The Stressed Out Christian

The Stressed Out Christian is typing this message at 11:58pm instead of going to bed. Her normal bedtime is 9:30pm because she knows she has to get up at 5:30am to rush to catch the 6am train to work tomorrow. The stressed out Christian’s inner monologue is like a really bad infomercial. Racing thoughts just […]

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Relationships, Anxiety, and The Truth

Fortune cookie fortune.

It was relationship game day. The weather was a perfect 75 degrees with a 20mph cool breeze and Google maps told me there was no traffic on the drive to the playing field. I’ve been to all the practice sessions. I’ve read all the play books. I’ve had excellent coaches on the sidelines who encouraged […]

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Eggplant Parmesan? Sure, Why Not.

Do you ever notice certain times of the day, or days, when you’re better at a particular thing than others? Like relaxation, for example. Some people are at their best in the morning and others (like myself) are night owls. Or studying. Some like to have peace and quiet and others like loud music. Or cooking, […]

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Christmas 2016

Candleligh vigil and Christmas tree with presents.

I don’t know about you, but with all of the stuff happening with the election and with the business of life, Christmas came and went FAST this year. Nevertheless, I was able to pause for a minute and enjoy being around family. This year was the first year where I was the only sibling in […]

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‘Tis the season for giving

One of the reasons I enjoy the holiday season is because of the many opportunities to give. I give regularly and consistently throughout the year, but these months are extra special because I feel like I can contribute to someone’s direct, physical need(s). I am given the opportunity to do something for someone that is […]

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Treat Yourself

Close-up picture of a platter of vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting topped with fresh berries.

Last night I had a “moment.” What is a “moment?” For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, it’s the dreaded feeling that hits you when you are by yourself on the couch (or in your car, room, toilet, wherever) and you start to reflect on your life and how it’s not what […]

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The Start of Something Amazing

A cute, dark-haired stuffed sheep smiling beside a coffe cup with the words, "Today is gonna be a good day" written on it.

Congratulations! You get the honor and privilege of reading my first blog post! #winning Let’s just say that starting a blog is like strapping an electrified ball of anxiety on your shoulders for a few months until one day you wake up, look at the ball in the mirror and think, “why don’t I actually […]

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