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Funk Almost Sliced His Ear Off

We were having SO much fun! And then Funk killed it. I recently visited my Aunt Jan and Uncle Carl—the last of my elder relatives. We met at a restaurant and then followed their son’s car back to the Airbnb where they were staying. The bonfire pit in the backyard called to my cousin Chris […]

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A Time for Gratitude

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. My version of the holiday. A time to celebrate with the family I’ve created—community, if you will—and recognizing the gifts Mother Earth has provided. Show my gratitude for those treasures, and for having people to share them with. Because really, what’s the use of having anything […]

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INFJ Personality and Motherhood

I’m one of those weird mothers. I wanted to have a natural birth so that I could experience the experience. Wanted to connect to a higher power, to lay down a solid foundation for my new family. When my firstborn was two years old, I decided to become a stay-at-home mom. Which meant, my husband […]

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Luv You. Bah!

I was brought up to believe that showing vulnerability was a sign of weakness. Now I understand that it takes great strength to be who we are: to speak our desires, needs, passions. To say that you love someone, when you’re not so sure that they love you back. I don’t like the new standard […]

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere!

The other day I posted about finding a heart rock that I felt was placed in my path. I wasn’t having the best day, so it seemed like a message of love sent from above.Well, I sort of felt it was divine. I’m Italian. I’m a big believer in signs….when they happen to other people. […]

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Be Nice. You never know what someone is going through

Some things are so sad. I didn’t know Willis Hossler, except through Facebook. I can’t remember how we found each other. All I know is that he responded in the most beautiful way to some of my posts – and they actually helped so much, particularly as I was grieving my sister’s death – and […]

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Good attitudes begin with manners

“No problem.” That is the response I received at the gym this morning, when I thanked the front desk staff for the sauna being hot today. This is a ridiculously small thing to complain about, but I think the words she was searching for was, “Your welcome.” Manners. They go a long way in keeping […]

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