Good Grief: The Only Way Out is Through

Posted by Tamika on November 7, 2017

Loss never gives us that bouncy, jump out of bed feeling. It’s not meant to. Grief and loss are heavy stuff. But overcoming, transforming, and rising stronger than ever—there’s some nice words we can get excited about! Ugh—can’t we just…

Remembering Jaiya

Posted by Tamika on September 26, 2017

I’ve loved animals since I was a kid. I didn’t have siblings around growing up, so I spent my spare time with the animals on our farm, domestic and wild. My first dog Duke was a troublemaker, always up for…

Why Joy is Better than Happiness

Posted by Tamika on July 20, 2016

Colin knows the importance of the mission. Hauling supplies into the den, three twenty-something siblings pause the old-school VCR to applaud their friend’s special delivery—sour keys, licorice and orange crush. No time to talk, it’s back to the serious business…

Your Brokenness is Beautiful

Posted by Tamika on March 7, 2016

A couple days ago a badly injured bald eagle dropped from the sky outside my cottage while my dogs and I were relaxing in the sun. Immobilized but very much alive, his intense eyes warned us away as he struggled…