When all you want is a little peace {change one small routine}

After listening to the undercurrents in your family you might find there some overall problems with attitudes, fighting, helping out, or tiredness, but chances are you can also identify certain times of day or transitions that cause mayhem in your day to day. For me, as an introvert and Highly Sensitive Person those times usually … Continue reading When all you want is a little peace {change one small routine}

Room Enough {Notes from the Kind Side}

I've gotten caught in the idea of enough right here on the kind side, but so often this little phrase of "not enough" is the sticking point in creativity for me. So here I am telling you (through words I want to hear) there is room enough for your creativity, for your big dream, for … Continue reading Room Enough {Notes from the Kind Side}

Listen to the Undercurrents {how to begin}

One of my favorite things is to write up a plans or schedules when I’m excited about some new goal or life change. I have been making charts, calendars, schedules and lists since I was a middle schooler (or sooner?). As a homeschooled kid I had the freedom to work through my math textbooks at … Continue reading Listen to the Undercurrents {how to begin}

The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith {Book Review}

"God is good, and God is still in control, and God's kingdom is never in trouble." James Bryan Smith, The Good and Beautiful God, p 67. I appreciate the sense of peace and calm carried along through The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows by James Bryan Smith. The … Continue reading The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith {Book Review}

"You" Enough {The Kind Side}

But is this really me? Is this what I want to do forever?Is this who I am?Is there even a future here? Surely someone else could do it better. But it's just a hobby. I don't need to take it any further. Second-guessing questions and pre-evaluating sentences provoke all sorts of doubt and fear in … Continue reading "You" Enough {The Kind Side}

You in ALL Your Weirdness {What Makes a Person Whole?}

Yesterday I found myself leaning on the counter with my head in my hands taking concentrated breaths, completely overwhelmed by just one more thing. It was rough day. Some days are just like that. It wasn’t particularly different than any other day. It was just another day of requests for food five minutes after meals, … Continue reading You in ALL Your Weirdness {What Makes a Person Whole?}

Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram by Calhoun and Loughrige {Book Review}

(Thanks to IVPress for the free copy of this book for this long-overdue review!) Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformations provides an interesting perspective on the personal and spiritual growth possible through using the enneagram. This is not an entry level enneagram book. You need to know your number first … Continue reading Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram by Calhoun and Loughrige {Book Review}

New Enough {The Kind Side}

Don't let the fact that it's not New Year's (or the 1st of the month or monday or your birthday, for that matter!) stop you from starting. You can begin to change your life any day you like. Any day can be your new enough day for a new enough year. Jump in with your … Continue reading New Enough {The Kind Side}