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What I’ve Learned From Bumblebees

I’ve always thought that bumblebees were kind of cute. I mean, I’m not sure if “cute” is the right word, but there was something about them. They aren’t scary like other bees, they’re all fluffy looking, covered in pollen, they remind me of summer, and they put a smile on my face, but it wasn’t […]

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Your Wishes Don’t Have to Be a Secret

You go to a birthday party. The cake comes out. Everyone says to the birthday person, “Okay! Make a wish!” The birthday person closes their eyes, makes a wish and blows out the candles. “What did you wish for?” Someone in the crowd asks. Every head turns to stare—doesn’t that person know better than to […]

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How To Give Yourself More Grace-Tools From a Student Pilot

A few days ago, I woke up feeling crappy. That feeling you get when you know a cold is coming on. That sluggish, icky, I’m fine, but I’m not really fine feeling. My very first thought was, not now please. (Honestly though, when is there a convenient time to get sick?) And because of the […]

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Slow Your Roll-Why Am I Freaking Out About Nothing? And How To Stop

Have you ever gotten a text and thought, what the hell?! And then a few moments or hours or days later reread the same text and thought, woah, how did I interpret that message that way?  Or even have read the message completely wrong? Yeah, me too. Every single situation and interaction allows us to […]

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How To Make Decisions Like A Grown-Up

Domi and I have now postponed a month-long trip for the two of us to Southeast Asia not once, not twice, but three times due to COVID and I know, it’s not a big deal, except for the fact that we happened to tie taking this trip to being the last big trip we’d take […]

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You Can Stop Explaining Yourself Now And Here’s Why

As long as I’ve been alive I’ve required an explanation. How did you come to be? Why? How did it work? Was that hard for you? Did you ever want your family to be different? And don’t get me wrong, I don’t actually mind the questions, I just have realized that I am very used […]

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You Do Not Need To “Earn” Your Fun

When was the last time you consciously had fun? I mean, really, just unbridled joy and fun and enjoyment of something without feeling like you needed to earn it first.  So often I feel like I get sucked into the idea that I need to earn my fun. That once I’ve done a hard day’s […]

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You are exactly where you’re supposed to be.

Hello, my loves! I hope you’re having a wonderful day wherever you are in the world. And whether it’s an amazing day or a day that leaves you wanting for something more, I am wrapping my arms around you.  Life is not a straight shot. You don’t shoot your bow and arrow and watch your […]

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You Can Always Start Over

After an incredible month-long vacation I came home ready to hit the ground running. I woke up ready for my first day back at work, sipped my coffee, and planned out my day. I was really excited. After some time off, I was ready to be back and working again.  However, about a half-hour into […]

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How Would Your Treat Yourself If You Were Your Own Best Friend?

I was in the car a few weeks ago with my family. We were on our way back from a wedding, huddled in the car with snacks in preparation for the five-hour drive home. Just one more week until we would finally leave for Germany to reunite with Domi’s family, who have really become our […]

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