It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Voice

OK, you just stay right here and I’ll be back. It was the summer after 7th grade and I had stayed overnight at an extended family member’s house for...

Six Tips for Firing Your Anxiety from Its Full-Time Job

So I fired my anxiety...   It isn’t that I don’t still have moments of fear. My imagination is far too ginormous for that even when real life begs...

Anger Has Its Place by Christa Hardin, MA

Growing up I was a lot like Jo March from Little Women. I would never have admitted it though. She was brash and whiny, hot-tempered, and enjoyed...

Confronting Your Worst Side: It’s Never Too Late For Change

I thought I may never recover after that LIVING nightmare which culminated with a tender bite mark on my flesh.   The little boy, my cousin, had...

Essential Tips for Avoiding Well-Intentioned Negativity

As a mom and aunt of middle-grade children, I spend a lot of time quelling the fears of children.   Is tropical storm Emily going to be OK, Aunt...

Mastering Pain

  I’m no stranger to pain, some of it self-inflicted. Well, sort of, if you count eating habits...   I can’t take all the blame. I was raised in the generation where my mom was seriously excited about her new microwave oven…   Like way too excited.   Thus growing up,...

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Persistence Not Perfection

I never won awards for the most perfect-looking projects or the neatest handwriting in elementary school.   “Your letters are too fat.”   “You used too much paste.”   “You did that backwards.” (#lefthanderissues)   Etc. But Alex, a boy in my class, was as close to...

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Processing Toxic Thoughts

You can probably guess what I do when I'm stressed, right? Write. Haha. But seriously, that's it. I write. That's because I know that managing your thought life through writing can't be underestimated. The Bible wisely reminds us, "For as he thinks within himself, so...

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