By definition, a resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. Yet, these days it seems like it means a firm intention that we forget about just a few months (sometimes just weeks) into the new year. They're often so vague that it's hard to determine if you've actually accomplished them… Continue reading My 2019 “Resolutions”
Why is it that it seems impossible to do any physical activity when we need the endorphins and mental/emotional benefits of working out the most? (Remember, Elle Woods taught us that working out creates endorphins, which make people happy, and happy people just don't kill their husbands. They just don't.) I know I need to… Continue reading Where is My Love for Working Out When I Need it Most?
I grew up in a conservative Lutheran church in conservative southwest Missouri. It was the same church my mother and her siblings were brought up in, the same church she married my father in and the only church I knew as a child. It's one of those churches where everyone knows one another and we… Continue reading Finding Faith Outside the Traditional, Conservative Church
I have an alcohol problem. Some of you might be surprised to hear this while some of you respond with a resounding "duh". The thing is, no one talks about having an alcohol problem. It's only a discussion if you're a full-on alcoholic. But I want to tell my story because a relationship with alcohol… Continue reading Just an Alcohol Problem
Actually, the title should be "Growing up with a sibling with disabilities" but I'll let political correctness go this time. Anyway, here's my story and my thoughts about growing up with a sibling that has major physical and mental disabilities. It's hard. Like really, really hard. But I don't know if I ever realized how hard… Continue reading Growing Up with a Disabled Sibling