What A Year!

It so crazy to wrap my brain around the fact that 2020 is over. We are in 2021 now! We finished the year we never thought would end. We joked that instead of striking midnight and a new year on January 1 2020 would some how just keep going… we joked, but at the same…

Thoughts With Mikaela- a series

Part One What does a perfect morning look like to you? Does your mind instantly go to those Instagram pictures you have saved of that perfect aesthetic room with plants and mirrors and breakfast in bed? Or snuggled with your partner under blankets just enjoying each other’s company? The sound of gentle rain while soft…

Spring Meal Ideas

I ran a poll and questionnaire on my instagram about a week ago asking what people wanted to hear about on my blog. I had one person ask if I would share ten of my top or ten popular spring foods and meals. I thought that could be a fun thing to maybe get our…

Overcoming Depression During Social Distancing

With all the craziness going on in the world and then the fact most of us are social distancing ourselves our mental health can definitely be affected during this time. The uncertainty of our world and all the regular normal everyday things being taken away from us can definitely take a toll on our state…

Final Days in Guatemala

Now that it’s almost three months later I think I should finish up my last Guatemala post! I shared about all the different events that I participated in during the mission’s part of the trip, but my parents and I stayed afterwards in Antigua and Guatemala City for a few days so I wanted to…

Phoenix

As the legend goes, when the phoenix resurrects from the flames, she is even more beautiful than before. – Unknown  The very basic definition of a phoenix that I got off of Wikipedia was; In Ancient Greek folklore, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. Associated with the…

Meals with Chris

Instagram is so wonderful because it connects you with such amazing people who you might not have met without it! Chris is one of those people. So inspiring, and always positive and supportive. Such a good friend to have in your court and life I think. So I wanted to have him share a bit…

Metaphors

So I wanted to do a little something different today and share a couple metaphors I have found and use to remind myself to look for the good in things as well as to look for the whole picture of life. Often enough we get tunnel vision and forget to broaden our scopes about life,…

My Hiking Adventure

So today I wanted to do a different style of blog post and share a super fun experience I had this past Monday! I didn’t post a blog post on Monday because I instead drove out to Central Oregon to hike the Green Lake trail! The views out there are so stunning. I always tell…

I Like Me

So often enough we get swamped with every day life. With emotions, stressors, curveballs…. Lots of things. Run down and not taking enough time to recoup and recharge we start picking at ourselves. We tear apart every little detail we don’t really like about ourselves until it becomes a bigger problem. The image that comes…

It’s Okay to Care

Often enough I hear people talk about how they were just super caring and supportive to certain people and then just ended up getting hurt in the process. Honestly I hear this a lot. The person was blindsided by the other person’s actions. Then the people hurt get mad and start saying things like they…

Healthy Emotional Self Care

Our own care is so important… often overlooked and down played, but so important. Our emotional health is not something to be taken lightly…. Often enough we are so ready to help others out and be that support for people that need it or a shoulder to rest on, but often overlook ourselves. I know…