faith, family, health

National Suicide Prevention Week 2019

Today is the final day of National Suicide Prevention Week 2019. I've started so many Facebook posts, only to delete them. I've read so many beautiful things. Tributes, memories, some people write of hope and life, some of the darkness. Now, I borrow this space to share from my perspective - a mom who nearly… Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Week 2019

farm life, health

The Changes We Make

Years ago my mom would come home with these face masks and tell me to wear them for dusty jobs. Hauling hay, cleaning the tack shed, stripping the stall, mowing, and more would come with the admonition that it would be better to wear one. Flu season would come with the suggestion to wear one… Continue reading The Changes We Make

faith, health

Content Fatigue and Chronic Illness

I first wrote about content fatigue here. Be sure to catch what I had to say about the over-consumption of media there. Another area in my life where I got bogged down with content fatigue was in regard to chronic illness. I was trying to read every diet plan, exercise plan, healing plan I could… Continue reading Content Fatigue and Chronic Illness

communication, faith, family, health, life

Content Fatigue

I first heard the term "compassion fatigue" in a meeting for volunteers. It was about not trying to pour from an empty inner cup. Giving is good, but we have to be resting and taking in what we need to have anything to give. Excellent concept - and important for all of us to avoid… Continue reading Content Fatigue

communication, faith, family, health, life

Why I pause, and why I think you should to.

Have you heard of the amygdala hijack? It's a term first used by Daniel Goleman - in his book, Emotional Intelligence. Basically, the amygdala hijack is where our emotions overcome us, and our amygdala (responsible for saving us in times of trouble) kicks into over drive. Logic goes out the window, and we are left… Continue reading Why I pause, and why I think you should to.