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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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Black Lives Matter – A letter to my community

Dear friends, The last couple of weeks have been tough. Last week, after the murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, John and I sat True (9 yrs old) down and had a conversation with him about what is happening in the US. We told him about the murder of George Floyd...

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Hello, tenderness.

  For as long as I’ve been making art and telling my stories online (circa 2006!), it’s been important to me to tell them honestly. I have a strong value on being brave in times of celebration (not playing small, dimming my/your light) as well as...

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