10 Things

10 Things

Hello hello, good people! And happy SPRING. 🙂 I found myself with a literal list of hot topics to talk about together…because there’s, like, a lot happening here lately. Not just here here, but here in…

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Saving the Light

Saving the Light

Did we do it? Did we save daylight?! 😉 This week’s time change has been a doozy on us all, but praise the living God for later sunsets and warmer weeks ahead.   Gosh, it’s…

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FIND THE FRUIT

FIND THE FRUIT

Slowly but surely, I’ve crossed things off of a little summer bucket list. 🙂 Shortly before Jonah was born, we popped by a little local farmstead with Olivia to pick farm-fresh strawberries. It was a…

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All or Something

All or Something

This part of pregnancy has been…weird. A weird, wild waddle-fest right at this point, and I’ve been admittedly frustrated at how often I’ve had to adapt or hit reset altogether. Granted, this is no new…

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What no one tells you before getting pregnant…

What no one tells you before getting pregnant…

*This post was originally published back in 2018 after I had Liv – so it was high time to update being pregnant again 4.5 years later! It’s funny how many things I’m experiencing this time…

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On Maximizing the Moment

On Maximizing the Moment

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about maximizing moments. To me, “maximizing moments” feels like a solid mix between a more passive “presence” in a moment, and an active attempt to soak it all up,…

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When it Hurts like Hell…

When it Hurts like Hell…

Happy Ash Wednesday. 🙂 Chances are, at some point or another, you’ve seen someone walking around with a smudgied cross on their forehead on this day. While you might’ve confused them for a Mary Poppins…

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Look for the Good

Look for the Good

This weekend took a turn for the terrifying. I shared a quick note on Instagram Stories, but we ended up spending a chunk of yesterday (Sunday) in the hospital for a suspected amniotic fluid leak.…

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The Secret to MORE Motivation in Life

The Secret to MORE Motivation in Life

“How do you get motivated every day?” “How do you STAY so motivated??” Two Q’s I’ve been getting the longest in my life – probably thanks to the admittedly-obsessive need to achieve and produce and…

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The Best Advice from my Therapist

The Best Advice from my Therapist

It feels like it’s been a MINUTE since I’ve sat down to actually ~write~ something here – probably because it has been. Apparently, since May. In a way, not much has changed on that front…

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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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