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Saturday 24th September 2016

Do Opposites Really Attract?

Do Opposites Really Attract?

Post by Amy Smith Opposites attract. I suppose I have always believed that this was true, at least on some level. And yet, I never cease to be amazed at all the ways this plays out in my every day life. I met my husband when we were both seniors in high school. We bonded […]

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Tuesday 20th September 2016

what we all need to know when the storms come – #tellhisstory

what we all need to know when the storms come - #tellhisstory

Hi. This is the version of me who ran through a literal storm last week. In this picture, I am clearly and completely soaked, as if I had jumped into the lake that I was walking around. But I didn’t jump in the lake. The skies opened, and out poured a storm. When it hit, […]

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Thursday 15th September 2016

How Being Weird Can Make You Happier

How Being Weird Can Make You Happier

I am always amazed at the tremendous amount of feedback I get whenever I write about being “weird.” I am beginning to think this is why: people need permission to be their truest, fullest selves. Maybe the world has tried to beat the “weird” out of all of us. Well, ...

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Tuesday 13th September 2016

What One Girl Taught Me About Vulnerability – #TellHisStory

What One Girl Taught Me About Vulnerability - #TellHisStory

Meet Maddie. She’s a sixth-grade girl who, several years ago, taught me an important lesson about vulnerability in friendships. Her story impacted me so much, that I included it in The Happiness Dare. On Saturday, Maddie showed up at the library for my book signing. She bought a book, ...

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Wednesday 7th September 2016

what we need to know when life takes a detour

Embrace the journey

My suitcase was packed. Every item on the to-do list had been crossed off. And we had left for the airport with plenty of time to spare. We took the swiftest route to the airport from our Iowa farm — a quick shot up the county highway, into Minnesota. Thousands of acres of lush fields […]

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