Last weekend we sang a new worship song, Burn The Ships by the duo For King & Country. It’s a powerful song with a deeply personal backstory mixed with this story about a ship of explorers. Here’s what Luke Smallbone said in an interview about the song: “I read a story about an explorer going […]
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The other day an Instagram friend posted this quote: “When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” – Alexander Den Heijer I loved this because it resonated in me. But as swiftly as the thoughts came in, life swept them away. I was going through my Facebook […]
When I look back on my life I see themes based on how I was feeling mentally and emotionally over time. It seems like there are periods of fear, anxiety, and depression but also times of emotional stability, providence, and abundance. I’ve learned to love and appreciate the ebb and flow of my time on […]
I sat on a panel of entrepreneurs of my high school alma mater a couple of weeks ago as part of their career day. It was nice to be there and see how the school has changed and progressed in the past (nearly) 30 years.
The panelists were all running different businesses from a social impact retail store and luxury handbags to a local performance and coffee shop and a brand new distillery. Everyone had something incredible to bring to the table.
When I speak with students it’s almost like I can see the pressure emanating from their pores! The pressure to do well academically, athletically, socially, and everything in between! We had pressures too but what we didn’t have in the late 80s was information coming at us from every corner of the world nestled in the palm our hands!
Look like this!
Act like that!
This will make you feel better!
I first walked into East Coast Karate two years ago on a whim when a friend of mine posted they were hosting “Buddy Week” where people can bring a friend to try classes for free. You can read about that experience here: The Karate Adult Karate – like anything that challenges you and takes you […]
When I go to a place for the first time and I sit down my brain believes I own that seat. The next time I arrive I will expect that seat. If someone is sitting in MY seat I’ve been known to tap a shoulder and inform them of their egregious error. Most people gladly […]
I had an opportunity today that was different than any other I’ve had in the past. I was asked to sit on a panel at Rhode Island Hospital with other bariatric patients to answer questions from doctors about obesity and our experiences with medical professionals before, during, and after surgery. I was so comfortable when I […]
I saw a quote the other day that I loved: To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark […]
I read a post on a bariatric group a few weeks ago that just stayed with me. She wrote this: It’s so sad that strangers are so much nicer to me since I lost weight. This is a fact that many men and women notice after weight loss. People can be truly cruel, especially when […]
Thank you 2018. What a whirlwind year! Goals achieved, dreams realized, and relationships cultivated; tempered with loss of loved ones, physical health issues, and personal challenges. From the joy of publishing my book and speaking on the famous red dot of TEDx to the tragedy of losing my aunt, this has been a year. What […]