Category: Love & Belonging

Inshallah… Italy. Take 2.

Inshallah, if God wills, I am writing to you from Italy: the land I fell in love with at the beginning of Covid-19. This time, I bring a piece of home with me.

When Home is a Vocation

Just because you’re got at a job doesn’t mean you’re meant to do that job forever. Living a purposeful life where your work is a calling requires taking chances and starting over.

Tea, Travel, and Pie

Finding Home In Our Beloved and The Three Lessons That Pie Baking Teaches Us: A guest post by Kate McDermott, author of The Art of the Pie.

When Your Face Feels Like Home

I spent most of my life not feeling comfortable with how I look. The currently popular #10YearChallenge is helping me appreciate my face and find a sense of home in it.

When A Gift Brings Us Home

The best gifts are those that transcend a holiday. These are the ones that make us feel seen, heard, known, and celebrated.

Here Comes the Sun

Celebrating the Winter Solstice because light helps us find the way home.

For All the Saints: Celebrating Life

Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of remembering. To love is to remember. To be remembered is to live. To be loved is to be home.

Tethered Hearts

To be tethered is to have roots.
To be tethered is to know home.

Contemplating Suicide

Living–really living–is a perpetual act of suicide.

Before & After We Marry, Part 1

After a wedding, you are never really the same. Once we marry, a part of us is gone forever. Even as we embrace our new joined lives with joy, we need to honor what we leave behind.

Belonging, Part 2: my Story

My own story of belonging is both different from and similar to Brené’ Brown’s. Since I didn’t fit in, I used my oddness to my advantage. That worked as a kid but hurt me as an adult.

Belonging

We all have a need to belong. In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, belonging is smack in the middle of the pyramid, right there with love.

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