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How quitting social media is changing everything for me

Who am I without constant feedback about who I am via social media comments and likes? Who am I if I’m not creating nearly constant content for social media consumption? What’s left when all the noise is silenced and social media chatter and scrolling and...

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Election Day, some thoughts

I’m writing this on the morning of Election Day. Tensions are high. Hearts are heavy. Some are hopeful. So much is at stake. My friends and I have been in deep conversation about the importance of taking especially deep care of ourselves, no matter the outcome....

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Trying to reclaim my joy and other thoughts

  Autumn is here, it is here, it is HERE!   As I write this, I’m sipping hot tea, looking out the window to frosty cold grass, blue skies, and the long shadows that come with the Autumn sun.   This year has been so strange and hard for all of us....

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Goodbye, Instagram + Facebook

  I’ve been on Instagram and Facebook for over a decade. There were years when I was super in love, especially with Instagram. Pretty photos and stories? YES, please! But for a long time now (years!), I’ve struggled with both platforms (despite...

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My heart bursts daily: True is TEN!

(photos by In Her Image) True turned 10 and my mama heart continues to burst daily. At ten, True is a young man who loves is obsessed with skateboarding, hanging out with friends, listening to Hardy Boy audio books, playing (and eating) at Mimi and Grandpa’s...

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I opened a retail store!

I can’t believe we made it, but we did!   Birthing SoulShine + Co during a pandemic has been a story I’ll remember forever. I have so much to say about it, but it’s safe to say that creating beauty during a time of uncertainty has been an anchor...

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Taking my time = cultivating Joy

  I’ve been cultivating my joy lately by Taking My Time, which is such good soul learning (and unlearning) for me. Summer is here and it’s a beautiful invitation to do what I’m always craving: slower everything, being present, practicing the art...

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Happy Birthday, John!

  John turned 46 years young last month. To celebrate, we snuggled into a little cabin along the gorgeous Metolius River. We ate, wandered along the river, listened to music (Bob Dylan mostly), watched movies (Have you seen the Beastie Boys documentary? So...

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