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Daily Intentions + Weekly Menu (and Don’t Forget Valentine’s Day!)

Daily Intentions + Weekly Menu (and Don’t Forget Valentine’s Day!)

I received an email newsletter in January from one of my favorite authors, Jen Sincero, about New Year’s resolutions and how they’re difficult to keep throughout the year. Jen instead suggests we make daily intentions because it’s much easier to exercise today, or drink 75 ounces […]

Family-Style Dining at Len Foote Hike Inn + Great Recipe for Leftovers

Family-Style Dining at Len Foote Hike Inn + Great Recipe for Leftovers

This past Friday, my friend Annie and I ventured to Len Foote Hike Inn, a backcountry lodge accessed via Amicalola Falls State Park. Getting to the inn required a 5-mile hike both in and out, and I had the grand idea of making it a […]

Christmas Hurts

Christmas Hurts

With its twinkling lights, treasured ornaments, familiar smells, and resonating music that can take us to another time in an instant, the Christmas season magnifies our wounds. Christmas is beautiful, but it hurts because we miss people. I can easily recall my grandfather sitting at […]

All the Gifts

All the Gifts

My “day” job consists of telling other people’s stories. I’m a public relations consultant, so I get to write about lots of awesome people and then go and tell other awesome people what they’re up to. It’s a lot of fun, especially because these folks […]

A Staircase in a Black Hole

A Staircase in a Black Hole

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in the broken world – Mary Oliver November 25, 2017 I had my second surgery on November 13.  Much less invasive physically, mentally and emotionally, perhaps because there’s not a whole lot […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I like definitions. I like explanations and when things make sense, reconcile and add up. I like to break words apart and put them back together. And where I’ve previously skimmed over the words “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” they now have new meaning to me. Defined […]

September Storms

September Storms

It’s all a bit much sometimes, don’t you think? Does anyone else feel the burdens of our individual and collective worlds pile up, one by one — a crick in your neck or a weight across your shoulders? Hoping there’s a way to contribute to […]

Fall Garden

Fall Garden

We started our spring and summer garden seeds inside this year. We got the little containers, the heating pad, watering system, and grow lights. The kids and I planted beans, watermelon, tomato, cucumbers, flowers – all sorts of things inside, in March. While the outside […]

Hallelujah Anyway

Hallelujah Anyway

I hope Anne Lamott doesn’t mind if I sit here and analyze the title of her latest book. It is on my bedside table, and I haven’t even opened the first page. I’m reading two other books, my new self-imposed limit. One fiction and one […]

Day Rhythms

Day Rhythms

Like many, I anticipated the solar eclipse for several weeks. I planned a menu on Pinterest and created a playlist on Spotify, but we drank water and listened to the birds and crickets. We kept the kids home from school. After a long summer with […]