FACING THE SHAME OF SELF-REFLECTION

Everything feels uncomfortable right now. Right? On both a nationwide and personal level I’m experiencing fear and discomfort. I’ve been a bit scared to get back into writing and putting my thoughts out there. I don’t want to do it wrong or offend someone. I’m sitting in this chronic fear of possibly negatively impacting the […]

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WWJD? GET UNCOMFORTABLE.

As someone who is striving to help others discover themselves, I cannot only focus on the “feel good” aspects of this work. Reflection and self-discovery are essential in the work of justice and reconciliation in the world, for we must see and know our own biases and privilege before we take any action. I had […]

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HOW TO PROVE YOURSELF WRONG

Today I celebrate completing a big challenge. I did something I never thought I could do, especially during this particularly challenging season of life. I have officially completed the 30 Day Healthy Living Program from Arbonne, meaning I have not consumed sugar, gluten, dairy, coffee or alcohol (among other things) for the last thirty days […]

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2 WAYS CURIOSITY SERVES

My rollercoaster of emotions is very real right now in the midst of quarantine. It’s like every morning, my mind says, “Alright Mere, keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle, because we are about to go on a RIDE today!” Sometimes it seems like I am just trapped in my feels and can’t escape. […]

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CHOOSING JOY IN THE UNKNOWN

Today is Day 50 of quarantine for Michael and me. F I F T Y. My goodness I couldn’t believe it when I wrote that down in my journal this morning. Fifty days of not riding at CycleBar in our studio with my community. Fifty days of not going to school to collaborate and worship with my family. Fifty […]

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30 DAYS TO HEALTHY LIVING: WHY

In her book, Untamed, Glennon Doyle says, “The braver I am, the luckier I get.” I have been clinging to this quote big time over the last few weeks. During this time in isolation I have found myself with ample time to reflect and dig into my spirit. It’s not that I was necessarily unhappy with my […]

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REMEMBER YOUR RESILIENCE

Sometimes you just hear God loud and clear. This idea has been on my heart to share for a few days now, but for some reason I’ve felt insecure about doing so. And then, God spoke to me through something and was just like, “Nope. Mere. This is what you need to do. Do it.” […]

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PATIENCE

Patience is not a difficult demand:  Patience, the key to joy, makes hearts expand.  Patience and prudence you’ll need to ascend;  For prudence, patience is a needed friend.  (Masnavi Book III, Rumi, p. 17)    Patience, I believe for many of us, actually can be one of the most difficult demands of all. Patience is […]

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W O R T H

Recently I’ve been seen how much my worth is rooted in how busy I am, how helpful I appear to be, and by what I produce. When I am under a sense of pressure and performance and am cranking things out, I thrive. But when days or moments come when I have nothing on my […]

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CONTROL.

Control is hard for me to let go of. It’s hard for me to recognize that I’m not actually in control of most things in my life. I can’t control other people. I can’t control the weather. I can’t control traffic. Lots of things, y’all, aren’t in my control. But when I come to CycleBar […]

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