Month: December 2017

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2018: Generous

“Every time I see the beautifully-wrapped square package with their names written on the gift tag, I am reminded of what it means to live in a spirit of generosity. It means giving when you don’t feel like it. It means choosing to see someone’s actions from a perspective different than your own. It means giving of your resources not necessarily because you want to because you know it’s the loving thing to do.”

Through the Streets

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. Hafiz

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On Trust & Giving Your Whole Heart

Years ago, I started writing letters to my sons. There were so many things I wanted to tell them but either the timing wasn’t right or they weren’t in the mood to talk or I felt like what I wanted to share was a bit advanced for their age. I didn’t want those thoughts to go to waste, so I put pen to paper. … Read More On Trust & Giving Your Whole Heart

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Christmas Simmering Pot

Want the smell of Christmas without all the chemicals? Give this simmering pot recipe a try!

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#9: Between Lost and Found

This week, we hear from a brave reader who, without asking any questions in black and white, is asking the biggest question of them all: is my life worth living?

I See You

I see you dressed in white / Every wrong made right / I see a rose in bloom / At the sight of you / Oh, so priceless For King and Country

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#8: Self-Care and Survival

Holidays and boundaries usually don’t mix (without a good deal of effort). This week, we hear from a mama who wants to make the holidays less about stress and more about peace and belonging.

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

For a delicious, homecooked meal that requires essentially no prep and no active cooking time, look no further. Perfect for fall-fading-to-winter evenings and easy to double for a crowd.

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Review: Blue Apron

Heard of those meal delivery services like Hello Fresh and Home Chef? Charlie and I tried Blue Apron this week to change up our date-night-in plans.

Whatever

What ever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will. Cheryl Strayed

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#7: Shame is a Liar

How do we make peace with our past mistakes? What does the process of self-forgiveness look like? It requires effort and work, but I can’t think of anything more important. With the peace that accompanies self-forgiveness comes the ability to grow and live a full life.

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Going Public

No matter how you feel about religion or religious traditions, I think we can all get on board with the idea that owning our experiences and sharing them with others is a helpful practice.