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Happy Holidays! I am holiday craaaaaazay this year, y’all. The holiday spirit has OVERTAKEN me! I’m in full CHEER mode! But holidays can bring mixed feelings for us all. Holidays are a time for joy, but also grief. I’ve been shopping for Christmas throw pillows & decor for our mantel and I’m brainstorming about our …

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Wellness Wednesday has DROPPED! Let’s talk about Connecting to Flourish, shall we? 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 Clink on the link – Wellness Wednesday with Amanda

Wow. So. I kinda feel like bawling my eyes out after doing this exercise (How to write your own eulogy). Whew. Powerful stuff! I do not need a list of accolades regarding my “successes” or “accomplishments” at my memorial. I do not need awards, rewards, medals due to being super duper awesome at something. I …

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“Carl Jung teaches that water represents our emotions” – Estelle Thomson, Painting Under the Sea, 21 Daily Creative Leaps Waves push and pull… Do I want to be pushed to shore where it’s “safe”, or pulled out to sea – the big scary deep unknown? Day 19 of the 21 Daily Creative Leaps is about …

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As I read The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary, PhD, I reflected as a clinical social worker/family therapist, as a daughter, as a wife, as a step-mother, and as a mother… my roles and my close relationships. In the past when I have done family therapy, the main objective was never to “fix” the child. …

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“No truly happy person feels the need to stand in front of the mirror and recite that she’s happy. She just is.” Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck F*CK YEA! Ok. Ok. This may not be toootally fair. Many people need to start a journey of self-acceptance with some intentional hard …

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I’m a failure. I’m an overachiever. I’m lazy. I’m productive. I’m kind, loving, giving. I’m hard on people. I have high expectations of others. I’m even harder on myself. I have left my career of social work to raise our daughter for another year. I’ve earned three degrees. I took care of myself financially up …

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