Hygge and Home

Hygge and Home

Photo by Stella Rose on Unsplash According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “Hygge” (pronounced “hoo-guh”) is a Danish word defined as a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. I have always been one who...
Hold On

Hold On

Photo by Ümit Bulut on Unsplash We’re all feeling it: compounding crises are making this spring extremely difficult for many. America is suffering under a cloud of uncertainty, trauma, and pain. This is incredibly difficult. In this traumatic time, it is more...
Your Bed is Not A Workplace

Your Bed is Not A Workplace

Photo by Gabriel Beaudry on Unsplash When I was young, my mom would never let me eat in bed — she never wanted me to get crumbs in the sheets. If I did, I’d have to change my sheets, a chore I simply hated. These days, many of us have started using our beds for many...
Passion vs. Stress

Passion vs. Stress

Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash Passion can be a wonderful thing; it gives you the energy to do the tough stuff that you really want to accomplish. It drives you! For many, our passion is what first attracted our partner to us. They admire our hard work and our big...
Your Anxiety First Aid Kit

Your Anxiety First Aid Kit

Photo by milan degraeve on Unsplash You can start to feel it; your body is changing. Your heart rate picks up, you can feel it beating in your chest. Your pupils dilate, your breath quickens, your hands start to shake. This isn’t quite a panic attack, but you’re...
Is Perfection Holding You Back?

Is Perfection Holding You Back?

Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash “Good Enough.”  What’s your reaction when I ask, “Are you good enough?” Do you find yourself cringing, disappointed, discontent — because the phrase ‘good enough’ just communicates to you that you aren’t ‘the best’? I know many...
The Danger of Relational Assumptions

The Danger of Relational Assumptions

Photo by Luis Tosta on Unsplash The assumptions — and the baggage — that we bring into our marriages can make a big difference in our long term relationship. When we come into marriage without knowing what the other’s assumptions are about all the main topics (money,...