Fresh-Baked Bread & Hand-Picked Flowers

Where do you derive your value from? Is it from the things that fill your living space? Furniture, photos, books, toys. Your job title? Teacher, accountant, freelancer, dog-walker. Maybe it’s from your relationships: Parent, brother, godmother, aunt. Or perhaps you arrive at your value simply from how you feel when you wake up in the…

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Lessons in Resilience: The Stories We Tell and Why They Matter

Have you ever wondered what makes it easier for some to bounce back after a tragedy than others? Or why hundreds facing the same life-changing event wind up on drastically different paths? Imagine a young woman whose childhood was rife with trauma: perhaps she grew up in impoverished conditions, where she experienced chronic abuse, and…

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All of This

Seattle has a reputation for rain. When I first traveled there two years ago, I was lucky enough to be squeezed between two locals on the flight over, full of tips and must-sees for my inaugural visit. When I (inevitably) asked about the weather, the woman to my right confessed that although yes, it did…

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From Values to Volition

What are your goals for 2018? Maybe you want to develop a new exercise routine, meditation practice, or volunteer more. Maybe your goals are more abstract: listen deeply, connect authentically, show yourself compassion. Whatever your aspirations may be as we embark upon a new year, it’s important that you first get to know your values.…

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Calling All Bookworms

If you’re like me, then you know nothing beats curling up with a good book on a cool weather day, preferably with a warm drink in hand. This season’s reads will make you laugh out loud, reflect on the way you move through the world, question what it means to be happy, and contemplate the…

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5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Unless you hail from somewhere that’s warm year-round (in which case, let’s be friends), the winter months can bring about a longing for sunnier days and a restlessness that even a Netflix marathon can’t easily cure. Here are 5 ways to keep the winter blues at bay, without breaking the bank or moving to the…

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