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News of The Exciting Variety

This is an update in which I will try to use my words and probably fail because I'm excited and these are words I've never said before. I'm being published. In an anthology. Next month. An actual paper-and-ink book that I can hold in my hands. I can't begin to tell you what this means… Continue reading News of The Exciting Variety

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Boosting Your Creativity: Five Ways to Recharge When Inspiration is Running Low

We all have different talents and passions. It's one of the glorious things that makes it so fun to be human. We get to add something of value to the world around us. We teach others a new skill or create something beautiful or provide a useful service. The act of creating allows us to… Continue reading Boosting Your Creativity: Five Ways to Recharge When Inspiration is Running Low

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Things I Would Like To Be Able To Do

A short list of all the things I'd like to be able to do, in no particular order. Know that all the children in this country are falling asleep in a safe home with the people who love them. Have productive conversations with people who believe differently than I do without any assumptions or attacks. Sleep… Continue reading Things I Would Like To Be Able To Do

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This Is What We’re Working With

I'm trying to get better at observing the world around me. Picking up tidbits of conversation, looking for details I may have missed before, and generally being mindful of my surroundings--these are just a few of the things on my list. I'm finding this to be a vital part of understanding the people and places… Continue reading This Is What We’re Working With

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Head-Over-Heels

I'm traveling for work this week. The DC area is one of my favorite places to go for work--and now I know this time of year is the perfect time. It's gorgeous. Every other tree is absolutely lit up with blooms in shades of pink, purple, and white. The weather is perfect. The sun is… Continue reading Head-Over-Heels

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#goals #help

I almost applied for post-grad school. Can you believe that? I just got done with the whole get-your-education thing (it took me 10 years to get my BA and MA) and I was suddenly considering going back into the mess of deadlines and debt to get my PhD. To avoid making any hasty decisions, I… Continue reading #goals #help

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I’m a Real Girl

I've been thinking about gratitude a lot lately. My gratitude practice has been life-changing (not an overstatement) and it's only been three years. Or it's already been three years. Or it's been a whopping three years. I can't decide which best describes it.  There were long seasons where it was a struggle and I didn't… Continue reading I’m a Real Girl

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I’m Learning

It's Christmas Eve and I'm sitting under my favorite quilt. There's a gooey rum cake in the fridge and my dog is happily curled up in the sunshine. The kiddo? She's upstairs, playing Mario Brothers--her new favorite thing. My boyfriend (yeah, he's great) is sanding and staining a shelf for our kitchen nook. Our Christmas… Continue reading I’m Learning

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When Your Loved One Says #MeToo

  Originally posted at WereAllHer.com. It’s everywhere now, women and men alike sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and assault or simply saying nothing more than “me, too.” The undeniable presence of the norms surrounding sexual misconduct becomes more evident every time someone shares their experience. These experiences typically involve shame, fear, hiding, telling lies,… Continue reading When Your Loved One Says #MeToo

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Meanwhile, in the Adventures of Myla and Kaela…

Hi. Yes, hello. It's me. It's been awhile, I know. Surely you're used to this nonsense by now. In the time I've been gone, a thing or two has happened, as they often do.     It's quick update time! Here goes... 1. Myla and I moved to an adorable little bungalow in Wichita. We're… Continue reading Meanwhile, in the Adventures of Myla and Kaela…