to all the quiet girls,

I see you. Yes, you. Sitting silent between two conversations, whipping your head back and forth with each one, waiting for your chance, your nudge, your invitation. Not knowing when’s the time to speak up because every time you’ve tried before, someone’s always beaten you to it. Feeling like you might actually have something good…

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have yourself a mindful little christmas

As our Christmas morning festivities drew to a close sometime around 3:30 PM on December 25th, I felt that familiar sensation of post-yuletide sadness beginning to set in. Many of our extended family celebrations just aren’t what they used to be (or cease to exist), the holiday gifting/decorating inspirations that gave me hope a week…

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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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