Tending the Soul: Pruning Through Trauma Therapy and the Enneagram

Earlier this year on a cold an icy day I wrote about reframing the “dead of winter” as an invitation to rest. Just as the trees let go of their leaves to conserve water and nurture their inner root system, we may need to let go of the external activity and do the inner work of strengthening our roots through...[ read more ]

The Covenant School Shooting: Grieving While Supporting Our Children

What do you say when there are no words that seem to fully express your deep heartache? That’s where I’m at the day after the Covenant School shooting in Nashville that took the lives of three 9-year-old children and 3 adults, before the shooter was shot by police. I feel compelled to say something, and at the same time, helpless...[ read more ]

Eating Disorder Awareness: Calling for Change

March is here and the first signs of spring are popping up that reveal the hope of new life. Concurrent with this transition to a new month is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which this year was from February 27 – March 5. Because preventing and treating eating disorders is something that we’re passionate about at Nurtured Soul, we’d be...[ read more ]

Winter 2023 – A Call to Rest

Winter 2023: A Call to Rest As I type this on January 31st it’s a dreary and cold day in Nashville with ice in the forecast for tonight. Winter is fully present, and despite those sporadic days that tease us with milder temperatures, winter claims its time year after year. As a person who loves the sunshine, warmth and carefree...[ read more ]

Cultivating Joy and Peace While Preventing “Holidaze”

“Are you ready for Christmas?” Every year around this time I hear this question from well-meaning friends and acquaintances trying to make friendly conversation. I’ll engage and recognize their intent, but all the while that question just adds more pressure to the long to-do list in my mind and prompts feelings of anxiety and insecurity about not being fully prepared,...[ read more ]

Thanksgiving 2022

It’s late November, and Thanksgiving is upon us. I’ve always found it appropriate that before the holiday season of giving and receiving comes the holiday that focuses on gratitude for what we have, or at least that was the original intent. As the American tradition has evolved, it appears that more and more of the focus is on the gathering...[ read more ]

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The focus of this month’s blog is of a more serious topic that isn’t often talked about, which is all the more reason to be talking about it: Suicide. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month- a time to raise awareness, break the stigma, share vital information and spread hope to people affected by suicide1. To clarify, people affected by suicide...[ read more ]

Transitions and New Beginnings

The end of July is upon us and with that comes not only lots of heat and humidity here in the South, but also the preparation for a transition to more consistent routines. The more relaxed flow of summer will begin to fade for families with kids as the new beginning of another school year comes and fall sports and...[ read more ]

Mental Health, Gun Violence and PTSD: Where is the Hope?

June 2022 Blog Mental Health, Gun Violence and PTSD: Where is the Hope? May to June: Just this flip of the calendar has always seemed to me like one of the biggest transitions of the year. In May spring is in full bloom, and just like the honeybees, many of our lives are buzzing with activity as the school year...[ read more ]

The Path Towards Growth: Ambivalence, Burnout and Expansion

So it’s been a minute since I posted a blog…almost 9 months in fact. I could come up with many excuses for not writing and could almost always fall back on busyness as an excuse, but I always say that you have time for what you make time for. So why didn’t I make time for writing? Procrastination is an...[ read more ]

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