Celebrating the Season

There are very few things in the world that I love more than sweater season. The moment I first get to crack open my fall/winter clothing storage box and pull out my favorite cardigan is practically its own holiday. Okay … I exaggerate a little bit. But, I love autumn. It’s my favorite season. And […]

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Goodbyes

Stepping across the threshold from summer to fall, I am experiencing many sad goodbyes at our local Tower Grove Farmer’s Market. Here at the end of the growing season I know that I won’t be seeing many of these farmers until next spring. The time has come to say goodbye to the juiciest local peaches […]

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Wild Blueberries

Near the end of a recent 8-ish mile hike in the Ozark Mountain region of Missouri I was faced with an unexpected turn in the path. A break in the hot summer weather had brought a few welcomed days of cooler temperatures and lower humidity, perfect for a day at my favorite state park. I […]

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Tear Down This House!

I am in the thick of some pretty big life changes which include some major aspects of who I am, or who I claim to be. I am introducing myself by a different name and being seen as skilled at doing work that I have never before done professionally. It is fascinating to observe how […]

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Simple spread, complex insights

One of the most challenging and (for me) the most exciting parts of event planning is the conversation the Expanding Inward team has when we try to answer the question, “What is this event about, anyway?” We’ve picked the theme, we’ve invited the group, people have registered and decided they want to come — and […]

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