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A Love Affair With Words

I don’t remember falling in love with words. It just happened. Writing has always been my coping mechanism, starting with journals when I was eight years old. Maybe it’s my OCD ...
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A Home Is More Than A House

The bend in the road is familiar. After years of driving here, it no longer takes any thought. I slowly direct my car into the driveway, my headlights landing on ...
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I Don’t Think I Want To Be A Mother, And That Should Be Acceptable

I absolutely adore children. Or rather, I adore them as long as I can escape from them at the end of the day. And I think that is perfectly okay. ...
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This Is What It Is Like To Be An Addict With Triggers

When it comes to addiction, it's always the little things that remind us. They remind us to refocus ourselves. They remind us of memories that frankly, we would rather not ...
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9 Steps Toward Becoming A Successful Blogger

Lately I have been receiving numerous questions pertaining to the “how to” of the blogging world. So I figured why not address this topic in a blog post? Keep in ...
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7 More Things Only Chronic Overthinkers Will Understand

Based on the level of engagement and agreement (and okay, occasional disagreement) with my last post, “7 Things Only Chronic Overthinkers Will Understand,” I decided to write a Part II ...
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21 Lessons I Learned After One Year As a Sober 21-Year-Old

1. Recovery jargon. Words and phrases like “higher power,” “12 steps,” “Serenity prayer,” and “surrender” become part of your daily life. 2. Who your real friends are. These might be ...
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