Earlier this year I was blessed to go to a yoga retreat with Beyond Yoga in Franklin, TN. The entire weekend was focused on rest. The recommended reading was a book called “Sabbath” by Wayne Muller. It’s tagline is “Finding rest, renewal, and delight in our busy lives.” I brought my Real Simple with me and this issue just happened to be called “Relax and Recharge.” I read an article about the martyr complex- WOW. Eye opener. Then I was reading She Reads Truth and the chapter I read was about not worrying… Specifically about Matthew 6:26-30. This is usually referenced when people are worried about physical needs being met- clothes, shelter, etc. But the author put it in a whole new light for me, worrying about just being. The birds and flowers don’t fret, or try, or strain to exist. They just rest in God, knowing He has created them to just be. He’s got them covered, they just need to rest in Him. Wow, what #truth.
Three years ago, I was as depleted as a human could be and still be functioning. My daily life had lost it’s glimmer and my hope to be kind, to share compassion, to offer gentleness to the world felt like an impossibility in our rushed, overcommitted and ambitious life. Because of this, I decided to […]
“My kids weren’t ok. My marriage wasn’t ok. I couldn’t live with myself knowing I gave the best of myself to everyone else other than my kids and my husband. I was so scared to lose my identity in being a mom and a wife. I knew that I had to heal to be present in my life.”