Because…there is life within them

I was recently in San Diego spending time with my family and I experienced something with so much depth to it, that I want to gift it to you.

There have been many times in my life when I’ve felt vulnerable and been in, what I’ll refer to as ‘my lowest of lows.’

Perhaps you can resonate?


And within these seasons of heartache, I quite honestly often try to cover up (and sometimes avoid) what is happening in my life—perhaps for the sake of pride (and others seeing my struggle), and for the sake of not wanting to go through yet another hard season.

And this recent experience has me asking you and I a pretty big question:

Are we are looking at the fluctuation of the high and low seasons in our lives all wrong??

Perhaps this covering up or avoidance, negates any benefit that our hardship, difficulty or heartache, has to offer? And let me tell you why…

Because there is life within each of them!

Connect with me in episode 41 of The practice of living as we intend podcast, where we take a little beach walk together along the shoreline and discuss the ebb and flow of life, growth opportunities and why longing for a better time or place, may not be the right answer.

Thanks for listening in! I’m grateful you are here!

Be you, and thrive



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  1. Stefanie
    February 15, 2018, 9:00 EST

    I’ve realized as I’ve grown up through certain situations that sometimes sitting them for longer than we like, makes me realize more. I gain more knowledge about myself, the person sitting in this space with me, the season of life I’m in. What a good topic to discuss.

    • D at BY&T
      February 15, 2018, 9:39 EST

      Thanks for sharing Stefanie. I am so glad this topic resonates with you. I hope you enjoy the podcast! xo~D

  2. Sandy
    February 15, 2018, 10:05 EST

    I think as women we feel the pressure to be a certain way or be strong but yet inside we also experience al ot of emotions and choose to suppress a lot of them because of it. I agree with you it is better to be real, transparent – no coverups. Better for the soul!

  3. Leigh Suznovich
    February 15, 2018, 2:02 EST

    This definitely resonated with me. I am a very stoic person who does not like to show when I am struggling. Working on it.

    • D at BY&T
      March 10, 2018, 6:36 EST

      Ah, Leigh..we all struggle. This is a part of the ‘human-condition’. When I am open to see the beauty, even in the struggle, is when growth has happened in my life. I am finding the depth of the highs and lows! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I’m happy we’ve connected! xo!

  4. nicole
    February 16, 2018, 8:00 EST

    ooooo! I love podcasts! I’ll check this one out soon!