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Instagram Jealousy: Why I Block on Instagram and You Should Too

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I’ve done my fair share of Instagram blocking. Whether it’s people from my past who I don’t want in my future or people I don’t know who follow me and make me feel uncomfortable, I’m not scared to block on Instagram. And just recently, someone new got added to my “Blocked” list. Not because they

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Support Local Businesses and Make Yourself Some Friends

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Making friends as an adult is hard. Have we established that yet? I know I say it a lot, but I just want to make sure you know you aren’t alone. Fortunately, there are a few good ways to meet new people. I recently shared my Bumble BFF experience, which has been–surprisingly–really great so far.

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Do THIS If You Want to Make Friends

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So, you want to make friends. That’s great. So many of us do, but making friends as an adult is no easy task. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help initiate and build friendships. Because the thing is, so many people think the hardest part of making friends is sending that

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I Quit Social Media to Get Social

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Today I quit social media. Ok, that’s not completely true. If you’re reading this before 5:00pm PST, then today will be the day I quit social media. If it’s after 5 o’clock, the app has been deleted from my phone. Probably not for good, but definitely for now. And man, it feels so good.  The

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Doing What Needs to be Done, Even When You Don’t Feel Like Doing It

Have you read or heard people telling you that now, with all this extra time, you should be super productive? I don’t know about you, but for me, this “extra” time doesn’t feel all that great. There is also extra stress, extra pressure, extra emotions to navigate; extra anxiety, depression, and effort put forth to

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“I Don’t Want it if You’re Not in It,” but Is That True?

There’s a Christian song by Sarah Reeves that I’ve heard on the radio lately, and it has me thinking. The chorus of the song, Just Want You, starts with these words, “I don’t want it if You’re not in it. I just want You.” As I sing the words, I stop and wonder, is that

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The Choices You Don’t Realize You’re Making are the Life You are Creating

When my alarm clock rudely wakes me up in the morning and I’m tired and don’t want to get out of bed—but the alarm clock won’t stop going off every five minutes until I do—it feels like I have no choice but to go to work. I have to. But in reality, nobody is holding

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On making friends: we’re not as different as it may seem.

The one thing they don’t teach you in college—ok, they don’t teach you a lot of things, but this is a big one—they don’t teach you how to make friends out in the real world. College, and even high school, are ergonomically designed for you to make friends. They put you in a room with

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Finding the strength to move past your pain and love again.

Love puts you in a vulnerable position. So for those of us who have been hurt, taken advantage of, or wronged by someone we trusted, vulnerability may be particularly hard. Putting yourself in a position where there is a chance you will be hurt again, left again, abandoned again may feel too risky. But there

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I Don’t Care Anymore, and It’s a Good Thing

I told God, “I don’t care anymore.” And He told me I finally understood humble surrender. I’m a planner. I always have been, and it is a trait that has followed me—sometimes causing problems but always providing me with a sense of stability and safety. But when it comes to my life, and subsequently, my

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