Shop the fall collection ➔

We’re going back to normal.

We’re experiencing the worst wave yet.

It’s hard to hold the conflicting headlines and new data and work them into a cohesive truth, much less a prescription for life post-COVID. Are we even post-anything yet? Sources disagree.

I’m overwhelmed by news, opinions, and fears, and fatigued by uncertainty.

I know my friends are, too.

RELATED: Kindness in the Time of Coronavirus Looks Like This

We transition to sharing spaces while navigating new variants and old arguments, and we wake up every morning with 7,000 reasons to be divided.

There’s only one thing I know: I’m not letting go of my friends, no matter how many forces try to pull us apart.

If there’s a virus at work here, it’s the one meant to break our relationships. Let’s stop.

Could a Vitamin C gummy build my immunity to a judgemental heart?

I sure hope so. I’ll take the whole bottle, please.

I have friends who make bolder choices than me and friends who chose more caution.

I feel judgment creeping into me when I hear their decisions, different than mine. I think, “Ugh, she’s too reckless,” or, “Ugh, too anxious.”

Wait, heart. Before you claim irreconcilable differences in the crumbling of lifelong friendships, listen.

Can I practice the yoga principle, breathe in curiosity, breathe out love?

Can I be loving about their decisions and curious about my own?

RELATED: There Are No ‘Right’ Decisions About School This Year So Please Just Be Kind

We’re all working within incomplete and ever-changing information.

It’s OK to not know for sure.
It’s OK to be on different pages.
It’s ALWAYS OK to change our minds.

“I’m not sure I agree with that,” is a powerful statement.

“I love you still,” is powerful, too.

Friends, I don’t care what you choose. I respect you and I choose our heart connection first.

We don’t agree on everything, and I’m staying.

I hope you’ll keep me, too.

“We Rise or Fall Together—And We Are Determined To Rise.” Watch George W. Bush’s Message for a Hurting Nation

In: Living
Girl holding waving flag

On the evening of 9/11, I sat in the living room hanging on every word President George W. Bush’s spoke from the Oval Office. Hours earlier, our nation had, of course, been dramatically changed by the worst terrorist attack on US soil, and in those unsettled early moments of our new reality, President Bush’s voice was a beacon of resiliency and hope. Nearly two decades later, as the nation grapples with another new, uncertain landscape in the wake of a global pandemic, I found myself once again steadied by the former president’s words as they filled my screen. In a...

Keep Reading

A Letter to My Daughter When the World is Unkind

In: Inspiration, Journal, Kids
A Letter to My Daughter When the World is Unkind www.herviewfromhome.com

My darling girl, You’re still so small, but you are already such an inspiring tiny soul. I adore that you have no filter, and I love that you have no fear. No one is evil, dangerous, or unkind. No one is undeserving of your kindness or all the love your little toddler heart can give. And there is nothing you cannot do. Your confidence radiates—sometimes like the sun, and other times like the starlight you so love to watch come twinkling out. It shows when you sing to all your favorite songs, winking at me through your dance moves. It...

Keep Reading

An Open Letter to the Girl Who Feels Everything

In: Journal, Relationships
An Open Letter to the Girl Who Feels Everything www.herviewfromhome.com

Dear friend with all the “feels”, I bet you know what it’s like to feel sick to your stomach when you see roadkill on the side of the road. Some people wouldn’t think twice about it, but you wonder if the animal felt pain. A little inconvenience might ruin your day because it feels so overwhelming. Instead of looking at it for what it is—an inconvenience—you think about how it will impact and affect others and how it could be a burden to them. Feeling like a burden is something you may experience a lot. When bad things happen to...

Keep Reading