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Knowing Your Needs

Knowing Your Needs

Feeling “needy” is my worst nightmare–I fear being “too much” or too dependent. Somewhere along the line, I started believing this faulty narrative that being “needy” is a bad thing. It’s been a pretty ingrained narrative for the better part of my life, and it...
It’s Not Too Late To Reconcile

It’s Not Too Late To Reconcile

rec·on·cile /ˈrekənˌsīl/ verb 1. restore friendly relations between. 2. cause to coexist in harmony; make or show to be compatible. Reconciliation is not a word we speak of often. I would argue that most people want to coexist with others in harmony, yet we are afraid...
The Next Right Thing

The Next Right Thing

My husband and I recently moved to a new home. Given that this is my tenth move in twelve years, you would think I would be a pro. Sure, I’ve gotten way more efficient at packing and can usually visualize where I want things to go, however, it’s still just as...
Pace, Place, and Perspective

Pace, Place, and Perspective

Change of Pace It’s been 7 months of living life in the middle of a pandemic and, because of that, most of us have naturally experienced a change of pace. Our day-to-day rhythm has changed due to the unknown and ever-changing nature of COVID. Going places has been...
The Freedom of Saying ‘No’

The Freedom of Saying ‘No’

If you’re anything like me, a ‘yes’ is much quicker to roll off my tongue than a ‘no’. Often, I regret that response if I haven’t had a chance to really think about what I need and what my limits are. This leaves me spending way too much mental and emotional energy...
It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

The phrase “it takes a village” has always been a bit cliche to me. Yet, ironically, I’ve found myself saying it more the past 9 months and truly believing it. I had my first child 9 months ago and was thrown into a crazy adventure. I had friends share their...