It can’t always, or even mostly, be about making a sale.

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All of us are born with creative energies to create simply because of the call to create. Some of us may create incredible music or art, others are called to create welcoming spaces to help others feel at ease, or to craft meals from the heart because feeding people is a form of every day magic we all must partake in. Others may find their creative outlet in numbers, or in knowing intuitively how to say just the right thing to ease another’s pain.

Every human is born with innate creatively. …

It is good to reflect, ponder & release

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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” -Søren Kierkegaard

What a year we’ve all had.

After a year like 2020, it’s tempting to run charging (in relief or fear) into the next year — full steam ahead and all that.

But, we mustn’t rush so quickly that we fail to reflect on what has passed, and dream a bit about what is to come.

This week, I’m taking time to Unravel my Year. It’s a lovely & in-depth process given to us by Susannah Conway. This year it also includes “Pandemic Reflections” — because of course.

When too far is just… too far

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“So many years past being raped, I tell myself what happened is ‘in the past.’ This is only partly true. In too many ways, the past is still with me. The past is written on my body. I carry it every single day. The past sometimes feels like it might kill me. It is a very heavy burden.” — Roxanne Gay

On a Facetime Thanksgiving call with my in-laws this afternoon and my mother-in-law pushes her husband to tell us a story about the he wandered into a human trafficking/forced porn situation.

It’s important to note here that she knows I am a sexual harassment and assault survivor. …

Grateful & tired…

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Dear One,

I spent all of last week within the icy, raging grasp of a migraine. Trying different combinations of medications and cool wet rags on my brow in a dark, quiet bedroom. I did find some good measurement of relief in a round-the-clock Benadryl and Tylenol combo. Some relief, but not enough really.

I am beyond grateful to share with you that we figured out what the trigger was and were able to remove it from our home last Friday. By Saturday evening I was not only migraine, but headache free!

I was blessed by those days of darkness though. …

A FREE gift for us all

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“Democracy is based upon the conviction there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Dear One,

I made you a gift — a sweet little eBook titled Holiday Self-Care for Anxious Souls. You can download your FREE copy here. Please share with your friends and family — this year, more than any other in recent memory, self-care is the KEY to be OK.

This week consider turning off the news and practicing extra special, extra gentle self-care.


Journaling prompts for Samhain

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Every person is a quotation from all their ancestors. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Autumn is built to honor the places within yourself where are you drawn to connect with those who’ve come before. It is a time well suited for reaching back across time and space in search of connecting with your ancestors, whether blood relatives or cultural ones.

We, women, have unique cultural and ancestral lineages.

Some are far-reaching — like those brave women who fought and suffered to get American women the right to vote.

Some are closer to heart and home — like a great-grandmother who left everything behind seeking a better, safer life in a new country. …

Running my business is better when I love myself

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“I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything…” — Oprah Winfrey

Unpopular Opinion #1: I cannot do it all.

Unpopular Opinion #2: Neither can you.

I cannot be on every social media platform AND write blog posts AND make YouTube videos AND send regular emails to my subscribers AND keep with my website AND do my ‘day job’ AND provide kick-ass editing services to my clients AND continue creating awesome printables and planner and journals, eBooks and guidebooks AND continue to learn, heal, share and grow.

I simply do not have enough hours or energy in my day. …

Because life is better when you love yourself

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Life these days can move pretty darn fast.

Don’t let another season pass you by while

putting everyone and everything BUT you at the top of your To-Do lists!

What a week it’s been!

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Dear One,

Picture this, it is October 2020 and I am nearly FORTY-NINE YEARS OLD and finally had my first Tuna Melt Sandwich.

And ya know what?

Instant convert over here.

I mean, I am in love — swoony eyes and sweaty palms and all.

Good gracious, my last grocery pickup order contained a LOT of tuna, but I forgot to add mayo — I’m either gonna have to finally try my hand at making my own or wait till next week’s pickup.

How’s your October been going? …


Katherine Grace

Writer. Editor. Survivor. Katherine Grace is the author of Releasing Relationships.

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