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The girl with five names

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Rethinking the Mundane

Life gets repetitive. It happens. But sometimes we take that repetitiveness and make it something negative in our minds instead of finding ways to make the mundane, everyday life special.  I noticed when I start to take the “mundane” as not exciting enough, or wanting more, drama in my life starts to appear, but when […]

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Climbing to No Everest

Having faith is complicated and requires an element of trust, however, I sometimes find it’s one of the best ways forward. I have had a lot of people I love walk out of my life. Sometimes for no reason, sometimes with very good reason, and sometimes very much with me clinging to them begging them […]

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How to Relax When You Suck at Relaxing…

For some people relaxing comes naturally. For others, like myself, relaxing is less natural. So, I’m giving you my weird, yet strange method for how to calm myself down on vacation. I know…it seems like an oxymoron…just hear me out, okay?? I love you, I hope you have a happy day and best of luck […]

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Relaxation for Overachievers

Relaxing at the drop of a hat has never really been my strong suit, especially on weekends. It’s one thing when you’re on vacation, but when it’s Saturday and I start to feel guilty about emails piling up or feeling like I should be getting ahead on work for the week ahead to make my […]

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Becoming Bilingual

Languages have always followed me throughout life—mostly I think because I am always so nervous to speak them. So, when I met and fell in love with someone who comes from a non-English-speaking country, I knew the Universe wasn’t going to let it go. I was going to have to face my fears. Here’s a […]

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Language Barriers as Marriage Savers

When Domi and I were first together, Domi’s English was not what it is now and my German was, well, non-existent. One day shortly after we moved-in together, about three months into our relationship, we were grocery shopping. Innocent enough, right? Well, sometimes even when you speak the same language, communicating can be hard—now add […]

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Jan 8
Inspiration

Push Through the Hard

Sometimes there are beings in life that I never would expect to be teachers for me, but somehow, miraculously, they are-like the dead crow I found in our backyard a few months ago. I never would’ve expected from that story to come this idea of how to push through the tough moments on the way […]

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Rejection Is My Light-Up Gameshow Arrow

I started to put together my manuscript and proposal of my memoir to submit to publishers and started to panic just a bit. What if I should do one more revision? What if I should have one more person read over it? What if they hate it? It’s my life story, does that mean they […]

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Jan 1
Exploration

Words Matter

My goodness, it’s 2021. Good riddance. About damn time!!! In the spirit of a new year, I have done a lot of soul searching in terms of what I can offer people and what I can bring to the table without feeling depleted at the end of the day and without over promising and underdelivering […]

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Pressurized Human

A few months ago I sat ensconced in pillows, on our sofa scrolling through my phone. (#mostof2020.) I came across an apology video from Ellen DeGeneres on Instagram after the whole debacle she had this summer. I didn’t know the ins and outs of what happened…I don’t pay much attention to celebrity news, but I […]

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