When quieting our fears in order to build and grow and do, it's important to focus on the ways in which our strengths surface in the face of fear. Most of our dreams are attainable. Truly. If you want to write a book, write it. If you want to do yoga, sign up for … Continue reading Fear Reveals Our Strengths
Fear is a Liar
Regarding our goals, hopes, and dreams... When fear grips, when it calls your name, remember FEAR IS A LIAR. In my life fear is sometimes patient; taking a backseat to joyful anticipation when I choose to begin something new and subtly creeping in further down the road. Other times, fear is impatient and stands boldly … Continue reading Fear is a Liar
The Cutest, Little Lady in Nerdy Sneakers
I saw a woman in the grocery store today who reminded me SO much of my mom. She was tiny and a little hunched over. She was wearing nerdy sneakers with a long skirt and I could almost hear my mom saying, "Aren't they cute? Do you want me to buy you a pair?". Her … Continue reading The Cutest, Little Lady in Nerdy Sneakers
The Things We Didn’t Do / The Things We Did
2016 was a good, hard year. As an eternal optimist I tend to find even the tiniest morsel of good amidst the hard. The hard things we endured this year led us to more goodness and assisted us in appreciating that goodness more fully. I'm not a resolution writer, rather, I'm a constant goal maker. Generally the … Continue reading The Things We Didn’t Do / The Things We Did
The * to the Golden Rule
We all know it...the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It's a simple concept many of us learned as toddlers from our parents or in Sunday school. The concept comes up quite frequently with my 5 year old. Many of our conversations revolve around me asking her to put herself in … Continue reading The * to the Golden Rule
If you've ever met me, heard me speak, or have spent any amount of time with me at all, you know I tend to self deprecate as a form of humor. I think it's hilarious. I find endless amounts of humor in talking about the cutting off circulation tightness of my pants (OMT) or the spackley thickness of my … Continue reading Self Depre[VACA]tion.
Stick to What You Know / Redesign, Redefine, Relaunch
Redesign. I kind of wish my website was a room. I'd live in it. It's so clean, and fresh, and new. Go ahead...poke around... Several months ago I dug out some graph paper and began scribbling different ideas for a logo. I decided I needed to refocus Writtenbyresh.com and I'd begin with a logo. I created … Continue reading Stick to What You Know / Redesign, Redefine, Relaunch
The Humble Hustle.
This vital reminder hangs above my desk; the space where I sit to write my book, blog and plan future chapters of my life. I absolutely LOVE it. Humility isn't something I've always embraced as wholly as I'd like to report; looking back it's embarrassingly absent. Kevin and I moved to Denver about 5 1/2 years ago and … Continue reading The Humble Hustle.