5 benefits of spending time in nature

I think everyone can benefit from getting outdoors a little more, so this week I’m doing exactly that. I’m hiding away on Hog Island in Maine for a nature writing retreat. As I go into this week with a blank notebook, a pen, and an open-mind, I’m already beginning to think of all the benefits […]

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Providence Summer Bucket List

Things to-do in Providence, RI this summer! Festivals & Activities PVDfest: June 6th- 9th This event seems to be THE kick off to summer in Providence. PVDfest is a weekend long event that combines art, music, food, vendors, and the general spirit of celebration. Since I have yet to attend, I don’t know much about […]

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Through the eyes of an avid bird watcher

April 5th, 2019   I picked up Jess Drolet, a hobbyist bird watcher and biology major with an intended focus in ornithology at the Community College of Rhode Island, at her apartment in Providence. She greeted me with her usual friendly smile, climbing into my passenger seat wearing all black aside from neon yellow shoes, […]

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A Snowy Walk Through Wolf Hill

Wolf Hill Preserve Smithfield, RI   Silence. A gentle breeze snakes through the trees. Pine needles tickle each other, creating rustling all around. Birds sing in the distance. I’m reminded that the modern world is not far as the sound of the natural symphony is cut by the sound of a plane overheard.     […]

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2018 reflections| 2019 resolutions

2018 was a year of tremendous growth for me. I’ve learned so much about myself, my desires, and my values. I’ve grown to appreciate the strength of the relationships that I have with my friends and family. The more I grow the more I find that these are really central to my happiness and how […]

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Announcement: I’m releasing an ebook!

I’m excited to announce that the blogger behind Thoughts and Thank Yous will be releasing an ebook in early October! The book will touch on intentions, affirmations, and motivations as we all navigate through this crazy journey we call life! Learn about effectively setting goals and working towards your dreams, all the while staying true to […]

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Tequila, limes, and good times

Spring time weather has been teasing me these last couples day, causing visions of beaches to dance through my head. If you’re in need of some tropical feels this February as much as I am, have yourself a little get together centered around a favorite tropical drink: the margarita! This party is colorful and fun, […]

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