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// leaning into joy

There are three ways to deal with a problem, I think. Lean into it. Lean away from it. Run away. You lean into a problem, especially a long-term or difficult one, by sitting with it, reveling in it, embracing it and breathing it in. The problem becomes part of you, at least until you solve…

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unfettered joy //

Yesterday, Roman, Marina, and I were out walking one of our usual paths. It was a perfect spring day. The air was sweet with the smell of flowers and freshly cut grass. While we were walking Roman was asking me the sweetest, most thoughtful questions, one after another. Mama, why are some tulips red and…

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Let Go

let it go let it leave let it happen nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you anyway all you own is yourself — rupi kaur We all struggle with something. Certainly there isn’t a soul among us who has it all figured out. For me, the thing that I’ve struggled with the…

Spring Forward

We’re just a week or so away from daylight savings & spring and I can’t even begin to say what that means to me. But of course, I’m going to try. It means that we’re about to gain an hour of daylight. It means that I survived this winter that I was certain would drag…

Magic is something you make. // livelovesimple.com

Magic is something you make.

“Keep your best wishes close to your heart and watch what happens.” I’ve started taking long walks with my sweet babies again. It’s something that I didn’t do often after Marina was born. Recently, though, she’s been doing much better in the stroller. I forgot how much joy these long walks bring to my heart.…