For Oneself

  To be independent is partly defined as ‘thinking or acting for oneself.’ What does this look like in relationships? I acknowledge it is hard to find the balance in being deeply connected though separate. As I think about relationships, especially in a marriage, I reflect on where there is space, or space that can […]

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Finding independence in the workplace

  For some people, work and stress simply go together. Most people will probably tell you that they’ve experienced some level of stress at work. In fact, they might even say, “it’s just part of the job.” But when does occupational stress become a problem? ABC News reported that “More than half of U.S. employees […]

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Our Stories

As children use toys to help process and tell their stories, adults use words. Sometimes the words alone fall short. The story might need to be shared with more beauty, more pain, more meaning. The culmination of words is more important than the individual words. The final product is what makes poetry so captivating. Even […]

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Mindful Eating

  I’m totally guilty of running on empty. Too many times, I’ve waited until the last minute to fill my car up with fuel and, more importantly, I’ve been too busy to nourish my body throughout the day. Practicing mindfulness while eating, or “mindful eating,” can boost both your energy and your mood. A simple […]

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Staying Connected Through Changes

My husband and I are expecting a baby next month. More than any other question, we are asked, “are you excited!?” The obvious and easy answer is YES! But I would be lying if I said a part of me wasn’t nervous about the changes it will bring in our marriage. It has already brought […]

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A Better You

You will often hear people say, “a new year; a new me.” The word “new” implicates that something is coming that hasn’t existed before. What if rather than a new you, the focus is on a better you. The intention then becomes to improve and not to create. That sounds much more like a perspective […]

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One Word for Your New Year

It’s officially a New Year! And if you are like most people, January brings high aspirations for a new-and-improved you. To be honest, I’ve never been great at New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, I don’t know anyone who actually is! Even the most determined individuals end up compromising on their lofty ambitions sometime around February […]

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