It Ain’t Over ‘Till It’s Over.


6/6/12. Five years ago my husband woke up with an odd pain in his side and went to work. By that evening, the pain was so great he was admitted to the ER where they administered a morphine dose. Within seconds, his heart rate plummeted almost to flat-line. We were watching him slip away from …

A fresh start- Wholesome love, wholesome you, wholesome foods.


The end of last year was marked by a sweet, sweet moment: The love of my life asked me to marry him.  And I said yes.  I still tear up thinking about it.  He's my best friend.  And we've been through everything together. While agreeing to commit the rest of my life in marriage to …

A cautionary tale: Be a responsible steward.


"When we are stressed our emotions and thoughts becomes unhinged and we say things we don't mean."- A friend of mine said this recently and it stuck with me. Of course we strive for the kind of inner peace that is unshakable in the face of all chaos.  We should exert similar effort to find …

Expressing yourself in style: Part II


In the same way what we say matters, how we look matters. Both are outward reflections of spirit. Our aesthetic goal should be to focus on looking good, meaning: Healthy, well-groomed, appropriate, intentional, comfortable, and expressively, uniquely, you.  That's really all a sense of style is: Being intentionally, comfortably, expressively, and uniquely you.   Of …

Expressing yourself in style


Don't believe the lie that looks don't matter. They do.  People, art, fashion, natural wonders... Aesthetics, the way we look matters.  Appearance is a powerful and meaningful tool you should master and wield responsibly. But. Don't believe the lie that when it comes to looks, a specific standard of beauty matters.  It doesn't.  There is …

Faith- Song lyrics


Pain: A sweet and oily ominous warning. Trust: Abandon, all surrendering, nothing knowing. Blood: Poisonous, precious, life and death, Slow coursing, cycling, Pure and light-filled.   Love. Of all these, love. Love.   Touch of skin warm with life, Laughter floating formed in strife, Ever failing ever ripe, Deeper, deeper, deeper, still. Deeper, deeper, deeper, …

When it all falls away: the importance of a firm foundation


They say a man's true character is tested when he has everything. The true quality of a man's spirit shines when he has nothing. What do you depend on in life, and from where do you draw strength, peace and clarity? When it all falls away... When you're alone with nothing you discover true power: …