Enough is Enough

By Breanne Davis, Core Writer Each day I have a pep talk with myself as I’m getting ready. I try to remind myself to be thankful. I try to remind myself that the mistakes that I made yesterday are done and that today is a new day. I try to talk myself into being the … [Read more…]

I feel like I’m cheating on my friends

By Brittany Rollins, Core Writer I have some great friends from my high school days. Actually, let me correct that: I have some great friends from my elementary school days. Sixth grade is when we first bonded over boys, softball, volleyball, and sleepovers. Then came college, fiancés, bachelorette parties, and bridesmaid dresses. We’ve been there … [Read more…]

The chance to show up

By Brett Baker, Core Writer I don’t have a lot of personal experience with tragedy. I was fortunate to grow up in a healthy home, and I’ve gotten through most of my adult life without a tremendous amount of grief. I’m thankful for this–very thankful. I’ve dealt with dysfunction, trauma, depression and other heavy issues, … [Read more…]

Trying something new: It’s not just for my kids

Last September, I sat at the kitchen table with Isaac for an hour.  Every night.  To do 6-10 math problems.  It was so frustrating. Every night it was the same thing.  Crying.  Complaining.  Ranting.  Refusal.  Avoidance. After about 45 minutes, I would convince him to just try one problem.  After he tried, he realized that he … [Read more…]