From gratitude

For my fellow sojourners in this season of uncertainty… In these difficult times, truly seek gratitude. Seek to continuously come from a place of gratitude. I thought it might be helpful to share quotes to encourage you to “radically embrace gratitude in your story”. I pray they are helpful to you. noun: gratitudethe quality of…


‘Girl & Bear’ illustration by Katy Pillinger Designs ©️2018


“Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.” ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you….

A year

Today is one year since my mom passed. I do not have words of wisdom or personal insights to share this day, but I have found some quotes & scripture that acknowledge feelings I have had over this first year of life without Mom and the loss that most acutely acquaints me with grief. “It’s…

Adorable the child is

Because I have agreed with the masses… Because I cannot help but love adorable, small beings (dogs, cats, babies – boobers or gigis, as I affectionately like to call them)… Because we need adorable and warm fuzzies in the world right now… You’re Welcome.

From 2019 to 2020

As the year comes to an end and a New Year draws close, you have a great opportunity to pause and evaluate where you are in life. Are you where you want to be in your spiritual walk, relationships, professional life and self care? To assist you in answering this question, I have pulled together…


Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The small things are rarely little. They’re the minutes that bind your day together, the quiet intimacies we exchange that give our relationships life, the groundwork that must be laid before an exciting adventure can even begin….

Create space

Grit and Virtue inspires me every day, and this message as we enter into the holiday season is so vital to our well-being. Check out the wealth of encouragement and advice on their website at – you might even find an article by yours truly. Take heed of this advice… Silent solitude makes true…


When was the last time you checked your standards? We are more apt to do hours of research to choose a quality eating establishment or Airbnb than to set boundaries for those who text us, who take us on dates, who we easily give our time. Have you taken time to look at the standard…

Youer than you

You know those freckles, the shape of your nose, the way that one section of hair is wild and free, the snort that comes out every time you laugh? You may find this characteristic annoying but… Why not change the narrative? Take a moment to find something about your quirk that is positive. Stretch yourself…