The last 13 months in a nutshell: 1) saying yes to a (part-time) middle-school counseling job after a long season off to focus on my health, 2) a long commute, working around student schedules, and expectations beyond simply counseling soon making me feel I was not capable of doing this job well, 3) deciding to … Continue reading Changes.
I've noticed some *slight* changes in my functioning lately that felt worth documenting--hence, my latest minisode! (links below) Preview of the latest grit in my life: 1) making it to 50% of my soccer team’s games in the indoor season, & getting feedback on “looking strong out there” (wut) from a former coach who doesn’t … Continue reading Minisode: little victories.
FINALLY sharing an interview from a couple months back with two solid Milwaukee missionaries: Steven Kehoe + Griffin Rain. I originally reached out to these two to hear more about their life of intentional community, but much of our conversation became about the unique nature of their work. From living in a rectory with their … Continue reading Steven + Griffin: Missionaries of the Real Presence.
Had so much fun having another conversation about community…this time, married style! A couple weeks ago I sat down with a few locals really striving to value and continue to prioritize community in the midst of marriage and family life (Dana + Andrew Steufen, Mia Lyon). These three are all neighbors (sorta), attend the same … Continue reading Intentional Community: Married Style.
Have a fab conversation on intentional community-married style almost ready to share, BUT first: wanted to dedicate some time to a topic I thought deserved it’s own episode, that is: practicing community—while suffering (link in bio!). I’ll say right now, this is not an episode that includes a lot of how. It doesn’t really have … Continue reading Intentional Community: While Suffering.
The latest podcast is on something I never set out to become quite SO passionate about, but I'm pretty ok with it….that is: intentional community. A few good ladies and I (Sam Vosters, Amanda Fahrendorf, & Sophie Collins), sat down to chat about this topic, which for the four of us, has partially looked like … Continue reading Intentional Community: The Ladies.
I turned 30 last week. I know, what?! Also, I have a chronic illness and first started having health issues when I was 20, and it’s not easy to sit with the fact that it’s officially been 10 years since having my first headache, that still hasn’t fully gone away. 10 birthdays of being in … Continue reading Dear Twenties.
So, so glad that all get to hear from my friend, Berta Hawley in the latest podcast episode. To put it simply: this girl is my hero. Berta was born with holes in her heart & entered the foster care system at age 3. Despite both of these things challenging her ability to function while … Continue reading Berta Hawley: One Well-Earned Diploma.
This weekend, I went camping--a really, really great example of diving into an activity that, on paper, doesn't make a whole lot of sense for a gal with health issues. The whole thing, as most traveling is for me, was a big question mark. Can I do this? Am I going to make it both … Continue reading Girl With Chronic Illness Goes Camping.
This week's podcast episode features my friends, Joy and Rashad Baas. I met Joy right before Covid hit, so did not spend a ton of time with her, but from the few times I met her, I knew she had a story to share. When I reached out to her about being a podcast guest, … Continue reading Joy + Rashad: Mother’s Intuition