Pay attention to your patterns. 

The ways you learned to survive may

not be the ways you want to continue 

to live.

Heal and shift.


Hindsight–sometimes the view is a difficult one.

I’m learning as I journal and journey through my past, some of the biggest insights come from the smallest things–things I’d missed or things I was not ready to see.

It takes time and persistence.

There are days when I have to hit pause and let things sit in my head for a while.

Remind myself I did the best I could with what I knew at the time.

Oh, so many lessons to learn. It’s a good thing I have a very patient soul.


A Prayer for Living Up to the Best in Our Souls

You have blessed me with many gifts, God, but I know it is my task to realize them. May I never underestimate my potential; may I never lose hope. May I find the strength to strive for better, the courage to be different, the energy to give all that I have to offer. Help me, God, to live up to all the goodness that resides within me. Fill me with the humility to learn from others and with the confidence to trust my own instincts. Thank You, God, for the power to grow. Amen.

Levy, Naomi. Talking to God: Personal Prayers for Times of Joy, Sadness, Struggle, and Celebration 

I am…

B..simply being…


Today I am so grateful to Jo Heiple Thedens for allowing me to use another one of her wonderful photos. Your art nourishes my Iowa roots. Thank you.


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