I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2009, and I remember when the OBGYN called me with the results. She said, “Alana, you have something called PCOS. This means it could make it very hard for you to have a baby.” My heart sank. I cried right on the spot. I’ve wanted to be a mother my whole life. I wasn’t
There was a time in my life when I would have given anything to escape. You know what I mean. When you experience something so devastating that all you want to do is get out. You start to question things and numb out until one day you can’t do it anymore. You reach a breaking point and there are two
Retreat! Surrender! Give-in! Fall back! We live in a culture where retreat means defeat. In the West, life is viewed as a competition and we are programmed to believe that if you are not winning you’re losing. We’ve heard it so many times: winning is not everything; it’s the only thing. So can we end up stressed out and
Fierce grace is finding golden opportunities in life’s silver linings. Fierce grace demands that we transform ourselves by seeing our setbacks as launching pads! When we greet the fierce grace in any area of our life, we are driven beyond any fear or complacency to embrace the raw beauty present to us in every moment.