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3 Tips for Balancing Social Media

Life September 13, 2016

I’ve noticed a theme in my blogging over the years. Every few months I talk about trying to find that magical balance between family and work and social media. For years now, my response to the overwhelming anxiety I feel when life is off balance is to shut everything down. No social media. No work. Shut it all down. The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t solve anything.…

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Less Scrolling, More Living

Life December 14, 2015

I read an article recently about the way we can suffer from “Secondhand Stress” and I felt like it was speaking directly to the questions that have been haunting me over the past two months. “In our highly connected working world, we are hyper-exposed to other people. This means negative emotions and stress become even more contagious as we have high exposure to negative comments on news articles and social…

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Goals Revisited

Life December 6, 2015

At the beginning of the year, I set five goals for myself. Today is the day I look back and see how well I did (or didn’t) do with them. 1. Pare down my wardrobe. How I did: I tried my first capsule wardrobe this year, and I have to say, this was my biggest success. The goal was to be excited to walk into my closet, not overwhelmed. My spring…

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Make a true connection (IRL)

Life August 27, 2015

Because of my husband’s career as a professional baseball coach, we move around. A lot. Our life is a constant stream of hellos and goodbyes, nice-to-meet-you’s and hope-to-see-you-soon’s. And in the midst of all this change, I am finding out that I am not very good at keeping in touch. Oh sure, I follow all my friends on social media. I double tap their Instagram photos, and like their Facebook…

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How to get your Instagram photos to automatically show up on Twitter

Life July 27, 2015

A few years ago, Twitter decided to stop showing Instagram photos directly in the feed. These days, when you share from Instagram, all you see is a description and a link. And because Twitter is becoming much more image-heavy (tweets with images get 18% more clicks, 89% more favorites, and 150% more retweets*), you want to be able to engage followers with actual photos instead of links. There is a…

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Thoughts on being enough

Faith, Life March 26, 2015

Lately there seems to be a common theme among women my age.  The idea that social media has taken what once was enough and turned it into a guilt-filled rat race that we can never win. As my friends and I sit in living rooms with mugs of coffee hashing out what it means to be “enough” in today’s world, I noticed many bloggers writing out of the same emotionally-charged place. My own…

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Follow me…or don’t.

Faith, Life March 2, 2015

I realized something icky about myself the other day. Far too often I measure my self-worth by a number on a screen. It hit me that no matter how many followers I have, no matter how much traffic my blog gets, no matter what circles I nudge my way into, I will never feel like I’ve “made it.” If I measure my worth by likes, follows, and pageviews, I will…

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