Drew and I lost a dear friend recently to a drug overdose. My husband wrote an amazing eulogy to be read at his memorial service. I am not sharing what he wrote out of respect for him and his friend, but I do want to share some inspirational messages Drew included at the end. … Continue reading Acceptance.
Happy Friday! My spring break starts today and after looking at the weather forecast for the upcoming week (70 degrees here I come) I am getting pumped! Drew is going to be on a man-trip with his Dad for the week, so its just going to be me and Mila. I am looking forward to catching… Continue reading Weekend Watchlist
Inspiration has traditionally been discussed as a passive factor beyond our control. Something which comes to us from an otherworldly, external source and settles into us when we are ready. When we are worthy. In many ways we have been encouraged to stop trying so hard to wrangle it and wrestle it into submission. Inspiration… Continue reading Inspiration
Here are a few things I enjoyed this week from around the internet. 1.) My brother started a podcast! (caution, explicit language) 2.) I am excited to start gearing up for baseball season. Go Nats! 3.) How people learn to become resilient. 4.) Hypnotic ice stacking on Lake Superior. 5.) Everyone in America is more… Continue reading Weekend Watchlist
Happy Friday! This week started strong and quickly faded as I battled one of the worst stomach bugs I have had in years. I am much better than I was Tuesday, but am still feeling super weak. Drew has now caught the bug and I feel terrible for sharing the illness with him. This… Continue reading Weekend Watchlist
How often do you think of yourself as pursuing a creative profession? I have to admit that in a Psychology graduate program, that was a hard leap to make at first. “Creative professional” were not the first words that came to mind. “Scientist”? Yes. “Helping professional”? Definitely. “Part Full-time Nerd”? I wear that label with… Continue reading Creativity
Happy Friday! I woke today to a beautiful 1 inch or so of and, accordingly, the city of Charlotte is officially shut down. Coming from Washington, DC this never fails to make me laugh (especially since they and so much of the Northeast is in the midst of a blizzard–stay warm and safe everyone!),… Continue reading Weekend Watchlist