{Guest Post} with Ashleigh from Ungrind

{Guest Post} with Ashleigh from Ungrind

May 21

I asked my friend Ashleigh to share some thoughts on a rather personal and painful topic. Having never lived through the pain of experiencing a miscarriage myself, I have only been able to sympathize with many of my friends who have endured such a tragic ordeal. I have read this story many times in preparation to share it with you, yet I am still struck by the honesty, the courage, and the...

Seoul, Korea: Let’s Try That Again

Seoul, Korea: Let’s Try That Again

May 08

Clark and I call it a “do-over”. Can I have one please? Last night at dinner, I told him that I had spent some time thinking about Seoul, and that I even wrote about it. {The following is why I love and loathe marriage}. He said, “I know. I read it.” And I could tell that look on his face and the sound of his tone that what he was really saying was, “You can do...

Places I’ve Been: Seoul, Korea

Places I’ve Been: Seoul, Korea

May 07

Throughout this month of “memories”, I thought it might be fun to journey through some of the places that I have traveled to and some of the unexpected events that took place there.┬áThis week marks a rather significant anniversary in my marriage. The setting is not our wedding day but rather a hospital room half-way around the world. On the morning of May 8, 2007, I laced up my...

Here We Move Again

Here We Move Again

Apr 24

There are days that take your breath away. And then there are days that knock the wind out of you. Yesterday was the latter. I will tell you why. I don’t have a makeup drawer… nor do I have a medicine cabinet where I keep my everyday soaps, lotions, and personal items. I have stored everything from my toothpaste to my face wash in the same toiletry bag for the past 6 years. It only...

Embrace Your Pace

Embrace Your Pace

Apr 18

{Image via Francesca Fazio’s Pinterest page} Yesterday, I listened to a radio podcast entitled “At the Pace of What’s Real” by writer, Grace Bonney. In light of a recent stress-induced health scare, Bonney discusses the importance of finding personal balance by being “present”, or as I like to call it, “embracing your pace”. I am faster-paced by...