Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas to Make the Holiday Your Own

Some people call it a “Hallmark holiday,” and say that it’s set up to sell cards and candy. Others complain about the authenticity of one day that focuses on love, when every day is a chance to celebrate your loved one! But Valentine’s Day is still one of the most popular holidays of the year, and I’ve

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Authentic Ways to Build Lasting Self-Love

Self-love is a skill, a habit, and a way of life. Loving yourself is easier said than done: training our minds to be kinder to ourselves counteracts years of engrained behavioral patterns. But as a result of loving ourselves, we are better able to love others. When I’m not consumed with hatred and criticism towards myself, I’m

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Epiphany Activities and Ideas

The current liturgical season is Epiphany. Epiphany is, first, a holiday observed on January 6th, and is also known as Three Kings Day. It commemorates the arrival of the wise men to see Jesus, and in a bigger-picture sense, the manifestation of Jesus. It is also the season that lasts for weeks after that day; some Christian denominations call

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Ways to Enjoy Winter Once the Holidays are Over

I don’t love winter. Give me December any day — the twinkly lights, the holiday atmosphere, and the promise of snow all get me excited. But once January 2nd rolls around, I start resenting the snow and aching for spring. It’s almost as though, once the holidays have passed, we all decide that it’s back to

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My February Goals and How I Did in January

Since I graduated from college a few months back, I’ve been really focused on goals. I’ve always been pretty goal-oriented; in high school, my top extracurricular was basically making to do lists. But now that I don’t have assignments and exams to keep track of, I’m looking at goals in a new way; making them

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My January Goals and Mid-Month Update

I’m sharing my January goals on the blog today! I’ve always been pretty goal-oriented, so it was no surprise to my family when I asked for a goal planner for Christmas. Specifically, I asked for a set of PowerSheets by Lara Casey, to help me figure out my priorities and goals for the new year.

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7 Valuable Ways to Make Christmas Meaningful

Christmas is one of my very favorite times of year. Twinkle lights, gift giving, and best of all, spending time with the people I love, helps make Christmas meaningful and the season feel touched with magic. Because much of our culture loves Christmas, hopes always run high around this time of year, and I notice that more and more people

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Ethical Gift Guide: For Her

It’s the holiday season, which means that millions of people are scouring the mall and the internet in search of the “perfect gift.” Often, though, a gift that seems perfect for someone else can be less-than-perfect for the planet, or for the people who made it. I do my best to shop ethically more often

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