Finding Peace in Loneliness

Finding Peace in Loneliness

I was speaking to a friend recently about loneliness and how despite our ability to have immediate access to each other through social media, texts, and emails we are lonelier than we were a decade ago.

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Mad Mommy

Mad Mommy

Some days relationships are incredibly easy. Everyone is getting along and in a calm state of mind putting out positive energy into the world. But there are days and moments when tension is high, and relationships are hard and messy. READ MORE

Racism Within and Our Implicit Biases

Racism Within and Our Implicit Biases

It is no surprise that this is a very busy season for us. One in which simple tasks like buying groceries can become too much to do by myself on the weekend so every so often I’ve used a delivery service. A few months ago, I decided to try a new one and as I chose my produce online I found myself choosing more than I normally would, things like tomatoes and greens I’d normally reserve for myself to choose later when I was able to go to the store. While I waited for the company to pack and deliver my groceries I mentioned to Joshua how I felt better about letting this company chose the produce I normally never ordered online. As we discussed this phenomenon, I posed the question: Why? READ MORE

The Necessity of Communicating Your Expectations

The Necessity of Communicating Your Expectations

 

When Joshua and I first married, I entered our marriage like most, with certain expectations and thoughts on how our relationship would be. During our dating life we had many conversations about what we envisioned for our life together with little talk about our expectations. The few conversations we did have centered around larger expectations of our relationship such as faithfulness and children (I expected children whether biologically ours or adopted). We spent little time discussing the smaller, more day-to-day expectations for our relationship as if they were innate practices.

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