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Find Your Elixir- whatever brings you joy, give it a warm welcome.

I was scrolling through Facebook ever so gently. Lately that space has become very toxic for me, so I try to move swiftly in order to move over things that are unpleasant in the quickest way. I saw a link from Maggie about how it is our involvement and…
I was scrolling through Facebook ever so gently. Lately that space has become very toxic for me, so I try to move swiftly in order to move over things that are unpleasant in the quickest way. I saw a link from Maggie about how it is our involvement and pursuit of our own happiness that we truly find it. It made me smile. It may not be as simple as believing that you can be happy for everyone, but as I saw the sentiment in black and white on the s...
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April's Power is Unpredictability --

It has been a winter. The freezing temperatures, the pervasiveness of national and global tragedies, and the relentlessness of trying to stay positive. Yesterday I drove my sister to the airport. She had joked during her visit that she brought the sun.…
It has been a winter. The freezing temperatures, the pervasiveness of national and global tragedies, and the relentlessness of trying to stay positive. Yesterday I drove my sister to the airport. She had joked during her visit that she brought the sun. She wasn’t wrong, it was gorgeous during her stay. We walked together nearly every day and the trips to the playground with the girls were epic.     Then, after I headed back north, it began to sno...
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What I Learned From a Bag of Pizza Dough—give it time.

Sometimes we make pizza for dinner. I don’t go so far as to make the dough, because I think, from my very non-baker vantage, that would require a level of skill far beyond what I currently have. Instead I buy these cute little bags of dough that are sold…
Sometimes we make pizza for dinner. I don’t go so far as to make the dough, because I think, from my very non-baker vantage, that would require a level of skill far beyond what I currently have. Instead I buy these cute little bags of dough that are sold next to the refrigerated humus, salsa, and noodles at the grocery store. It is a part of my ever evolving internal battle with wholesome vs manageable, vs quality vs enjoyment.   The dough comes ...
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"It means that you are so exactly yourself that you make me smile until I laugh and love until I pop."

Sometimes it surprises me to realize that we have started traditions, little things that “we always do,” the girls and I. One of my favorites is to smile at the girls until we laugh, in my head my smile is communicating how much I love them, that it is…
Sometimes it surprises me to realize that we have started traditions, little things that “we always do,” the girls and I. One of my favorites is to smile at the girls until we laugh, in my head my smile is communicating how much I love them, that it is literally spilling out of me in the form of a smile. I don’t know if that’s what they feel now, I hope that they do one day.   I posted a picture of Finley on Instagram the other day. It was taken ...
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"It's ok, mom. I just sometimes don't want the things to happen so fast." She said with the wisdom of a sage.

“Mom, it’s wiggling again, like seriously wiggling.” She had her finger wedged in the side of her mouth as she said it. Her head was in my lap, the clock read 8:20. All of us girls were cuddled up tight on the couch, pjs on, teeth brushed, watching The…
“Mom, it’s wiggling again, like seriously wiggling.” She had her finger wedged in the side of her mouth as she said it. Her head was in my lap, the clock read 8:20. All of us girls were cuddled up tight on the couch, pjs on, teeth brushed, watching The Voice. Sean and I had talked in the kitchen earlier in the night. “They all have their homework done and Briar was amazing helping me this afternoon,” I whispered. We were standing close, sweet rew...
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Gorgeous, as always, Amanda.
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Thanks +The Huffington Post . It means so much that you offer platforms to lift up all different kids of stories.
He had me in his arms before I'd finished asking. I had to decide to unlock myself, which isn't something that I can always do, but I saw my moment and I reached for it....
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Weekend Breadcrumbs - gorgeous reads to see you through a bit of the weekend.

Rumor has it the weekend is supposed to be glorious and you may rush to be out in the fresh air, but in the even that April gives a capricious wink and conjures up winds and rains, you can tuck into your coziest spot, with a well-loved blanket and mug of…
Rumor has it the weekend is supposed to be glorious and you may rush to be out in the fresh air, but in the even that April gives a capricious wink and conjures up winds and rains, you can tuck into your coziest spot, with a well-loved blanket and mug of whatever flips your switch, and ingest these gorgeous words. Gratitude and awareness of blessings is a hard thing to teach, particularly when I still struggle with it myself. I love this essay fr...
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Really love writing posts on Medium. Beautiful platform. Riffing on breaking the mold and not deciding based on the past. https://medium.com/@AmandaMagee/completely-by-chance-i-read-jory-mackay-s-post-about-how-our-past-experiences-often-shape-our-95f230129cde
The post revealed how easy it is to fall into the trap of keeping one foot in the past. I’ll admit that I am vastly more…
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Friday for the Heart - links to posts I think you will be better/happier for having read

I am driving north tomorrow for a retreat with my business partners. A man I admire once said that he liked to call them “advances” rather than retreats, as they are intended to move you forward. Either way, it’s a day when we’ll talk about what’s…
I am driving north tomorrow for a retreat with my business partners. A man I admire once said that he liked to call them “advances” rather than retreats, as they are intended to move you forward. Either way, it’s a day when we’ll talk about what’s working, where we want to be, how we want to get there, and why we are grateful to be on this adventure together.   It feels odd to take a foot off the pedal in order to move ahead, but we all need that...
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Expectations: Yours, Mine, and Ours- It's time to euthanize real as a way to describe some people.

Potentially the most tedious thing about this post is that it is such a tired, damn argument. I’m not the first to write about it, nor will I be the last. I was trucking along, chatting with friends on twitter while I surfed in another window to the side.…
Potentially the most tedious thing about this post is that it is such a tired, damn argument. I’m not the first to write about it, nor will I be the last. I was trucking along, chatting with friends on twitter while I surfed in another window to the side. It was a perfectly lovely time, until an alert came through for a new email. I checked it on my phone.     Presumably the email was sent to make me feel as if the sender and I were tight. Good f...
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I think the space between rage and grief, and celebration and gossip is becoming silent.

We got a call a few weeks ago from the cable company offering to hook up cable. I explained that we had cut it because it was an unnecessary expense and an unwelcome time suck. The woman chuckled and tried to mention stations that might pique my interest.…
We got a call a few weeks ago from the cable company offering to hook up cable. I explained that we had cut it because it was an unnecessary expense and an unwelcome time suck. The woman chuckled and tried to mention stations that might pique my interest. Having been without cable for a few years, I could honestly say that I wasn’t interested in any of them. Then she mentioned sports. The only time we have ever complained about the absence of cab...
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designtramp.com I work it out—online, in print and anywhere else a message can be delivered.
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    Owner/Director of New Business Development, present
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Eugene - Yakima - Williamstown - Watertown - Santa Maria - Caldes de Montbui - Glens Falls
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Honest, driven and hopeful.
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I am reverent about finding joy and beauty in life, so much so that I sometimes have to curse. Welcome to the contradiction of me.
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3 kids, 2 business, 1 husband, endless possibilities.
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  • Central Washington University
    2012
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