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Traditions Matter

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They say, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone” and this year I’ve come to realize that in many ways, but none more significantly than the holiday traditions that I have always associated with Thanksgiving. When I was told this year that we wouldn’t be celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner it felt so wrong I refused to think about it. I have only had one other Thanksgiving where a turkey and all the fixings weren’t a part of the day and it stands out as one of the worst Thanksgivings I’ve ever had. I didn’t understand…

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Living in Comparison

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I started out thinking I wanted to write about how much I dislike “Chick Lit” and “Chick Flicks”, but as I tried to find the right words to explain my feelings and to not offend people in the process I realized that the discussion I wanted to have was part of a greater issue. My dislike of reading what is commonly called “Chick Lit” or watching a movie that most would categorize as a “Chick Flick” comes from the perceived judgment from others that would come with an admission that I liked these things. I want to say upfront that…

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Words of Wisdom

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I have a board on Pinterest that I have called “Words of Wisdom” where I stash all of the quotes that inspire me. It is a treasure trove of ways to lead a life that I can love and be proud of. The only problem is that I pin things to this board and then more often than not forget about them. I started thinking about this because I had a slew of not so great days where I was down on myself and I could have used some of the advice that was tucked away waiting for me to…

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What’s Your Favorite Book?

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“What’s your favorite book?” This is one of my least favorite questions to be asked because I don’t have an answer for it. I don’t have a favorite book. It is impossible to choose. I’ve read too many wonderful books in my life and to choose just one as a favorite isn’t something I can do. Nor is it easy to give a top 2, 3, 5 or 10 list. There are too many factors that go into making those choices. Part of the trouble of picking a favorite comes because I find myself tailoring the list to the person…

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