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Grit & Grace

I’m gritting my way through grief and discouragement these days. It’s been going on for 6 years now. I’m weary from it. I probably need some help but that’s another discussion. In my 30 years as a caregiver, I have been the woman who could never fully exhale because I knew that around the next bend, Glen would experience another season of depression or mania. The loss would come again and I would have to be there to show support even when my insides were screaming, “God, please...No more!” 


Yet not because God doesn’t care, more loss came. Again and again I watched my husband bend yet never snap under pressure as his brain could not withstand the expectations certain people and jobs placed upon him. As he crumbled, I tried to be strong. It’s difficult to watch someone’s brain malfunction. To stand back and observe the jumbled jargon, rambling thoughts, over reactions, inflated emotions, and the list goes on and on. Have you ever tried to reason with someone whose mind tells them that…

Only the Strong Survive

I think the February Funk season may finally be over for me.  Fingers crossed.  If you follow me on Instagram, then you'll know I feel like I am finally honing on my why I should have a presence on IG in the first place.  As I have worked through this funky season, I realized that my studio being shoved into a dark room was not helping me thrive.  Here is my studio as it looks today.  It's right inside the front door where the light floods the space and I can breathe and work here. But this isn't why I wrote this post.  Read on!

For all you sensitive souls, this post is for you...(and me)! Do you find yourself sometimes drowning in your overload of emotions? I know I do. In these seasons of life, do you find it hard to navigate and trust your heart? Self doubt is a big struggle for me.

There are many times when I can have an influx of emotions and in the middle of this I can find it challenging to hone in on why I have an overload of these feelings in the first place. I lo…