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| A Backyard Agenda: Fairfax, VA |

The idea of a long weekend without plans is a foreign concept to me: It feels unsettling in my very core (although an uncluttered agenda might truly do me some good.) Nevertheless, as June came to a close I felt compelled to start looking for things to do in our area, Northern Virginia day trips… Continue reading | A Backyard Agenda: Fairfax, VA |

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| Another Day, Another Exercise |

Why is it so difficult to bridge a life of dreaming up goals and actually pursuing them? I am racking my brain on how to achieve balance, slow down and do some of the things I’ve proclaimed to do. It is not an easy endeavor at all. I need deadlines. The next #tut30days challenge intrigues… Continue reading | Another Day, Another Exercise |

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| Mantras & Musings |

I am falling increasingly behind on my exercises but I am determined to follow through, execute every one at my own pace. I received a book for Christmas titled, “Start Where You Are: A Journal For Self-Exploration,” by Meera Lee Patel, and I refuse to open the first page until I have successfully completed this… Continue reading | Mantras & Musings |

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| For The Love Of Monday |

"I close my eyes and breathe deeply: Such serenity transports me to tomorrow. I wake up before the sun rises: It’s Monday. I love Mondays. I smile as my eyes flutter open, reach to my right to turn off my alarm. My husband still lays sleeping next to me, so I quietly slip out of… Continue reading | For The Love Of Monday |

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| Roots & Wings |

The more I read, the more I am inspired. In the last two weeks, I have started new books, I have read countless WordPress blogs, I have sifted through hundreds of Instagram posts and have connected with some incredible new creative souls. Today though, I am most intrigued by an old friend’s blog post, for its… Continue reading | Roots & Wings |

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| Letters & One Liners |

Despite the fact that my year was devoid of any formal writing, I did do something that was a little bit more private, but still captured a day-to-day point of view. After my wedding, I began to travel at least once a month and I wanted to keep my brand-new marriage blossoming while I was… Continue reading | Letters & One Liners |

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| The World We Know |

Today marks the halfway point of my vacation, and I will admit that a terrible thought filled my head as I sat down to edit another abandoned poem this afternoon: I fear that this all won’t last. When work resumes, when my frequent flyer miles begin to escalate once more, I am scared that the… Continue reading | The World We Know |

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| Married And Bright |

I woke up with the excitement of a child swirling inside my heart. It was Christmas morning and the house was silent: My husband and two pups still lay sleeping beside me and in nearby beds. It didn’t take long, however, for my not-so- quiet shuffling to stir the family- We had presents to open!… Continue reading | Married And Bright |

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| Heavenly Peace |

I dipped my toes past mountainous beaded barriers and felt warmth soothe my senses. My foot steadied on the bathtub floor as the rest of my body followed, folding beneath fragrant Eucalyptus and Sage bubbles. I leaned back, allowing myself to find comfort before closing my eyes. There were candles, music, a towel and robe… Continue reading | Heavenly Peace |

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| Tis The Season. |

It’s a beautiful 51 degrees here in Northern Virginia, just two days before Christmas Eve. My final work e-mail has been sent out, my “Out Of Office” response is active, and I am excited to step out into the sunshine soon, and embark on a much needed vacation. My husband and I made the decision… Continue reading | Tis The Season. |

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| Migraines & Milestones |

“Make a doctor’s appointment or I am going to make one for you,” my husband said sternly while I cringed at his volume. My head hurt, a lot, and it was the fifth day of my migraine. I sat on the couch, swaddled in blankets, yearning to be left with a value-pack of Excedrin and… Continue reading | Migraines & Milestones |