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honestly

The Joy of Puddle Jumping

Winter has arrived. And with it snow, sleet, rain; dark and dreary days. It’s easy to get caught up in the nuisance of bad weather, struggling just to get through it. But what if I adopted a different perspective? What if I could find joy in the cold and damp? read more

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I Gave up Shopping for a Year

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The One To-Do List You Cannot Live Without

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Paying Attention to Summer

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