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A New Kind of Magic – When Quitting is Salve for the Soul

A New Kind of Magic – When Quitting is Salve for the Soul

So many nuggets of goodness were found when I read Danielle LaPorte’s The Firestarter Sessions several years ago. The one that rattled my little people-pleasing soul, though, was this thought: Be careful what you are good at doing. LaPorte explained that so many people get swept up in the excitement (and applause) of carrying out something… Continue Reading

She sat on the porch of her home. Water at her feet in a puddle, she wondered if it was okay to drink. Her family’s water had been turned off for days and she’d had to be creative about where she got both her next meal or cold water on this very hot July day.… Continue Reading

I Didn’t Think My Life Would Turn Out This Way

I Didn’t Think My Life Would Turn Out This Way

On the eve of my son’s most recent birthday, my only child sat up in his Marvel superhero clad bed and, with tears in his eyes and a shaky voice, managed to proclaim with the flare and drama that only a soon-to-be-7-year-old could pull off, “I didn’t think my life would turn out this way!”… Continue Reading

Pickles No More

Pickles No More

It wasn’t something that happened overnight, but still, this was something that could have been seen coming a mile away if any time was spent with my son. What started as a request, visit after visit to Barnes & Noble, to purchase a stuffed Ty penguin, became a bit of an obsession with the little… Continue Reading

Hitting Snooze

Hitting Snooze

Lately, I’ve been all over the place. Misplaced keys, shirt on backwards and inside out, and a bag of Fritos and a coconut La Croix for lunch. I wear a FitBit, though, so hey, I’m one health-conscious mama. Just like most, I have plenty of goals and dreams, but my dream of getting a full… Continue Reading

Keep Writing

Keep Writing

I’m not sure if, for me, it’s an entire book or simply an essay or series of letters I want to give to my son when he goes of to college (should he choose to do so), but the point is made, Ms. Strayed. Continue Reading

A Year of Less

A Year of Less

So, I’ve been dabbling in minimalism for quite some time now. People like The Minimalists, Courtney Carver, and Tammy Strobel, well, they just seem to get me, ya know? I’ve been pairing down my possessions and trying to be mindful about purchases, but know I haven’t been doing as much as I could be doing.… Continue Reading

You Are Everything

You Are Everything

If you’ve known me for awhile, or have followed my story, you may know that I have been one of the “lucky” ones to be touched by depression and anxiety. I’ve written about it from time to time to work through periods of my life that have been particularly difficult. Putting words on “paper” seems… Continue Reading

Dear 22-Year-Old Woz…

Dear 22-Year-Old Woz…

Dear Woz, It’s me, you. Except now I’m 41 and I’ve learned a thing or two since your overalls wearing days. I just wanted to write to you and tell you something as you get ready to graduate college and head into the “real world.” You see, at 22 you are full of dreams and… Continue Reading

Got 10 Minutes? 10 Ways to Self-Care

Got 10 Minutes? 10 Ways to Self-Care

  See those gorgeous soaking salts right there? They’ve been sitting in a jar for nearly a year now looking oh-so-pretty and smelling oh-so-fine. Today, though, they got to live out their destiny. They hopped out of that jar, into my hand for a hot second for their photo debut, and then into a hot… Continue Reading

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