20 Happiness Hacks

20 Happiness Hacks

I’m SO glad smiley faces are trending. Namely because…they make me smile! I’ve been doing a lot of reading + reflecting on the difference between happiness and joy, because it’s significant. Happiness isn’t as controllable,…

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Seasons of Life

Seasons of Life

Everything has its season. In nature, in sports – nothing lasts forever. Sometimes, something dying means it’s making room for something to live. And sometimes, that dying thing it what fertilizes what’s coming next. This…

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Introducing…MANTRA MUGS!

Introducing…MANTRA MUGS!

Just about two years ago, Caffeinate Your Soul: 52 Monday Mantras was released into the world. It was born in the pandemic and, in many ways, was an ongoing uphill battle from the start –…

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What is THRIVING, really?

What is THRIVING, really?

What does THRIVE mean to you? It’s a question we ask every THRIVE podcast guest to close out an episode, and one that’s shocked the heck out of me to date, because in nearly 100…

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What’s a BLISS LIST + what’s on mine!

What’s a BLISS LIST + what’s on mine!

TGIF friends – we did it! We’ve completed the first full week of the brand spankin’ new year. Cue the scene in Elf… YOU DID IT!!!! Congratulations. First week of 2022. Great job everybody! It’s…

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5 Therapy Thoughts

5 Therapy Thoughts

As I sit back to catch a breath after the undeniable ~chaos~ that the beginning of the holiday season brings (and the holiday hustle from Cyber Week), I realize it’s been a hot sec since…

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Rest is where the results happen.

Rest is where the results happen.

Happy Labor Day! Are you resting today? Historically speaking, Labor Day was created in 1894 to celebrate the “achievements and contributions” of American workers. Especially in a time where many had questionable or unfair working conditions,…

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“I will Fly Higher.”

“I will Fly Higher.”

A few weeks ago, when we were flying home from St. Louis, skies were blue and clear and beautiful above the clouds. As we started our descent down back home to Philadelphia, we hit turbulence.…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Caffeinate Your Soul!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Caffeinate Your Soul!

Happy Cinco de Mayo – and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Caffeinate Your Soul! Today, my book baby turns one year old – which is crazy to believe. This time last year was a blur; from the panic…

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How to Make Friends as an Adult and Find Community

How to Make Friends as an Adult and Find Community

Hi friends! Today’s post topic is about…FRIENDS. It was actually a commonly asked Q in the CUR reader survey from a few months back, and I think it’s SUCH a goodie that I wanted to…

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Coming Up Thorns

Coming Up Thorns

**This post was originally published previously, but I’m bringing it back to life since it’s a relevant, timely message that I think we could all benefit from hearing again with Easter right around this weekend’s…

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Thoughts on Walking with God…

Thoughts on Walking with God…

Lately I’ve been thinking a whole lot on walking with God. What that means, what that looks like, and how I could or should be doing a better job of linking arms with the Lord…

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Let’s Talk About Imposter Syndrome…

Let’s Talk About Imposter Syndrome…

Oh hey there. You look like an IMPOSTER. Raise your hand if your heart just beat a little bit faster? This post has been in my mind + in my drafts for months now, waiting…

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Reviewing the Most Overhyped Products of the Year from Instagram (Part 1)

Reviewing the Most Overhyped Products of the Year from Instagram (Part 1)

Alright alright alriiiiiiiight we gon’ learn today! (cue Matthew McConaughey’s dreamy goodness 😉 ). This post has been sitting in the drafts docket for what feels like forever at this point, and Team CUR has been…

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My Favorite Bible Verses on Anxiety, Stress, & Worry

My Favorite Bible Verses on Anxiety, Stress, & Worry

My faith has always been #1 for me. I’ve always been open about that on the internet, and I always pray to be open and willing to being even more open about that if/when that’s what…

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My WORDS for 2021

My WORDS for 2021

Happy New Year! 2021 is here – fina-freakin-lly. While it feels like most of the internet (or world?) is rejoicing at the change of the year, I’m on the side that’s more cautiously optimistic, simply…

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“The grass is green where you water it.”

“The grass is green where you water it.”

You know the drill…”The grass is always greener on the other side.” I’m sure you’ve also heard by now (or at least seen on a Pinterest board somewhere down the line) “Comparison is the thief…

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Happy Lucky #7, Coming Up Roses!

Happy Lucky #7, Coming Up Roses!

With all of the hubbub lately, I literally forgot that CUR had a birthday. I loveloveloved putting together last year’s birthday post, because it celebrated the highs while acknowledging the lows in the hopes of showing…

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2020 Vision

2020 Vision

If you follow along on Instagram, you probably know about Olivia’s bilateral eye surgery that happened last week. In short, her eyes had been turning too far inwards; since her vision was still 20/20 and…

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How to Check in on your Goals & Revisit your Resolutions

How to Check in on your Goals & Revisit your Resolutions

So…didja hit those 2020 goals yet?!? LOL – right? At this point, I think it’s pretty darn safe to say that not a single soul has actually achieved all of their 2020 New Years Resolutions…

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