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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