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When It’s All Too Much

When It’s All Too Much

by Emily ConradI thought I was handling it all well. Life's been full of sad, hard things, but I was processing and moving forward in a healthy manner.Or so I thought until I was in tears, overwhelmed. Life is a lot right now.None of us can afford to close the door on...

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Hard Hits and Good Gifts

Hard Hits and Good Gifts

by Emily Conrad The package was addressed to me, but I did not open it. My name is the primary on the Amazon account I share with my husband, and I learned long ago not to get excited about parcels marked for me. Most often, they contain car parts. But when my husband...

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When All I See is Room for Improvement

When All I See is Room for Improvement

by Emily Conrad I dabble in painting, so after my mom asked me to create a piece for a rental she’s furnishing, I got out a canvas. She sent me a photo of a painting of a cloudscape, and I tried to mimic it. My painting is similar in some ways, but different in...

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Author Interview

Author Interview

by Emily Conrad Did you, by any chance like the same books as I did as a kid?Want a glimpse into a writer's life?Are you a new writer looking for a couple of tips?Then come visit me over on fellow Pelican Book Group author Gail Pallotta's blog! It's been a while since...

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Coping in Times of Change

by Emily Conrad Change isn't my favorite, and I don't mean only bad changes.Even a good change can leave me feeling unsettled and apprehensive.Maybe the thoughts that tempt me will sound familiar to you, too.Is this new thing as good as I think it'll be? Am I...

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We Need the Wind

by Emily ConradWhen we were kids, my younger brother would collect acorns, bring them inside, and start trees. However, when they got a few inches tall, they'd droop, too weak to stand upright.He heard sometime later that the element the trees were missing wasn't...

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