Coping Strategies, Advice from my Mom

Yesterday was a pretty terrible day for me. Although I was able to wake up and make it through the first few things on my to do list, after watching the news in the morning, then scrolling through Twitter, everything hit me like a brick wall. I laid down on my bed and just started bawling. I couldn’t pinpoint exactly what it was that triggered this, or why exactly today was the day it hit me, but everything seemed so overwhelming. The insurrection at the US Capitol, the hatred and division our current President is supporting, dealing with quarantine for almost a year, and on top of all that, having to be a “normal” adult and deal with work stress. I called my mom hoping she would have some suggestions to calm down or how to deal with this until we get to the other side, and in typical mom-like fashion, she did (and she’s especially knowledgeable on the topic, considering she’s published an entire book about coping strategies!). I know I’m not the only one feeling this way, so I wanted to share my mom’s advice, in hopes these suggestions will help someone else as well.

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31 Days of December

Christmas is my favorite time of year, and not just because my whole family gives me pine scented candles and rose gold everything. I love how festive and happy everyone gets, how beautiful houses look covered in snow and lights, and the calm that follows the present opening fury. But there is more to December than just the 25th, so here’s what happened the rest of those days!Read More »

Flying (Spur) in a Bentley

Since my dad lives in Florida and flies up most holidays, he has to get a rental car to drive around. It’s always a base model economy car, like a Toyota or Hyundai. This Thanksgiving, a Bentley Flying Spur just happened to have a lack of weekend plans, so we told him this holiday he would be very thankful for his rental car. Because what better way to impress your family than driving a Bentley all around Minneapolis on Thanksgiving weekend? 
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With Every End Comes a New Beginning 

I know I’m a few days late with the month in review! It’s been a very long last couple of weeks. For those of you who don’t know, my grandpa passed away at the end of October after a long battle with cancer. Thankfully, he didn’t suffer and wasn’t in pain. We all miss him so incredibly much, but we know he’s always with us. Tony and I spent the last 2 weekends in La Crosse, and it was so great to get together with everyone, even if the circumstances weren’t what we would have hoped for. With every ending there is a new beginning, and my family believes that rather than death being an ending, it’s a beginning to a new experience. 

Thankfully, there were lots of positive things that happened during October as well! 

Tony and I adopted a cat!! Her name is Luna and she is the cutest thing ever. Just look at her! 

We visited apple orchards and I was my very best white girl. 

We visited new coffee shops and brunch places. I even helped write a blog for Heritage!

We visited Baraboo for a day to take pictures of our cars in the gorgeous fall leaves. 

Tony and I went to a very fancy gala dinner, where we ate deconstructed Soup. (Yes, that’s a real thing.)

Layne and I finally went to a Ben Rector concert that we bought tickets for in June!!

October was full of time spent with family and friends, and I’m so lucky to have all these amazing people in my life! Here’s to November, may it be just as full of love!