IABA Owner’s Blog

Take A Stand

Over the last few weeks, I've written to you from a more personal place than usual. My intention in writing these pieces of my story is to share my humanity with you. As human beings, we all...
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Leaning on Love

Two weeks ago I wrote to you about my experience over the last year in choosing to leave domestic abuse and my extended family choosing to support my abuser because he is a man. As a survivor,...
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The Two Wolves

Last week I wrote to you about how gratitude can be a life raft in the middle of adversity. Specifically, I wrote to you about the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic knowing so many of us are...
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Gratitude Within the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past several weeks I've noticed a recurring topic of conversation within my tribe; "I'm exhausted from the last year and a half." Each person that I speak with is talking about the COVID-19 pandemic and...
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Right or Wrong?

Over the past several months I have been writing about moving through anger while I'm doing it myself. Last week I gave you a glimpse into finding peace amidst adversity. The sun peeking through the dark forest,...
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Peace Amidst Fear

Over the course of the summer, I've taken you through my understanding of anger. Quite personally I needed to write about it because it was pulsing through my veins. While I have an incredible amount of compassion,...
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You Are Not Made to Burn

Over the course of the past several months, I've filled my audible account with one healing book after another. If you scroll through it you'll see writers who supported me as I emotionally held my own heart...
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Guiding Anger to Love

What do you do with anger that’s real? Anger that will burn cities and clear anything and everything in its path? Where did it come from and why is it here?  The very short answer is anger...
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All the Rage

Over the last several weeks I've written to you about staying true to yourself through trauma and the turmoils of life. As a woman, I used to think that staying true to myself meant being happy and...
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Beautiful Truth

Okay, so at this point, you and the nation might be sick of the quote from Glennon Doyle about the cheetah realizing she is not crazy, she is trapped from her wild. I'm going to pre-apologize for...
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Stand Your Sacred Ground

At this point in my writing, I'm pretty sure that my readers are aware I'm a Brene Brown junkie. Glennon Doyle is becoming a close second. I quote Brene often and today is no different. Brene often...
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Kindness

Last week I wrote to you about a new writer coming on to IABA to bring you content about autism and parenting. I wanted to let you know that my blogs have become my sacred space and...
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A New Chapter

It's been a little over a year since I started blogging. I was asked to start blogging by my marketing team to bring relevant information to our families. I was secretly waiting for this invitation because I've...
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North Star

Last week I wrote to you about the ring. In it, I shared that often in life we are confused about the noises from the stands and distracted by what is right in front of us. On...
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The Ring

If you've been following my writing for a while now it's not news to you that I quote Brene Brown often. Brene's research on shame is groundbreaking. Early on in my reading of her work Brene quoted...
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Leave the Pain

Last week, I wrote about the importance of sitting with pain and fear. In writing this piece I wanted to give others hope for how to sit in our own discomfort to live a life of joy....
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How to Sit with Pain

I’ve written so much over the past six months about the importance of walking through pain, being at home with yourself, and shedding all that does not serve you. I’ve taken you through the woods, into the...
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Awake

Over the course of my lifetime, I have always run from reality, hard. As an empath, I want peace, love, and harmony. When discomfort, rejection, and pain come into my mind they conflict with my inner belief...
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Fearless

Over the past several months I have taken a different approach to my blog and written as I walk through my own journey of leaving trauma. I am healing my own personal trauma and believe in a...
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Spirit of a Warrior

Fear lives inside of us as a wise messenger, to tell us when we are not ourselves; to tell us when we are in danger. Yet unguided fear, as I wrote about last week, loses her wisdom...
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