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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there’s no wrong way to tell a great story

I came home on a high. I loved my Pixar ball, I loved my experiences at the Disney parks, I’d had a wonderful time with my family, and I was so excited to be home sweet home. I was also rushing to get back to life, because I had a full weekend of work ahead…

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ten years

It’s been exactly 10 years since we graduated high school. 10 years since the only thing we knew to look forward to was the future. 9 1/2 years since we learned that going off to college isn’t always as carefree, easy, and breezy as it might have seemed in the movies. You see, right there,…

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where have all the ladies gone?

I still remember going to some of my first guitar lessons, when my teacher would prompt me to hand over my worn blue iPod mini so he could scroll through my catalog and help me choose a good song to learn. He couldn’t believe how many female artists I had to choose from. He found…

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