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Better Than Before?

I finished reading Gretchen Rubin’s Better Than Before; Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives over the weekend. I enjoyed the book and have SO many thoughts. The book offered a really interesting look at the world of human habits…

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I Want You to Know Who I Am

Girls,
When I started this blog six years ago, there were only two of you. Big Girl, you were just 2 and Middle Girl, you were all of 5 months, and I gave you the affectionate, if temporary, aliases Toddler…

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ADR Friday Loves 04.10.15

i’m loving…
… this How Stories End.
… this Dear Sugar podcast on handling criticism.
… this author.
… and this author.
… these mirrored sunglasses.
… this fun site from the authors of this new novel.
… this piece…

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6 Ingredients for Presence

On Monday, I published some closing words on my HERE Year. I was clear that even after spending an entire year thinking about, and exploring, Presence, I had no shiny foolproof answers about how to be perfectly here in my…

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Truth & a Missed Opportunity

I posted the below words yesterday. I wrote them quickly, in the morning, and they simply felt honest. The truth is that I – like many of you, I imagine? – have been struggling with juggling, with figuring out how…

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Thoughts on Selfies, Happiness & Giving

Yesterday afternoon, I holed up in my study to catch up on some work. I’m enrolled in Marie Forleo’s B-School (incredible so far) and I watched the weekly video modules. My sister Ceara called and we talked for a while.…

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On Spring Break & the Bright Side

We are just back from a week away. The girls are on Spring Break from school and we split the time between my sister’s fabulous new home in Charleston and our family’s place an hour outside of Charleston. The girls…

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On Happiness & Intelligence

I stumbled upon this Hemingway quote and it has me thinking. I’ve often wondered about the connection, if any, between levels of intelligence and happiness. I’ve noticed in my own life that the smartest people I know are often the…

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Little Girl Is Four!

On Friday (March 6th), Little Girl turned 4. This fact felt, and feels, impossible to me. That my baby (who hates the word baby) has been around for four full years is truly difficult for me to believe. The day…

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What Makes You Happy?

What makes you happy?
I’ve been giving this question a lot of thought and I think the answer is probably different for each of us. I also think the answer evolves over time as we do. These days, there are…

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