Tag: personal growth

Emotional Whiplash

Have you ever felt like your life is like a roller coaster ride?  Sometimes, you are high on a mountaintop, experiencing exhilaration rush through your body and energizing you to the point where you’re positive you can do literally anything. You’re convinced that life cannot possibly get any better and that everything is right in…

By Laura February 22, 2024 0

Interrupted

As a mom of four kids, I get interrupted A LOT. Maybe I’m on the phone with a friend and one of my kids needs me to open a snack. Maybe I’m in the middle of cooking dinner and someone was mean to a sibling and they need me to intervene. Or maybe I’m in…

By Laura February 5, 2024 0

Comparison, You Thief

For years, I’ve heard the famous quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Comparison is the thief of joy.”  Most of us know that comparison does nothing positive for us. We believe it ourselves, and we even preach it to others. We tell our kids and our friends and our colleagues. We remind them not to compare themselves…

By Laura January 30, 2024 0

…And Then Peter Fished

A few months ago, I learned something new about the apostle Peter and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since.  After Jesus was resurrected, He appeared to Mary Magdalene and His disciples before anyone else. I love that Jesus broke the status quo by placing a woman and the young men who…

By Laura January 15, 2024 0

“I don’t like this.”

I remember one of my very first art critiques in college. It was in my 2D design class, and it was in a class that was taught by someone who ended up being one of my favorite professors. He was a typical art professor–super introspective and thoughtful, totally quirky, and absolutely awesome. He stood and…

By Laura October 27, 2023 0

All or Nothing… and That’s Okay

I’ve always been an “all or nothing” person. If I’m working, I’m working hard for as long as humanly possible and I’m giving all of myself to that work. If I’m resting, I’m completely committed to doing as little as possible and will embrace the rest fully. When I find something new that I love…

By Laura October 24, 2023 0

Facing the “Too Much”

Today felt like too much. I was too tired and too stressed and too frustrated and too overwhelmed. The kids were too loud and too demanding and too difficult and just too much. I was on the verge of tears for much of the day and truly couldn’t stop the tears from flowing a handful…

By Laura May 31, 2022 0