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Second Time Around

May 27th, 2015|1 Comment

Two weeks ago, Jenna came home and it was one of those seamless, carefree trips – we relaxed, laughed, and enjoyed each other’s company. It was in sharp contrast to Jenna’s last visit in March which was quite the opposite. What was the difference between these two trips?  We explore potential answers in this week’s […]

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May: Focus on Mindfulness

May 17th, 2015|0 Comments

We are both big-time planners and multi-taskers, so achieving a state of mindfulness is a challenge for us.  However, we both recognize the importance of living in the moment, maintaining the big picture and appreciating the here-and-now.  Here’s how we hope to tackle this intention in May.


Have you heard of the term “monkey mind”?  It’s […]

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A Letter to Ellen on Mother’s Day

May 11th, 2015|1 Comment

Today is the big day! It doesn’t happen very often, but Jenna is writing alone this week to share her thoughts on Mother’s Day – mostly because some of the reasons she is grateful for Ellen this year are pretty counter-intuitive. Keep reading for Jenna’s thoughts on why tough love and “failures” are reasons to […]

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April: How We Did on Health

April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

From juice cleansing and running to meditation and foam-rolling, we were ambitious this month with our health intentions.  A bit too ambitious, it turns out.  Read this week’s post to find out where we succeeded and where we fell short!


Intention 1: Increasing Aerobic Exercise

I want to start with the good news: I met my goal of increasing […]

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Relationship Reminders

April 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Photos are great reminders of happy times together. But some mother-daughter pairs cherish other things that remind them of their special relationship.  Here are some ways that we honor our mother-daughter connection:


When my mother passed away, I assembled all my photos of her into one album, so when I need a “mom fix,” I know […]

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