I've forfeited a lot of experiences in my life, but what I haven't lost is wisdom.
Lessons Learned in Therapy: Reframing
For years, if I had a thought that I should wear sandals, I wore sandals. There was no in-between; just thought and action.
The Most Misunderstood Fact About Growth
If this tree understands the dilemma, he doesn’t let on. And I feel a surge of compassion because I didn't know when I was leaning precariously either.
You’re Not Alone: I’m Struggling Forward Too
The tundra of vulnerability is pretty lonely. It's also necessary.
A Dependent 2023
The book of Genesis captures it clearly–how you and I came to so deeply fixate on ourselves. It started with a man and a woman just like us. Eve saw a forbidden fruit that looked good. She wanted what she wanted, no matter the consequence. So, she savored the fruit–knowledge of good and evil she … Continue reading A Dependent 2023
Lessons Learned in Therapy: “That’s Not For Me”
If you’ve ever found yourself bending to the pressure of peers, tabloids, and/or random “experts,” you aren’t alone. Allow me to introduce you to your new best friend: “That’s not for me.
Lessons Learned in Therapy: “Food Has No Moral Value”
We need phrases like, "food has no moral value." Why? Because we live in a world that says food is "good" or "bad."
I didn't merely see weakness in myself. I also recognized the glimmering logo of humanity: freshly-fallen tears. And tears meant I was alive
Why Caring Deeply Hurts and is Worth It
What’s brittle will break, but what’s brave will bruise and blossom. I’m aiming to be the latter.
You Are More Than What You Do: A Journal Excerpt Circa 2020
And the only reason God would still be here is if I can’t earn love at all— no matter how many books I read or how toned my abs are or how many hours of the day I devote the bettering my worldly existence. No, He’d only be here if all those efforts–and my respective failures to perfect any of them–weren’t the measure of worth that I’ve deemed them to be.