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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the no-spend new year : one month in

This post is a continuation of the No-Spend New Year series. To read the introduction, click here. There are 18 open tabs on my Chrome notebook. One is a reminder of an online creativity course I signed up for 2 months ago. Two contain images I need to print for my vision board. Two more…

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where do we go from here? a simple + good recap

We’ve talked about things that matter. We’ve talked about letting go of the milestone mentality and knowing who we are. We’ve talked about learning to listen, to both the world and ourselves, and about reckoning with the reality of our creative dreams. But none of these things are true qualities of simplicity. Heck, this may…

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the electric fence

Lately, I’ve really been feeling the feels about this whole Stay at Home new normal we’re living in. I’m stuck in a ritualized emotional roller coaster of ups, downs, backs, forths, and topsy-turvys. Most days, I’m really grateful. I’m discovering new things, embracing new moments, and enjoying the simplicity of my life here on the…

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