the no-spend new year: how it started

Back in November 2020, I made a big decision: I was going to stop shopping in 2021 – cold turkey – for all of the things I didn’t need. The distractions, the time-fillers, the pick-me-ups….you know, because I’m sure you’ve been there at some point, too. I was spending too much, accumulating too much, and…

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what’s your want? : a guide to princess power songs

What was your favorite song as a child? If you’re a Millennial like me, there’s a good chance it was found on a Disney soundtrack. And to this day, when you hear that song or see that movie, you’re taken back. You love that song. It’s in your blood. But chances are, you don’t see…

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if it makes you happy : finding + accepting your talisman

So I guess now you’re probably just wondering. . . why? Why does any of this matter? Why should we care about your experience at this D23 thing? Why are you obsessed with the Toy Story ball? Why am I even still reading this? Well, I’m about to tell you. After a good while away…

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enter cloudland : nurturing your wild woman

As I pondered this transition into my new Wild Woman, I could sense that something was still missing. I was walking the walk, but could I talk the talk? ….Or was it vice versa? I knew that I was going to have to get away. What I wanted was something private and secluded, where I…

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