. They are compelling stories with binge-worthy episodes. Happy Face Summary: "For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare....

Four Things I’m Working On

Last year brought some of the biggest changes in my life so far. Throughout the upheaval, I resolved to make my mental and emotional health a top priority. However, that has not always been the case. Changing 28+ years of habits and patterns is challenging to say the...

Desert Botanical Gardens

Arizona never struck me as a beautiful destination, that is, until I got there. I booked my trip for late February (I wasn't ready for Arizona summer heat) and it was perfect timing. I left behind ten degree weather and a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains for the...

Two Compelling Podcast Episodes

If you don't have the time or patience to find a great podcast, subscribe, and then filter through all the episodes to find the good ones, then you've come to the right place. Here are two podcast episodes I listened to recently that I found quite fascinating. I think...

My Favorite Posts of 2018

This year I focused on writing what I wanted to write. Not for the clicks, not for the organic page views, but because it was on my mind, on my heart, and something that I wanted to share. I think that was reflected in the type of posts I’ve written, and it’s something I’m really proud of.