Authentic Living

4 Things | April 9

I love sharing what I’m loving with my people. So…each week I share four things I’m excited about: books I love, TV, music, recipes, moments in life, etc. Life can be hard, so it’s important to celebrate all the little things! brave together live The next BRAVEtogether LIVE is ON! I’m so excited to partner…
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Beginnings Are Complicated

I’ve never had a new beginning without a huge loss at the same time. My husband, Keith, had cancer the year we were engaged. My dad died eight hours after my son (the first grandkid) was born. My husband died one month before our daughter was born. For me, new beginnings are complicated. I’ll never…
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4 Things | February 6

I love sharing what I’m loving with my people. So…each week I share four things I’m excited about: books I love, TV, music, recipes, moments in life, etc. Life can be hard, so it’s important to celebrate all the little things! katrina makes My friend Katrina of Katrina Makes does GORGEOUS watercolor work. Her shop…
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4 Things | January 29

I love sharing what I’m loving with my people. So…each week I share four things I’m excited about: books I love, TV, music, recipes, moments in life, etc. Life can be hard, so it’s important to celebrate all the little things! Real Conversations With Friends Over the last few days, I’ve had a few really…
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Why You Never Leave Your Grieving Friend Alone

“You’ve got so much going on. I didn’t want to burden you with my hard stuff.” “I didn’t want to make you more sad. I try and only share stuff that will cheer you up.” “I wasn’t sure if I should say anything. I hate to bother you.” I’ve heard dozens of versions of those…
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Happy Bucket | December 20, 2017

As Christmas gets closer, I’ve been thinking a lot about the years when Christmas isn’t all happy. Sometimes Christmas is painful. Despite our best efforts, Christmas Day doesn’t always mend a broken heart. Is it weird that I’m including this in the Happy Bucket? It might not make me happy to think about broken hearts…
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The Happy Bucket | December 11, 2017

Winter has hit Connecticut! We had a couple inches of snow Saturday (most of which has melted), but the air is crisp and cold and we are reminding our fleeces and wool socks of their purposes in life! If you’re obsessed with wool socks like I am, definitely try the Smart Wool brand: these are…
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The Happy Bucket | December 4, 2017

Things can get a little heavy around here. Life is hard and sometimes it feels impossible to find something that makes you smile, but I’ve found that knowing what brings you happiness is an important tool in living bravely through hard things. Very few of these things will ever provide a long term joy and may…
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9 Tips for a Quiet and Simple Holiday Season

Each Christmas season is an exceptional one. It’s another Christmas without Keith. Caleb is always so excited for this season: he runs around wearing his Santa hat and I often find him sitting and staring at the Christmas tree. Libby adores Santa and all of the silly Christmas movies (although, she’s quite offended the Grinch would steal…
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Do You Have Time To Make Your Dreams Reality?

#MyBrave2017 is a series of guest posts from women who are determined to live bravely in the little things and the big things. Join my email list so you can read them all. I’m a helper, a doer, an organizer. I have a really hard time saying “no” when someone or an organization needs help. The…
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