the important difference between simplicity & complacency

….and why worrying too much about either one only gives you anxiety. When I entered my first serious relationship, everything was exciting. There was the first date, the first kiss, the first “I Love You,” the first too-late night, the first anniversary, and the moving-in. There were the first discussions about where things would go…

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seasons of stress

Seasons of stress don’t always have to make sense. Sometimes, we’re stressed for other people and their well-being. Sometimes, it’s almost like a chemical imbalance that we can’t control. Sometimes, we just feel overwhelmed – even by the things we want to do. But whatever it is, stress is legit. And apparently, I’m in the…

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(un)overwhelmed.

Hours ago, I felt the need to write something honest. Something about overwhelm. Because that’s all that I was capable of feeling. Writing anything else felt impossible. But as I walked out of the office of the colony to lock up the farmhouse for the evening, I found myself locked out of the office. And…

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returning to the breath

There’s a lesson taught in every yoga class I’ve ever sat in: focus on the breath, inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth, and clear your mind. It’s really hard to do. But what I like about it is this: every instructor I’ve had will say, just as your mind begins to drift, that…

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