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If you’ve never lost someone close to you it’s hard to know what to do when a friend experiences a death. Even if it’s been a while since you’ve lost someone, it’s easy to forget what to say and...
I know what you are thinking: if 2020 could be summed up in two words, they'd be "Dumpster Fire." 2020 has not been very kind to us. We started the year out strong with high hopes, only to have...
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Proceed with Caution Kindness. It’s almost election day, which is bound to be a tense day for so many people, myself included. While I might normally not consider myself political, I have become more and more political as everything...

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