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    Friday Faves: October 19, 2018

    Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links, which means that I receive a commission if you click a link and purchase an item.  This doesn’t increase the price you pay.  My thoughts and reviews are 100% my own.  I will never suggest products that I don’t love.  Please review my disclosure policy for more information. Fall has officially hit Oregon, and I couldn’t be more excited.  I’m sure that I will be eating my words come February – when it will have been raining for three months straight – but for now, bring on the falling leaves, countless pairs of boots, and all the PSL one can drink.  Below, I’ve listed…

  • Mental Health Monday,  Personal Experience

    Mental Health Monday: Teach People How You Want to be Treated

    Today I want to talk about something that has taken me many years to learn. I believe our society looks down on those who speak up for themselves, especially women.  If I had a nickel for every time an assertive women was called bossy, I wouldn’t have to work another day in my life. Sometimes I am shocked by how poorly people treat each other.  I am taken aback by a comment at work or I am flabbergasted that someone would embarrass their friend in front of others on purpose.  I used to keep my mouth shut when these types of things happened to me.  I was more concerned with…

  • Mental Health Monday,  Personal Experience

    Mental Health Monday: It’s Okay to Hold Your Friends to a High Standard

    As I’ve grown older, I have found that making and keeping friends becomes harder and harder.  I’m what many would call a social introvert: I enjoy social situations but I know they will drain me and I recharge by spending time alone. I have found that certain social interactions leave me feeling more drained than others.  Sometimes I leave a party feeling tired but elated.  Other times I leave feeling tired and awkward.  Why is that? For a while, I was convinced that something was wrong with me socially.  I had a few close friends, but every time I tried to reach out and join different circles of people I…