Whole-list-ical (4.12.17)

I don't know about you but my kids have been insane lately. Or maybe I have. Or maybe life. Or maybe it's just life and the fact that we're running out of coffee here. IDk. But here's a few things that have been making my life happier or spurring me on to more wholeness lately … Continue reading Whole-list-ical (4.12.17)

On Being Gentle {Heather Caliri for #wholemama}

(Heather speaks a language and knows a way that sings softly alongside my own inner experience - echoing grace, freedom, and calm into the worn and tired places. I am so happy to be able to share her words with you all today! Enjoy and be blessed!) By Heather Caliri ----- When my oldest daughter was a … Continue reading On Being Gentle {Heather Caliri for #wholemama}

Spontaneous and the Enneagram {#wholemama and some nerdiness}

The enneagram has helped me embrace spontaneity a bit. I am a 1, often called a perfectionist. It was one of those things where I really wanted to be a 5 (because I like to know things) or maybe a 9 (Because peacemakers might fix the world), but alas, I am a 1 to the core (because I … Continue reading Spontaneous and the Enneagram {#wholemama and some nerdiness}

Meet My Mama: Mary Ostyn – {#Wholemama}

Sometimes when an idea starts to feel more confining than it used to it is good to talk to someone and just get a feel for how their life works if just for the sake of curiosity and sharing insight or encouragement. This is where #wholemama is taking me. I want to hear how life actually works … Continue reading Meet My Mama: Mary Ostyn – {#Wholemama}

The Less and More Life {Challenge – #Wholemama}

    When I consider my life in the light of wholeness, I am invited to grab up all the pieces of who I am or want to be and meld them together into my own one life. The challenge is knowing how to fit all the pieces in, which pieces to choose, and where to … Continue reading The Less and More Life {Challenge – #Wholemama}

Shake off the Shoulds! {#wholemama}

So it's summer! It's the season for swimming, hot weather, sunscreen, growing things, early morning hiking, camping, exploring, normal life, and often anything to escape the heat. We just had our first glimpse of summer weather: 90F and above. With three little kids we have to do something to get outside everyday. They for some reason … Continue reading Shake off the Shoulds! {#wholemama}

Who is encouraging you? {#Wholemama Roundup}

A big part of my becoming in this #wholemama life has been learning who to listen to, finding voices that encourage me to be more at ease in my own skin, and taking note of the things that speak to me in a meaningful way. Kind of a record keeping of encouraging words and ideas. It's … Continue reading Who is encouraging you? {#Wholemama Roundup}

Mend {#Wholemama}

----- Mend is a gentle word. It takes the preexisting pieces, torn or worn, shredded maybe, and coaxes them back together. Glue, thread, buttons, patches. The kind of mending that maintains the reality of the brokenness and tucks the fraying edges into safe places as the whole piece continues to be used in the way … Continue reading Mend {#Wholemama}

Adventure {#wholemama}

Sometimes in the middle of my everyday I find myself longing for adventure. You know the type where you fly off and only have yourself to entertain. Then, preferably, you are surrounded by a foreign language and off to explore new places and see beautiful things. That is my favorite type of adventure. However thinking … Continue reading Adventure {#wholemama}

Not Fearless {#Wholemama}

(I used to write in this half-poetical manner a bit more,but have lapsed in favor of full sentences. But this is where today took me and I hope you'll bear with my formatting and fragmentation, because poetry. And experimentation. And art.) ----- Fear. Fear repeats fear and never a word more. s p i r … Continue reading Not Fearless {#Wholemama}