So often, we are tempted to fill up the empty and lonely places in our hearts with “quick fix” solutions, busy schedules, addictions, physical and mental clutter, and other things of little or no value. Those things might make us feel better for a little while, but that relief is superficial. True joy comes from clearing away the distractions and embracing the simple pleasures in life.

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Beauty, With a Touch of Mirth

In which the blind lead the blind, and the plain lend beauty advice. “Beauty Advice.” It’s a ludicrous writing prompt, but I’m humored. My disqualifications

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Having a newborn forced me to renegotiate a lot of relationships. Take, for example, my relationship with my phone. When approximately one-third of the day

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

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Hi! I’m Jess.

I’m a Canadian-American who’s always ready for the next adventure. I love all things living, always have a million creative projects in progress, and polish my nerd badge daily. I am passionate about strengthening families by empowering women to make space for things that bring them true and lasting joy. Read more about me and my mission here.


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