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Advent[ure] Awaits: Holiday Edition

If there is anything you should know about me, it is that I care deeply about showing up and seeing others. My story is full of times I felt unseen and unloved. With my dying breath, I hope to be encouraging those I love and those I have yet to know.  The #SowkindMovement was born…… Continue reading Advent[ure] Awaits: Holiday Edition

Encouragement · Hope

Be The One Time

It was an inarticulate sorrow that came in waves every other year, but if I am honest, it was one that I had known all my life–not just when I began sharing custody of my children. Loss is difficult. Change is excruciating. Growth hurts. Healing takes time. Establishing tradition was desired and difficult with a…… Continue reading Be The One Time

Encouragement · Kindness · SowKind Movement · wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

There are bound to be big feelings following an election. Some will be thrilled with the outcome, but others will be deflated. It is wise to lead with kindness in both directions. That is not easy; I know firsthand, but doing what is right is not always what is easy. Choose kindness. Kindness is not…… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom

Encouragement · wisdom

Who Told You That?

Have you ever considered the bedrock of your long-held beliefs? Where and how did you learn some of your deepest convictions? A few years ago, things I had always known as right began to unravel. Who told you that became a mile marker question and check point on my journey of dismantling and rebuilding. When…… Continue reading Who Told You That?

Encouragement · wisdom

Wisdom in the Weeds: Exercise Integrity

My relationship with exercise has always been fickle. The treadmill might be a top priority for 2 days, but then I keep my distance for 2 weeks. I wish I was exaggerating. I assure you, I am not. During my senior year in high school, I was in “contract PE.” We created an agreement that…… Continue reading Wisdom in the Weeds: Exercise Integrity

Encouragement · wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom: Let it Unfold

Her words hung in the air between us and lingered in my mind long after the appointment ended. Not only had I never considered the practice, I was not even sure I knew how to proceed. Let it unfold. She said it was a common saying and practice in her culture, and she was perfectly…… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom: Let it Unfold

Encouragement · Sow Kind

Words that Help: Being Little without Feeling Little

Shame is heavy and suffocating with invisible chains that keep the prisoner from moving in to a place of peace. My former pastor defines shame memorably saying, “Guilt says you did something wrong. Shame says you ARE something wrong.” You are something wrong. Have you ever entertained that thought? Over the years, shame about choices…… Continue reading Words that Help: Being Little without Feeling Little

Community · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

Kindness: Offer What You Have

The heat was suffocating. Signs warned hikers to avoid the climb during midday. It was exactly that time when we started. With water in hand, we set off on the trail. Please note my face about hiking in the middle of the day [after we finished hiking IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY! Also note…… Continue reading Kindness: Offer What You Have

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Something New: A Local Collaborative Opportunity

Are you a creative struggling to carry an idea to fruition? Do you long for a group that can give you honest feedback, share strategies, and support your work? Would you like to have meaningful collaborations with others who are pursuing similar goals? Maybe you are running to the same people for feedback and encouragement,…… Continue reading Something New: A Local Collaborative Opportunity