9 Ways to Stay Connected To Yourself During the Holidays

Happy Holidays, my friends!!  Is it just me or is your calendar already filling up for the season?! Traveling, shopping, holiday parties, visiting with family, cooking — November and December can be a total whirlwind. I consider it a FUN whirlwind, but still a whirlwind that can make time pass by so quickly!

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A Is For Autumn

Autumn is upon us!! The air is feeling crisper, the leaves are beginning to turn, and orchards are opening up their gates for apple picking with a side of cider and donuts!  There are so many pieces of this season that make my heart happy and inspired. I am excited to share my A-Z list of what I am most looking forward to during this enchanting time of year!

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The Thing About Spring

I know that it has officially been spring for almost two months now, but to me it feels like the season has only just arrived! Chuck and I spent our wedding anniversary weekend in Traverse City, Michigan this past week,  and it seemed as if the world was only just beginning to wake up from its long winter slumber.  The thing I have learned about spring is that if you blink . . . you might just miss the best parts of its performance.

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Snow Day Surrender

A snow day is this magical occasion that seems to be suspended in time.  Our world freezes over, and we are presented with an opportunity to pause and surrender to this day of dormancy. Snow days remind me that some things in life are simply bigger than me and out of my control. They are a cue to step away from the cycle of everyday life and onto a merry-go-round of wonder and enchantment.

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5 Moments To Use Mindfulness This Holiday Season

The holidays are in full swing and December days seem to come and go with every blink! This time of year always seems to go by so quickly.  All of a sudden it is January 1st and I’m left with a vacation hangover and Christmas decorations covering my home that I’m not ready to take down!

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December Details

December is bursting with busy days and quiet, cozy moments.  The days are festive and bright, and delicious and sweet.  The nights arrive a little sooner, but colorful lights illuminate the frosty sky and remind us that there is life and joy in the darkness. There are so many wonderful things about December that I enjoy, some from the past that have carried on into my adulthood, and some new that have blown in with the season. In this post, I am going over my top 10 list of “details” that I am loving right now about the month of December!

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Thankfully Rooted

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!  This time of year absolutely warms my heart and brings me back to so many different times of my life and Thanksgivings of the past. Every year around Thanksgiving time, I find myself feeling grateful for certain pieces of my life including my health, my family, my friends, my job, and having a roof over my head and food to eat each day.

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The Piano Man

My life is composed of thousands of musical notes.  Each of these notes has been carefully placed in a particular rhythm and tune to make up the moments of my life.  There are musical notes that I have created on my own, and then there are certain musical notes that have been placed in my life’s song by certain influential people in my life. One of the most important people who has placed some this music in my life’s song is my dad.

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6 Ways to Inspire Your Heart All Summer Long

Like every season, summer arrives with its own unique puzzle pieces.  The music, the feel of the air, the holidays, the food, and the activities fit together to create memories from this distinct time of year. Growing up I remember feeling so excited for the next one to begin! Summer was always extra special and has made my heart beat and crackle loud like a firecracker! Summer has its own song, its own feeling, its own language. There is a certain sense of freedom that comes with summer, and an urge to create, experience, and reconnect with yourself and with others. Want to ignite your own firecracker heart?  I’m about to tell you how!!

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