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The Hiddenness in Waiting

So much of waiting includes hiddenness. You feel hidden. Your way feels hidden. God feels hidden.

We live in a world that’s wired to investigate and uncover what’s hiding in order to expose a wrong or put a noteworthy thing on display. We only like mystery if we can solve it and figure it out, and we become easily frustrated with a mystery we aren’t capable of figuring out or, even worse, we are not in control of when the…

The Many Shades of Vulnerability

Somehow the word vulnerability has become a trendy “buzz word” over the past few years, and it’s actually fascinating when you consider that the definition is: “the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.”

I would imagine that if you’re anything like me, the notion of vulnerability is both attractive and terrifying all at the same time. We all have parts of our hearts or stories that feel “vulnerable”, and we often…

Could Authentic Community Be a Solution to Anxiety?

Have you ever experienced that pit-in-your-stomach type of worry, or found yourself nervously biting off your newly manicured nails? Or how about hiding out in a bathroom stall because you were so overwhelmed and couldn’t catch your breath?

These are all common human experiences that for many happen every day, and often make living life normally feel impossible. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., every year…

To The New Girl

How many of us have sheepishly walked into a social event as the “new girl” with our hearts beating out of our chest as we clung to our phones for some semblance of comfort and security?

One of my good friends and I had a conversation recently around this topic of making new friends, and how difficult and awkward it can be. When I moved from my hometown on the East coast four and a half years ago, and drove…

Three Life Lessons From Having a Puppy

When I moved to Nashville three months ago I knew that living alone in a new city was not going to be my ideal situation. To make the transition easier I thought about the possibility of adopting a dog. I had a few dogs growing up but of course the real work of raising a puppy was done solely by my parents, with my job consisting mainly of playing with them and occasionally taking them on walks.

After a few…

What Makes Change Possible?

You know when you suddenly become aware of something that up until that moment you had been completely oblivious to? Do you remember how you felt? Or what your reaction was to this new information?

How about when you found out Santa Claus wasn’t real? Or when you look back on those pictures from when you were a kid in the 80’s, (well, at least for me), and see those God-awful outfits that you so proudly put together all by…

Raising Our Perspective On Breakthrough By: Maureé Sullivan

I remember the December of 2016 like it was yesterday. Five months prior to that time, I had just graduated from college with a fashion business degree. I had dreams of doing “great things”- not necessarily sure what those things were at the time, but I knew that if I kept walking in the right direction I would eventually find my niche.

During college I had fallen in love with visual arts and creative direction and I knew that I…

Stand Still

The Oxford dictionary defines an unsung hero as, “a person who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution; a person whose bravery is unknown or unacknowledged.” 

Life is full of unsung heroes, people who will never be recognized fully or at all for the vital contributions they’ve made. An unsung hero is basically the opposite of that person who is always trying to “toot they’re own horn”, (I have to say I’ve never written that phrase out, and it looks kind…

A Hopeful Invitation

Have you ever been at the end of your rope, so to speak?

I know I have.

I’m not sure what picture comes to mind for you when you hear that saying, but for me I envision someone frantically pulling a rope towards themselves in the hopes that something promising would be attached to it. But to the person’s dismay, they not only come to the dissapointing end of the rope, they also find that whatever “thing” they hoped was attached…

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“But when did we ever win in the end when we lowered our standards and dumbed down who we are to get what we think we want?
I’m more convinced than ever that the right person will never ask you to diminish yourself so that they can be comfortable being with you. They won’t shame you for your convictions. They won’t put down what you value. They won’t make you feel like you being you is…