8 September

UNTIL WE CAN’T DANCE ANYMORE

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UNTIL WE CAN’T DANCE ANYMORE

My sister is getting married tomorrow. Dear Sister, No one told me about this feeling. I’ve seen different countries and held new babies and been in rooms with so much love that I could almost taste it. But no one told me that when my sister got married, I would feel the oddest cocktail of emotions […]

25 August

WHEN A SONG CHANGES YOU

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WHEN A SONG CHANGES YOU

Words change me. I am a writer, after all, so that makes sense. Or at least it does to me. When I read good pieces of writing, I don’t easily forget the words, and because I’m a writer, I know how carefully words are chosen. Whether it’s an essay or a blog post or a […]

24 July

BREWED

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BREWED

One day last winter, I wrote part of this while sitting in a coffee shop with Kyle. We were both working on something — I was likely writing a paper for finals, or should have been, but I took a break to write this. I left it saved on my computer for months, and then more […]

5 July

INTENTIONAL EATING + MOVEMENT

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INTENTIONAL EATING + MOVEMENT

This post has two sections focused on intentional eating and intentional movement. I have no medical background other than my own research over the years, so please don’t take any of this as medical advice. This is simply what I am doing lately and how it’s working for me. Since being diagnosed with MS, I’ve spent […]

28 June

WHAT IS SHINE THEORY?

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WHAT IS SHINE THEORY?

“Here’s my solution: When you meet a woman who is intimidatingly witty, stylish, beautiful, and professionally accomplished, befriend her. Surrounding yourself with the best people doesn’t make you look worse by comparison. It makes you better.” – Ann Friedman I can count on one hand the amount of  “cat fights” I’ve had in my life. Most […]