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Working Girl: Office Survival Essentials

Working Girl: Office Survival Essentials

I used to complain about working in an office.  I preferred to work from home, in my pajamas, with a mug of fresh coffee (that I made) in one hand and my dog at my feet.  These days I refer… Read more →
Returning from the Depths of Despair

Returning from the Depths of Despair

  By Brittany*   Trying to explain what major clinical depression feels like to someone who has never experienced it is like trying to explain colors to someone who was born blind.  It is experiencing a depth of despair that… Read more →
Mile Ten and Totally Unprepared

Mile Ten and Totally Unprepared

Have you ever found yourself seriously unprepared for a task you thought you could wing? That is exactly where I found myself around mile ten of my first ever half marathon. For whatever reason, I thought I was ready for… Read more →
Bear Trap

Bear Trap

I am walking though the forest looking for food. I see a clump of berries sitting on a small mound of branches. I lift a paw to grab them. Lunch for my cubs. A loud “SNAP!” explodes from below and… Read more →
The Parenting Mistake I Wish I Could Redo

The Parenting Mistake I Wish I Could Redo

The preschool years were tough. Every day was SO lonnnnnggggg. No time for showers, no sleep at night. That depression diagnosis sent me down a deep, dark hole I didn’t think I’d ever escape. So, when my oldest started school,… Read more →
Christmas + Divorce

Christmas + Divorce

On some generic, overcast day back in April, a generic and overcast judge facilitated the end of a 33 year marriage with the casual swipe of a pen as he turned us into a statistic shared by half the country.… Read more →
Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming

by: Christen Vermeulen   I shamelessly watch the show Game of Thrones, and in the beginning of the story, wise, old characters repeat the same warning over and over foreboding history to repeat itself: “Winter is coming.” The elders try… Read more →
Holidays, Party of One

Holidays, Party of One

by: Caitlin Bull   ‘Tis the holiday season, and all through the town, people put on a smile and ask the question ’round, “So, what are you doing for Christmas?” No one would expect by my courteous smile that I’d… Read more →
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