It’s A Choice We Make

I think the two reasons relationships fall apart or ‘fizzle out’ is that we can be too proud or too busy to make them work. I’m not just talking romantic relationships here, I mean all kinds of friendships too. When our feelings get hurt or we experience conflict, sometimes our egos and pride get in the way of making choices from a place of love or kindness. … Continue reading It’s A Choice We Make

The Lies We Listen To

The credit for this blog belongs to my friend Montana Wood, because she mailed me a copy of one of her favourite books and it’s the inspiration of what I’m going to be writing about today. The book is Carlos Whittaker’s Kill The Spider. In the self-care series I think there are two ends of spiritual self-care. I think spirituality can be a calming force … Continue reading The Lies We Listen To

Love Don’t Cost a Thing & Your Self-Care Shouldn’t Either

Welcome back to week two of the September Self-Care Series! Self-care is often talked about hand-in-hand with the concept of treating yourself. This week I’m talking a little about why it’s problematic to commodify self-care the way that we do. Self-care is a practice meant to build up resilience in yourself. When it goes from being the rituals you to do practice self-love and keep … Continue reading Love Don’t Cost a Thing & Your Self-Care Shouldn’t Either

None But Jesus

This summer has been so good in many ways, and challenging in others. I’ve enjoyed a lot of leisure time with friends and family, but I have also struggled with not having clear plans. There has been this nagging feeling like things just weren’t falling into place how I wanted them to. Although I can’t believe it’s already August, there were times that the uncertainty … Continue reading None But Jesus

Defensive Living

One of the harder things to accept about being open and vulnerable is that we can still get hurt. To be totally honest, it is sort of the ugly side of vulnerability that we like to glaze over in the self-help books. But it is true, we can open up, be vulnerable and fall on our ass. Yet, despite that reality, I believe it is valuable to keep making the choice to be open to that possibility anyway. Continue reading Defensive Living