A Month to Remember: June 2020

Historically, June has always seemed to be a difficult month for me to get through for a very long time now. Whether or not it’s because of some sort of astrological shift, the transitioning seasons from Spring to Summer creating a bit of cosmic chaos, or simply because of Father’s Day being a painful reminder […]

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Father’s Day, Friendships and Therapy Sessions

I’ve always been very open when discussing past trauma or grief- particularly when it comes to the unexpected death of my dad- which I had been present for and which affected me deeply. July marks eight years since his passing- and although I’ve since worked through the anxiety and bouts of depression that had developed […]

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2020 Resolutions Check-In

Although the halfway point of 2020 isn’t until the very beginning of July, around this time I like to pause and take a moment to reflect on the first half of the year thus far- and revisit the resolutions I had set for myself to better track my progress with obtaining my goals as we […]

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Black Lives Matter – Ways To Help

Being a white, heterosexual female who grew up in the sleepy suburbs of Massachusetts- there were many horrors in the world beyond my seemingly safe, quiet community that I had never experienced firsthand but had known about from watching the news, from history lessons my teachers had quickly glossed over during my classes- and from […]

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A Month to Remember: May 2020

To me, the end of May also marks the end of Spring, which means- of course- that the beginning of June is the unofficial beginning of Summer. Usually I like to celebrate the transition of the seasons this time of year with a trip to a greenhouse to pick up some flowers for my kitchen […]

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Pioneer Woman

Although it may feel like we are living in one non-stop, continuous day in these crazy times- with quarantines, working from home, social distancing, etc.- May 18th is actually a date of some significant importance to me as it marks the one year anniversary since I moved to the Pioneer Valley and began a new […]

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A Month to Remember: April 2020

I know that the days and the weeks have started to blend into one long, “Groundhog Day”-esque loop as of late- especially for those of us who are presently working or teaching from home and have grown accustomed to the same routine every single day from the confines of our bedrooms, living rooms and/or home […]

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One April Day…

I’m sure I’ve said it plenty of times before- on here, on social media, in texts and phone calls- but I, like many others, have been struggling at times with the current quarantines/shelter-in-place being ordered across Massachusetts (and the rest of the country) as we try to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and slow it’s […]

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