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Life is full of change, big and small, but growth is optional.

Life is full of change, but growth is optional. | emilylevenson.com

Change is a constant in life. Growth, however, has always been optional. Here are 6 things you can do to stay grounded and make it out to the other side alive. The one constant in my life these days is change. Juuuuuust when I think I’m getting a handle on things, it feels like the rug gets pulled out from under me and something new happens. The Babe learns a new skill, her sleep schedule (and therefor my work schedule) changes on a whim, my body decides it doesn’t tolerate eggs or tomatoes, or … food. With all of this change happening in my life on a regular basis, I’ve...

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." Eleanor Roosevelt

It seems like I’ve entered the phase in pregnancy where people are asking how much longer I have until the baby comes versus how far along I am. It’s also the point in pregnancy where people are asking me if I’m ready. When the question first started to be asked, the answer was a firm NO. Not ready. Still have too much to do. Shhhhhh. But with each day that passes, and each conversation about parenting and birth that I have, that firm NO has started to turn into an “I’m getting there.” Perhaps that’s why this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt caught my attention. “With the new day comes new...

Speaking of Growing Miracles…

Ice Ice Baby Pregnancy Announcement

Out of difficulties grow miracles. I chose yesterday’s quote (in the heading above) for a very special reason. For me, it totally sums up how I feel about this pregnancy and the journey we have been on for the past four years. One that has been filled with difficulties, as well as an immense amount of love and growth. The culmination being this little baby that is growing and developing inside of me. In sharing the news with friends and loved ones, and then again through Facebook and Twitter, I have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love, support, and tears of joy that have resulted. It has been such...

Growth is a detox process.

"growth is a detox process, as our weakest, darkest places are sucked up to the surface in order to be released." marianne williamson

I’ve been on a Marianne Williamson reading binge, having finished two of her books this weekend, with a third book at the halfway mark. And I have to say, of all the nuggets of wisdome that I’ve written down, this one is my absolute favorite. Growth is a detox process, as our weakest, darkest places are sucked up to the surface in order to be released. There is just something so powerful about this explanation of growth. Something that really gets to the heart of it; that growth is not always this beautiful, easy process. Growth can be hard, ugly, and terrifying. But once you bring all of the muck...