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You can’t love others until you love yourself. You deserve love. Love yourself the way you want others to love you. These “love thyself” statements are thrown around in what seems every magazine article and every conversation these days.  But what does loving yourself and true self love actually look like? How can we actively practice self love? […]

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Okay, confession: I’ve missed a few days of yoga and technically have “failed” the 30 day yoga challenge. In full transparency, I’ve missed a few days because I had a really bad eczema flare up last week and the excessive heat and sweating during hot yoga exacerbates the itching. So I took a few days […]

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Today is January 15th, which means we are officially half way into the first month of 2018! I figured this is a great opportunity to check in about how I’m doing on my commitments I last posted and to keep myself grounded on the path I want to keep going on. At the beginning of […]

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I write this with only a few hours remaining in the 2017 year. It seems so crazy that another year has passed, and that we are gifted with another opportunity to start fresh.  January 1st is symbolic in many ways as it’s an opportunity for us to reflect on the year that has passed and […]

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One of the most highly Instagrammed photo ops of the year is just ahead…NYE! And so obviously you need a killer outfit to ring in 2018 with!  Need some inspo? I gotchu with these 4 very affordable, very chic, and very cute (at least I think so) outfits! When putting together outfits, my aesthetic ranges. […]

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Friends! I’m currently writing this post in sunny California and it’s always unbelievable to me how much that changes my mood. The warm temps and sunny skies make it hard for a girl to not just be BEAMING all the time. 🙂 Also, this post was in my draft yesterday and totally intended on posting […]

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It seems like I blinked and now we’re here–on the eve of winter break.  This is the most anticipated break for both students, but especially teachers. There’s a whole lot I’m grateful for today, but I’m so grateful for this chance to relax and focus on my health. If you read my last post, you’ll […]

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This is your friendly reminder to never forget that what you see online is only a glimpse of reality, if that at all, and that social media is a collection of carefully curated images.  My life is not always sunshine and butterflies and for the past week, it certainly hasn’t been easy for me. I […]

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One of my former students came running to me at dismissal. He blurted, “Miss! I had a dream I wasn’t “top notch” anymore!” The look on his face was serious. Top notch was our thing last year. Jay* loves writing. Jay writes beautifully. One day as I was monitoring student work, I looked at him […]

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Let me first start out by acknowledging my absence on here for a few weeks. Y’all, sometimes I just don’t have the brain space to write as I’m so exhausted from my job.  But I’m pushing myself to post more consistently, as I do truly find writing therapeutic! Shout out to all 11 of my […]

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