A small piece of peace

I often find Saturdays really stressful. I don’t know if it’s because I put so much pressure on myself to be super-productive, cleaning up the mess of the previous week and to get super-rested in preparation for the week ahead. I think that could be why Saturday’s can be stressful for me 🤪 So to all…

Kick that failure feeling

My days are often plagued with guilt. Shame. Disappointment with myself. I’m often sorely disappointed with myself. You should be feeling this way, not that way, I’ll whisper to myself. Then the words of judgment continue… Seriously? Why can’t you just enjoy this moment? Or, why are you so anxious? The fact that you’re freaking…

The Story Keepers Podcast -it’s LIVE!

The Story Keepers Podcast is LIVE!! The Story Keepers Podcast is your invitation to be part of raw, vulnerable and hope-filled conversations. Rather than putting all our energy into maintaining a facade, what if we made the courageous choice to embrace who we are and where we’ve come from. What if we allowed our own…

Her Story: The Day My Life Began

Guest post by Jennifer Lilley Collins: LifeConfetti.   Do you ever think back to a time in your life and wonder how you got through it?   I remember the day the doctor told me I had cancer, the day my world stopped.  I remember my first chemo treatment, sitting in that recliner, watching poison pump…

Dear Me: are we having one of Those Days again?

Today I’m having a good day. But some days, I’m not. That’s the journey of mental illness. Inspired by @HandLWrites & #RUOk?, I’ve written a note to myself, so I can read it on the bad days. I hope it brings you some relief, if you’re having a tough one today. (insert your name here…

One thing that changes the world

Honesty. Raw, unfiltered, vulnerable honesty about life and living and the secrets behind the facade. It changes the world. As a Christian, sometimes I’ve felt required to put up a happy face, to show the world my smile and my shiny life (only after I’ve scrubbed off the debris and shoved the mess back into…

Honest thoughts from a broken life

My days are often plagued with guilt. Shame. Disappointment with myself. I’m often sorely disappointed with myself. You should be feeling this way, not that way, I’ll whisper to myself. Then the words of judgement continue… Seriously? Why can’t you just enjoy this moment? Or, why are you so anxious? The fact that you’re freaking…

We are The Story Keepers

Sometimes I can be so hard on myself. Sometimes I feel like I need to be able to get everything right, correct and on pointe, first time. Actually not sometimes. Always. While I often say to my kids that failure is an important part of growing and succeeding, I struggle applying that golden nugget to…