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thirteen things I learned in 2013 … and resolutions

1. If you don’t write, nothing new appears on your blog. 2. You can’t make changes to your life by reading about how to make changes; you actually have to stop reading and take action. 3. Not everyone who claims to have your best interest at heart actually gives two shits about you. Those who…

where have you been?

I just realized that I haven’t posted here since January. My goodness, I knew it had been a long time, but I didn’t realize it had been that long. So where have I been? Well, mostly, I’ve been home and in a bad place in my head. I’ve been in the throws of serious adrenal…

some seriously good reads

I had meant to post these on Friday, but life got in the way, and it turns out that’s not such a bad thing, as I found a couple more links over the weekend. Dooce writes about explaining to her daughter why some kids are just plain mean. I’ve tried similar explanations with Marie, but…

cookies for oko

A few days ago, I posted a photo of the dog biscuits I made for Oko on Instagram. I’ve always made a little something for him for Christmas – a new toy, a new collar, a new bed – but I’ve never actually baked for the dog. Until this year, when there was a fortuitous…

nourishing holiday goodness

For those of you who saw my instagram photo of my homemade paleo eggnog, here is the recipe I used (click on the image to view the pin, then click through to the recipe): Source: health-bent.com via Stephanie on Pinterest I only made a 1/3 of this recipe, since I was trying it out. Instead…

finding balance in the merry-making

I love Christmas, always have. Not so much because of the presents – though there was certainly a time I was all about the presents – but because of the decoration, the music, the smells of holiday cooking, and the reassuring repetition of certain holiday rituals. As an adult no longer living in my parents’…