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I have been working with coaches since 2014 (although back then I called them mentors) and I have found that again and again, the process of intentionally reflecting and planning, trying ideas and refining them, has led to the greatest amount of growth in my life. I love books, podcasts, and courses, but coaching is …

How Do You Know If Coaching Is Right For You? Read More »

You can take the pressure off yourself, if you want to. You can set intentions, and set goals, and show up in the new decade with a lot of positivity, AND know that nothing will magically change overnight, and that’s okay. Or, if you’re not feeling it – and you’re a little bit worn, a …

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The story of my friendship with Kelly is nothing short of redemptive, and not just because Kelly has this insane beauty about her and I tend to consider myself phenomenally uncool, but because it was so very unexpected, so very unlikely, and so very essential to bringing my heart back to light. I didn’t have …

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“I rued the day once. Didn’t get much else done.” –Chandler Bing A few years ago, I went through a season of intense fallout. I’d made some choices that seemed like really good, solid choices at first, and truthfully, I made them knowing that I was stepping into a massively volatile situation, but I’d convinced …

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The night I met Stephen, we played a game that was sort of like a combination of the card game Mafia and freeze tag. It’s not a card game, you get up and move, and you play after dark, with all the lights off in the house. There’s a “killer” who wins by finding and …

But First, Honesty Read More »

I’ve been running awfully close to the edge. It’s that familiar feeling of being spread so thin, and nothing getting the time or attention that I want to put into it. I woke up at 3am Monday morning, a million details running through my mind. The thoughts came insistent and persistent, loud enough to let …

Layers of Grace Read More »

“Silence is praise to you, Zion-dwelling God, and also obedience. You hear the prayer in it all.” Psalm 65:1-2 What are you looking for? You’ve checked your phone a hundred times. Yesterday morning was a perfect fall morning at the Apple Fest with Ryan and Lindsey. The guys were running the 18K, and after cheering …

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It’s amazing what we get used to. Before last Wednesday, I couldn’t remember the last time I had a splinter, and now I have my second this week. They’re odd little things, so small, and practically imperceptible, and then you hit it just right and it reminds you it’s there, and you tell yourself you …

The Things We Keep Read More »

Why is it that we’re all so quick to offer help, but so hesitant to admit we need help? Last year, I asked my friend Jed to take a somewhat formal role as a mentor for me because I needed the accountability. The great thing about knowing you’ll be talking to someone regularly, specifically about …

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The grace is so evident these days. There’s a softening taking place, a melting into reality such as it is, and in the melting, also a rising, a search for the beauty, and signs of redemption on the horizon. In some ways, I feel like this is as desperate as I have ever been, as …

An Expansive Life Read More »