Scarlet Letter

For whatever reason, I have wanted to write about the topic of suffering since the beginning of the year. I realize it’s a weird topic to want to write about and quite honestly, I cannot personally attest to a lot of suffering in my life. In general and by the majority of the world’s standards,…

Breaking my Addiction to Food

I wrote a blog over a year ago called Serial Quitter about how I lost over 30 lbs over the course of several years. More importantly than the weight I lost, is that the hold that food had over me and my life was broken. During those years, I felt trapped by the weight and…

The Fulfillment of All Desire

I have shared that I am working on consistent prayer this year, that is I am trying to take time every day for some kind of prayer time with God. I’ve been pretty consistent with this which I want to point out is only happening by the grace of God, and no doubt fueled by…

Pondering Pregnancy, Family, and Life

I am currently pregnant with our third child and I have always found navigating pregnancy and career to be stressful. I changed jobs mid-pregnancy with Ava. I was still in the early stage of my business with Pearl, and now I find myself pretty well established in business and feeling the most “stable” of any…

How Am I Supposed to Pray?

I wrote awhile back a post titled, Why I Love My Catholic Faith and I mentioned the Catechism as one of the reasons. I was recently scrolling the online Catechism looking for a particular topic when I landed on Chapter Three: The Life of Prayer. Once again, I marveled at the beauty and insight of the…

Stop Trying to be ‘Happy’

How often do you hear someone say “Well, if it makes them happy…” or “I just want them to be happy…” as a reason to justify actions that might not actually be the best? This always rubs me the wrong way. I think that if our goal is to be happy, we’re searching for the wrong…

To our “village,” thank you…

I’ve been mulling over 2018 for the last week and thinking about what I’d like to focus on for 2019. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wasn’t overwhelmed by the year ahead already because I like things to happen now and I don’t do well with transitions. However, what I keep coming back…