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Beating Burnout at Best Friends – Part 2

Beating Burnout at Best Friends – Part 2

Last week, I shared a blog about our time volunteering at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and how giving our energy to helping animals help combat feelings of burnout. I mainly talked about our time with the cats there in last week's blog, so this week I wanted to share...

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Beating Burnout at Best Friends – Part 2

Beating Burnout at Best Friends – Part 1

These past few months, I have been crazy busy and I have learned the hard way how easy it is to hit burnout! Between work and planning a move out of our apartment of four years, I have found myself easily exhausted and sometimes extra moody. And that is NOT how I like...

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Games That Help Me Get Through The Pandemic

Games That Help Me Get Through The Pandemic

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, there has been a significant effect on peoples' mental health. The main reason for this is the increased levels of stress and anxiety that people are experiencing. This is due to the uncertain nature of the situation, as well as the...

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When the World Feels Scary

When the World Feels Scary

If you've been watching the news at all lately, you'll know what I mean when I say that the world feels pretty bleak to me right now. Not only do I feel some fear for what might happen next, but my heart also aches for those who are having to flee from their homes....

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But What Do TEENS Think About Book Bans?

But What Do TEENS Think About Book Bans?

So, there is a lot going on in the news right now about books. No, there isn't a new best seller that's grabbing the headlines. No, a new movie based on a hit book didn't just hit the theaters. All the hype is because there are a large handful of books that are up for...

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Two Years Lost to a Pandemic

Two Years Lost to a Pandemic

After two full years of our lives being on hold due to COVID, a lot of us were hoping the pandemic was finally over. Then we could finally return to a sense of normal. But now, many of us are struggling with anxiety as we wait to find out how the new Omicron variant...

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Dear Rosy – A Letter to My Future Self

Dear Rosy – A Letter to My Future Self

Two weeks ago, we shared Rosemary’s letter that she wrote to her past self, then last week we shared her letter to her present self. This week, her letter is written to her future self. Reminds us of the three Christmas ghosts - the ghost of Christmas Past, the ghost...

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Dear Rosy – A Letter to My Present Self

Dear Rosy – A Letter to My Present Self

Life has a way of remolding us, whether that be in small ways or in more significant ways. There is an old saying that you are a different version of yourself every seven to ten years. Considering how much life has to teach us in a decade, that makes total sense,...

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Dear Rosy – A Letter to My Past Self

Dear Rosy – A Letter to My Past Self

Throughout out lives, we are put through many not-so-pleasant life experiences and tough situations. But sometimes, we go through something that is exceptionally hard for us to deal with. And oftentimes we may have a hard time dealing with how we feel about those...

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A Letter from ETA

A Letter from ETA

Hey there – I’m Jen but the artist in me is ETA. You might not know me, and that’s totally ok! I felt very passionate about wanting to share parts of my life with you to help be a voice for anyone who needs words or encouragement!  Let’s see, for starters I’m a...

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