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July 15, 2013

5 Life-Altering Take Aways From a Stuffed Animal by Kristin Lajeunesse

What would you do if you found a stuffed animal, in a tree, on the side of a road, that had the following note attached to its collar: This belonged to baby James who passed away Dec. 31, 2012. Take it on your journey with you - wherever you may go. Would you take it with you? Would you leave…
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Life changing moments
April 30, 2013

2 Lessons that Will Change Your Life

Childhood Lessons The first time I dared to create the seemingly impossible I was 13-years-old. I set my sights on attending one of the best schools in Atlanta, even though most of the odds were against me (didn't have family there, applying in a year where they took a handfull of students, different religion, to name a few). My parents…
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Being the Change
April 2, 2013

I’m Coming Out!

Remember that awesome Diana Ross song from 1980, "I'm Coming Out?" I distinctly remember 70's Disco music making a consistent appearance in my early childhood--that and Barry White. Looks like my parents were groovin' clear into the 80's! The lyrics go a little something like this: There's a new me coming out And I just had to live And I…
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Guest Posts
December 20, 2012

How to Make Hard Decisions by Kim Nicol

"Be Curious. Savor all of it." --Kim's tagline on her website, kimnicol.com How to Make Hard Decisions I know what I want but it's scary and (maybe) irresponsible.  I knew for a long time that I wanted to __________.  I'm leaving out the specifics of my desire because you can place just about anything in there and this story will…
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December 30, 2011

Cleaning House: Making Room for a New Year

The Chinese have a beautiful tradition for Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. Each family cleans their house thoroughly before the end of the year. In mopping, dusting, and sweeping every nook and cranny, the old energy of the previous year is cleared away, and there is space for the new. On the first day of the new year (according…
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May 1, 2011

In-between Sizes

Remember that awkward puberty period?  That was fun.  Clothes were either too big or too tight.  Styles looked good one month and a sudden body shift would turn it into a trash item.  Our society addresses this idea of limbo with a somewhat negative connotation. There's a pressure to figure it out immediately, "What are your plans?" Although being in-between…
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Life changing moments
December 2, 2009

Day 21: Keeping Promises

Growing up, one of the things my parents did exceptionally well was to keep promises.  It didn't matter whether that promise was picking my sister and me up from school on time or taking us to Europe for spring vacation.  Moreover, "promise" is akin to a sacred word in my family.   It is only offered when the person intends on…
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