Category: Dose of Inspiration

Some Thoughts on Giving Back

By Katie, 5:15 am

Have you ever been in the middle of a tough situation and had someone say to you, “Well, at least you’re not starving to death/living in a war-torn country/hit by a natural disaster/facing a terminal illness”? I absolutely hate when people say that. Essentially, it’s the flip side of the comparison game I usually talk [...]

Did I Really Just Say That?

By Katie, 5:23 am

A rather curious and disconcerting thing happened last week: I used a curse word. Which almost never happens. Lest you think I am holier than thou, let me first say that I have no real beef with people who use curse words regularly. I don’t see language as a measuring stick for morality, and I don’t think I am [...]

Worry Wart Syndrome: Two Questions to Ask When Worrying

By Katie, 5:35 am

I can’t say that I’ve ever had a wart, but I can imagine the experience is rather unpleasant. Sort of like worrying. The nail biting, the fretting, the whole lying awake in bed thing. Ugh, no thank you! But for as much as I hate the worrying dance, I’ve done it a million times. I’ve bitten my [...]

Why You’re Not Reaching Your Goals

By Katie, 5:35 am

Or, more accurately, why I’m not reaching my goals, and perhaps you can relate. I’ve mentioned on the blog before that I have dreams of busting out of my current writing britches and turning my words into a full-time gig. And while it would be nice for someone to drop out of the sky and [...]

The Post I Wrote Through Tears

By Katie, 7:20 am

I just wrote a very thoughtful, organized post about handling grief. It had bullet points and everything. But then I deleted it. Because the truth is that I’m not thinking in bullet points right now. My feelings can’t be summarized in list form. Three years ago today my grandma passed away, and the subject simply [...]

TGIGF: Some Thoughts on Good Friday

By Katie, 5:17 am

Thank Goodness It’s Good Friday! For Christians, this weekend is a celebration of the most integral part of our faith – the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. That sounds pretty serious and dramatic, doesn’t it? And not exactly very personal and relatable. Yet I find very deep, personal comfort in my understanding of the [...]

Let’s Talk About Sex, Ba-by

By Katie, 5:42 am

Last week I realized that I have been writing a blog about whole-self health for almost a year and a half and have never once written about sex. That doesn’t seem right, now does it? I fully believe that being healthy inside and out means having a healthy sex life, although what that looks like [...]

When Is My Birthday?

By Katie, 5:01 am

Today I turn 26 years old. Yep, that means my birthday is the day after my husband’s. Fun! All the birthday talk has me thinking more generally about birth and re-birth, and I love the idea of taking it a little less literally… According to my mom and my birth certificate, I was born on [...]

Can Change Bring Happiness?

By Katie, 5:14 am

I have spent a lot of time in my life counting on a change to make me happy. When my weight changes, THEN I’ll be happy. When I switch jobs, THEN I’ll be happy. When I get that new car/house/outfit/promotion, THEN I’ll be happy. Guess what? I sort of believe that certain changes like that [...]

On Keeping Secrets

By Katie, 5:38 am

As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I’m generally not a big fan of keeping secrets. (Surprise parties don’t count!) Have you ever heard the phrase “you’re only as sick as your secrets”? That’s certainly been the case in my experience. In fact, I’ve often found that the act of keeping a secret is more [...]

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