A Hard Marriage

I don’t go to church. My affiliation with religion has been in name only for several years now, but I still find inspiration and guidance in the words of great books- most of them found in the self help section and written by women. Recently my faith has been shaken by a series of divorce announcements from these writers, […]

Be the Buzzkill

The victims are the ones who have to speak out, because no one else will say anything. –Kara Brown, Keep It The #MeToo movement is a call from survivors to recognize that sexual assault happens frequently. Black Lives Matter is a call from black people to have their humanity recognized and valued by society and […]

How I Make My Miracle Morning Work for Me

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. –Will Durant For the last couple weeks, I’ve been starting my day with the Miracle Morning, a specific routine built on the idea that starting your day with a few intentional activities can improve your day and, as a result, your […]

Are You Being Yourself When You’re Being Mom?

We were enjoying margaritas and fancy tacos after a gallery event when a friend shared with me one of her most recent projects. “I’m trying to spend more time as… you know… Katie*. The Katie as opposed to the mom.” She went on for a couple minutes about things she didn’t enjoy doing – playing kickball or going to […]

Don’t Call Me a Guru

…if they’ve found a cause that sparks their imagination, ENFPs will bring an energy that oftentimes thrusts them into the spotlight, held up by their peers as a leader and a guru – but this isn’t always where independence-loving ENFPs want to be. -ENFP Profile, 16personalities.com  My 16-year-old son is currently obsessed with the Myers-Brigg […]