Meditations in nature

“Everyone of us already has the seed of mindfulness. The practice is to cultivate it” -Thich Nhat Hanh To some, meditation may feel unaccessible. It’s a practice that often seems too time consuming, too difficult or unfamiliar, or maybe it just seems impossible simply because a quiet mind is a foreign concept. But truthfully, meditation […]

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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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To the women who raised me on Mother’s Day

  The women who raised me shaped me. I think most men and women can agree with that to some extent. While today the strong female is a rising figure, for me a strong female role model has been a thread throughout my whole life. I think of how I move about my life day to […]

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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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Words that got me through my week

I’ve been giving myself a lot of pep talks lately, trying to remind myself of who I am and where I’m going.  As summer shifts into fall my life has been shifting with it.  A whole lot of change has been happening lately, and as excited as I may be to start a new chapter […]

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Summer reflections

A moment, a minute, a month, a season. It always passes by so quickly, and yet we spend most of the rest of the year longing for it. It’s because most people feel they’re at their best during the summers. They’re tan, happy, relaxed, and graced by sweet sunshine every day. For me when I […]

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