Baby Duck is FOUR!

Oh Ducky Duddles, Bubber, Bub, Babyman, D, D-Zilla, Sillibub, Maui, Catboy, Gekko, George, King Bub, Bear Bub, Monkey, or whichever character you are today... I cannot believe you are four. Partly because you have plenty of sweet baby boy left in you, partly because time has flown so quickly, but it just seems impossible, like [...]

Re-programming Diet Mentality

So, I have a very close and dear and precious and important and wonderful friend who has fairly recently also become a health coach, and until very recently I have been very uncomfortable whenever I see his posts. It's not because of anything he is saying or doing at all- well, maybe the booty shots [...]

Now Is Not Then

I've spent too long trying to "replicate": others' bodiesothers' weight loss successesothers' fitness regimensothers' dietsmy own past weight loss successesmy own past body Even as recently as this fall, when I decided to take a step back to recover, I immediately dropped a full pant size, (but it didn't stay lost, because as we have [...]

Super Bowl Food and what comes after

Last Night was the Super Bowl, and MY BOYS WON!!! That was awesome and feels really good, but y'know what doesn't feel good? My body. Some of this is hormonal, some is from the fact that sleep was wrecked all weekend (again...so frustrating, but we are determined to re-train ourselves!), and some is from the [...]

Wellness Update 2/2/19

Heeeeeey Y'all! Not a whole ton has changed in the past week, but I've done some good thinking and sorting out in my head and heart. I've had some high highs and low lows with my mental health, and that has taken up more of my energy than I'd like, but that's just life right [...]

Reflections on Matthew 11:28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” I crave the relief, [...]

Studying the Enneagram For Healing and Growth: Part 1

In this series, I'll be sharing my personal journey digging into this tool. Initially I'll be sharing what I discover about myself, how I have grown, and the areas I hope to see God work in going forward. Eventually, I hope to study all the types and how I personally can understand and love them [...]

Body Image Woes

Sometimes it feels like growth and freedom in one area comes with discontent and frustration in another. This has definitely been true in my mental health/emotional healing journey so far, and I've been experiencing it pretty strongly in the area of my physical health lately. I am LOVING Intuitive Eating and flexible carb cycling. It [...]