Weddings…with Dysautonomia

For those new to our blog, welcome. For those who have been around, thank you for continuing to give this tiny blog a piece of your time. I believe that life is worth reflecting for the purpose of processing and growth. This post is a little heavier (and longer) than the normal positive posts I […]

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April: The Month of the Military Child

April is the month of the military BRAT. What is a military BRAT? Any Google search result will go on to describe this unique culture. We even have our own flower, a Dandelion, which can put down roots almost anywhere. That, I especially love. There are countless creeds, coins, acronyms, and sayings accompanying the military […]

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Mr. Calculated

My husband is the other half of Ocotillos and Magnolias. He is calm. He is calculated. I feel safe knowing Kyle’s decisions have been pored over with thought and not carelessly rushed. His presence is so firm, and still soothing. Maybe it is for this reason that my mom encourages us to hold hands during discussions – she knows Kyle infuses me with the same calmness, and awareness of His Holy Presence. This helps me to be still in the moments I need it most.

Now that I’ve romanticized this calculated characteristic, let me describe my personal struggle with it

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Perspective from Rainbow Brite

A child of the 80’s, I have many fond memories with my bestie Rainbow Brite. Being an only child for almost a decade, I learned to find company in my imagination. Fast forward to current times. Mornings I am not sick, you’ll likely find me sipping from a mug and reading because …that’s what adults […]

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Tackling the Tria

Years ago, I purchased a Tria 4x without many expectations. I had already withstood rounds of laser hair removal at Ideal Image (II). Being exhausted from going in for repeated touch-ups, after the completion of all my sessions, I began to look for at home alternatives. After asking a dear friend about her Tria, she […]

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