the no-spend new year: three months in

The past month hasn’t been the best look on me. I’ve been feeling heavy – physically and emotionally – and I’ve felt myself falling back into bad habits to feel better. On top of all that, I’m getting married in almost 2 months. With that comes the preventative stress of making sure my skincare routine…

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buying into the lie of simplicity

About a year ago, I found myself embarking on a new way of life. A more simple life. A “Simple + Good” life, if I may. It was the perfect storm. I was leaving behind “A Necessary Rebrand” to rebrand myself, which was very exciting and would, of course, require a lot of research. And…

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we need to talk about self-love culture

The concept of “self-love” has been having a moment for what, now – a decade or so? We tout it as an excuse to buy expensive bath bombs and invest in silky lingerie. We call it a movement, a sudden change of thought. We hashtag it on our selfies, even when we don’t believe it.…

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rest in our reality

Today, it’s raining. The air outside our home smells like wood fire, cold temperatures, and wet leaves. There’s a goat screaming in the pasture; she’s hungry, as always, and she’d rather stand in the rain and tell us about it than curl up with her family in the shed we built for them. I’m about…

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