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Alyssa Mattison
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I’m typing this post from the booth of my new favorite coffee shop, chai latte in hand — Something I haven’t done in a while. I’m finally off of new grad orientation as a Registered Nurse, working three nights a week at the hospital, catching up with…

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Is it just me, or does anyone else feel stuck in a rut lately? Between 12-hour workdays (& recovering from 12-hour workdays), maintaining my close relationships, & keeping up with all of the other million things I’ve got to do each day, it’s easy to get…

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It’s the dog days of summer & I still can’t believe that fall is just around the corner. The changing of seasons always presents a time for reflection, consolidation, & planning ahead for whatever comes next. I can’t help but scroll through photos from my…

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Everybody has their travel firsts — first airplane ride, a first road trip with friends, first time lost in a foreign country with just enough taxi money to get home… For someone who is constantly updating my Pinterest with the places I’d like to explore,…

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Lots of big changes happening these days! After (finally!) passing my boards & becoming a fully-licensed nurse, I’m looking forward to a relaxing summer before starting my full-time job at the hospital in August. Up next — Moving into my first big-girl…

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What’s worse than the “Sunday Scaries”? Your Monday morning alarm. It’s not always easy to start your week off on the right foot — especially after hitting “snooze” one too many times. Ever since graduating, I’ve definitely caught myself sleeping in later…

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We’re (already!) almost halfway into 2018. For some, maybe this is a moment of crossroads or feeling caught between the end of one thing & the start of another. For others, this midpoint marks the perfect time to sit down & reevaluate the goals &…

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It seems like in recent years, what were once considered whacky, “new-age” trends are now taking the forefront of wellness news. I’m alllll about gettin’ my zen on & am pretty much willing to try anything at this point — from hot yoga & crystal healing to…

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Take a second to picture your ideal Friday night. Is it at a concert? Out with friends? Involving lots of pizza & beer? Or, do you crave a cup of tea, throw blankets, & sunlight dancing off the walls on a lazy Saturday morning… If your answer is the…

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When was the last time you did something for the first time? The last time you felt terrified – in the best way possible? How many days do we spend in the same routines, without ever really challenging ourselves? It’s easy to be comfortable & to shy away…
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