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The Heat is Off – Recalibrating my Obligations and Expectations

One of the most prolific pieces of blogging advice is to stay active. Especially on social media. I finally understand how to get traction on my Instagram posts, I have a YouTube channel that picked up viewers pretty steadily, I am writing more on the blog, I’m getting into a rhythm with my commenting. I’m […]

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6 Habits I’m Changing – Adding and Breaking

6 Habits I'm Changing - Adding and Breaking

I talk a lot about goals on this blog, but not so much about habits. In my post about getting out of a funk, I mentioned choice. I am a firm believer that by changing our choices, we can change our lives and our habits. So, what exactly is a habit? James Clear, author of […]

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How to Get Out of a Funk – What I Say and What They Say

I’ve been in a funk recently. I think I’m having a hard time adjusting back from traveling. It’s a very strange thing to go from planes, rental cars, and new settings, to being home and in constant interactions of three other human beings. Don’t get me wrong, it’s the good kind of strange. I love […]

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FOMO-tivation, and Gaining Perspective on Spaceship Earth

Do you ever scroll though someone else’s blog or social media, and think ‘man, that’s an awesome ______ I wish I had that’ or ‘I wish I could do that’ or ‘they seem to have it all figured out’? We all do, right? I know I do. FOMO Some call this feeling FOMO (fear of […]

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KonMari, Hygge, and the Commodification of Wellness

The Commodification of Wellness In the early aughts, there was a sharp focus shift to wellness. Things like Dr. Weil, Dr. Oz, and the Master Cleanse, became synonymous with getting healthy. Then we saw celebrity online magazines like Goop, and all natural products from celebrities like Jessica Alba started surfacing and promising no harsh chemicals, […]

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Mid-Year Review – Getting Goals Accomplished!

I wrote New Year’s Resolutions this year, and even though normally this is like writing a list of things I want and then tossing said list into a deep dark pit, this year I have been determined to make serious change. This Year So Far: Finish my novel – I trashed the novel that I started writing […]

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Gilmore – My Gilmore Girls Obsession

I may or may not have alluded to the fact that I am completely Gilmore Girls obsessed. In 2007, I binged the first six seasons of Gilmore Girls with my mom, and we watched the final season as it aired. I don’t know what brought me to the series, and my inevitable Gilmore Girls obsession, but […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things – Like the Song, Try Getting That Out of Your Head

I don’t always follow my own tenets for joyful living, but one of the things that I have started is taking time to acknowledge the things that make me joyful. Whether it’s something big, like my beautiful children, or something small like a nice perfume or nail polish, I take a moment and show gratitude […]

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Deleting Social Media Accounts is Akin to Cutting Your Own Hair – Both of Which I’m Awesome At

So, I deleted my Instagram account. Yup, all 150 followers, gone. Along with all of those pictures, hashtags, and likes. Honestly, when I hit that delete button, I literally let out a sigh a relief. The sigh of relief that comes with deleting social media accounts, is the same as the one that comes with […]

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Coffee and Cake Catch Up: The Seattle Edition

When I was younger, I went with my mom everywhere. We used to visit my grandfather, we’d go to her bookkeeping job, and we’d go shopping. And we talked a lot too. Something that always sticks in my mind, from those day, is the way she’d “cup of coffee” which sounded a lot more like […]

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