The Fragrance of Resurrection

The fragrance stopped me mid-stride. Flowering crabapple blossoms resurrected from winter’s grip. White with soft pink centers, dripping off woody tree branches, blanketed the cement at my feet. I was a woman on a mission, needing to clock my forty-five minute walk before diving into a full day. But blooms last but a breath. A few days, […]

4 Steps to Defeating Self-Doubt

The criticism waited for me when I woke up. I didn’t recognize the email address, but I recognized the tone. The sender intended to shame, deliver self-doubt and put me in my place. I read the message, carefully, more than once. I tried to understand her point of view, take into consideration the possible heart behind her […]

My Daily Practice For Facing Down Fear

How do you deal with fear? This is the question I’m asked more than others. It makes sense. After facing my mortality, fear became a regular—albeit unwelcome—factor in my daily life. It paralyzed me. I couldn’t eat. Couldn’t sleep. Couldn’t think or function beyond the terrifying “What if … ?” After all, this human life supplies good […]