Category Archives: Minimalism

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Sweet Comfort Without Sugar

Everyone has that one food that sends them off track. For me, it was the sweet comfort of fancy coffee drinks. I was never a Starbucks girl, but a former lover of Dunkin’ (and I was flunkin’). To be completely straightforward, a Sage reader suggested that I detail out my weight gain from 100 to… Read More


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National Poetry Month

Today is April 30 and the last day of National Poetry Month. I’ve been excited to celebrate this monthlong event for many reasons: First, I love poetry! In all its manifestations. Second, it healed me. Third, I met my personal goal to self-publish two illustrated poetry books. And for so many other reasons—especially that poetry… Read More


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Dreamin’ Tree

With all the static in the room and lots of people talking, I overheard it: “I’ll never be right again. I want my old self back.” I hear this a lot. In real conversations, or something I’ve read. People look for a way to feel well, or unencumbered from a memory of how they may… Read More


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It’s the Little Things

Sometimes the tiniest of wonders make our days beautiful. A sunset walk. Bluetooth stereo in the truck. Puppy kisses. Cardinals. A rose from a neighbor they picked fresh from their garden. When the Collins Foundation comes to town with their vintage aircraft, and I can hear them rumble overhead. Or I reach down to tie… Read More


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Your Home

Writing my poem Your Home was probably one of the most profound, yet most delightful things I could possibly write about. An exception would be when I write about the beautiful people in my life, but then again, it’s the people that make a home and the peacefulness it brings you. Your home is a… Read More


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Keep It Stocked & Simple

I like to follow the KISS rule for the kitchen: Keep It Stocked & Simple. The goal isn’t to be the best cook, but instead to be smart, mindful and passionate in the kitchen and really, in everything I do. I’ve learned that simplicity and smarts make for fantastic, easy and healthful meals! The more… Read More