Arise Recovery Centers

There isn’t much I admire more than people who choose to be vulnerable about their story in hopes of helping others going through the same thing.  Let me introduce you to my friend, Danny Andino.  His story is raw and real; speaking to the life of becoming an addict to alcohol and drugs. I wanted […]

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Vulnerable Post Alert: Dig Up Your Past Without Having a Meltdown

I recently read the book Uninvited by Lisa TerKeurst and it was a game changer for the way I process my everyday thinking.  My sister told me about this book because she was reading it in her Bible Study. At first I thought to myself, “I don’t feel left out or lonely”, like the book description […]

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Bye Boy. And by Boy…I Mean Stress

If your life is anything like mine, your stress levels have the tendency to sky rocket due to the demands of being an adult. Work. Community Involvement. Dinners. Appointments. Being a good dog mom. Running Errands. Cleaning. Did I mention work? The list goes on an on. So how can you manage your stress levels […]

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Game Changer: Caesarea Philippi

I took a trip of a lifetime last week. I traveled to the one place that my heart ached for; Israel. I thought writing a blog about the trip would be a breeze, but if I’m being honest, I can’t begin to put into words the experiences and life changing moments I encountered while I was […]

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Pulse Check

Yikes, ya’ll! It’s clearly time for a pulse check, because I have been ruthlessly neglecting Balanced Chaos. Life has been crazy busy.  Work has been insane, in the best possible way. Between starting several new accounts in Q1 and traveling all over the country, I have only been home for a couple weeks at a time. […]

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Peace is a Verb

I was reading in 1 Peter last night and came across a passage I’ve read many times, but it struck me in a very different way.  This is what it reads: Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from […]

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Guest Blogger: Josh Kirby

When I think about people who would make a great guest blogger, I think of the people in my life who exude empathy, sound knowledge and a compassionate heart for issues they may or may not even personally experience.  These people don’t always need to be an expert, because of the raw acceptance they breath out to others. […]

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Put an End to Overthinking and Self-Sabotagging in Your Relationships

It’s currently 1:35 am and I am wide awake. Thinking. Some nights are like this. I guess I do all my critical self-evaluation after midnight. That’s normal, right? After the dust of the day has settled, my brain goes wild. It doesn’t matter if I am having the best day or the worst, as soon as […]

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Faith. Courage. Change.

One of my good friends from Nashville, Brandi Thornhill, always gives me the best advice. We could talk for days, with every conversation leaving me with a sore jaw from laughing so hard. Totally worth it.  We may live far apart these days, but we certainly never miss a beat. Over the past couple years, she has […]

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“Always Keep Playing” – Brett Eldredge

An article I wrote March 18, 2014.  Still love the story. Had to share it again. In today’s world, becoming a celebrity comes with a lot of pressure and even more assumptions. I feel blessed to live in the heart of Music City, which has given me the opportunity to see firsthand that, for the […]

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