4 Simple Steps to Stop Unhealthy Avoidance

4 Simple Steps to Stop Unhealthy Avoidance

Ironically, I’ve been avoiding writing this blog post about avoidance. It’s now Wednesday evening, less than 24 hours before the post goes live, and I’m just beginning to put words on a page. And to be honest, I think I’ve been avoiding writing this post because it feels hard. This is an important topic, but one I don’t find easy to write about because it is something I also struggle with daily…

Can Gratitude Change More Than Just Your Attitude

Can Gratitude Change More Than Just Your Attitude?

In high school I signed up for a class called Leadership – well, I wouldn’t say I “signed up” so much as I “applied.” This wasn’t simply an elective anyone could take. It was specifically for juniors and seniors who demonstrated exemplary leadership in school or community activities. Interested students had to submit an application and write an essay explaining why they deserved to be in the class. Only about thirty students were chosen each year, and I honestly didn’t think I had a chance…

Living In The Discomfort Zones

Living in the Discomfort Zones

The best, and simultaneously scariest, surprise I’ve ever received was my dog, Danny. I came home one day after work nearly two years ago to find my husband had bought, unbeknownst to me, the cutest little black pug puppy as a gift for my birthday, and my initial reaction was…