Emotions part 2

In part 1 of Snow by CALMs first mini blog post series I shared how I have been learning a new side to emotions. I shared how God has been taking me on a journey the past few weeks of learning how to deal with new emotions and actually beginning the process of embracing emotions, not trying to change them as soon as you feel them. During this post I will discuss the importance of recognizing the shift in recovery when you need to start embracing your emotions. I will also talk about why the difference in response to your emotions is important. God has been really talking to me about …

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Emotions part 1: transition from a hot potato to a mountain

Life has been pretty crazy lately, between family things going on, full-time school, full-time wife, pregnant and sick. Over the past 2 weeks, or so, God has been teaching me a whole new aspect of emotions. As I was writing this post I realized it’s quite long and there’s actually different sections and pieces to what I have been learning. I decided I will do my first ever mini blog post series!!! So stay tuned this week for my recent thoughts on emotions and all the things I have been learning!!! Here’s part one 🙂 I woke up on a Sunday morning and there wasn’t any milk in the fridge. …

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Snow updates!!!

It has been so long since I posted!! I have wanted to and thought about it a lot of times, but my life has complete changed since December 5th. My husband and I found out we are pregnant! I am due July 28th. I have been home sick since December 5th. Barely any energy. This week I started school and it has been such a huge challenge, and some days a struggle. My consultant will be coming to Colorado for a short time in the next few days. We are going to talk about all things Snow and figure out an action plan. I have wanted to share and post, …

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Home; How Obstacles Move Easily

Hey Snow by CALM readers!!!! Sorry for my absence!!! I had a very wild and crazy October where God took over my life and fixed some things that were not very effective. I was sick with a viral infection for 20 days and then I took a trip back to MN to take care of a few things and then I had my dad in town for a few days. My trip to MN allowed me to emotionally move to CO. I love being home now more than ever, and my husband and I are restarting our CO life. Today is a big day for me; I am celebrating 4 …

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God always has your back!!!

I finally have some time to post again. Remember this photo that I shared? Well now I am going to share my thoughts!!!! It seems like life likes to knock you down on your butt. It also seems that in recovery being knocked down time and time again can actually be fatal. Where is God in all of this? Isn’t He supposed to save us and help us through all these issues? When I was going through the school of ministry, I learned a lot of things. One  of the biggest is that our earthly fathers are similar to our Heavenly Father, God. Do you remember being little and your dad …

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Suicide Awareness Month

It’s that time of year again.  A time to raise awareness and put our foot down for a cause. This month is for Suicide. I wasn’t on campus yesterday for the official Suicide Awareness Day, but today I have all my awareness raising gear on. It’s not my Snow by CALM shirt; that will be Monday!. My shirt says “You can never be replaced” I also have snowflakes on the back of my hand and on my wrist that represents Snow by CALM. I also have a tribute to my Uncle on my arm and I wrote “Enough is Enough” on my other arm. Suicide is a tragedy. I believe …

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I could have died

Sorry about not posting a Mid-Week Energy last week. School has made my schedule a bit unpredictable at times. Today I have the perfect Mid-Week Energy to post. I have one challenge that could change your whole entire life. First a story! 🙂 A little more than 4 years ago I tried to kill myself. I took 18 ibuprofen and didn’t think much of it. The only effect I had felt from the medication was that my legs went a little numb and I mentally spaced out. I ended up going to the psych ward for a week and that is where my journey of recovery began. I never really …

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Drum roll please…..!!!!!

So sorry!!! I have gotten busier than I thought!!! So my big announcement is that on Tuesday Snow has been launched for a whole year!!!!! Snow has officially turned one. Thanks for all your support!!!! For some Mid-week energy, here is something I have learned this week at school. Let go of all exception of what to expect and who to be. I think you should have a certain standard that you hold your self to, but don’t put yourself into a box. School is wild and crazy; heck! life is wild and crazy. I feel like when we put ourselves into a box, we are setting ourselves up for …

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Mid-week energy time!!!!

I absolutely love this quote. I wanted to broaden it a little bit, though. Don’t just look out for your friends, look our for everyone. I know for me in my recovery, when someone smiled at me it made me feel better. Sometimes we need to do what we want people to do for us. And sometimes when we stop focusing on our issues and problems, we start to feel better. I’m not telling you that your issues aren’t real or valid, I’m just saying that if it’s the only thing your thinking about and are consumed with, then life is gonna be harder. Start smiling at people, start inviting your friends …

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