Years ago, my core community and friendship circles included two couples who proved invaluable to my infertility journey. This week on The Bearing Life™ Podcast I talk with two of the husbands in that group to hear about each one’s perspective and their story of walking through infertility. Each couple experienced very different outcomes and […]
Kristen’s love for her intellectually disabled son, Jason, shines through in the ways she cares for him. Over the years I have seen her fiercely advocate for him to live as full a life as possible and she commits to choose joy and positivity each day. But while Kristen and other parents of special needs […]
I’ve watched my niece, Kristen, climb what seems to be insurmountable mountains for twenty-three years as she and her husband advocate and care for their intellectually disabled son. Jason brings joy and light to our family and we treasure his presence in our lives. His life also bears witness to the beauty of a loving […]
There is no doubt the stress and isolation of 2020 have affected thousands of people. Many experts believe we are entering a mental health epidemic as Americans battle symptoms of anxiety and depression. Back in July, we were only just realizing the pressures many were facing. Months later, the statistics don’t seem to be improving. […]
This week I am excited to share the most-downloaded episode of the first season of The Bearing Life Podcast! (Have you listened yet? I think you should!) The most-listened-to episode was Episode 9: Single Seasons, with my guest, Annie Tucker, the founder of Take a Bite Blog. There are so many seasons of life that […]
The off-roading adventure with out-of-town visitors quickly turned into a glorious Fall surprise. After turning off the main road we approached the journey ahead with anticipation and a little trepidation. Carefully making our way over the rocks we continued down the road, got to the bend, and came upon the blaze of aspen trees. The […]
Are you feeling overwhelmed by social media? This week we unpack how we engage online and how we can make a positive impact on those around us.
Eight years ago, I wanted to quit social media. During the Presidential campaign that year, I became quite disheartened by posts and commentary on all sides. The day I logged on to delete accounts, I felt inspired to do something to counter all of the negativity instead of running away. That began my 2012 Thankfulness […]