CREATING VS. CONSUMING (How 60 Days Without Social Media Will Change Your Life)

It’s been two months since I ditched my social media accounts. Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. Bye, bye, bye. Social media became just another tambourine in the noisy parade of a crowded world, where everyone comes out in their top hats and sequined bras to be both clever and profound. I was addicted to the pings, buzzes, […]

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Damn, It Feels Good to Ditch Social Media

My fingers itch and my brain feels like it’s buzzing with bees. An unforgiving To-Do list stares back at me from my desk, but I can’t focus on anything until I get my fix. I need to scroll. I grab my phone and tap my finger on the big blue “f” to open up a world […]

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When You’ve Lost Your “Muchness”

It was 2 a.m. on a random Tuesday in September. I was wrapped in a blanket on the sofa watching The Twelve Men of Christmas, eating olives straight from the can and wondering how it had all come to this. I should be writing. I should be creating. I looked over at my laptop and […]

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What do you stand for?

The first time I remember taking a stand against anything was in kindergarten. Recess was over and it was snack time. I sat at a miniature round table with other 5-year-olds, watching the clock tick for what seemed like an hour. Where were our snacks, dammit? The teachers were supposed to provide snacks upon our […]

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5 Books That Have Made My Life Better

When I was a little girl, I used to check out obscure books from the library. Before you go thinking that I was some sort of enlightened child who had no time for the frivolousness of Judy Blume, please know I had a heart-tugging ulterior motive for perusing the dusty racks: I felt sorry for books. […]

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