The Spiritual Importance of Keeping Your Hobbies

I once read a quote by the famous 1960's columnist, Erma Bombeck. It read:  "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I had not a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me." I posted it on my Instagram page and [...]

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff (and other lessons that I have learned in 2017)

I was reflecting today on the things that I used to worry about. I used to worry about pretty much everything. "What needs to be done?" "What needs to be cleaned?" "Is this person mad at me?" "Should I eat this?" "Is coconut oil good for you?" "Am I gaining weight?" "Am I doing enough [...]

The Power of Letting Go

I have been trying to get pregnant for over 2 years now. While I know that many have tried longer and maybe even harder, I am letting go now. Two IUI's, two IVF's, countless procedures, and one miscarriage......I'm letting go. Tears, pain, questioning, reasoning, rationalizing, wanting and waiting......I'm letting go. Painful injections, horrible side effects, [...]

When Life Tells You “NO”: The Beauty of Life’s Mosaic and the Bigger Plan

There have been so many times in my life that I have allowed myself to feel bitterness and resentment over not getting the things that I wanted or needed out of life. However, as time has passed, these difficulties have allowed me to see a bigger picture. I like to refer to this as the [...]

When All You Know Is That You Don’t Know – A Lesson In Humility

Surrender; letting go. These are words that are heard often when being taught how to cope with something that we cannot control. "Give it to God," we say. There is nothing tangible or straightforward about this, but many of us (including myself) will say it as a form of comfort to someone as if it [...]

For Those Who Can’t Be Mothers – You’re Not Alone On Mother’s Day

Mothers Day is a wonderful day to celebrate the love and sacrifice that so many mothers offer. It is a day that I should only be thinking about appreciating my own mother (and I do). However, when you have been struggling to become a mother yourself, it can be gut-wrenching. Last year was the hardest. [...]

How A Miniature Dachshund Saved My Life

  For as far back as I can remember, I have always been an animal person. Growing up, I had all kinds of animals ranging anywhere from cats and dogs to lizards and rodents. I have worked as a veterinary professional for almost 15 years, and although I have recently decided to make a career [...]