On Bravery: 20 Ways to Show Bravery

Bravery means being scared to do something and finding the courage to go ahead and do it anyway. When I'm at my bravest, I'm usually doing extremely ordinary things: trying a new food, talking back to someone, riding a bike next to speeding traffic. It's likely that my heart is palpating, or that sweat is rolling down my back, or that tears are streaming down my face.

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Fun Instagram Accounts

In the lazy days of summer, I find myself picking up thick reads, paging through pretty magazines, and scanning over fun blog articles. What's been catching my attention most recently, though, are thoughtfully curated Instagram accounts. Sometimes I dream of my own account being as flawless as the ones I'm about to share - but I'm just as content simply enjoying the beauty of these portfolios.

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Mindfulness: Small Pleasures

When my hand injury first happened, I was easily frustrated and angry. As an artist, when such small tasks such as turning a doorknob or opening a jar were difficult, I began losing hope that I'd ever be able to create again. When the stress became too much, focusing on small things that still made me smile was helpful. During that time, my list included the following.

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Mindfulness: For if I Ever Have a Child

I'm twenty-six years old. I don't know what lays in my future. I have a vague sense that I'll one day have children: I would love to adopt. Life has a way of happening, though, interrupting dreams and hungrily eating up time. So, you never know. But if I do have a child, I'd want him to know that the two most important things in this world are kindness and bravery. The following is the list of things I'd want him to know as truth.

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