Category: Light in the dark

Fix Your Focus

Do you ever have times in your life when you feel as though you are drifting? Times that feel like you are simply going through the motions and not really engaging or connecting? Have you ever felt like you have lost your focus and that you can’t remember what it is to feel passion or excitement? I have been in…

It’s Okay to…

Christmas is for family. It’s for celebration, laughter, visiting friends, going to parties, church services, all around happiness and feelings of inclusion and togetherness. Right? Right. Not for everyone. This year marks the second Christmas without your laughter, your silliness, late night crib games, teasing, and countless other special memories (read: gaping holes) left behind. Whoever said the first year…

Finding Rainbows

How full is your glass? Are you a half empty or a half full kind of person? I have always been a glass half empty person. I used to joke that I was intended to be a pessimist. I was born on the Day of the Dead, I am a Wednesday’s child (full of woe), and my name means “dark”. …

Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Dark. Heavy. Drowning. I don’t know if it’s the change in season or if it is all the chaos in my life at the moment, but darkness has become my constant companion of late. Some days I feel like I am watching actors on a stage; like I can’t actually engage with anyone. I am going through the motions of…

Constant Work in Progress

      I have put in a lifetime of work accepting myself. It has been a constant battle with my own negative self-talk: you’re a fraud, you’ll never be good enough, you don’t belong here, you’re worthless, and so on.  I have only really been good at replacing those lies with God’s truth in the last few years by…

Surface Tension

I have often felt lately, that I am a cup that is filled to full. You know when the liquid threatens to spill over and all that is preventing the overflow is surface tension? But then, the next drop hits the surface and everything begins to spill out. This has been my life lately. I have allowed my cup to…