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April 28, 2019

April brings a lot of things for me. A lot of birthdays and a lot of firsts. First time running outside in a t-shirt for the year, first time not wearing a winter jacket to work. Most, okay, all of these firsts are weather related. But this year, April felt like spring...

April 24, 2019

Last month, I was talking with my Grandma about a decision she was making (that was in many ways a win-win situation) when I told her that at the end of the day there was no bad choice.

We continued the conversation, but I kept floating back to the idea of no bad choice...

April 21, 2019

One of the best things in my life is a small building in the Upper West Side of Manhattan that I discovered over three years ago when I haphazardly Googled “Presbyterian churches near me,” a couple weeks into moving to New York City.

West End Presbyterian Church is loca...

April 17, 2019

There are a lot of things about life I don’t understand. Some of them are Leap Years, how the technology of video calls work, and how coffee can smell so good but taste so bad. Some of those can be explained. Some things, not so much.

There are other things in life that...

April 14, 2019

One of the best things about being a member of The Pollination Project’s grantee network, is the opportunity to connect with the over 3,000 grantees from over 110 countries. To hear what these incredible change makers are doing across the world is nothing short of insp...

April 10, 2019

I recently have found myself in a strange new coping mechanism where I text my best friend and say, “I can do this…right?” It’s a rhetorical question and more of a way for me to process things than anything else but every time I ask, they respond that I can.

After a few...

April 7, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through an online newsletter when I read about the One Girl to Another Project, a literary and art anthology magazine work by and featuring women. Curious, I found them on Instagram and reached out.

That’s how I “met” Ella Rous, the foun...

April 3, 2019

Intro:

My dear friend Laura Lavigne is the founder of the Center for Happiness in Anacortes, Washington.  I was extremely blessed to spend six weeks near the end of 2018 living with her in Anacortes and helping out in small ways at the Center. One of the first things La...

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