Joy is daffodils on the kitchen table

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8 reasons Luna Lovegood is the best Harry Potter character

Hello dear friends! The other day's April Love theme was "inspiring person," which gives me the opportunity to put together a fun piece I've been wanting to do for a while. Because what better way to spend a blizzard than to think about Harry Potter books, right? So today for my inspiring person I'm picking … Continue reading 8 reasons Luna Lovegood is the best Harry Potter character

Happiness is acceptance

We all know that person, or--if you're lucky--those many people who make you breathe a little easier. Who, when you're with them, you can feel your shoulders relax a little because it's alright. We know what it's like to be with those people who let you know that it's fully okay to be fully you, who … Continue reading Happiness is acceptance

April love: Inspiring quote

In my little world, it's both spring break and Eastern Orthodox holy week. It also feels like February at my parent's house in Wisconsin, following a full-day snowstorm that left a fresh eight inches of fluff. What a snowy Pascha it will be. As I mentioned in my last post, it's become hard to find … Continue reading April love: Inspiring quote

Winter, illness, and positivity

It's been a long winter. Our first snowfall came just in time for Halloween, and has stuck around until spring. Throw in some -40 windchills around Christmas and a few 8-foot blizzards in February and we had ourselves a good old-fashioned winter, the kind I remember as a little girl, with no 50 degree weeks … Continue reading Winter, illness, and positivity

Life in grayscale

I open my eyes to the light of a new day, blinking at the aspens and background of sky outside my window. Gray. I stand on the shore at the edge of Superior’s waters, eyes blurring at the miles and miles of steely waves. Gray. I drive home in a sort of absence, mind numbed … Continue reading Life in grayscale

Sometimes, it’s okay to be sad

It’s been a sad week in America. I read the news of what happened in Charlottesville a week ago. It cut like a shard of ice, burned in my gut and ached in my chest. It hurts. The thought of the hatred and people living in our country knowing that they’re hated like that hurts. … Continue reading Sometimes, it’s okay to be sad