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turquoise table in woods. be selfish with your energy
Abuse and Self Care, Encouragement

Why You Should Be Selfish with Your Energy

Are you tired?

I’m tired.

Often. Like every day I’m tired no matter how much sleep I get. Or don’t get, because I’m in pain or too hot or too cold. Autoimmune disease is a real picnic, if you don’t already know.

But this isn’t a whine-fest. I’m just laying down a couple of facts about me and Crohn’s disease as the groundwork for my point. Continue Reading

soul rest in Chicago. Chicago buildings from boat tour.
Abuse and Self Care, Encouragement

Getting Soul Rest in Chicago

Remember that soul rest I’ve been talking about? I’ve tapped into something important here. At least it’s become pretty important for me. I hope the idea has caught on for you as well, this Soul Rest. There’s something about it I’ve come to crave in just a short time.

I insisted on a collective soul rest and last month, and my family and I took off into the grand city of Chicago for a mini vacation. With teenagers and work schedules and school schedules and spring breaks that don’t match up now, it’s hard to get away as a family. But I was determined to make it happen.

So I did. Continue Reading

Triumphant Tuesday
Abuse and Self Care, Triumphant Tuesdays

Triumphant Tuesday | Author Cee Cee James

This summer, I went into a tattoo parlor for my tattoo I’ve been wanting forever to cover up scars from hurting myself as a teenager. A compass, but instead of North and South, I wanted my kid’s initials.

This isn’t something I did lightly. I get there’s a lot of controversy and opinions over tattoos. I prayed and thought about it for a long time, and the desire never left. Continue Reading