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
PHEW. It’s been a while, huh? So grateful for a summer off and start getting back into some of my favorite hobbies aka, I Choose Grit! Pumped to introduce you all to my roomie, Amanda Fahrendorf (middle below), in the latest podcast episode! And a & I had a convo almost a YEAR ago now … Continue reading Amanda: An Unromantic Missionary Experience.
This week's episode features a conversation my friend, Bri Mueller & I had this fall (on our loud street) about living years of her life with Type 1 Diabetes. To be honest, I had no idea *quite* how demanding of a diagnosis this is until I had this conversation with Bri- and what she's had … Continue reading Bri: Poked + Prodded 5x a Day
It’s not often that you confidently say yes to a (part-time) job when you have a chronic illness, but this week (after much time & discernment...& 8 months off work) I did just that, & I couldn’t be more thrilled. Sharing why that is in my latest minisode, along with a little grief.. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading real life chronic illness: why I said yes to a JOB…and some grief.
This week's podcast episode is unique, featuring the majority of a talk my neighbor, Aaron McCoy, gave via zoom to a group of my friends & I this summer surrounding the topic of racism. We reached out Aaron when feeling like we needed more stories & space to process this issue alongside someone who has … Continue reading An MLK Day Special.
After a conversation with a mentor of mine recently, she commented on how, while a number of people have grown more discouraged during this strange time, it seems like I've gotten stronger. She is right, and there are a few different reasons this is the case. First of all, as lame as it is, there … Continue reading when a global pandemic makes you stronger.
ONE WHOLE YEAR of podcasting is in the books! This thing has been such a lifesaver to me in the midst of a lot of changing circumstances, and as anticipated, I am loving the conversations I now have an excuse to have because of it. 😉 However, what I’ve found to be the greatest gift … Continue reading a whole year of interviews on suffering.
This week’s episode features my friend, Monica Murphy. She & I had a convo this fall about a long and arduous struggle she went through while seeking a career path. Tune in to hear the grit it took for her to 1) show up to a corporate job that felt brutal for two years, and … Continue reading Monica: The Slow Work of God.