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When a fresh start means selling your stash

This is a hard story to tell. Chances are, you’ll read it and raise an eyebrow, wondering where the hard part of this story is, because to you, it seems a little silly. And in the grand scheme of the universe and life, I know it is, really. But for me, for now, I’ve had (read more…)

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The long-lost art of thank-you cards (and a DIY idea)

In an increasingly digital era, it’s darn special to get real mail, isn’t? Not bills, junk mail, or magazines you never even subscribed to (why couldn’t it have been a good magazine?), but real, honest-to-goodness, heartfelt mail. My favorite kind of mail to receive? Thank-you notes. A family legacy I blame my mom. She raised (read more…)

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We’re all in this together (and a way for us to gather online)

Now that I’ve been home a grand total of two days after two months on the road, it’s given me a bit of perspective and space to reflect. And do much-needed laundry. But while I fold, I also reflect. I’ve only been to a few places here in my small town in the past 48 (read more…)

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Think and act local

As you start this week, don’t forget to think local. Yeah, you probably see stickers in storefront windows all over your town: think local, act global. Or however that goes. But there really is some important truth there. As most of you know, my family and I returned home this past weekend after two months (read more…)

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Weekend links

Learning to hand over the day :: Inspired RD Let’s all be brave :: Annie Downs Plate spinning, juggling, and letting go of perfection :: Crystal Stine How to fall in like with your kids :: Lisa-Jo Baker How I discovered a life-changing, unexpected key to happiness :: Joshua Becker on Storyline “I alone cannot (read more…)

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