Joanna@JoannaMeriwether.com

Category: holidays

an electronic sign with the letters "love" and the words "this is not about valentine's day" to the left

this isn’t about Valentine’s day, thank god

but it is about love. [and rebellion.] I’m sure your inbox is chock-a-block full of emails this week with every variation on the theme of love and Valentine’s day. Well, not here! At least, sort of. It’s natural for this topic to come up, of course, and the idea definitely occurred to me, but as…
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a variety of colorful folded paper cranes as a symbol of unfolding yourself at mid-life

2019: let yourself unfold

The new year is coming. Many of us are grateful to get out of 2018 (someone on Facebook said, “2018 has been a very long decade” and I totally feel that, do you?). But with the new year comes a lot of expectations. The greatest of which is that something will be different- capital D,…
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a small candle next to some pine cones and pine boughs with the words "being honest with our hearts at the holidays" on the left side

being honest with our hearts at the holidays

[[Before I start, I want to say that I have permission to share this story from the person described here. She asked me to ‘tell the absolute truth about us’ so that other women might recognize themselves in her story.]] A dear friend and I had made plans to meet for coffee last week. We…
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You Know A Fucktonne About This

Now put it to use. Here in America we have this weird cycle starting when the kids go back to school after summer break. The kids go back to school, we get a few weeks to breathe and settle into the ‘new normal’ for the year, AND THEN it’s this weird roller coaster of holidays.…
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