| Tuesdays With Morrie: A Reflection |

Sometimes, it seems as though we travel through life on autopilot, determined to get to a destination that society mandates as our next move. I think of a chess game: The ultimate goal is to journey to the other side of the board. Migrate forward, keep your eye on the target. Stop anyone in your […]

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| Top Ten Desk Essentials, For You Or Your Work Wife |

Guilty confession: I have a girl crush on Jenna Dewan. I fell in love with her in 2006 when the Step Up movie premiered: Wanted to dance like her, wanted to look like her, purchased leg warmers and played the soundtrack on repeat, sashaying alone in my bedroom. Fast forward thirteen years and that sense […]

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|Honoring An Angel: Ways To Remember A Lost Love One On Your Special Day |

I zipped up my sister’s wedding dress in quiet company, with only a camera lens, digital recorder, and each creative conductor looking on. It was hard to tell where her gown began and ended- The room shimmered in the bright sunlight and created cream waves, whitecaps rolling from the ivory curtains, to a long, blush […]

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| Coffee Date Conversations: What’s Currently Brewing- April |

This entry is long overdue, but I figured that since this is the first time actually ever drafting up a “love list,” I could take my time. The concept came to me in April, but as you are aware, the month sort of sucked for me. It was a transformative month, yes: I experienced some […]

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| Lessons From My Mother |

It’s Easter Sunday and I am content to disconnect for a few moments, walk away from the potato peeling and broccoli cutting to venture outside while there is a break in the rain. The front garden is soaked but I stroll through anyway, admiring the way that the shrubs look, newly green, the way that […]

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| Checked Out: January Book Review II- More Than You Know |

It’s a cold, snowy night in Virginia and I am compelled to cozy up with a blanket and jot down a few thoughts about the book I just finished, “More Than You Know,” by Beth Gutcheon. The story unfolds in Dundee, Maine; An old woman confides in the reader immediately by declaring an eery revelation: […]

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| Gold Pen Geode Dreams |

For our first-year wedding anniversary, my husband bought me the calligraphy kit that I had added to my Amazon cart months prior as one of my “paper” gifts. It was wonderful and I couldn’t wait to create beautiful signs and hand-write greeting cards and make table assignments with gold pens on vibrant geodes and… Practicing […]

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