• Growing in Love: Keeping a Relationship Happy

    Dena October 1, 2019

    Here on the blog I’ve written about divorce, but I have yet to talk about what came next for me. I am working on a series of posts about separation, divorce, single motherhood, starting over, and transitioning to a blended family. Based on those topics, you can tell that it has been an “interesting” few years for me, laced with pain, learning, healing, and growth. The most important lesson that…

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  • Choosing Happiness

    Dena November 7, 2018

    Thank you BB&T for sponsoring this post. If you’ve only started reading my blog recently, you might not know that this wasn’t always a blog about motherhood, wellness, and simple living. In fact, this space used to be primarily about my personal journey of overcoming…

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  • Wild + Free // You can change or stay the same.

    Dena July 31, 2017

    Here’s what I know. Life doesn’t get better, you get better. You wake up every morning and you are given an opportunity. You can leave your bed blankets in a heap, or your can make your bed and admire its simple beauty. You can feel…

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  • // leaning into joy

    Dena July 11, 2017

    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…

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  • unfettered joy //

    Dena May 22, 2017

    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,…

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  • Springtime & Impermanence // Nothing endures…

    Dena May 2, 2017

    I am completely connected with the earth–my energy is directly connected with its energy. When I step outside, into nature, I feel the most alive. The air takes on a life of its own amidst the magic of each season. In spring, the sweet smell…

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  • Let Go

    Dena July 29, 2016

    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…

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  • Spring Forward

    Dena March 4, 2016

    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…

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