How to stay warm in the dead of autumn’s chill.

And these thoughts of cold chills and cool weather beg the heart to dig beyond the surface and into the deep where honest feelings hibernate—is there anything inside the heart right now that chills the bones as much as autumn’s wind?

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Sang Like An Angel, Screamed Like A Demon

I remember back in high school when I wore oversized hoodies, dyed my hair black, and had Vans slip-ons with the teal cross stitching. I thought I was hardcore because I listened to Avril Lavigne and Relient K. But I wasn’t really hardcore—just weepy and wimpy. Until I graduated to the good stuff: Evanescence, Hoobastank, System of a Down, Staind, Breaking Benjamin, Linkin…

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When You’re Postpartum & The Only Thing Bouncing Back Is Belly

What we need is for the pregnancy, maternity, postpartum, and motherhood journey to not be centered around how good we can make it look or how strong we can look while doing it or how perfect, or how darling, or how flawless, or how fit we can be through it. What we need is for the focus to be put back on birth of a breathing baby, flailing and kicking for love in a bright and noisy world…

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