Renew Mind

Renew Mind

Renewing your mind means removing the barriers to becoming our most authentic and whole self.

Barriers like painful or embarrassing memories that cause us to interpret the world in a way that hinders our growth.

Barriers like guilt, doubt, and overwhelm.

Barriers like feeling unworthy.

On your healing journey, you may make progress, but you won’t arrive until these are handled.

Nourishing your body will be so much easier after you have renewed your mind – because how you are doing it will change.

And how you are doing it matters.

Anatomy of Growth

Yesterday, in church, our pastor was preaching on Generosity.  He mentioned how growth leads to more generosity, and inserted a small quote from Norman Shawchuck, “Don’t push growth, remove barriers.” My ears perked up.  Don’t push growth,...


With any kind of major change or shift, people notice.  It is very easy to feel vulnerable with that kind of attention.  That vulnerability can keep us from shifting further, or even cause us to shift back to where we were. This is a picture of my second birthday....

Ponderings on Loneliness

Holiday stress comes in so many forms.  I have been thinking about loneliness. Loneliness is best discussed with the help of a book that I love: Beloved, by Henri Nouwen.  (Referral link.)  If this is a particularly difficult subject for you, please read it!  It is...

The Stress of Beauty

Beauty in nature is one of the most amazing anti-stressors out there. I breathe the beautiful clean air, or gaze at the majestic mountains, the crystal clear ocean, and the earthy forest….  There is nothing in the world that brings me more peace. Why does beauty...

My Favorite Days of the Week

My favorite day of the week is Friday.  And I am not alone!  There is even a restaurant  named after it – TGI Friday (Thank God It’s Friday). What is so great about Friday?  Considering it is a work day like every other day? Anticipation.  Of fun and...

Stress and the 2016 Election

The presidential election doesn’t usually bother me this much. One reason is that I’m not usually this tuned in.  This one is kind of hard to avoid and people who I think very highly of, are of completely different opinions. And there are some things that...