Category: Honest Mind

August 26, 2018 admin

       Despite my love for adventure, experience, and control, I never really was one to talk about “bucket lists.”  But then my husband and I made a decision about nine months ago that quickly changed this mindset.  We registered for the Spartan Beast… in Hawaii. Going to Hawaii was not practical per se, and we were…

March 1, 2018 admin

Have you ever noticed that “dream big” sayings sound really good… and then they may make you a little depressed and anxious?  No?  Just me?   I ran across this one today… “When you cease to dream, you cease to live”  (Malcom Forbes). Ummm excuse me?  In total Clueless fashion, I feel compelled to respond……

February 19, 2018 admin

There is one subject I never write about really… although, it is the subject that occupies my heart and mind all the time. God.  Why?  Well… for a few reasons.  One, I don’t concretely understand “God” or what that means.  Human, spirit, feeling… all three? The abstract can be mind boggling. Secondly, I don’t attach…

January 2, 2018 admin

Once upon a time my heart and mind would fill with this budding hope right around the turn of the New Year.  Ritualistic and methodical, I would carefully pull out a beautiful leather journal with crisp new pages intentionally weathered, imitating a wise whimsy allure I always fell victim to. My fingers would tingle with…

October 2, 2017 admin

It was 7:15 AM.  I finished a workout, and glanced at my Facebook page for the first time today.  “My heart is with Vegas.” “Vegas, I have no words.” Then, “Worst Mass Shooting in US History.”  My heart raced, and full panic sat in.  What in the world happened last night?  And then I looked…

June 13, 2017 Krista Hager

“Spider! Spider!” Addy exclaimed.  Glancing over I scan the room, quickly retrieving my shoe off my foot, ready for an instant squash if it comes to that. “Oh no.” Chills crawl up my spine, and I take a deep breath.  It’s not a spider.  I really wish it was.  No this intruder is at least…

May 19, 2017 Krista Hager

About two months ago, I made a significant parenting mistake that will haunt our family for some time, and according to my magic 8 ball, our family’s “future outlook is not so good.”  Eek.  What you ask is this horrific lapse of judgment I have bestowed upon my family?  I let my daughter watch Frozen…

May 6, 2017 Krista Hager

If I could steal a little pain for you I would friend.  I cannot take the load you carry; I am not strong enough.  Tears flood my eyes, thoughts race to a place where I can erase news and change facts.  As I sit here in my grief for you, I cannot feel this pain…