Millennial Mom Surrenders…And It’s Not What You Think

I love this painting, because it is one of the transformational points in the Millennial Mom story. Deep in her emotional underworld of despair and grief, she finds the key to change and resiliency. When most people think of surrender, they think of weakness, and failure. I think surrender is about strength, faith and maturity, and is critical to peace of mind. Just let go. Let go of how you thought life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness. – unknown, quote found in my journal OUR CULTURE OF MAKING IT…

Our Playing Small Does Not Serve the World

 “The saddest part of life lies not in the act of dying but in failing to live while we are alive. Too many of us play small with our lives, never letting the fullness of our humanity see the light of day.” I found this quote in one of my journals, unfortunately without an author credit. I love this message. Let me tell you why… I was raised in a small, close-knit, rural community where family, hard work and humility are deeply-held values. The expression, “he/she thinks highly of herself” was a criticism, rather than a compliment toward someone who…

Millennial Mom Battles the Dungeon Demon

Do you know the joke that goes, “If you ask God for patience, he’ll give you a long bank line”? I have a story to illustrate this is no joke. I have a need for safety. And my husband is away a LOT for work. In the past, whenever my safety felt compromised, I didn’t trust my own ability to handle it. I would wish for someone strong to help me deal with the situation. Perhaps you can see where this is going…. Almost all of the challenging situations in my life have occurred when my husband was away or…