Everhad one of those days or weeks where unexpected stuff pops up and drains the life out of you? Like the game “whack a mole,” just as you knock out one issue another shoots up—WHACK!then another—WHACK, SLAM!. . . then another—WHACK, SLAM, SCREAM!I had one of those weeks not long ago. I had been looking […]
Iwas hesitant to ask you for a favor. I know you have a lot on your plate, so for me to ask you to do one more thing was a big ask. Deep down I knew it would be helpful but, boy, I didn’t imagine ALL we would get from it.A big group of you […]
I’msure sometimes you just roll your eyes. The things you read, see, and hear can be so trivial and unhelpful at times.If only people knew what you are REALLY going through.Well, I REALLY DO want to know. I want to know what YOU want to know, so I can serve you better.Would you take five […]
Iwalked into my friend’s office feeling completely defeated. Only a few people in my life know how much I wrestle with trauma. For me, trauma is like an invisible terrorist, inflicting nightmares and flashbacks and prompting painful and fearful emotions to surface in the most unexpected ways.Trauma is an ever-moving, invisible target. The slightest scent […]
Itwasn’t supposed to end this way.Jon had gone to bed, my husband had taken our older sons out to dinner, and I was home preparing for the week ahead. Typically, Sunday evenings are spent preparing for the week: packing lunches, putting away laundry, and picking up around our place. While I mopped the kitchen floor, […]
Somedays are just incredibly tough.We all hit seasons where the daily demands don’t let up; hard decisions lead to relational conflict and we do our best to hang on.There’s always another bill in the mail, the "to-do" list is never done, the house needs cleaning, the laundry needs folding, and the phone never stops ringing.Do […]
Ihad tried EVERYTHING . . . or so I thought.When we moved into our current home 12 years ago, I put a little pizzazz into the yard. I added trees and plants, which offered color, shade, beauty, and dimension. For years, I worked in my yard, tending my plants and making sure to keep the […]
My friend Jolene Philo is a seasoned caregiver. She’s my "go-to" friend when I feel like I can’t go on. Jolene is writing a book focused on helping caregivers live more fully and abundantly while juggling their many demands. To cover the topic well she put together a very short questionnaire, and the response was […]
Isaw it a bazillion times last year . . . a beautiful calendar that hung on our kitchen wall for 365 days. It looked so inspiring on the store shelf.I intended to read its encouraging words throughout the year. Then life happened.I got too busy to stop and consider the thought-provoking words and awe-inspiring pictures. […]
Greetings all my Reframing Friends,I’m in the process of finishing a book so I’ve asked several guests to write posts for me. Cindi is amazing. I’m sure you will love what you read below.
Who Takes Care of the Caregiver?
By Cindi FerriniAdjustments to any challenge are difficult, especially when it is both physically […]
Oneof the most encouraging things about a new year is the word new. It means “unfamiliar . . . made or become fresh . . . different from one of the same category that has existed previously,” says Webster.Simply put, it’s a place to begin anew.Starting over requires knowing where you are. Honestly admitting […]
Merry Christmas to you, my friend! For some, this day is filled with delightful memories. For many others, Christmas is full of inner conflicts and surfacing sorrows. One of my dear friends, Kelli Ra Anderson, understands this like few others. Kelli lives with enormous challenges that she has learned to embrace over the years. Two […]