What are some ways to release negative emotions? Where are emotions stored? Learn more in this post! Did you know that our emotions can travel through our entire body? When you get sad, where is the first place you feel it? A lot of us feel it in our chest; it gets super tight or […]

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simple ways to live intentionally

If you’re feeling like you’re just going through life without a direction, check out these three simple ways to live intentionally.

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I left the religion I was raised in. And while that may not seem like a big deal to some people, it was a *big deal in being raised in an orthodox, authoritative religion. I wrote about it here, and now, I’m getting more comfortable in *not knowing things. I don’t know what I believe, […]

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“Are you getting better?”

If I could count the number of times I was asked that question or how often it was implied with “how are you doing?”

But the thing is, I wasn’t sick. 

I just stopped going to church. 

And I haven’t talked about it much–losing your religion is a deeply personal and lonely transformation. And it’s not a change that is looked at as growth or welcomed with love, but it’s looked at as a failure of faith. 

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August is a weird month for me. For everyone in our family really. It’s the month our oldest sister was born and also the month that she gave birth to her first born and died. I’m not really sure what order those last two things happened. And every year I think I won’t mention this story…but I’m putting it out there again. We all process pain differently, and one of my ways is through talking about what happened rather than keeping it trapped inside.

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