Jan. 15, 2023

Empathology

At the start of Covid, when everyone was punching each other in the face for toilet paper, I decided to change grocery shopping time to before work once a week. It massively cut down on the number of people I had to encounter, and the shelves were s…

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Jan. 9, 2023

Repacking to Unpacking

We tend to be nicer to others than we are to ourselves. I was recently chatting with a friend and began reflecting on my therapy journey – which has been an interesting and impactful one. I mentioned in a previous blog that Ken and I opted t…

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Dec. 30, 2022

Don't be an Askhole

There is power behind having convictions, believing in structures (family, faith, moral, etc.), and living each day built around the confines and principles of those structures. There is also power behind being ourselves – the true version of…

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Dec. 22, 2022

Maybe

My younger brother recently sent me a story about removing ourselves from predetermined outcomes and consequences– The Chinese Farmer Story – an ancient writing that dates back thousands of years. Every so often, I read something that ju…

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Dec. 10, 2022

Crabs

Not THAT kind of crabs ya pig… I have been trying to make myself a little more open and vulnerable to continue my growth and foster healthy relationships. I was never one to talk about my struggles or share personal, intimate details with an…

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Have you ever experienced grief over knowing something in your life will never be the same? Don’t worry, I am not talking about death (for once). I tend to get comfortable with the every days of life – the comfort of my own home, my rou…

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Nov. 11, 2022

Uber Chronicles

We are infamous for arriving and departing shows in an Uber. We will not drink and drive, so to avoid stress, worry, and being unsafe, it is just worth it to us. Is it costly? Sometimes. Luckily, we live fairly close to all our frequently visited ve…

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Nov. 3, 2022

Inspiration, Anyone?

I have days where I can sit and write three blog drafts in a row, and I love it. I also have days where I feel like I have absolutely nothing to say or offer, so nothing comes out. I guess that is what ‘they’ call writer’s block. I…

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Oct. 28, 2022

I Don't Know Love

Ken and I decided against having children years ago. When we first met, we agreed to be open to the idea of having children but not force it. We both came from broken homes, we were both coming out of broken relationships, and I wanted to focus on b…

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The last couple of years have forced me to look within, assess outward, and really try to find inner happiness and balance. Covid and isolation, mom getting sick, friends and family dying, people I did not know dying in masses, all weighed on me, he…

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