Have you ever been so consumed with the details of something in your life that you are afraid to be present in your day to day existence? I have. Have you ever allowed waiting for the perfect moment stop you from doing the one thing your heart desired more than all else? I have. Have you ever started a project, relationship, or job with such detailed expectations that when those details never fell into place you felt like you had failed miserably? I have. The Devil is in the
Grace is the revolution Grace is stepping into the unknown Grace is willingness to fail Grace is being open to hearing how you have hurt others and changing your response to life instead of using defensiveness to cope Grace is knowing that something bigger than you is giving you strength Grace is knowing you have no control and being ok with that knowing Grace is the silence between the hard conversations Grace is the light in the darkest hour Grace is total surrender Grace i
I did a thing yesterday that I swore I would never do.
I got baptized. This is a loaded word for me. A complicated word. It is a sentence that I never thought I would write or speak of as an adult. It freaks me out to be telling you so publicly. It feels like something that should be a secret not a celebration. I got baptized. This is not my first baptism. My first baptism happened when I was 8 years old. It was in the Mormon church. I got baptized not because we were Mormon
Sexuality is not a choice. It is the way we are born. I am a bisexual woman who is married to a man who at one point identified as a lesbian and now mostly identifies as queer. Boy that was a mouthful. Yep…I put the “B” back in LGBT and I can’t believe that I am still having this conversation in 2018. Being LGBTQ is not a mental illness.
Being LGBTQ is not a choice. We are beloved creatures who make up the great fabric of humanity.
We are meant to BE – LOVED.
When we talk
This morning a friend of mine posted this poem on Instagram: This poem resonated with me so deeply for a number of reasons. One is that I am seeing a whole lotta policing of peoples actions in activism and that makes me worried for the future of all sorts of movements. We are human beings engaging in the risk to take action in 2018.
We aren’t going to get it right all of the time.
For many throughout the country this is the first time they have spoken out. There is a great
I grew up Mormonish (LDS lite) in Utah. My relationship with God and Christianity was complicated to say the least. As a bisexual (sometimes lesbian, always queer) woman I hated religion and what religion stood for. To me it was hateful and biased. To me it held no space for growth and love. And so I mostly avoided houses of worship. To be clear I believe in God. I also believe in the divine Goddess, the Universe, and a higher presence much, much bigger than myself. I also be
I remember the moment I found out he had children. It was night, I had been drinking and fucking around on Facebook. I thought I had found his Facebook page. His profile picture was of kelp so I wasn’t sure if it was him or not. It said he was married. I clicked on her page and there was a little boy maybe 6 months old on the beach wearing an Army hat. The next photo was of him with her at a wedding. I completely freaked out. I wasn’t freaked out that he was married. I wasn’t
You do not have to control everything.
You do not have to create chaos where there is none.
You do not have to tell people what to do to feel like you are in control.
You are loved and this isn’t something you need to sabotage.
You are safe. No one is going to hurt you. Do not panic.
Your default is not panic.
Your default is NOT panic. Anxiety isn’t real.
It is a symptom of an old story.
It is an illusion. You don’t have to give in. You are ok. You are loved. You don