Mountain Dreaming

This remains one of the most beautiful spots I’ve ever visited. I remember stopping and sitting there, soaking in the mountain majesty before capturing it digitally and moving on to experience a harrowing off-road mountain pass. When I reflect on big life dreams, something like this picture comes to mind. The awesome, overwhelming size and […]

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Moving Forward Together

On the Bearing Life®️ Podcast this week, we heard a wonderful message of hope, encouragement, and community. My heartfelt thanks to Sharyn and Mike for sharing their story, mission, and purpose. We all long for community, for people to come alongside and walk through life with us. So often our neighbors (and their families) who live […]

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Together in Community

The trip fell into place after lots of planning. Boxes of required supplies shipped ahead of time, numerous phone calls were placed to discuss menus and appropriate steps and actions for ride planning and access. Every day offered an opportunity for something to go wrong and an overwhelming challenge, yet so many people showed up […]

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Who Do We Want to Be?

I have fond memories of looking out over this water on a peaceful morning and it represents how I want to maintain a calm interior no matter how chaotic interactions might be with others. Dr. Les Carter offered such a helpful perspective about codependency on The Bearing Life®️ Podcast this week! We talked about what it […]

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Finding Balance in Relationships

A friend and I went for a walk one day and came upon a display of various cairns and balanced rock formations. I’ve long been fascinated by cairns and their history and navigational use on trails. These are on private land and appeared in the woods as a gorgeous natural art gallery. The balance and […]

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What Do We Do with Trauma?

Life, in general, offers lots of opportunities for stress and trauma (big, medium, and little). When we walk through our days only dealing with the immediate, we can often ignore situations or emotions that need attention. When we don’t take the time to process or even evaluate what may or may not affect us, we […]

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The Kaleidoscope of Trauma & Stress

Kaleidoscopes fascinate me. How one slight turn transforms the internal pieces and parts into a variety of patterns and colors…kind of an organized, beautiful visual chaos. (I took this picture through the lens of a giant outdoor kaleidoscope at the Dallas Arboretum.) This week on The Bearing Life® Podcast we talk with Katlyn Nasseri about trauma. […]

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A New View Follow Up

Rappelling down the cliff with the ocean below gave the gift of exhilaration and fun. Climbing back up while clinging to the sheer face and trying to find just the right notches for feet and hands challenged the mind and body. Even with the assurance of the attached rope, the “what if” and “I can’t […]

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