sick

Cold and flu viruses are spreading and mutating all over the place and I have recently and very rudely been reminded of how much of a showstopper getting sick can be. It has been so many years since I have come down with even the most common cold that I forgot how brutal this stuff […]

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when everything scares you

Worry is the cornerstone of an anxiety disorder. If you’re like me you worry about things more than they deserve to be worried about and after spending way too much time cycling between feeling crazy and being utterly amazed at how powerful the mind is and how often thoughts and feelings can be bizarrely inaccurate, […]

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in defense of caring less

Coming out of the holiday season and into the new year has me reflecting on the lessons and experiences last year brought and premeditating on what is still to come. Weirdly enough I’m finding myself in an unfamiliar place of serenity, feeling assured that whatever the upcoming year has in store, I will be able […]

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five categories

Anything you have ever heard about pageantry has most likely exposed the good, bad and ugly aspects of the historical tradition. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the important thing to remember when expressing opinions of pageant competitions is that they are not all created equal. There are many pageant systems out there […]

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gratitude

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. If you’re fortunate enough to have a huge loving family that cooks delicious food and enjoys spending time together it’s hard not to consider this holiday to be the most wonderful time of the year. I have always been the type of person that tries to reflect on […]

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