Are you Overwhelmed or Stressed?

I recently noticed that there is a difference between being “overwhelmed” and being “stressed.” The word “stressed” has gotten such a negative connotation these days, not to mention that it is overused. A few weeks ago, someone asked me, “How is your new job going?”...

Insatiable Munchies

The holiday season marks the onset of endless spreads of delicious desserts, tasty munchies, and of course the tiny voice inside granting permission to cast off restraint and indulge. Even though holidays only come around a few times a year, unfortunately my desire to...

A Hard Topic

Suicide is a hard subject. Recently, I heard a statistic about how much suicide has recently increased. According to NBC news, across America as a whole, it increased 30% (https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/suicide-rates-are-30-percent-1999-cdc-says-n880926)....

When the Sun Goes Down

It’s October and in three short months, we have lost about three hours of sunlight. We will continue to lose sunlight at the rate of about 2 minutes per day until the winter solstice, which occurs on December 21. Many of us miss these hours of daylight–even if,...

What To Do When You’re Tired

Some days I wake up in the morning, and the first thing I say is, “I am so tired.” At times, fatigue seems to overtake me. There are many reasons for this fatigue: lack of sleep, lack of iron, lack of time, lack of self-care, overcommitment, and disobedience to God’s...

In Sickness and In…Sickness

I used to pride myself on not getting sick. I’m so healthy and full of probiotics and organic homemade juices! I would announce internally (and sometimes to the Jamba Juice lady who was pouring my health into a cup). Then I had kids. And all that awesomeness...