Moving to a new city, there are a lot of unknowns. When I graduated from college in 2014, I followed my then boyfriend (now husband) to Atlanta. I had a good job there, and we were happy, but I didn't find the friendships or community connections I needed. After just shy of two years there,… Continue reading Feminine Feature: Alyssa Kuzins
My biggest flaw is follow through. For 36 days this blog has gone up before 8am without fail. Except today, our second to last day of #mindfullyending2016, and also the last day of 2016! So I'm following my own example and saying, NO EXCUSES. As soon as I realized I hadn't scheduled a post, I… Continue reading Day #37, No Excuses.
Good morning beautiful people! It's just before midnight as I draft this post to you from bed. In order to be authentically on this journey with you, I've been scheduling posts only a few days at a time. Now we're live, and I'm going to be posting the last 4 days from the road. Aaron… Continue reading Day #35, Intentions Make Us Strong
This time last year I could never have imagined the transformation we were in for. A trip around the Sun later, and we have a new city, solid foundation and a settled home. This year I gained the gift of patience and grace, and felt the joy of slowing down. I have found strength in… Continue reading Day #33, Strength Gained
The day after Christmas has always been one of two things in my life. Either it’s a day in the car heading back home from my grandparent’s house, or it’s a quiet, cozy day at home. Some of my friends (those beautiful tribe members I reflected on yesterday) have told me the day after the… Continue reading Day #32, It’s Not a Let Down
Merry Christmas readers & light seekers. It's a joyous Christmas day, and I hope it's full of blessings and sweet moments for each of you. We all have plans today, I know. You may be reading this in front of your Christmas tree as the kids rip open packages, or perhaps you're savoring your last… Continue reading Day #31, Who is Your Tribe?
Our week of Strength will be different. We’ve prepared for the holidays, they are upon us and soon they will be over. This week, journaling is really encouraged. The work we’re going to put in during this home stretch will help you outline and plan hopes and resolutions for the new year. There's a great… Continue reading Day #29, Who Are You?
The hardest lesson of authenticity is the most obvious. Not everyone is going to like you if you aren't the peace-keeping chameleon you once were. I had two best friends through college, and once I found myself they told me they didn't like me anymore. I literally had to choose between loving myself, or being… Continue reading Day #28, They Don’t Like You, Ok?
For years, there were distinct versions of Emily you could have known. I will never forget this story from my childhood. My parents came to my school for parent-teacher conferences when I was in Kindergarten. I was a morning Kindergarten kid, and after lunch I would walk across the street to the Dartmouth College Child Care… Continue reading Day #26, Moments of Clarity
They say hindsight is 20:20. Looking back on Christmases past, I can pick out just a few presents that still come to mind. The ones that come to mind surprised even me, and certainly weren't the ones that cost the most. I vividly remember a year where huge fancy sleds were lined up against one… Continue reading Day #25, Never Too Late to Say Thank You