Progress Over Perfection

Progress Over Perfection

The start of a new year can bring with it a great deal of pressure… pressure to make this your best year yet or outperform your peers or even just appear as if you’re doing these things. I don’t know about you, but so often I create this image in my mind of how things are going to go down and then when it doesn’t go EXACTLY as I had planned, it feels like a catastrophic fail.

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Green Pastures & Grounding

Green Pastures & Grounding

As I sat sipping on some tea this afternoon, my thoughts began to wander back to Ireland, where I just got back from visiting a few weeks ago. Part of my time in that beautiful country was spent in Northern Ireland. Afternoon tea is extremely common in Northern Ireland, as it's part of the UK, and I had the pleasure of sharing it with some lovely new-found friends and their adorable baby. It was a rainy afternoon, the company was life-giving, the tea (with milk) was delightful, and the scone... the scone was out of this world!! And what does one spread on a scone in Ireland? Grass-fed butter of course. I'm pretty sure no other type of butter exists there! I'm not typically one to consume dairy or gluten, but when in Rome... or Ireland.

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