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The girl with five names

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I Guess We Need a Day to Be Kind?

Did you know today is World Kindness Day? I didn’t until very recently…when I also realized we have a day for literally everything…including grilled cheese. But World Kindness Day piqued my interest. A)        I found it kind of sad that we needed a day to remind us to be kind B)         It’s nice to have a whole […]

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Nov 10
Uncategorized

Slow Cooker Using Puppy Parent

As a kid I rarely fit in with my peer group, I mostly hung around adults. I never wanted the kids’ menu and I had a shockingly mature palate and sense about me. Conversely, the first time I ever sat down to code my credit card and pay my bills a strong feeling of imposter […]

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Back Up Off My Label Please

Labels. Love them, hate them—they ain’t going anywhere. We are experts in labeling and putting people in pretty little boxes that make us feel safe and warm about ourselves and others. So, I’ve decided that if we are going to continue to label each other and ourselves in one category or another we should, at […]

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Breathe. Vote. Breathe.

It’s election day so I won’t take up too much of your time here, but there are some things I think we need to just remind ourselves today. VOTE! The American flag belongs to everyone in this country…one side or the other does not get to claim it Take deep breaths Don’t watch election results […]

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Scary Honesty in Service of Growth

Authority. Some of us have it, some of us don’t. Some are afraid of it, some rebel against it, some want anything and any way to gain it. And many of us, myself included, have a complicated relationship with it. I used to work in a customer service industry. The client was always right and […]

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There Is No Putting Toothpaste Back In the Tube

I would love to sit up here on my little soap box and proselytize my beliefs. I would love to be able to do that and still call myself an open person, but I am no longer sure that that is the most effective way to change hearts and minds and build a more unified […]

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Take-Out Menus Became My Nemesis

It comes as no surprise to most people that I have control issues…mostly because I talk about having them all the time. Control issues are all about a fear of something going out of control (obvi) and fear of the unknown. So, basically, COVID-times are a nightmare for anyone with control issues laced with anxiety […]

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What to Do When What You Do Isn’t Everything.

            We all have so many roles that we fulfill in life. Like more than you realize you have. Seriously take a moment and think of some of the roles you have or the labels you give yourself…there’s a bunch, right? (Wife, daughter, puppy mom, writer, speaker, traveler, home cook…those are some of mine just to […]

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Sep 22
Exploration

Can Openers Really Do Slow Me Down

I very commonly am running at about a million miles per minute. I think a part of that comes from not wanting to deal with/think about things going on in the world or fears that I have and a part of it is always that damn proving my worth.  As the tornado of my mind […]

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Celebrating is Not a Four-Letter Word…Literally

It’s such a weird time right now and sometimes it doesn’t feel like there is anything to celebrate. The funny thing about my family though is that we always seem to keep celebrating even the tiniest things. We are a family of over-sharers and perhaps also a family of over-celebrators. In these really tough, confusing, […]

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