• 5 Types of Journals for Women You’ll Love

    Check out these five types of journals for women and experience, calm, clarity, and creativity! *This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Addicted to Journaling My first diary was given to me by my aunt when I was seven years old. It had a slick, squishy cover with music notes […]

  • 5 Simple Ways Jesus Modeled Self-Care in these Bible Verses

    Self-care doesn’t mean self-obsession or self-deprecation but simply taking care of yourself. See how Jesus models this and find out what Bible verses say about self-care. Is Self-Care Spiritual? I recently came across the idea that as Christians we should be wary about the terminology self-care in the essence that this new “trend” is promoting […]

  • “Healthy in the Hustle”: A Bible-Based Wellness Journal

    Address your own health in Biblical ways in Candace Cameron Bure’s new inspirational wellness and self-care journal, Healthy in the Hustle. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. The Biblical Importance of Taking Care of Yourself For many of us, we have no self-care routine. It’s been proven that multitasking […]

  • My Favorite Books (and a Few for Your Book Club!) I Read in 2021

    Out of the books I read in 2021, here are 15 of my favorite books I recommend for women (and book clubs!) who want to grow in their personal and spiritual lives. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclaimer for details. MY FAVORITE BOOKS FOR WOMEN (AND BOOK CLUBS!) Each year I […]

  • Tips on Being Present from Headspace Founder, Andy Puddicombe

    Grab my notes from “Meditation and Mindfulness” and see what Andy Puddicombe (the founder of Headspace) has to say about being present. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. From Pain Catastrophizing to Meditation I have had a fascination with meditation and mindfulness ever since I struggled with chronic pain. […]

  • 3 Ways to Stress Less This Holiday Season

    Take time to slow down and combat stress less by intentionally focusing on what’s most important in your family this season. Dealing With Holiday Stress Ah, the holidays. Thanksgiving meals, presents from Santa, Christmas tree decorating, and relatives. Being a mom, I am in charge of all the festivities. Who we see, when we see […]

  • Free 30 Day Gratitude List Printable

    Gratitude is a practice. I challenge you, especially in this season of Thanksgiving, to write down a list of 30 things you’re thankful for on this free 30-day gratitude challenge printable! Write Down Something You’re Thankful for Each Day This Month Gratitude is a practice. It doesn’t come naturally to most–it takes discipline. I challenge […]

  • How I Went From Survival Mode to Living Intentionally

    In my own personal journey with Lyme Disease, here are the things I learned about moving from survival mode to living intentionally. DROWNING IN DESPAIR When hard things hit you in life, they either make you or break you. For a long while I let life break me, until I decided this was not who […]

  • The Mindful Escape: Your Hobby and Its Therapeutic Powers

    Learn why finding a hobby that’s right for you is not only good for passing the time, but is good for your mental well-being. STUCK IN SURVIVAL MODE I called my husband once again, this time laying down in the middle of the hallway. “I need you to come home.” He raced home and tucked […]

  • 21 of the Best Self-Care Gifts for Women

    Treat yourself to a little something as you celebrate Self-Care Awareness Month in my Best Self-Care Gifts Roundup for women. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Best Self-Care Gifts for Women Roundup Self-care takes so many forms. There are several ways I work self-care into my daily routine. For […]

  • 30 Free Printable Self Care Journal Prompts

    Check-in with yourself each day with these ideas for self-care journal prompts intended to help you live life with intention. Ideas for Self-Care September is Self-Care Awareness Month, and I wanted to highlight some practical ways that we can take better care of ourselves this month. As I go through what has helped me in […]

  • How to Ease Anxiety with Meditation

    Meditation helps ease anxiety by allowing you to reboot your mind and relax your body. Step back and breathe to assess your day. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. The following information is for general informational and educational purposes only and it is […]

  • Print This Free Journal with Prompts for Self-Discovery

    Sometimes we’re not even sure who we are aside from our roles as wife and mother. Dig deep with these free journal prompts for self-discovery. What is Self Awareness? Remember those quizzes from Cosmo and Seventeen magazines growing up? There was always the sassy girl, the sexy girl, the shy girl, the friends-with-everyone girl, the […]

  • Reduce Your Daily Stress with this Free Self Care Checklist

    We know we should take care of ourselves, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Let me break it down for you with this free printable daily self-care checklist. The Problem with Avoidance In the past, when life got hard, it made me anxious, so I did what I do best: avoidance. […]

  • How to Slow Down and Be More Present in Your Day

    Stop the glorification of busy and take care of yourself. You’ll be surprised that by slowing down and learning to be present, your productivity will increase! Needing More Time Vs. Taking a Time Out Most of us are not even sure how to slow down. You have a million things to get done but not […]

  • How to Practice Mindfulness (and What it Means!)

    What does being mindful mean during your week? Learn how to practice mindfulness and access it whenever, wherever, and however you want. What Does Being Mindful Mean? I first became interested in the concept of mindfulness when it was brought up in yoga class. I kept hearing about it on podcasts and articles. Turns out […]

  • The Benefits of Getting Outside in the Sunshine

    Did you know the benefits of sunshine include reducing stress, alleviating mild depression, and lowering blood pressure? Learn ways you can make the best of your time in the sunshine. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. The Benefits of Sunshine My husband and I took a family trip to […]

  • How to Live with Chronic Lyme Disease as a Newly Diagnosed “Lymie”

    While I don’t have the treatment for Chronic Lyme Disease, I can offer you some advice how to live with it from what I’ve learned over the past 6 years in my own journey. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. *Please be aware that the following post is provided […]

  • What I Want You To Know About Living with Late Stage Lyme Disease

    Most of us have heard of Lyme Disease, but aren’t aware that living with Late Stage Lyme Disease can go far beyond treatment of a bulls-eye rash. *Please be aware that the following post is provided for general informational and educational purposes only and it is not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, […]