3 Surprisingly Easy Steps to Reducing Your Social Media Use (Without Quitting Altogether)

I’ve been addicted to social media since 2009 when I first started blogging and became obsessed with posting EVERY SINGLE THING I did and EVERY THOUGHT I ever had. I knew it was bad when I couldn’t take a hike, spend time with my family, or cook a simple meal without thinking I had to […]

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Kindness. Compassion. Respect.

I get nutrition assistance (a.k.a. food stamps). It’s not a comfortable thing to do. Personally, it’s something I believe in, but I know what a lot of people think about “people who take handouts.” I’ve had more than one friend make disparaging comments about people on food stamps before I stopped them by telling them […]

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Taking off My Mask

Last week I shared with you how I’m taking 40 days off from social media, podcasts, celebrity gossip, and TV. First of all, I’ll admit that I have done a horrible job at this. I’ve totally been checking Facebook, with a little smattering of Instagram and even one late night celebrity googling bingeathon (Oh Miley, […]

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Making Peace With What Is

I thought my life would be different. Not better. Just different. When I was a kid, I thought I would go to college, meet the love of my life, get married, have my first child by 24, work part-time while my well-to-do husband worked full-time, have one or two more kids…and that was it. That […]

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The Overnight Success

Success, when it comes, can come so quickly that to the outside world it looks like magic or just plain luck. You might look like an overnight success at whatever it is you have finally begun to achieve. And even to yourself it might feel miraculous how easily your desires now come to you. Yet […]

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