When you first start looking at life-giving rhythms, your own may not come to the surface right away, especially if you're starting from a place of burnout or ongoing stress. When I've been in that place of desperation, I have even forgotten what I like to do, what feeds my soul, what gives me life.Read More
Over the weekend I was reminded of the many types of rest I need as a foundation to life-giving rhythms.
Rest can look like many things in many seasons. It can be a conversation with a friend, a movie night in, a time for writing and reflecting, dancing out your feelings to a song you love, or a cabin in the woods that you can get away to when you need it.Read More
“I’ve been going through the motions, doing what I had to do to survive for so long that I’ve forgotten what I actually like doing.”
I’m a very passionate person, with a wide array of activities, talents and hobbies, but I had been walking around like a zombie, just barely getting by for a long time.Read More
I suddenly noticed that 786 sq. feet is a lot of space when there is only one person in it. I’m an extrovert (I draw my energy from being around people) and I’ve always been very self aware, studying myself through tools like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Gallup StrengthsFinder. Awareness is my thing.
I moved to this place for more than just awareness.
As I traveled through the airport in Johannesburg multiple times on this trip, one proverb of Ubuntu philosophy stood out to me. It was etched in glass, incorporated into bank ads, and painted or sewn onto wall hangings in the various shops.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
I was staring blankly at my ceiling. This is a rare event, being the extrovert that I am, but two years ago it was becoming a regular occurrence. Eyes wet and red, I lay staring, bewildered, wondering what the last 6 months had meant.Read More