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From Football Widow to Football Fan: Learning to Love Something You Hate

Ah, fall! The crunch of leaves underfoot. The feel of cool, crisp air. Pumpkin spice lattes. The roaring crowd as the football season kicks off. Er. Not so much. But for my husband, football is the whole point of fall. What’s a wife to do? read more

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Celebration Changed Me

I had reached the end of an enormous accomplishment, and I wanted to throw a little get-together. The problem was, I was so busy trying to finish well I didn’t have time to plan my party. A few friends who’d been alongside for the journey said, let us. read more


I Gave up Shopping for a Year

I gave up shopping for a year. A year! I wasn’t in credit card debt. I wasn’t joining in on a new budgeting bandwagon. I wasn’t taking a stand against consumerism. read more

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Brave Collective: Nashville

As we gathered around the dining room table, there was instant camaraderie. I think this happens when everyone is opening up about hopes and dreams. There were tears as several different people added their hopes for brave pursuits. read more


Breathing in Those Around Us

They were sitting on a velvet green couch in the corner of a hotel where I was also staying. Sitting close, almost knee-to-knee, one with silver gray hair and red lipstick, who, even from 15 feet away, smelled like Coco Chanel perfume. read more