Branding

I’ve been thinking about branding a fair amount lately. Probably because my Naïve Pilgrim Instagram account is new, I’m getting a lot of ads in my feed promising to help me define my brand and grow my following by thousands a day. I took marketing classes in college and understand the importance of branding, especially…

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Intentional

When I first moved to a small southern town almost two and half years ago, driving on the narrow, winding roads terrified me. Used to the wide relatively flat roads of the west, I cringed every time a truck came whipping around a bend, hugging the middle line. I would instinctively tap my breaks and…

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No Excuses Needed, It’s Nap Season

We’re not yet two weeks into the new year, and I’m already seeing posts of people shaming themselves with confessions of failing miserably to follow through on resolutions. This is why I don’t make resolutions. We don’t stick to them. Then we feel like failures. It’s good that we can be open about our lack…

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Simplify

  Simplify. To slow down, pare down, calm down. I often feel overwhelmed with all the “stuff.” Too much information on the web. I want to stay informed and educated, but I can’t read every article, every post, every tweet. Too many things. I enjoy my books, clothes, travel mementos, but sometimes I feel suffocated…

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Why Resistance?

  I’ve been thinking a lot about resistance the last few days. Months, and even years really. But especially the last few days with the new year starting. I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in myself – I resist starting something. Not just things I don’t want to do. Who actually does want to scrub the…

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To Begin . . .

  As I stand at the threshold of a new year, I contemplate what it represents – the portal to an open road of fresh starts, a chance to “get it right” this time. Resolutions seem to have fallen out of fashion, being replaced with intentions. Perhaps we’re making intentions now because we’ve tried and…

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