Mental Health

My Ugly Beautiful Monster

By Kari Shideman | September 29, 2021

It confused me, hurt me and made me feel eternally out of place when I was younger. It made me feel that nobody understood me. It made me feel unable to understand anyone else because I felt unrelatable. It wouldn’t be quiet – constantly jabbering in my head and heart, asking questions in an effort…

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Kari Shideman

I'm Kari...

I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a cynic, a dreamer, an encourager, a believer in unexpected blessings.

I feel things deeply and have a million words stuck in my soul that need a place to release... so here we are.

I truly believe that the human experience is meant to be shared. Our world has so many tools to try to connect us all, but we all still  live in such disconnection from other human beings. We try to tackle life on our own and that is just not necessary.

I believe that life is both amazing and brutally hard at times. To be human is to connect with others, and to fully accomplish this, we need to live in the REAL. Life is not meant to go through on the surface level.

My hope is that somehow I will inspire people to dive a little deeper, to laugh a little harder, to live a little more connected.

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