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My tiny beautiful things

I started using Instagram about 4 years ago, just after my first son was born. As you can imagine, my pictures mostly focused around my infatuation with him. I would get a whopping 2 likes every time I posted (all from family members). Instagram can be a lot of fun, but it does have its’… Continue reading My tiny beautiful things

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10 ways I strengthened my mental-health

I am a perfect storm of a personality. My family has a history of mental illness so I am at a lovely predisposition to a problem in this area as well. I am an introvert, so openly speaking about personal problems is already an enormous effort. I am a perfectionist, control freak, and an idealist.… Continue reading 10 ways I strengthened my mental-health

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A Holy Yes to Writing

I head downstairs to play piano. My fingers trickle over the keys for a while. The room is dark, the kids are asleep upstairs, husband is out with a friend. The house is mine. What would happen if I played a B chord here instead of a G? What would it sound like if I played a D… Continue reading A Holy Yes to Writing

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Marie Forleo’s secret to motivation – it’s the simplest one I’ve heard!

Is there an activity in your life you could find enjoyment in yet you’ve passed it off as a waste of time so you rush through it? I feel this way about a lot of things. Cooking, cleaning, running, flossing. You know what has changed my mindset? Reading this quote by Marie Forleo: The secret to staying… Continue reading Marie Forleo’s secret to motivation – it’s the simplest one I’ve heard!

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A personal challenge, and one we might all want to practice.

  “Accept Yourself, and Expect More From Yourself.” Thank-you Gretchen Rubin for that one. I am in a constant tension between these two things. Of wanting to show myself the highest level of self-compassion, after so many years of putting way too much pressure on myself…yet also being cognizant of the ways I could be more motivated,… Continue reading A personal challenge, and one we might all want to practice.