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the happiness dare

A week ago, I felt discouraged. The beginning of my day started great, but everything from there spiraled downward. The social event didn't work out, I'm discouraged about a tea party, I'm sad about Christmas (!) and the room smells like barf. So how do you free yourself from discouragement when plans fail? 

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Save Our Sanity: Freeing Yourself from Phone Addictions

New phones are great things. However, they come with a whole host of distractions...camera! Google! Youtube! Chief of all: social media. As an infamous procrastinator myself, I find that social media pulls my already limited concentration into a million different pieces. What should we do, then? Forswear all of it forever? With all things in… Continue reading Save Our Sanity: Freeing Yourself from Phone Addictions

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This Christmas

This Christmas -- I’ll be honest. I’m feeling stressed, overworked, anxious, nervous. It’s a stark contrast to last year--last year I had an Excel sheet gift list, gave everyone their gifts by December 11, made bags of homemade hot chocolate for people, had all my blog articles written, Christmas playlist on point, house decorated. This… Continue reading This Christmas

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E-D-I-T-I-N-G

Your fingers hover over the keyboard. You know what you should do, but you can’t bring yourself to do it. Ah, yes: Editing. The dreaded word. Don’t feel bad: it’s true for every author. No one’s thoughts and ideas appear on paper the exact way we imagine.     Especially in environments (your ENG II… Continue reading E-D-I-T-I-N-G

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God’s Plan (for real, though)

A few days ago, I came home from a trip. My dad told me, “Charles Krauthammer died today. Maybe you’ve heard of this too. Now, do I know him personally? No. Do I agree with all his politics? Do you? Perhaps not. But that’s not what I’m talking about here. To me, having heard his… Continue reading God’s Plan (for real, though)