our year of resolve

Did you know that when a tree sheds its leaves for winter, it’s not as dead as it may look? Despite its beautiful, barren appearance, it is already full of tiny buds, breaking their way out through the branches in preparation for their blossom into spring. Therefore, while we view winter as a time of…

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You Matter

These two simple words strung together make a powerful statement that I can’t take credit for. They came to me from the most unexpected of places – from one of our recent writing retreaters – an older lady with a varied past that was slowly revealed to us through a series of stories and poems.…

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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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and what did i find? a reflection on 30 days without instagram

I left to find peace. I left to find quiet. I left to stop comparing, to stop obsessing, to stop wishing, and to just be. And what did I find? Well, I’ll admit the first couple days were hard. I’d be sitting on the couch, watching a movie, and find some insatiable “need” to be…

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