why i’m listening to christmas music (yes, already)

Last week, I was browsing through the new releases on Spotify when something caught my eye – a new Kelly Clarkson Christmas album. Now, this isn’t something I’ve talked about often, but Kelly Clarkson’s 2013 Christmas album, Wrapped in Red, is probably one of my favorite records of all my time. Not only is it…

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xxxi : day four

This year has been a year of many firsts. Case in point, I have never posted my annual birthday post a whole day late – let alone four. But this year, I think that very action goes to show what I’ve learned to admit: It’s okay that this post is late, and the time I…

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moving towards simplicity – my story

NOTE: I originally wrote this post on January 30, 2020. The first month of this new year brought its fair share of challenges – ones that forced me to reevaluate my intentions for the year and what I truly needed to sustain my own humanity. In light of the worldwide change being brought on by…

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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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