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When Fear Trumps Love Real People Get Hurt

I have been struggling lately with the idea of church. This is a new thing for me. After all, I grew up an integral part of the church, where Sunday mornings and evenings were a normal occurrence. And most Wednesday night services were just a part of our week. And yet, I now find myself unable to walk into a […]

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[…] it is very hard to truly love another as I love myself. While it is easy for me to say I am one who loves others, despite their differences, it is much more difficult to live out those words – and take […]

Move Over Negative Voices

I think often times the most difficult thing about moving forward is getting past the negative voices inside my head. I hear them from time to time. They are anything but kind. For instance they will ask me questions like, “Why do you blog?” And then quickly respond, saying, “No one reads them anyways.” This is […]

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Replacing Happiness With Joy

This week I began working out again with my personal trainer. I cannot say that the thirty intense minutes that leave me unable to sit down easily, walk down stairs without grimacing, or rolling out of bed because my abs cannot fathom the idea of sitting up are the highlight of my week. But I have come to […]

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When Anger Motivates Me To Fight

If there is something I cannot stand, it is another telling me that something I desire is not possible. In those moments I find something inside rage and say, “I’ll show you otherwise.” Most of my life, this proved to be my mission. I was told there were those that were born with talents and […]

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