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What The Stages Of Grief Have Taught Me About Life

As someone who has been a student in the counseling field for many years, I have heard a lot about the stages of grief. I have researched them, taught them to clients, and read about them endlessly. However, dealing with grief on your own is a lot different from helping someone else get through their …

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ASU Night of The Open Door and Sun Devil Rewards App

Last week, my family and I took a trip down to my old stomping grounds at ASU Tempe for the Night of the Open Door Event. I love that we can events like this that are happening all around the Valley using the Sun Devil Rewards App. This was such a fun, family orientated event, …

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Teaching Your Child About Grief and Loss

This past month, there have been a lot of changes in our household. The loss of my brother created quite a shift in the mood and the way that our house has been. When it comes to my children, I have not only been trying to navigate my own emotions, but also help them work …

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30 Before 30 Bucket List RECAP

Another birthday is in the books, and one year closer to reaching my the end of my “30 before 30” bucket list ideas. I wanted to recap to see what I have gotten accomplished off of my bucket list within the last year. Want to join in? Make your own bucket list with me! It …

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Best Christmas Movies, Books, and Music

I decided to do a couple of my “favorites” categories, because I pretty much love EVERYTHING about Christmas and couldn’t just narrow it down to one. I have put together a few lists of the best Christmas movies, books, and music to get you into the holiday spirit (if you’re not already)! I won’t lie… …

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Holiday Bucket List

Each season, it’s always fun to come up with some kind of holiday bucket list of activities to either do on your own, with family or with friends. The holiday season is my FAVORITE time of the year and also packed full of things to do with your family and with little ones. We will be at …

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Showing Kindness This Holiday Season

Welcome to the first day of BLOGMAS! Head over to this intro post to find out exactly what Blogmas is if you aren’t sure. Otherwise, welcome! The holidays are all about giving back. My favorite part about the holiday season is giving to people and seeing their faces light up. Today, we are talking about all …

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How to Whiten Teeth At Home with Smile Brilliant

What is the first thing that catches your eye in a photo? For me, it’s the smiles of the people in the picture. The prettiest thing you can wear is a smile, and I am a firm believer in that line. But, if you’re anything like me, we just don’t have the time or the finances …

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Writing Has Saved Me.

I am someone who chronically suffers from anxiety since postpartum, as well as bouts of minor depression. This is something that I have tried to naturally deal with on my own. It isn’t easy, during the times when I am at my lowest, to get out what I want to say. Normally, it is during …

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Hometown Sights in Spokane, WA

We recently took a trip back to our hometown, after nearly three years away. There isn’t really a reason why we hadn’t gone back there, aside from the fact that we had our second baby, then got pregnant with twins, then had the twins… such is life. I forgot how beautiful it was in Washington …

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