Resilience


Own it. Like a mother.

Own it. Like a mother.

It seems I've lost my confidence in my myself as my kids have grown older. A confidence I need to re-discover as I leave the nest, post-homeschooling.

A cash-built, off-grid home in rural Maine

A cash-built, off-grid home in rural Maine

In our conversations about the vision, hard work and tenacity required to build her family's home, Naomi and I explore the "purpose" of a home. We talk about how security and stability is not just about a structure that we can call our own, but it's about our relationships and the web of connection with others.

For the pain that can't be borne

For the pain that can't be borne

I can't guarantee their safety, success, or well-being. I can't guarantee my own. This is the deep aching vulnerability of being human.

Spiritual journeys and surviving crisis with compassion and community

Spiritual journeys and surviving crisis with compassion and community

An interview with Erin Goodman about her work as an interfaith minister and peer recovery specialist; and finding stability, security, and connection in our lives after profound loss and crisis.

Working part-time, throwing another ball in the air

Working part-time, throwing another ball in the air

Working part-time has been like throwing another ball in the air and adjusting everything else to accommodate it. And it makes me feel vulnerable because now there's another person in my life who I might disappoint. Tasks I might not be able to accomplish. Maybe I'll fail.

Wholehearted writing (and depression on the Appalachian Trail)

Wholehearted writing (and depression on the Appalachian Trail)

We go through experiences that wear us down to our core, and break our shell. And these experiences, like my long distance hike, will show us what's operating below the surface of our lives. And it won't be your goodness that will help light the path through this wreckage, it will be your courage.

Getting Out the Door ~ Together

Getting Out the Door ~ Together

I believe a strong, healthy family life provides the best framework for reaching our potential, for getting out the door, making ideas happen, getting things done, and doing the work.