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Articles, columns, essays, and poetry to uplift, inspire, and invigorate you. Here you’ll find features on health, wellness, inspiration, comfort and creativity.

Ugly Steps and Crooked Railings

September 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

When we first bought our house, it had a wonky, completely non-code step that led up onto the front porch. It required you to think twice before attempting it, every single [...]

Stupid Little Reasons to Stay

September 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Content warning: this piece contains mentions of suicidal ideation, PTSD, and depression The bedroom is quiet and gray. Only a strip of pearly morning glows around the edges [...]

Panic Attacks and Little Debbies

September 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

I need to be more transparent. I need to stop glossing it over. I need to stop posting about a life that is edited with filters and lighting. I need to tell more people that [...]

The Gift of Fire: What the Anger Teaches

September 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

I smelled the fire before I knew what it was. I couldn’t see it or feel it, but the air smelled wrong. An acrid, smoky scent hung in the air as I went about my day, tending [...]

Finding the Humor in Chronic Illness

September 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Being chronically ill sucks. Bottom line. It’s not fun. Or funny. Or enjoyable. But… there are moments that make me laugh. The absurdity of it all can turn an [...]

The Perfect Flat Lay Life

September 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

I can basically sum up what I’ve been thinking and feeling for the past year as: “Everything is horrible, but life is still beautiful.” Because, DUDE. Have you seen the [...]

When Depression Strikes, I Run

August 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

I’ll never forget the very first time I laced up my running shoes. It was a few weeks after my mom and I had participated in the Detroit Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure 5K [...]

Good Stuff This Week | Vol. 22

August 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

In a chaotic and uncertain world, it helps to remember that good things are happening around us all the time. We think it’s important to pay attention to the good stuff. [...]

Wishlist from a Struggler

August 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

It’s happened to all of us. We hear of someone else’s illness or misfortune, and we feel bad for them. Or, maybe we’re frightened or triggered because we’re reminded [...]
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