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No, You Don’t “Have To” This Holiday Season

Every year, we talk about the need to simplify and slowdown during the holiday season. We talk about how we’re going to say no to consumerism and be grateful for what we have instead. We talk about “the real meaning of Christmas,” like we’ve made some grand, new discovery…

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Spring Cleaning: 7 Areas You Might Have Missed

When you think of spring cleaning, you might think of cleaning every nook and cranny of your home – dusting cobwebs out of corners, mopping the hard to reach places, and cleaning every window inside and out. Or maybe you think of going full-on KonMari and getting rid of anything that doesn’t “spark joy”…

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Escaping The Dark Arms of Toxicity

At the start of each new year, I set a theme or intention to guide my thoughts and actions for the next twelve months. It’s usually a longing that’s been gnawing at my heart or an idea that’s been drawing me in like cool water on a hot summers day. Every year, without fail, something bubbles up from within and I know I must listen and act. This year the word cleanse came to mind…

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