My Year of (Not) Blogging

A year ago I became a blogger. Or so I thought. It’s tough to admit but what I actually became was a hypocrite desperately seeking validation in the opinions of others. When I started epistoleary, it was to be a place where I could “share my experiences with other women.” What I actually meant by that …

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6 Ways to De-stress Naturally

Well hello there! I’m so excited that today we are going to hear from the amazing Jenn Baxter of Live a F.a.s.t. Life. Jenn is passionate about living a stress-free, healthy and abundant life so let’s jump right in to her tips for de-stressing naturally. *** These days, ask someone how they are doing and I …

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Perfectionism & Parenting

There are certain moments in life that you will never forget. More than that, you will remember them vividly for the rest of your life. It’s like watching a movie every time you think of that time. Meeting my boyfriend’s kids was one of those moments in my life. I was 23-years-old and had absolutely …

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Grieving & Loss

My grandmother died three weeks ago. Being an impatient person, I had hoped that three weeks would be enough to grieve. It turns out I was way off base. For three weeks I felt okay – not great but also not terrible. And then we had the funeral. In the days since we said our …

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How to Battle Impatience as a Perfectionist

One trade-mark of the Type A personality is impatience. Type As are always in a hurry and never seem to slow down, much less stop. At times Type As are impatient with their co-workers, friends or family but above all they are impatient with themselves. As a proud Type A perfectionist I have a lot …

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